Last Updated on November 17, 2010 by Jimson Lee
Thanks to my Chiro and ART specialist Gerry Ramogida for sharing this tip.
Pedialyte is an immediate relief for diarrhea and vomiting, and in some cases, hangovers.
Pedialyte contains an appropriate, clinically proven balance of fluid and electrolytes. If it’s good for babies and infants, then it must be good for us. (Who still likes Gerber Apple Sauce?)
If you train or race in a hot weather environment, or get dehydrated from a long overseas flight, here’s a good tip to stay properly hydrated and in proper electrolyte balance.
Simply drink one or two ounces at a time (i.e. just a mouthful) every couple of hours. The shelf life of a 1L bottle once opened is 48 hours. The label reads, “After opening, replace cap, refrigerate and use within 48 hours."
Do not mix with other fluids as directed on the label.
My pet peeve is the original formulation taste HORRIBLE. However, Pedialyte now comes in several flavours.
It’s a darn shame you can’t bring this in your carry-on during long flights, but Pedialyte does come in powders.
A typical serving (250 ml or 8 oz) of Pedialyte contains:
25 kCal, 253mg Sodium, 6g sugar, Potassium 195mg
Compared to Gatorade, which contains:
63 kCal, 95mg Sodium, 13g sugar, and Potassium 36g
Gatorade G2 contains a formulation that compares slightly with Pedialyte::
25 kCal, 110mg Sodium, 7g sugar, and Potassium 20g
Gatorade is a division of PepsiCo, where POWERade is a division of Coca-Cola.