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FAQ - BIOLYTE ORAL REHYDRATION

  • What is in BIOLyte Oral Rehydration Solution?

    BIOLyte Oral Rehydration Solution is scientifically formulated to aid in faster recovery from acute/mild diarrhoea and help reduce vomiting Active Ingredients: each 6.2g sachet contains: glucose 2.70g, inulin 1.00g, sodium citrate dihydrate 588mg equiv. to sodium 138mg, sodium chloride 526mg equiv. to sodium 207mg, potassium citrate 429mg equiv. to potassium 163mg, zinc gluconate 10.5mg equiv. to zinc 1.5mg. Electrolytes and glucose per litre of prepared solution: sodium 75mmol, potassium 21mmol, chloride 45mmol, citrate 17mmol, glucose 75mmol. Directions for Use: 1) Follow the recommended doses as given in the table below. 2) Empty the contents of a sachet in 200mL of cold drinking water. Freshly boiled and cooled water is recommended for infants under 2 years of age. 3) Stir until the contents of a sachet is dissolved completely. Sip the solution slowly. 4) Do not use any fluid other than water. 5) Discard unused solution after 2 hours. For more information see leaflet inside pack. Warnings: If diarrhoea or vomiting persists for more than 12 hours in children aged from 6 months-3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3-6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice. Not for use in infants under 6 months. Contains sucrose, 163mg potassium and 345mg sodium per sachet. ? 1WHO 2006, 2WHO 2012.

  • What is in BIOLyte Oral Rehydration Recovery Soup?

    Scientifically formulated to aid in faster recovery from acute/mild diarrhoea and help reduce vomiting Active Ingredients: each 18g sachet contains glucose 2.70g, inulin 1.00g, sodium chloride 807mg equiv. to sodium 317mg, potassium citrate 429mg equiv. to potassium 163mg, sodium citrate dihydrate 118mg equiv. to sodium 28mg, zinc gluconate 10.5mg equiv. to zinc 1.5mg. Electrolytes and glucose per litre of prepared soup: sodium 75mmol, potassium 21mmol, chloride 69mmol, citrate 9mmol, glucose 75mmol. Directions for Use: 1)Follow the recommended doses as given in the table 2)Empty the contents of a sachet into the BIOLyte soup bowl & add 200mL of boiling water.3)Stir until the contents of a sachet are dissolved completely. Allow contents to cool to an appropriate temperature. Sip the soup slowly. 4) Do not use any fluid other than water. 5) Discard unused soup after 1 hour.

  • Does BIOLyte contain sugars?

    BIOLyte contains glucose, which is an essential active ingredient in the BIOLyte Oral Rehydration Therapy. The glucose is formulated at an optimum level to facilitate the absorption of sodium and water in the small intestine and therefore assists fast rehydration. BIOLyte products do not contain any added sugars other than glucose. Some BIOLyte flavours contain tiny amount of sucrose (<0.01%) which come from the natural flavours and colours.

  • Does BIOLyte contain genetically modified ingredients?

    BIOLyte contains no genetically modified ingredients.

  • Does BIOLyte contain genetically modified ingredients?

    BIOLyte contains no genetically modified ingredients.

  • Does BIOLyte contain traces of nuts?

    BIOLyte contains no traces of nuts.

  • Does BIOLyte contain sugars?

    BIOLyte contains glucose, which is an essential active ingredient in the BIOLyte Oral Rehydration Therapy. The glucose is formulated at an optimum level to facilitate the absorption of sodium and water in the small intestine and therefore assists fast rehydration. BIOLyte products do not contain any added sugars other than glucose. Some BIOLyte flavours contain tiny amount of sucrose (<0.01%) which come from the natural flavours and colours.

  • What will happen if BIOLyte is mixed with fluids other than water?

    BIOLyte is scientifically formulated with a delicate balance of glucose and sodium to achieve optimum electrolyte absorption and fast rehydration. Adding fluid other than water (such as juice, milk, lemonade) may upset the chemical balance and compromise the medicine’s efficacy.

