Making water better for you and your patients.

While healthcare providers understand that water is essential to health, two thirds of Americans do not drink enough water on a daily basis[1] . Dehydration, especially from illness, is such a concern worldwide that the World Health Organization is targeting diarrhea and dehydration from it as a priority for ending preventable disease deaths by 2025[2].

With its implications on health, having a reliable, expedient dehydration treatment is crucial for healthcare professionals. NormaLyte provides the most reliable treatment available.

The foremost ORS formulation, the foremost results.

The formulation NormaLyte uses has the low osmolarity most recently recommended by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for optimal rehydration; however, the use of oral rehydration salts has been a proven and recommended treatment for dehydration for more than two decades[3].
The proof of efficacy has been shown throughout the world by researchers and healthcare providers.

Reliable treatment the world over.

NormaLyte is an appropriate and recommended treatment for dehydration in all people, especially:

  • Adults and children with dehydration; this can be mild to severe dehydration, determined by the number of and severity of symptoms
  • Infants with mild to moderate dehydration should be treated under medical supervision with ORT in preference to intravenous rehydration
  • Breast-fed infants with dehydration should be given ORT in conjunction with continued breastfeeding
  • NormaLyte is not indicated for people with heart disease, kidney disease, and fluid/electrolyte/salt restrictions.

Uniquely formulated for transformative results.

With a formulation that targets the most effective molecular processes, NormaLyte’s solution has the right balance of glucose and salts to maintain a 254 mOsm per Liter, which is efficiently absorbed into the body on a molecular level, using osmosis. It contains the amount of glucose and electrolytes recommended by the WHO, and follows the research showing that oral rehydration solutions that contain glucose are more effective than those with low levels of salts.

The science behind osmosis in the cells in the intestines, glucose helps the sodium and therefore water, be absorbed into the cells. The formulation of NormaLyte’s solution allows for absorption of water on a 1:1 molar basis in the small intestine. The sodium and potassium are needed to replace the body losses of these essential ions during dehydration. Citrate reduces the acidosis that occurs alongside diarrhea and dehydration. The fresh citrus flavoring helps improve the taste to ease ingestion, all without preservatives.

NormaLyte is more efficient, lower in calories, and better researched in rehydration than sports drinks. Our solution, when mixed with a liter of water, has only 55 calories compared to Pediatric Electrolyte Drinks at 100 calories, and most sports drinks with more than 200 calories a bottle. With all the added fructose and sucrose, sports drinks can actually be hypertonic, which worsens dehydration with a higher osmolarity than that of the small intestine, pulling water out of the cells.

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