This is a discussion on Hydration aids.......... within the Bushcraft - Primitive Skills - Survival Skills - Camping forums, part of the Related Topics category; I’m curious IF anyone has tried this product & what your thoughts are on it. Oral IV Ultra Concentrate Hydration Fluid Thanks!...
I’m curious IF anyone has tried this product & what your thoughts are on it.
Oral IV Ultra Concentrate Hydration Fluid
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If it works as well and as quickly as an IV, it might be worth a try if your body needs emergency hydration in very strenuous situations. I can't see how the average Joe would need it though. Gatorade or some other sports drink contain quick acting electrolytes that act better than water.
Originally Posted by From the FAQ on the product's web site
Sounds good, I suppose.
Trouble is, they don't list the electrolytes that are included. Yet they're claiming that the content of the electrolytes Potassium and Sodium are both less than 1mg per serving.
I'd have trouble buying into something without knowing the content of what it is they're saying is good for you.
Id like to know if that stuff, (or something like it) works, too. Once your body gets to a certain point, generally speaking, you cant take in enough fluids to fix the problem. Or fast enough.
I already keep gatoraide type products on hand to stave off dehydration, or ward off heat stroke, (however you like to put it), but something with an extra boost for times when you cut it close, would be nice.
I got very dehydrated once, and my body essentially didnt work. I was passing out, and collapsing. It sort of came out of no where. It was caused by a RX, so I never expected it.
Anyway, I headed to the DR asap, and had a long session with a big IV dose of fluids. What struck me most about the IV was, that after it was finished, I FELT GREAT! Just GREAT! There were no "drugs" in it. Just being rehydrated did wonders for me.
So, if that stuff works, I want to keep a bit of it around the house.
I don't trust it.
Keep yourself hydrated.
I carry a 20 oz gator ade bottle of water at work, guzzle it often, refill from the water jugs around the plant.
Not a practical approach for everyone but it works for me.
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Work outside in Florida from May-October and you will become a hydration expert or die. Bottle of Powerade or Gatorade daily with as much water as you can hold will do the trick.
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I have a few of these exact same packets in my SHTF medical kit.
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Manufactured in the U.S. & not in China & I bought them on ebay and several hundred other (unknown to me) people bought them so I figured that (law of averages) at least half of them probably know something that I don't with regard to product quality and usefulness.
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What a lot of people don't realize is that water will not hydrate you quickly enough. You need potassium, and salt also. Good example, if you've ever watch sports being played on a hot day the players hardly ever drink water, it is usually some sort of electrolyte like Gatorade.
It's true if you are a professional athlete playing at the peak of the heat of the day that you may benefit from something other than water. Same goes for manual laborers in the hot sun. Although with the amount of salt in most people diets, extra salt is not really necessary. Maybe 40 years ago before the main ingredient in everything was salt.
In cases like that, the something like Gatorade makes sense. If your not straining yourself to the point of dehydration and blacking out, Gatorade isn't really necessary.
What's really funny is to watch someone at the gym run on a treadmill for an hour to burn calories, then pop the top on a bottle of Gatorade and replace every one of those calories with sugar.
You see sports teams drinking that garbage because of sponsorships. Gatoraid and similar products have a ton of sugar in them. Barring the consumption of real food and you've been going hard for an hour or more (Though, I think it's closer to 3. Elite marathoners drink nothing but water and don't die), adding some table salt to your tap water will do you just as well.
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I try not to over-intellectualize it.. I have managed well over 40 years to stay reasonably hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Is there a measurable science to hydration?... sure, but I keep my survival needs basic. Need water, water good, drink water...stay alive. If others want to make it a science experiment, they can but I will just drink some water and get on with it.
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Stuff works. I got some in a grab bag from LA Police Gear a while back. If you need gatorade this will accomplish most of the same stuff. Of course, it isn't going to replace a lot of water- so don't think it can replace water in your planning.
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