  • Does BIOLyte contain fructose?

    BIOLyte has no added fructose.

  • How is BIOLyte sweetened?

    BIOLyte is sweetened using a natural sweetener extracted from plant leaf (Stevia). There are no sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners such as erythritol, mannitol, sucralose. isomalt, sodium saccharin or aspartame.

  • Is BIOLyte gluten and wheat free?

    All BIOLyte products are gluten and wheat free.

  • Is BIOLyte suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

    All BIOLyte solutions are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. For BIOLyte Recovery Soups, the Pumpkin flavour and Plain flavour are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Does BIOLyte Recovery Soups contain fat?

    All BIOLyte Recovery Soups are fat free.

  • Does BIOLyte contain preservatives?

    BIOLyte has no added preservatives. Some BIOLyte items have extremely small amount (<0.0001%) of sulfites that naturally occur in the natural ingredients such as flavours, colours, garlic powder and onion powder (Red Grape flavour, Chicken Soup flavour, Pumpkin Soup flavour, Plain Soup flavour)

  • What’s the difference in the ingredients of BIOLyte solutions and BIOLyte Recovery Soup?

    BIOLyte Solutions and BIOLyte Recovery Soups have the same active ingredients, i.e. the ingredients that make the medicine work are the same. There are other ingredients in the BIOLyte products which characterise the flavour, taste and mouthfeel of the products. BIOLyte Solutions have acid, natural sweeteners, flavours and colours to make the refreshing sweet-sour fruity taste. BIOLyte Soups taste savoury and the rice and potato starch in it provide the thick consistency. During a course of dehydration treatment, you can take BIOLyte Solutions and BIOLyte Recovery Soups on the same day. Refer to the label or ask your doctor or pharmacist for directions of use.

  • How long can I continue taking BIOLyte for?

    Please seek medical advice from if the diarrhoea or vomiting persists for more than: 12 hours in children aged 6 months - 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3-6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years.

FAQ - HEART SALT

  • Is Heart SALT Gluten free & suitable for Coeliacs?

    Heart Salt is Gluten free and it is suitable for coeliacs

  • Is the Heart SALT Vegan friendly?

    Regular Heart Salt and Chicken Flavoured Heart Salt does not contain animal components or extracts. The chicken flavour in Heart Flavour is combined from plant extracts.

  • Why is there a sweetener in Heart SALT?

    Potassium Chloride is a mineral which characteristic metallic or bitter taste in our taste receptors. Our research shows combining potassium chloride with natural plant protein, thaumatin sweetener using our proprietary technology masks the metallic and bitter note efficiently and making Heart Salt more palatable.

  • What are the ingredients in Heart SALT and Heart SALT Chicken Salt

    Heart SALT Table Salt Ingredients: Potassium chloride, sodium chloride, thaumatin. This product contains 29.4g of Potassium & 17.2g of Sodium per 100g. Heart SALT Chicken Salt Ingredients: Potassium chloride, sodium chloride, natural chicken flavour, turmeric, canola oil, anticaking agent (E551), thaumatin. This product contains 28.3g of Potassium & 16.5g of Sodium per 100g.

  • What is “natural chicken flavour”?

    Natural chicken flavour ‘Heart Salt’ is chicken flavoured salt with half the amount of sodium compared to regular chicken flavoured salt. It can be used to replace chicken stock or as seasoning salt by just adding to your favourite dish.

    The Chicken Flavoured Heart Salt contains Sodium chloride, Potassium Chloride, Cucumin and *Sweetin Nutri (Thaumatin, natural sweetener)

  • Is too much potassium bad for me?

    Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte. It is crucial for your entire body to work normally. It helps heart, nerves and muscles function properly, as well as moving nutrients and waste around cells. Most people get all the potassium they need from their food and drink, but having low or high potassium levels can potentially cause serious problems. Regular Heart Salt and Chicken Flavoured Heart Salt are NOT potassium supplement and therefore to be consumed with your regular food ONLY. It is formulated in accordance to Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Generally, in health individuals, most of the ingested potassium (80-90%) is excreted in urine, the rest being excreted in faeces and sweat (Holbrook et al 1984, Pietinen 1982). Potassium filtered in the glomeruli of the kidney is mostly reabsorbed. The potassium in urine results from secretion into the cortical collecting duct under control of the hormone, aldosterone. High plasma levels of potassium stimulate release of aldosterone to increase the secretion of potassium. (Holbrook JT, Patterson KY, Bodner JE, Douglas LW, Veillon C, Kelsay JL, Mertz W, Smith JC. Sodium and potassium intake and balance in adults consuming self-selected diets. Am J Clin Nutr 1984;40:786-93.) Too much potassium in people with acute kidney failure or chronic kidney disease (hyperkalaemia) is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Please consult your doctors.

  • Does Heart SALT contain MSG?

    Heart Salt (Regular and Chicken Flavoured) does not contain MSG

FAQ - TYPE 2 PROTEIN SWEETENER

  • Why is it called a “Protein Sweetener”?

    Type 2 Protein Sweetener is composed of naturally occurring plant extracts stevia leaves sweet and bitter after taste and thaumatin leaves sharp sweetness with lingering sweetness. By combining both sweeteners, the is much closer to sugar. The intensity of sweetness of stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar whereas, thaumatin is about 3000 times sweeter than sugar. A small amount of thaumatin delivers the intensity of sugar when combined with stevia delivers the right sweetness type for various applications. Stevia is a carbohydrate and thaumatin is a protein. The sweetness in Type 2 is largely derived from thaumatin and therefore it is referred to as protein sweetener.

  • Why is it “Suitable for Diabetics”?

    Type 2 sweetener is a non-nutritive sweetener. Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners enhance the flavor and/or texture of food. Nutritive sweeteners provide the body with calories, while non-nutritive sweeteners are very low in calories or contain no calories at all. They can both be added to food and beverages.

  • How is “TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener” low in Calories?

    Type 2 sweeteners are non-nutritive sweeteners. Non-nutritive sweeteners are very low in calories. A single serve of Type 2 Sweeteners (Sachet 2.5g, Tablet 0.06g) is equivalent to 5g of sugar. The energy content of 5g sugar is equivalent to 85 kJ and Type2 Sweetener sachet is less than 20 kJ and the tablet is 0 kJ

  • How is “TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener” better for me than sugar?

    Type 2 sweeteners are non-nutritive sweeteners. Non-nutritive sweeteners are very low in calories. A single serve of Type 2 Sweeteners (Sachet 2.5g, Tablet 0.06g) is equivalent to 5g of sugar. The energy content of 5g sugar is equivalent to 85 kJ and Type2 Sweetener sachet is less than 20 kJ and the tablet is 0 kJ

  • Are sugar alcohols in all other sweeteners?

    Generally, most non-nutritive sweeteners in the market contains sugar alcohols. The sugar alcohols commonly found in foods are erythritol, glycerol, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol, Xylitol and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates. These sugar substitutes provide somewhat fewer calories than table sugar (sucrose), mainly because they are not well absorbed and have laxative effect. All foods containing these sugar alternatives must carry a mandatory laxative warning on labels.

  • Is “TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener” Gluten free & suitable for Coeliac?

    Yes, Type 2 Protein Sweeteners are Gluten free and suitable for Coeliac

  • What are the benefits of dietary fibre?

    Water-soluble dietary fiber appears to have a greater potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose, insulin, and serum lipid levels than insoluble fiber. (A Tabatabai, S Li. Dietary fiber and type 2 diabetes Clinical excellence for nurse practitioners. 2000, 4:272-276.)

  • IDoes the Stevia “TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener” uses contain Erythritol?

    The stevia in TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener does not contain Erythritol. Check other branded products labeled "stevia" as often they have sugar alchohols like erythritol added.

  • Can Type 1 Diabetics use “TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener”?

    Yes, TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener can be used by by Type 1 DIabetics.