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Working From Home Is A New Challenge.
Our familiar work environment has been altered, affecting physical and mental wellness.
Hydration is under-appreciated; it impacts your eyes (staring at screens), energy level, daily performance and overall work experience. Real hydration will help you feel better, think better, and reach new levels of productivity.
Not all hydration beverages are created equal.
ONLY Hydrus is fast and effective for DAILY USE.
Just Add Water.
Simply add one single-serve pouch, or a capful of Hydrus liquid concentrate from the 8 oz. multi-serve bottle, into 16.9 ounces of water. Two servings per day works well for most people.
Drink one Hydrus serving first thing in the day and another later, when your energy fades.
Hydrus works extremely well for athletes. Take Hydrus with you during your next workout… you'll notice the difference!
Breakthrough Microbiology & Nanotechnology
Hydrus uses nano encapsulation to achieve higher absorption of electrolytes and water, getting them very quickly into the body’s fluid systems (i.e. the bloodstream, lymphatic system and interstitial water) beginning in the mouth. The science of Nanosome™ Encapsulation, combining microbiology and nanotechnology, is the most elegant oral delivery system ever developed. The Nanosomes™ are less than 100 nanometers in size (one-billionth of a meter). They are the body's perfect delivery system... hollow sphere shaped molecules that encapsulate electrolytes , made of phospholipids, which is the same material found in all cell walls within the body.
Test results show a clear superiority in electrolyte and water absorption as compared with other oral rehydration solutions, including the current, advanced WHO-ORS 75 (2002) formulation. An early version of liposome encapsulated electrolyte solution was evaluated at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (Icddr,b) and showed 5-8 times (500% to 800%) more absorption than the gold standard of hydration, the WHO-ORS 75 (2002) formulation in two studies.
What's In Hydrus?
Hydrus is a sugar-free liquid concentrate with exclusive Nanosome™ technology that delivers water and electrolyte absorption (about 50% greater) than traditional sugary sports drinks.
Hydrus wants to help Google make employees' lives easier, as we provide solutions to improve the health, well-being, and morale of Googlers.
220 mg Sodium + 80 mg Potassium + 0 mg Sugar
Ingredients: Water, Electrolyte Preparation (Salt, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Phosphatidylcholine), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural Flavor, Potassium Benzoate (Preservative).
We Did Our Homework
Water Absorption Study
Absorption of Water From a Liposomal Oral Rehydration Solution: an In Vivo Perfusion Study of Rat Small Intestine Exposed to Cholera T
Gastroenterology May 2012 Volume 142, Issue 5, Supplement 1, Page S-21
Pradip K. Bardhan, Nasirul Islam, Rifat Faruqui
Background: Oral rehydration solution (ORS) can successfully rehydrate 90% of patients with dehydration due to acute diarrhea. However, treatment with the present ORS formulation does not reduce volume, frequency, or duration of diarrhea. Delivering ORS in liposomes may provide an additional mechanism of intestinal absorption to that already provided with glucose-mediated transport, thus improving the efficacy of the ORS. Since approximately half of the total amount of the salts in the ORS is incorporated into liposomes, the osmolarity of the liposomal ORS will be lower and also taste less salty.
Objective: To study whether incorporation of ORS components into liposomes increases small intestinal absorption of water from ORS.
Methods: In Vivo perfusion of the entire small intestine was performed in a total of 60 adult rats divided into two groups - normal rats and rats exposed to cholera toxin. PEG was used as marker. Net movements of water were compared between Liposomal- ORS, Tapioca-based ORS and the hypo-osmolar glucose-based standard ORS recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO-ORS). Net transport of water was calculated from the changes in the PEG concentration, and net absorption or secretion rates were expressed as net water transport from the dry weight of the entire small intestine, studied for 45 minutes. The Kruskal-Wallis one-way ANOVA test was used for statistical comparisons. The study was approved by the institutional research and ethics committees.
Results: All three ORS solutions resulted in significant absorption, but the liposomal ORS provided a significantly and statistically higher level of absorption in the normal and the cholera toxin stimulated rats, as compared to both the WHO-ORS and Tapioca-ORS. The absorption of water, expressed as ml/minute/gram of dry weight of small intestine, is shown in the table. In this experimental model, there was essentially no difference observed between the WHO-ORS and the Tapioca-ORS in the normal rats as well as the cholera toxin stimulated rats. Compared to WHO-ORS and Tapioca-ORS, perfusion with the Liposomal-ORS increased water absorption by 40% in normal rats and by 46% in rats exposed to cholera toxin. Comparison of the results of the liposomal ORS with those of the Tapioca-ORS and the WHO-ORS suggests that the liposomal incorporation of the salts in ORS was responsible for the significant increase in the absorption of water and electrolytes.
