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Drip Drop Oral Rehydration Solution: Review & Giveaway

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Have you ever struggled keeping up with hydration when your kids or even you are sick?  We are all battling a nasty cold this past 2 weeks and this next product could not have come at a better time for us! Drip Drop the Oral Rehydration Solution.

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Dehydration Facts You Should Know

Chronic dehydration affects 75 percent of Americans, and most people are suffering from dehydration symptoms without even knowing it. So what are the effects it has on the body?

Early warning signs are dry mouth and mild headaches, and believe it or not, thirst is an indication that dehydration has already set in. Sluggishness, reduction in productivity, mood fluctuations, increase in anxiety, increase in irritability, and a decrease in cognitive ability are all common symptoms, too.

Here are some other common consequences of untreated dehydration:

Digestive Troubles: A variety of digestive problems, including acid reflux, gastritis and ulcers, can be further aggravated by a lack of fluids and electrolytes, In addition, constipation is exacerbated by dehydration, as a lack of fluid causes waste to move slower through the colon..

Weight Gain: We’ve all done it before – mistaken our thirst for hunger. So we over-consume sweet or fatty snack foods that lead to weight gain. Conversely, adequate fluid intake actually speeds metabolism and helps your body burn calories. A study by German researchers found that an adult who drinks 1.5 liters of water each day can burn an additional 17,000 calories a year – That’s about 5 pounds lost per year.

Soreness and Aches: Dehydration can lead to joint pain and discomfort – especially in older adults. How? Because the cartilage in your joints requires water to regenerate. When you’re dehydrated, the transport of nutrients to the joints in slowed, and the healing process overall is delayed.

Allergies and Asthma: If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may have noticed the effect dehydration has on your breathing. Water intake regulates the body’s production of histamine – a neurotransmitter that drives allergic reactions. When you’re dehydrated, histamine levels in the body are elevated, amplifying the symptoms of allergies and asthma.

Skin Conditions: As your body’s largest organ, the skin needs plenty of water to remain healthy. With a steady supply of fluid, your body is better able to eliminate toxins through the pores of your skin. On the other hand, when dehydration sets in your skin is hobbled in efforts to combat conditions like psoriasis and acne.

Oral Rehydration Treatment (ORT)  combines three ingredients—salts, sugars, and water—to quickly treat dehydration. Through osmosis, the body uses the salts and sugars to pull water from your gut into your bloodstream, replenishing your blood with the essential electrolytes (minerals) that are lost when you exercise, or when you are exposed to extreme temperatures, or when you suffer from diarrhea and illnesses, etc. One thing most people forget is that water cannot cure the effects of dehydration because it has no electrolytes. This is why ORT is so important, and anyone can really benefit.

So what makes Drip Drop unique?

Two words: osmolarity and taste. Allow us to explain. (Hang tight! This can get a bit technical, but it is super important.)

All fluids are absorbed into the body through osmosis. When you’re dehydrated, your body would like osmosis to work a little faster than usual so that you can bounce back quickly. Osmolarity is, simply put, a measure of liquid density that facilitates osmosis. In order for electrolytes to be absorbed into the bloodstream, the osmolarity of the fluid you are consuming needs to be lower than the osmolarity of your blood.

The average osmolarity rating of blood is 285 to 300, so selecting to drink a rehydration solution with the right osmolarity is essential. For instance, sports drinks have osmolarity levels that are too high—350 or more—causing the electrolytes they contain to not draw into the bloodstream.   Drip Drop’s osmolarity level of 235 makes it easy for the body to rehydrate swiftly and sustainably.

So then we have taste. To address the taste issue caused by higher sodium, sports drinks have lowered their sodium and increased their sugar, which reduces their ability to deliver key electrolytes contained in sodium, and increases calories. In the end, they just don’t measure up to ORT. Drip Drop has worked hard at formulating an ORT with amazing taste. So good, in fact, that most people choose to drink it every day.

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My take:  We have had a very rough 2 weeks around here with multiple colds and a bought of a dreaded stomach virus.  Drip Drop came at the perfect time and I was willing to give it a try.   The first thing that I like is that it’s very easy to use.  Pour a single packet into a glass of water and stir well.  The boys both said the color reminded them of lemonade.  Now I won’t kid you this drink is very salty (as it should be for the scientific reasons stated above) but the natural lemon flavor made it easy to drink.

The 18 month old had several bouts of diarrhea thanks to the stomach bug and was starting to be very irritable and sluggish so I thought this would be a great time to try this out on her.  I put the solution mixed with water in a sippy cup and let her carry the sippy cup around for about an hour in which she took sips until she was done.  I could tell the rehydration kicked back in because an hour later she was up running and laughing with the boys.

I can’t seem to shake a nasty cold and noticed one night I was extremely thirsty and my lips were dry and cracked so I took Drip Drop just before going to bed.  The next morning I felt much better and had tons more energy.  I love that Drip Drop has way less sugar intake than the sports electrolyte drinks my boys had previously been drinking and that it contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.  I encourage you to give Drip Drop a try!

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Andrea@MommyPR.com My name is Andrea and I have 2 boys (5&7), a baby girl who is 1 years old, a wonderful husband, and 1 kitty. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with the kids 3 days a week and work as a physical therapist 2 days a week.

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  1. Britnee says:

    I would like this to help me feel better faster when I get sick

  2. Great way to replenish your system

  3. Dorrie Turner says:

    I would like to try it because of my health and medicines I get dehydrated easy.

  4. DeAnna Keller says:

    Great way to get hydrated when i’m sick!
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  5. wen budro says:

    I want to try this because it sounds like a healthier, more effective way to rehydrate during an illness.

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  7. Jennie says:

    My toddler had a stomach virus last week. We could definitely have used this.

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  12. Melissa Smith says:

    I would love to try this because we’ve just been passing sickness back & forth in my house. And I’ll admit that as much as I push liquids on everyone else, I’m terrible at following through myself.
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  20. carol j says:

    I need to drink more water. this is a great way without added sugars, etc.

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  23. Claire says:

    I need to drink more water. this is a great way without added sugars, etc.

  24. susan smoaks says:

    i want to try this because i need to stay hydrated!

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  29. Sky Evans says:

    I want to try this since it looks delicious

  30. Erica C. says:

    It be great to feel better quicker!

  31. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Seems like a great way to hydrate yourself.

  32. linda w. says:

    A better way to hydrate- the sports drinks are full of sugar and artificial colors and flavors.

  33. liz l says:

    My husband would enjoy this

  34. liza v says:

    my daughter has a low immune system and this might help her feel better if it works you sold me ty for the chance to sample

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  40. Heather R says:

    this would be great for me – I’ve got two very small nieces and a tiny nephew, and everyone, everywhere I go, has been sick since before Christmas!

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  44. Amanda says:

    I have really bad allergies, so I’m up for anything that might help!

    Thanks :)

    • Amanda says:

      I actually think most of my health issues are probably related to drinking TOO much coffee (a diuretic) and too little water!

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  49. tiffany courtright says:

    Staying hydrated is important and it would be nice to try out something new

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    Followed Drip Drop on Twitter