Making the case for Pedialyte, the ultimate sports drink according to the NY Times?
If you’ve ever had a stomach bug that caused you to throw up, with diarrhea as the complete package, you would love to have something in your home that can often stop the entire process in its tracks.
In our home, we always keep bottles of gator aide around for just those types of events. The problems is that dehydration is a major concern in children and adults who throw up and have diarrhea because it can quickly lead to dehydration, a condition that can land you in the hospital.
For many instances, gator aid will work but if you want to get a drink that has higher levels of salt and is pharmaceutical grade, Pedialyte is the product that most of us should also keep around the house. It is quite likely your pediatrician mentioned the name at one time of another.
Recently, the NY Times discussed the benefits of Pedialyte and some athletes are using it as their go to sports drink. Be aware that while Pedialyte has more salt, it also does not taste nearly as good as Gator Aide.
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Letter of Recommendation: Pedialyte
By DAN BROOKS JAN. 26, 2017
The cashier at the grocery store was friendly, and when she saw that I was buying three bottles of Pedialyte, she made a sympathetic moue. “Got a sick one at home?” she asked. “Yes,” I said mechanically, trying to arrange my face into the expression of a person caring for a suffering toddler or maybe a food-poisoned wife. In fact, I was buying liter-size bottles of children’s electrolyte solution in preparation for my 39th birthday — or, more precisely, for its aftermath.
Pedialyte, manufactured by Abbott Nutrition, is essentially a medical-grade sports drink, designed to treat dehydration by replacing the water and minerals lost in the course of childhood ailments like diarrhea or uncontrollable vomiting. As anyone who has consumed gin will tell you, these ailments are not limited to childhood.
I find that the individual’s relationship to such symptoms is more of a horseshoe. During childhood, when life’s pleasures include petting zoos, eating as rapidly as hand volume will allow and riding things that move in tight circles, vomiting happens a lot. It tapers off toward adolescence, but as our interests shift to social relationships and the robust exchange of ideas — i.e., binge drinking — vomiting comes roaring back. By the time adolescence draws to a close in our late 30s, it can become a problem once more.