If you’re thirsty, you may already be dehydrated.

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

Fight dehydration before it strikes with NormaLyte.


While illness can cause dehydration through excessive diarrhea or vomiting, water can leave our bodies in excess in many different ways. Dehydration occurs when the body is losing more water than it is taking in. Usually there is an imbalance in the body’s mineral salts or electrolytes, particularly in the concentration of sodium and potassium. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you become dehydrated. NormaLyte replenishes fluids and electrolytes to restore hydration levels quickly and efficiently.


glass-1The Institute of Medicine recommends that the average woman should drink about nine cups of liquid a day, and the average man about 12 cups.

What causes dehydration?

Diarrhea and Vomiting

One of the most common reasons a person loses excess water is an infection that causes diarrhea. Bacteria, viruses or parasites may cause diarrhea. Norovirus alone causes on an average 19-21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu) each year in the United States. Rotavirus causes 3.2 million episodes of diarrhea each year among children in United States.


Sweating is the body’s built-in cooling system, activated during heat, humidity and vigorous exercise. Humidity can play a greater role in dehydration than heat, because the sweat drips from the body rather than evaporating, and thus does not cause a loss of heat from the body. However, high rates of sweating can also occur during sports or other vigorous physical activity in cool and dry conditions, contributing to the risk of dehydration. Inadequate intake of liquids during hot weather or exercise may also deplete the body’s water stores. Anyone can become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk.

Excessive Alcohol consumption

Alcohol increases urine output. Excessive alcohol consumption of more than 6 drinks can lead to net fluid loss, which causes dehydration


Even in areas like tropical rain forests, where water is plentiful, it’s still easy to become dehydrated. It’s not just in dry areas of the globe, like the desert, where dehydration is a common problem. When you have to travel on long overseas flights dehydration can also become a problem with the excessively dry air that exists at 30,000 feet. Each year, an estimated 10 million people battle traveler’s diarrhea, making it the most common travel—related illness.

Fight dehydration before thirst hits.

Obviously, the best way to fight dehydration is to stop it before it becomes a risk. It’s only when you are truly dehydrated that consuming water will no longer help your body and a product like NormaLyte becomes necessary to regain your body’s water equilibrium.

But water needs are very individual. This is why many doctors will simply advise their patients to drink until they are no longer thirsty. Luckily, there is little risk in drinking too much water, because the kidneys remove any excess water the body does not need through urine.

Because our formula meets the strict criteria of the World Health Organization NormaLyte is actually safe to use as an everyday preventative as well, for everyone age 1 and up.

NormaLyte is now available nationwide at CVS and The Kroger Family of Pharmacies. Ask your pharmacist to order it today.