Answers listed below will help you know SOS better.
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Answers listed below will help you know SOS better.
SOS is a fast acting electrolyte replacement drink created to provide the ultimate hydration recovery due to active lifestyles and physical performance.
SOS is manufactured and packaged in the USA in an FDA approved manufacturing and production facility. The facilities have the highest level of FDA clearance and all products have been through independent testing and auditing with Informed Sport and Informed Choice to give you peace of mind when consuming SOS.
SOS has been used efficiently by SOS’ers with Celiac’s disease.
Nutrition facts: Serving size 1 stick (@4.8g) to mix with 250ml (8foz) water.
Calories 10. Fat Cal 0g. Total fat 0g (0%DV). Total Carb 3g (1%DV). Sugars 3g. Sodium 330mg (14%DV). Potassium 195mg (5%DV). Protein 0g. Magnesium (5%DV). Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
*Percent Daily values based off a 2000 calorie diet.
Sucrose, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose, Natural flavors, Natural Coloring, Malic Acid, Magnesium Citrate and Stevia. Osomlarity 230 mOsm/l.
SOS ingredients have been specifically balanced and formulated for rehydration. We use no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.
For more information on our ingredients and what they do, please visit the ‘The Science’ section of our website.
SOS uses the World Health Organization´s Oral Rehydration Therapy recommendations and data from the American College of Sports Medicine. By correctly balancing the amount of sodium and glucose, SOS enhances the water absorption process by activating the body’s natural mechanism know as the Sodium/Glucose co-transport system, which is located in the small bowel.
When SOS arrives to the small intestine, one molecule of sodium is quickly pulled into the blood vessels by one molecule of glucose; subsequently, due to osmotic forces, water gets absorbed as it always follows sodium.
This is the main reason why we need salt (sodium) and sugar (glucose). With salt we can prevent “water intoxication” and maintain a good osmolarity; with the correct types of sugars, we forestall the development of lactic acidosis.
An ORS is an Oral Rehydration Solution. A solution can be considered an ORS when it complies with the World Health Organization specification. These solutions are made by mixing the perfect amount of electrolytes and glucose, which can help the body absorb up to ten times as much water.
This form of therapy was first discovered more that 50 years ago to treat patients with Cholera. The benefits of ORS use for an active lifestyle have become apparent more recently. SOS has taken this science and developed it for people with active lifestyles.
SOS is made for rapid hydration so whether you’re about to engage in a tough workout, about to hop on a long flight, or getting ready for a night out, don’t forget your SOS!
People with water restrictions, heart or kidney problems should refer to a Physician/Doctor before taking SOS. Also, it should not be consumed by children under 1 year old.
SOS is not recommended for those with sedentary lifestyles, unless they suffer from mild to moderate dehydration.
According to the FDA standards, SOS only uses Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) ingredients and therefore complies with all regulations for food consumption and production.
SOS is part of the Informed Sport and Informed Choice program and as such our manufacturing process and ingredients have been analyzed and are frequently audited to ensure that SOS is safe for any athlete that gets tested by WADA as part of their sport.
SOS doesn’t need NSF approval. SOS is a food product and is in the same category as Gatorade and Powerade neither of which need NSF approval.
SOS should only be mixed with clean water.
Each stick contains enough ingredients to be mixed with 8 fluid ounces (250ml) of water.
Always ensure that the product is well mixed and consumed within 24 hours of preparation.
First things first: SOS does not condone drinking under 21 yrs of age and recommends responsible drinking. And please don’t drink and drive.
One of the main reasons people feel terrible the morning after a night out is because they are dehydrated. Alcohol has a diuretic effect because it inhibits the secretion of a hormone in the brain known as the antidiuretic hormone (ADH). This substance acts on the kidney to reabsorb water. When ADH levels drop, the kidneys produce more urine, which dehydrates you. In fact, for every 1 gram of alcohol consumed, urine excretion increases by 10 milliliters.
After an evening of alcohol consumption, we recommend drinking one SOS just before going to bed and one SOS next morning.
This is lifestyle survival according to SOS!
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SOS is different from typical sports drinks because it is a low osmolarity solution that contains 3 times more electrolytes and 75% less carbohydrates than typical sports drinks.
Due to their high sugar content, Sports Drinks have a high osmolarity. This may lead to bloating and even diarrhoea. High osmolarity in the gut will pull water from the blood vessels into the gut instead of absorbing it; this is known as osmotic diarrhoea.
The main ingredients of energy drinks are high amounts of sugar and caffeine. As their name says, they are made to give an artificial energy boost; they are not meant to rehydrate you.
Caffeine is known to be a diuretic because it blocks the Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) in the brain, thus increasing the urine production. After that initial energy boost you will feel tired and you will definitively be dehydrated. Some of the main dehydration symptoms are tiredness, headaches, constipation, and lightheadedness.
SOS is all-natural and gives you a fast and healthy boost of water. Proper hydration is key for good performance and lifestyle survival.
Diabetic people with active lifestyles can drink SOS to help them hydrate more effectively. SOS contains two types of sugars: sucrose and dextrose.
Sucrose is a medium glycemic index sugar. It is a disaccharide (formed by two molecules of sugar). Once it arrives to the small intestines, sucrose splits into one molecule of glucose and one molecule of fructose. After drinking SOS, you will get a small glucose peak, which provides energy and water absorption enhancement.
Dextrose is a simple sugar with a high GI index.
Dehydration can cause headaches, irritability, weakness, dizziness, concentration impairment, tiredness, dry mouth, and more. Any of these symptoms may indicate that you are dehydrated.
A couple of tips to monitor your hydration status:
Thirst: When we start sensing thirst, we are already 2% dehydrated. Be aware that our thirst sense decreases with aging. Luckily, there are better ways of assessing dehydration!
Urine volume and colour: Yes, as simple as that. Nobody knows your body better than you. You have noticed that after a long run or a big night out your urine volume is lower and the colour is dark-orange–that means that you are dehydrated. If you urinate light and clear urine in a correct volume, your body is hydrated. If you see a darker-orange colour, you are dehydrated.
Yes, even though sodium is essential for osmolarity balance and is involved in many physiologic processes, in excess it can be harmful.
Our body has mechanisms to keep a stable sodium-water balance. When we sweat, we lose water with a large sodium concentration. This is why it´s important to replenish the losses. However, too much sodium can cause swelling, and other complications.
SOS provides the correct amount of sodium to replenish what you are losing.
Too much water can be bad for you, as it will dilute the sodium from your blood, decreasing the body’s osmolarity. Because water always follows salt, the water will move inside the cells to where the higher sodium concentration is. This concept is
known as “water intoxication.”
SOS is proper hydration: water+sodium+glucose. Fast rehydration, osmotic balance, energy source.
Check out our The Science page for more information.
Hydration is necessary for survival. Water is the most important element in humans, as a full 60% of our body is water. This vital liquid is involved in every metabolic process of our body. We can only live one week without it.
Losing just 2% of your body weight through dehydration can significantly decrease your performance through detrimental effects on physiological, neuromuscular, reaction, decision making. Using SOS can help you keep performing at your peak.
Everyday, even when we don’t sense it, we are losing water through evaporation, breathing, and urine excretion.
More than just hot weather dehydrates us:
Air conditioned environments
Consumption of coffee, tea, energy drinks, and alcohol