Hydralyte Formula vs Sports Drinks

Ingredient

Function

Hydralyte per Liter (1.1 QT)

Sports drinks (per Liter – approximate values)

Sodium

Helps body to retain fluid

45–60 mEq

(1030–1380 mg)*

12–23 mEq

(275-530 mg)*

Potassium

Essential for nerve and muscle
function

20 mEq

(800 mg)*

4–9 mEq

(150-350 mg)*

Chloride

Helps body to retain fluid

35–45 mEq

(1240-1600 mg)*

NA

Primary sugar

Assists with absorption of fluid and electrolytes

0.6 oz (glucose)

2.1–2.6 oz
(glucose/ fructose/ sucrose)

Osmolality

W.H.O recommendation = 245 mOsm/L

245 mOsm/L

Variable – not standardized

Calories per Liter (1.1 QT)

80 (powder, solution) –110
(effervescent tablets)

260–320

* mg values are approximate * mg values are approximate

W.H.O – World Health Organization

 

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