Hydrate Me launches

Posted by Amanda on 18th Oct 2017

Welcome to our new store, a place you'll find up to date information on the latest in workplace hydration as well as a great range of products! Every week we will post new information to keep you informed on how best to look after yourself whether your exerting yourself at work, at home or hitting the gym. 

Why are hydration products essential in the hot Australian summers?

Workers Cannot Keep Hydrated by Drinking Water Alone

When we sweat we not only lose water but also essential salts and minerals known as electrolytes. Electrolytes play a number of key roles in the body, and one of these is water retention. If lost electrolytes are not replaced, a phenomena known as ‘involuntary dehydration‘ can occur, whereby the body struggles to rehydrate even when fluid intake exceeds sweat rate.

Involuntary dehydration is usually the result of an electrolyte deficit in the body. When we sweat don’t just lose water but also essential salts known as electrolytes. Drinking large amounts of water without also replacing lost electrolytes dilutes the concentration of electrolytes in the bloodstream, creating a whole host of problems for our vital organs. In order to restore a healthy water:electrolyte balance the body expels excess water through urination, inhibiting rehydration and lowering blood plasma volume.

Diagnosing Involuntary Dehydration

Involuntary dehydration often goes undiagnosed. You can be duped into thinking you’re adequately hydrated because you’ve been drinking lots of water, are urinating frequently and your urine is running clear. This happens because low concentrations of salt in your body cause water to pass right through you without being absorbed.

All other signs point to dehydration – If despite drinking lots of water you are still thirsty and suffering many of the many symptoms that would imply dehydration (dry mouth, headaches, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, fatigue) chances are you are dehydrated. This is especially likely if you have been sweating heavily and relying on water as your sole source of hydration.

Treating Involuntary Dehydration?

Involuntary dehydration is usually caused by a lack of electrolytes. To treat it, you must replenish lost electrolytes either by consuming foods that are high in electrolytes, or by drinking an electrolyte drink such as THORZT. THORZT’s slightly hypotonic formula boosts the concentration of electrolytes in the blood, enabling your body to absorb more water and rehydrate much faster.

Preventing Dehydration with Electrolytes

To prevent dehydration you should replace lost electrolytes alongside water, throughout the day. Electrolytes can be obtained through food if you have a healthy diet. However during heavy sweat situations, electrolyte supplementation in the form of an electrolyte drink can be necessary to keep up with the body’s demand.