Maternova sells a rehydration formulation for mild dehydration or for maintaining fluid balance and volume.
Diarrhea is a common problem for many people; bacteria and viruses are among its many causes. Diarrhea often stops in a day or so, but it can become dangerous if lost fluids are not replaced properly, causing dehydration. O ral rehydration solution packets address these problems by properly replacing fluids.
Common sense suggests that the best treatment for dehydration is drinking water. However, significant electrolyte loss almost always accompanies water loss—so both electrolytes and water must be replaced. Not every liquid rehydrates correctly: water does not provide the needed electrolytes, while sugary or salty drinks (or foods) can make the problem worse.
Rice-based oral rehydration salts are effective in reducing the volume and duration of diarrhea. It does so by providing the minerals and salts needed for replacing fluids lost from diarrhea. Used under medical supervision, oral rehydration salts can speed up recovery for both adults and children as the formulation simultaneously treats diarrhea symptoms and rehydrates.
Cera products replace fluid losses with a composition that is similar to what was lost. In addition, oral rehydration salts replace volume quickly and can be taken on a regular basis, before the problem becomes serious.
The role of electrolytes for rehydration
Essential electrolytes, including an adequate supply of sodium, are needed to regulate the body's delicate fluid balance and to maintain good circulation. Too little fluid volume, or hypovolemia, can cause shock, stroke or cardiac arrest (heart attack). Repeated episodes of dehydration or serious dehydration can permanently harm organ functioning, especially early or late in life.