The fastest absorption rate.
2x the electrolytes of Nuun.
3x the electrolytes of other traditional sports drinks.
10x the electrolytes of coconut water.
10x the electrolytes of other functional waters.
|KEY HYDRATION POINTS||SOS||COMPETITORS|
|Formula||Medically developed and scientifically proven formula equal to an IV drop. Allows the body to absorb 3x more water than water alone||Loosely based on research, if at all|
|Research Proven||Independently tested||Not|
|Electrolyte Content||6 key electrolytes (Sodium, potassium, chloride, citrate, magnesium & zinc) in amounts to support active lifestyles.||2-5 key electrolytes in amounts 3x less than SOS. Many oral hydration drinks are designed for diarrhoea.|
|Rate of fluid absorption (lower osmolarity = faster absorption)||Fast - Osmolarity 169 Hypotonic||Slow - Osmolarity 270-350, Isotonic to Hypertonic|
|Ingredients||Premium non-gmo ingredients - no fillers, artificial ingredients or preservatives||Many with artificial colors, flavors, sweetners and preservatives.|
|Sugar||2.5g of cane sugar/dextrose - only what is needed to transport electrolytes into the bloodstream||6g-14g|
|Taste||5 Delicious Flavors||Depends on brand - Many are either too sweet or have a bad after-taste from fake sugars|
|Hydration that fits in your pocket - Portable||SOS sticks can be carried easily and are designed to use on the go. SOS sticks are also TSA approved||Tablets cannot be carried individually|
|Dissolve speed||Powder - Less than 10 seconds||Tablet - 3+ minutes|
|Informed Choice - Safe for Sport Certified||✓||-|
|Contains magnesium and zinc||✓||✓-|
|Vegan friendly and gluten free||✓||✓-|
Dehydration is the #1 cause of daytime fatigue.
Just by being thirsty, you are already dehydrated which can result in a loss of up to 25% in physical performance.
75% of Americans are Magnesium Deficient.
|Key Elements of Hydration||WHO ORS*||NUUN Active||Pedialyte||Skratch||Gatorade||Coconut|
|Osmolarity||200 - 310||169||N/A||270||280||350||280|
|Calories||25 - 65||20||0||52.7||90||100||90|
|Sugar (gm)||5-17||5 (Cane)||0||12.7||22||28||22|
|Artificial Ingredients||0||0||0||Flavor, Sucralose, Ace K, Red 40||0||Ace K, Sucralose, Color||0|
|Weight (gm)||20 or under||10||6||4.4||25.46||Ready to Drink||Ready to Drink|
Comparison based on 500ml / 16FLOZ
World health organization guidelines for oral rehydration solutions
Comparisons based on nutritional panels of products in 2016