Conclusion: Small intestinal perfusion with the liposomal ORS was associated with significantly higher level of water absorption. Clinical trials with the Liposomal ORS in diarrheal patients are warranted.
Digestive System Study
CLINICAL TRIAL OF LIPOSOME-BASED ORAL REHYDRATION SOLUTION (ORS) IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE SOFT STOOL (Awarded Best Poster at 13th ASCODD)
PIDSP Journal 2012 Vol 13 Supplement 1 Copyright ® 2012
Presenting Author: Pradip K. Bardhan; Co-author: Shafiqul A. Sarker, David A. Sack International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Background and Objective: The standard clinical intervention in acute watery diarrhoea is the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS). However, the present ORS formulation has limitations - it does not reduce the volume, frequency or the duration of diarrhoea. Delivering ORS in liposomes, to stimulate faster and more efficient intestinal absorption of water and electrolytes, may improve the efficacy of ORT. Preliminary experimental results suggest that use of Liposomal ORS is associated with a high level of water absorption. We aimed to study whether incorporation of ORS components into liposomes improves clinical responses in children suffering from acute diarrhea.
Methods: A hospital-based exploratory clinical trial was conducted amongst 135 children aged 6- 36 months suffering from acute watery diarrhoea. The patients were randomly distributed into four groups to receive either glucose syrup-soyabean Liposomal-salt ORS (Gr-1), glucose syrup- rice liposome ORS (Gr-2), glucose syrup ORS (Gr-3) or the standard reduced-osmolarity ORS (Gr-4). Stool output and ORT success were evaluated and compared between the four groups.
Results: The number of patients in each group were 32 (Gr-1), 35 (Gr-2), 36 (Gr-3) and 32 (Gr-4). The median stool outputs (ml) in the period 0-24 hours were 381 (Gr-1), 553 (Gr-2), 554 (Gr-3), and 635 (Gr-4), (p=0.023, Kruskall-Wallis test). The median stool outputs (ml) in the period 0-48 hours were 917 (Gr-1), 1,127 (Gr-2), 1,261 (Gr-3), and 1,181 (Gr-4), (p=0.042,
Kruskall-Wallis test). The number of patients with ORT failures were 0, 1, 1, and 6 in the groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively (p=0.005, X2 test).
Conclusion: The use of liposome-based ORS was associated with significantly decreased stool output and ORT failure rate among children suffering from acute watery diarrhea.
"Truthfully at the time I was very skeptical. I got relief in 24 hours. After day one, I woke up without the "cotton mouth" I was accustomed too. The second relief came in being able to wear my disposable contacts for a full day, and my skin felt less dry. I've been drinking about 4 eight ounce glasses of Hydrus every day (you'll figure out what works for you). Nothing so simple ever helped me so much. I can really feel the difference Hydrus makes. Once a skeptic, I can honestly say adding Hydrus has made a very big difference in my quality of life."
Sandy, North Carolina
"Hydrus certainly helps with hydration. Normally when I wake up in the morning, I have to immediately put eye drops in my eyes because they are so dry. I keep eye drops by my bedside. Also, my mouth and nasal passages are extremely dry. When I use Hydrus in the early evening, I notice when I wake up, I don't have to use eye drops and my mouth and nasal passages are not nearly as dry. I just feel more hydrated."
Sandy, North Carolina
""Hydrus gives me the needed electrolytes and nutrients without complicating my life with sugary drinks that cause my blood sugar to rise. I know Hydrus works for me because when I'm using Hydrus, I have great energy, I feel hydrated, I don't cramp, I feel light on my feet, and I recover much faster. Not only is Hydrus a great product for all athletes, it is perfect for T1D's that want one less complication in their athletic life!"
One day I heard Hall of Fame basketball player Rick Barry talking about symptoms his wife had been experiencing. As I listened, I realized they were exactly the same ones I had been dealing with for some time...headaches, rapid heartbeat, low energy late in the day. He said Hydrus Performance had addressed these and that she was feeling great. I immediately ordered Hydrus! Five days later, I received my first box of this amazing product. The thing I found most astounding was how quickly it performed! That was about three months ago, and I have never had the symptoms again!
"Truthfully at the time I was very skeptical. I got relief in 24 hours. After day one, I woke up without the "cotton mouth" I was accustomed to. The second relief came in being able to wear my disposable contacts for a full day, and my skin felt less dry. I've been drinking about 4 eight ounce glasses of Hydrus every day (you'll figure out what works for you). Nothing so simple ever helped me so much. I can really feel the difference Hydrus makes. Once a skeptic, I can honestly say adding Hydrus has made a very big difference in my quality of life."
Sandy, North Carolina