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

12–23 mEq

Potassium

Essential for nerve and muscle
function

20 mEq

4–9 mEq

Chloride

Helps body to retain fluid

35–45 mEq

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

*W.H.O – World Health Organization

 

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