Hydralyte’s History

It all Started with a Medical Breakthrough

  • 1958: Scientists discover the sodium- glucose pump
  • 1968. Effective oral treatment of dehydration discovered
  • 1969. The formula was adopted by The World Health Organization
  • 1978.   Lancet publishes study hailing Oral Rehydration Solutions as potentially the most important medical advance of the 20th century

Hydralyte Dominates Australia

  • 2001. Hydralyte launches in Australia with its base range of clinically effective oral rehydration solutions – 1L Solutions and Freezer Pops
  • 2001-2014. Hydralyte grows to dominate the market in Australia, eventually capturing more than  83% of the market and growing per capita consumption by more than 340%
  • April 2014. Hydralyte sells the rights to the brand in Australia and New Zealand to Prestige Brands (NYSE: PBH), opting to focus on bringing Hydralyte to the rest of the world

Hydralyte Goes Global

  • 2010. Hydralyte launches in Canada
  • 2015. Hydralyte begins efforts bringing Hydralyte to the US, including acceptance by the FDA as a medical food and partnering with The Emerson Group
  • May 2016. Hydralyte begins selling in the US
  • Today: Hydralyte is available in more than 8000 stores around the country – including RiteAid, HEB, Giant Eagle, Bartells, Kinney, Discount Drug Mart, and more – as well as online through Amazon and Jet.com. Check out our store locator to see the latest on where to find Hydralyte.

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