Now more than ever, it is important to hydrate in order to keep well, particularly to help you with fevers or flu. O.R.S Hydration Tablets are a simple and effective way to hydrate when water isn’t enough.
The NHS advises that if you have the flu you should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. The European Food Safety Authority advises that women should drink roughly 1.6 litres of fluid each day and men should consume 2 litres, equal to between 6-8 glasses a day. This offsets the water we lose every day through sweat, urination and breathing; on average 1.2 to 1.5 litres each day.
When ill, you’re looking for the easiest and quickest way to get back to normal, and electrolytes are an essential part of hydration.
O.R.S are packed full of electrolytes and come in three delicious flavours: lemon, blackcurrant and strawberry. They are packaged in easily transportable tubes of 12 or 24 tablets and can be used on the go.
ORS scientists have worked in line with WHO guidelines on a precise ratio of sodium, glucose and potassium for our electrolyte-packed formula.
This is what creates the osmotic effect that delivers water and other key nutrients directly to your bloodstream. One tablet placed in a glass of 100ml of water and dissolved has been scientifically proven to provide faster and more effective hydration. They are suitable for health and wellness, travel and hot climates and sports and exercise.
The tablets are available to buy through the O.R.S Hydration website with free shipping at £4.99 for 24 tablets. Stockists also include Amazon, Boots.com, Holland & Barrett, WH Smith, Wiggle, Morrisons and local pharmacies nationwide. O.R.S is the official hydration supplier of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Studies have shown that being dehydrated by just 2-3% can reduce overall performance by up to 20% and can have an adverse effect on short-term memory, arithmetic efficiency, visuomotor tracking, motor speed and attention.
Charles Ebubedike, CEO at Clinova (parent company of O.R.S) and trained pharmacist said: “It is important to maintain the correct levels of hydration in daily life and especially when unwell with flu or a fever.
The first step should always be to reach for a glass of water, but when water isn’t enough you can always rely on O.R.S to lend a helping hand.”