Drink about 500mL of water with 1 or 2 sachets/scoops of SOS for optimal hydration and balance of electrolytes for recovery.
How does it work?
SOS uses the World Health Organization´s Oral Rehydration Therapy recommendations and data from the American College of Sports Medicine. By correctly balancing the amount of sodium and glucose, SOS enhances the water absorption process by activating the body’s natural mechanism know as the Sodium/Glucose co-transport system, which is located in the small bowel. When SOS arrives to the small intestine, one molecule of sodium is quickly pulled into the blood vessels by one molecule of glucose; subsequently, due to osmotic forces, water gets absorbed as it always follows sodium.
This is the main reason why we need salt (sodium) and sugar (glucose). With salt we can prevent “water intoxication” and maintain a good osmolarity; with the correct types of sugars, we forestall the development of lactic acidosis.
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HOW DOES SOS COMPARE?
Comparison based on SOS Mango flavour *World Health Organisation Oral Rehydration Standards **Market-leading sports drink
Serving size 1 stick (@4.8g) to mix with 250ml (8foz) water. Calories 10. Fat Cal 0g. Total fat 0g (0%DV). Total Carb 3g (1%DV). Sugars 3g. Sodium 330mg (14%DV). Potassium 195mg (5%DV). Protein 0g. Magnesium (5%DV). Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
*Percent Daily values based off a 2000 calorie diet.
Sucrose, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose, Natural flavours, Natural Coloring, Malic Acid, Magnesium Citrate and Stevia. Osmolarity 230 mOsm/l.
SOS ingredients have been specifically balanced and formulated for rehydration. We use no artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours or preservatives.
Who should not use SOS?
People with water restrictions, heart or kidney problems should refer to a Physician/Doctor before taking SOS. Also, it should not be consumed by children under 1-year-old. SOS is not recommended for those with sedentary lifestyles unless they suffer from mild to moderate dehydration.