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PREVENTING DEHYDRATION WHEN VOMITING 24th January 2022

Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in. When the body does not sufficient water and other fluids, the body is unable to function properly. If left untreated, it can get worse and become a serious problem. Babies, children and the elderly are more at risk of dehydration

Prolonged bouts of vomiting or diarrhea causes the body to lose more fluid resulting in dehydration. So, it is important increase fluid intake, as well use oral rehydration salts (ORS) to recover rapidly from dehydration. Nepbio (NBI) has formulated BIOLyte, an ORS for vomiting that quickly replenishes all lost fluids thus helping you rehydrate your body effectively.

Nepbio (NBI) – Neptune Bio-Innovations is a wholly-owned Australian business. Nepbio (NBI) develops innovative consumer health and wellness products to help Australians live a healthy lifestyle. Nepbio (NBI)'s range of healthy food, nutrition, wellness, and consumer health products helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, hypertension, dehydration, and more.

Read on to find out why BIOLyte should be your go-to ORS to recover from dehydration caused by vomiting and other illnesses.

Dehydration due to vomiting

Vomiting and diarrhea cause tremendous loss of fluids and minerals. This leads to a salt-fluid imbalance, causing rapid dehydration in the body. Continuous vomiting or diarrhea in children and elderly can be particularly dangerous. Severe dehydration can even impact the kidneys causing it to shut down. Thus, replacing the lost fluids should be your top priority.

Water is the best drink to hydrate the body if one is suffering from dehydration. As a general rule, adults are recommended to drink around 2 to 2.5 litres of fluid a day whilst children should drink around 1 to 2 litres a day. You can also hydrate with some kind of sports drink. These replace fluid, but also electrolytes like sodium and potassium. Fruit juice and fruit drinks could be an option but as we know they may have too many carbohydrates and too little sodium. This may upset your stomach. The amount of water you need to drink depends on how much of it is being lost that is dependent on a number of factors. So, make sure you monitor the conditions carefully.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration

Your body lets you know when you are dehydrated. Keeping an eye out for signs and symptoms may help you address your dehydration before it becomes severe. Important signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Extreme thirst

  • Less frequent urination

  • Dark-coloured urine

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness- weakness- light-headedness

  • High heart rate but low blood pressure

  • Flushed (red) skin- Swollen feet- Muscle cramps

  • Heat intolerance, or chills

Why choose ORS over water?

Water helps in rehydration, but doesn’t replace the essential salts required by the body that you lose during vomiting. However, drinking ORS can help recover lost electrolytes and essential salts. ORS is a mixture of electrolytes (salts) and carbohydrates (in the form of sugar) dissolved in water. It maintains the salt-fluid balance in the body and replenishes the lost essential salts thus helping you recover from dehydration rapidly.

ORS is one of the most common treatments used to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea. Based on studies, it is estimated that ORS may reduce diarrhoea mortality by up to 93%. A WHO report states, “Mild and moderate cases (of vomiting and diarrhea) can successfully be treated with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) only. It can successfully treat 80 per cent of cholera patients, both children and adults.” In fact, ORS has been termed as “the greatest medical discovery of the 20th century" after it has shown life-saving effects in conditions involving dehydration since it was discovered in the 1960s.

BIOLyte against dehydration

People in Australia are choosing Nepbio’s (NBI) BIOLyte as their preferred drink for hydration. It is available in 3 different flavours- green apple, red grape, and orange. Most people have rated this product highly in terms of taste and efficacy. BIOLyte meets the WHO/UNICEF guidelines, thus this solution can be consumed by people of all ages.

BIOLyte contains prebiotic and zinc that helps the body to regain the water, electrolytes and minerals lost due to vomiting and diarrhea. Glucose is also an active ingredient in BIOLyte that helps to enable the absorption of sodium and water in the small intestine and therefore supports fast rehydration.

What makes BIOLyte different?

The distinctive quality of BIOLyte stems from its unique combination of ingredients- each serving its exclusive purpose and contributing to faster rehydration, thus making it a preferred ORS for vomiting for many Australians.

  • Electrolytes: Replaces lost electrolytes

  • Prebiotic: Promotes growth of friendly bacteria in the gut

  • Zinc: Reduces diarrheal frequency and severity

  • Glucose: Absorption of sodium and water provides rapid rehydration.

While many ORS solutions in the market contain few of the above ingredients, none can boast of this unique combination of ingredients that sets it apart from its competitors. This is one of the major reasons why you find BIOLyte in all major pharmacies throughout the country!

Why choose BIOLyte?

By now, you have read all about the distinctive qualities of Nepbio’s (NBI) BIOLyte and deduced why this ORS solution should be your preferred drink for hydration, or your ORS for vomiting or your ORS for diarrhea. Let’s seal the deal further-

  • The prebiotic in BIOLyte helps stimulate the healthy bacteria, which restores healthy gut function.

  • BIOLyte replenishes the Zinc in our systems, which is a key mineral affected by diarrhoea and vomiting.

  • BIOLyte also has a 1:1 concentration of glucose to sodium, resulting in fast rehydration.

  • Another amazing fact about BIOLyte is its sweetness that is extracted from stevia leaves- a natural sweetener, which is also one of the active ingredients in our Type 2 Protein Sweetener, a sweet, low calorie sugar alternative for Type 2 diabetic patients.

  • With low osmolality, BIOLyte is able to provide faster absorption of electrolytes which results in rapid rehydration.

  • BIOLyte products are gluten and wheat free. They are also lactose and dairy free.

  • BIOLyte is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

About Nepbio (NBI)

Nepbio (NBI) is a global leader in scientific research and development of dietary supplements, medicines, and food products for a healthier lifestyle. We aim to keep chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes at bay simply by advocating healthy dietary habits using healthy food. We have a wide range of innovative health & wellness products:

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