Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Girls Gone Sporty on behalf of Drip Drop Hydration.
I live in Florida. It's hot here. Everyone knows that. I also spend a lot of time outdoors, and I workout in an unconditioned environment.
I sweat. A LOT. And when you sweat a lot, you need to make sure that you don't get dehydrated. Dehydration has a profound effect on your health, mood, and performance.
Recently I received a product called Drip Drop. Drip Drop is revolutionary, medical grade hydration powder that will change the way you look and think about hydration.
What is Oral Rehydration Therapy?
Hundreds of millions of people live with the effects of dehydration every day, and unfortunately, there hasn’t been an effective or affordable remedy—until now. Oral rehydration therapy, or ORT, was first introduced worldwide in the 1970’s when organizations like the World Health Organization and UNICEF used it to save millions of children facing death for diarrhea-induced dehydration in poverty or crisis-stricken areas. In fact, our very own Drip Drop began in relief efforts.
ORT combines three ingredients—salts, sugars, and water—to quickly treat dehydration. Through osmosis, the body uses the salts and sugars to pull water from your gut into your bloodstream, replenishing your blood with the essential electrolytes (minerals) that are lost when you exercise, or when you are exposed to extreme temperatures, or when you suffer from diarrhea and illnesses, etc. One thing most people forget is that water cannot cure the effects of dehydration because it has no electrolytes. This is why ORT is so important, and anyone can really benefit.
So what makes Drip Drop unique?
Two words: osmolarity and taste. All fluids are absorbed into the body through osmosis. When you’re dehydrated, your body would like osmosis to work a little faster than usual so that you can bounce back quickly. Osmolarity is, simply put, a measure of liquid density that facilitates osmosis. In order for electrolytes to be absorbed into the bloodstream, the osmolarity of the fluid you are consuming needs to be lower than the osmolarity of your blood.
The average osmolarity rating of blood is 285 to 300, so selecting to drink a rehydration solution with the right osmolarity is essential. For instance, sports drinks have osmolarity levels that are too high—350 or more—causing the electrolytes they contain to not draw into the bloodstream. Not to mention they have high sugar levels, but we’ll address that in a second. Drip Drop’s osmolarity level of 235 makes it easy for the body to rehydrate swiftly and sustainably.
So then we have taste. To address the taste issue caused by higher sodium, sports drinks have lowered their sodium and increased their sugar, which reduces their ability to deliver key electrolytes contained in sodium, and increases calories. In the end, they just don’t measure up to ORT. Drip Drop has worked hard at formulating an ORT with amazing taste. So good, in fact, that most people choose to drink it every day.
But NOT ME. I'll be honest here. I LOVE the idea behind Drip Drop, but I couldn't stomach the taste. Which is unfortunate because I really wanted to love it!
But just because I didn't like the taste, doesn't mean you won't! And Drip Drop would love to give you a hydration kit.
Each hydration kit includes (3) boxes of Drip Drop, (1) t-shirt, (1) water bottle, (1) lip balm, and (1) tote bag.
Use THIS LINK to enter the giveaway.
You can find out more about Drip Drop on the Drip Drop website and you can order (if you don't win) at the Drip Drop Store and use the code GoneSporty20 for a 20% discount (expires July 31st).
Have you ever used an Elite Hydration system??