I’ve tried every ORS on the market. Normalyte is the best one. Been using it now since 2017, started with the free sample pack. I used to have to go to the ER for IV hydration 1-2 times a month, this has kept me out of the hospital, I recover so quickly and am able to gain some quality of life back! The apple is my jam.
Thank you for sharing! Wow! So humbling to know it's helping you so phenomenally!
Normalyte, thank you for offering the free sample pack! I tried the apple flavor, which was okay. I no longer enjoy sugar based beverages, and it was too sugary sweet for me. I monitor my carbohydrate intake closely. I typically do not drink sugar based drinks, trying to stay below 2g per serving. I wish there was a way to maintain the science behind how Normalyte works, without dextrose or other sugars, having a carbohydrate count of no more than 2 grams per serving. I drink electrolytes throughout the day to manage my POTS, and just can't be consuming that many carbohydrates in my beverages.
Thank you for your input. We always appreciate hearing constructive feedback such as yours! Each stick of NormaLyte contains 7g of carbohydrate. This is because sugar is necessary for the proper absorption of sodium through the sodium glucose cotransport system. We use the WHOs formula for oral rehydration salts (ORS), and if we strayed from that then we would not be considered an ORS.
That said, we can certainly understand your need to consume less sugar, but it is needed for proper absorption.
I’ve tried several ORS brands since my POTS diagnosis, but normalyte is the first one that has actually made a difference in my symptoms. Drip drop and other brands definitely taste better, but that doesn’t mean much if they don’t work! I also really appreciated the chance to try all the different flavors in a free sample. I found the orange and green apple to be the most palatable.
Thank you for the review, Olivia! Unlike Drip Drop, we use a scientific formula to rehydrate quickly and effectively. We are an Oral Rehydration Salt (an ORS) that uses the WHOs perfect new formula for oral rehydration. Studies have shown that it can prevent the need for supplemental IV therapy by up to 33%!
I have tried so many different ORS brands, and NormaLyte is by far the best one. It's a very convenient way for me to manage my symptoms on the go. They also don't upset my stomach like some sodium tablets and other electrolyte powders do. The grape and PURE packets are my favorite. Definitely recommend!