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HOW BIOLYTE HELPS YOU RECOVER FASTER 08 October 2018

 

When you’re experiencing dehydration or vomiting/diarrhoea, what do you do? Sometimes we hope the trouble goes away, other times we go straight to the doctor. In these situations, an oral rehydration solution (ORS) can be useful. Well-known ORSs help to prevent and cure dehydration but it doesn’t have a strong impact on the severity and duration of diarrhoea1. If only there was a solution that could help with both problems... Luckily for all of us, there is! And it’s called BIOLyte.

This blog is about BIOLyte so you know this was coming. BIOLyte is an ORS that can help you recover faster from diarrhoea but also keep you hydrated. Amazing news right!? We’ll let you know how, but first we need to detail the importance of prebiotic and zinc.

The Impact of Added Prebiotic and Zinc

We don’t want to bore you with the details, but it’s important that you understand a bit about prebiotics and zinc. Studies have shown that the addition of prebiotic and zinc limits the duration of diarrhoea in both adults and children1. How great is that? The addition of prebiotics promotes the beneficial effects of good bacteria (microbials) in the gut. Zinc on the other hand reduces the stool output and frequency. A combination of both can help you recover faster and reduce the need for drugs for recovery.

How BIOLyte helps

BIOLyte is a scientifically formulated ORS to help restore lost water and electrolytes. The addition of glucose, which absorbs sodium and water, provides rapid rehydration. It also contains both prebiotic and zinc. In fact, it’s the only ORS in Australia to do so!  

BIOLyte can reduce the duration of diarrhoea for children and adults. It provides a 20% faster recovery from diarrhoea and a 30% faster recovery from vomiting.

BIOLyte achieves this by meeting the recommended guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in terms of the type and quantity of ingredients used. The WHO developed a new Gold Standard ORS guideline which BIOLyte met:  

Name

Glucose (mmol/L)

Sodium (mmol/L)

Chloride (mmol/L)

Potassium (mmol/L)

Citrate (mmol/L)

Zinc (mg/Day)

Osmolarity (mOsm/L)

New ORS WHO Gold Standard

75

75

65

20

10

20

245

BIOLyte

75

75

45

21

17

19.5

245

Product A

80

45

45

22

30

X

240

Product B

90

60

60

20

10

X

240

 

It’s quite evident that BIOLyte is one of the most effective ORS’s available today, especially when compared to the more well-known brands.

When to use BIOLyte

BIOLyte is handy to have whenever you’re dehydrated or feeling sick. Dehydration occurs when you’re exercising, travelling, stressed, sick or experiencing excessive urination. As you sweat or lose body fluids through other means, electrolytes and water are leaving your body. This is when BIOLyte can help, especially since it helps restore electrolytes.

When you are sick, such as through illness or food poisoning, you’re losing body fluids from sickness. In these situations, BIOLyte can help you recover faster from vomiting or diarrhoea.

Ever been hit by gastro? When it hits, you get abdominal cramps and the sudden urge to get to the toilet. Diarrhoea or vomiting may follow and this is when BIOLyte can come in handy. Your everyday rehydration solutions may help to restore electrolytes but they don’t have the additional benefit of calming your stomach. Since gastro is contagious, you want to overcome it quite quickly or be prepared just in case someone around has the illness. There’s an estimated 17.2 million cases of gastroenteritis each year2. So use the innovative BIOLyte rehydration solution and get back to your best in no time!

BIOLyte

Can you see the amazing benefits that an oral rehydration solution like BIOLyte can provide? With exceptional taste (it’s available in orange, red grape and green apple flavours) and its availability in different forms (sachets and soups), BIOLyte is not a product you want to miss out on. Rehydrate, restore and protect your body with BIOLyte today. 

Rehydrate, Restore & Protect with BIOLyte

  1. Passariello, A. et al. 2011, ‘Efficacy of a New Hypotonic Oral Rehydration Solution Containing Zinc and Prebiotics in the Treatment of Childhood Acute Diarrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial’, The Journal Of Pediatrics, vol. 158, no. 2, pp. 288-292.
  2. Hall, Gillian et al. 2005, ‘Estimating Foodborne Gastroenteritis, Australia’, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11.8: 1257–1264, PMC.