Did you know that 75% of the world's population is dehydrated? One big reason is that many people just aren't drinking enough water daily.
But fear not, because the World Health Organization (WHO) has a secret key for staying hydrated: Oral Rehydration Solution, or ORS. Back in 1975, WHO suggested ORS to replenish your plasma. It turned out to be a game-changer in areas hit by cholera outbreaks, helping to lower the mortality rate. So, what's ORS made of? It's a mix of sodium, glucose, and electrolytes. And here's the cool part: it works by balancing the absorption of glucose and sodium in your small intestine, using an osmotic pressure trick to boost your plasma volume. This little magic trick can save the day when you need a hydration boost.
Now, you might've seen other electrolyte drink mixes out there, but not all of them measure up to ORS. Many popular sports drinks load up on sugar as their glucose source, and they go a bit overboard with sugar. This throws off the all-important glucose and sodium ratio needed to work like ORS.
That's where IV2 comes in. We use amino acids as the glucose source instead of sugar, and it's just as effective as other ORS products. Amino acids are like the MVPs of your body's metabolism and the building blocks for proteins. They're also essential for transporting, absorbing, and storing fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients – all crucial for survival. So, it makes total sense to use them instead of sugar. That's why IV2 proudly sports the "zero sugar" label.
If you're on the hunt for an electrolyte drink mix with no added sugar, check out IV2.