Stay Hydrated at Home and On the Go with Drip Drop

In full disclosure, I received product and compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are completely my own.

You might be surprised to learn that chronic dehydration affects 75 percent of Americans, and most people are suffering from dehydration symptoms without even knowing it. Early warning signs include but are not limited to dry mouth, headaches, sluggishness, and increased anxiety. Believe it or not, thirst is an indication that dehydration has already set in.

When you are sick it is very important to stay hydrated. This is something I have learned all too well this winter, after a couple of yucky colds and most recently a stomach virus which passed to each member of my family. It was just last month when I had my turn with the stomach bug, and was rather sick for a couple of days. I didn’t realize the toll it had taken on me until I went grocery shopping and found myself feeling hot, dizzy, and like I was walking through a fog. I spent years in the medical profession and even I didn’t recognize the signs of dehydration early enough. I seriously wish I had been introduced to Drip Drop oral rehydration solution (ORS) before that afternoon.

Drip Drop ORS

Drip Drop oral rehydration solution allows you to quickly treat dehydration. Drip Drop helps you recover from sweating, vomiting and the results of the stomach flu. I just heard on the news the other night that this terrible flu season we have had is going to last longer than expected.

You never know when illness is going to strike. Since Drip Drop can be stored in it’s dry packet form, you can be sure to have it on hand when you need it. Drip Drop is available in powder form, in small packets which dissolve quickly in a glass of water. This makes it easy to slip into a diaper bag, purse, or even the car. Dehydration can be caused by excessive sweating, so before heading to the gym or taking that walk you can sprinkle Drip Drop right into your water bottle.

One of the things I like about Drip Drop, is that it can be used by children, adults and seniors. In a multi-gen family like mine, it’s nice when the youngest and the oldest family member in the house can take the same treatment.

Drip Drop Oral Rehydration Solution

Did I mention that Drop Drop tastes great? My family has tried both the Natural Berry and Natural Lemon Flavors and they are really good. I think I might like the berry flavor a little too much. Luckily, an adult can consume up to 8 packets per day as needed.

If you think that a sports drink is good enough when you are sick, think again. Drip Drop has 2-3 times the electrolytes and ½ the calories of a sports drink. Be sure to have Drip Drop on hand for the next time you or a family member gets sick. I know that I will. It’s conveniently available to purchase online from the Drip Drop website. Staying properly hydrated will help speed the recovery process.

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How do you keep your family well and hydrated during the cold and flu season?

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Comments

  1. I usually load up on vitamins

  2. I like that it has more electrolytes. That is really important when you are sick.

  3. Oh wow, I think I should keep a supply of this in my house for when we get sick. Those nasty stomach bugs seem to come around every winter!

  4. Really cool product! Hadn’t seen this before but really need to pick some up and keep it on hand.

  5. We do lots of hand washing. Also add more fruits and veggies.

  6. These sound like a neat product. Probably something good to add to a survival/emergency kit too!

  7. Drip Drop sounds like a great product. Definitely something to keep on hand, esp here in FL.

  8. Even though I am not the best when it comes to drinking water, I carry a water bottle with me wherever I go. We do the same for my boys.

  9. I know these are supposed to be wonderful, but the fact that I cannot easily find an ingredients list bothers me. Most of these drink mixes contain sweeteners that are NOT good for a body, regardless of whether the FDA approved it or not. The FDA is approving all kinds of things that are NOT good for us, unfortunately!

    • Hi Tori! An ingredient list is available on the DripDrop.com website under the FAQ tab with the label “What Does Drip Drop Contain?”

  10. Oh, I really need these. I never drink water, because it’s just so bland.

  11. Great thing to keep in the house. You never know when a stomach bug will strike and by then you’re usually too sick to do anything about it.

  12. Never heard of this before. But I definitely need to get some. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Oh this sounds like a great way to stay hydrated! It sounds like it tastes good too!

  14. We take vit D and C and drink lots of water. So far so good!!

  15. I drink plenty of water and Gatorade. Try to also sip chicken broth.

  16. This sounds like something that would be good to have on hand for stomach bugs. I think I would prefer the Berry flavor.

  17. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    WHEN I AM SICK I HAVE TEA AND DIET 7 UP. THE 7 UP HELPS A LOT.

  18. Oh my goodness, I seriously need drip drop! We struggle getting kids to drink when they are sick. Goodness, I struggle to drink when I’m sick. But something that has a great taste would really help. And I love that it tastes great but less sugar than sports drinks. yes, I think I could really stock up some Drip Drop in our food storage supplies. Yes Please!

  19. This would be so great for my daughter. She has to drink so much water each day and she still does not feel hydrated.

  20. Wow.. I love that they come in small packages to make it easy to keep in your purse or bag; what a great review, I had never heard of the product but totally love it and will check it out and grab a few the next time I’m out

  21. Mary Jacobowitz says:

    I start loading up on Vitamin C and plenty of water.

  22. I was wondering how that stacked up next to electrolyte drinks and it stacks up and goes higher! Awesome!

  23. I entered for I want to give this a try! As the season down here gets hotter, we do a lot of outside activities. This is a great thing and I really want to try it out for me and the family!

  24. This is super-awesome… all three of my kids just got over a bug and it was tough getting them to drink enough fluids, even the days after… this definitely would have helped.

  25. Wow! This stuff looks amazing. It’s like Pedialyte for adults. It’s so hard to drink water when dehydration from sickness sets in. I love water, except when I’m sick. Maybe I could stomach Drip Drop.

  26. Very unique product. I had never heard of it before. It would be great to have in your purse incase you are somewhere that you cant easily get to water

  27. I’d never heard of this before! I know I used to have a hard time drinking enough water.

  28. This is very interesting. I am actually drinking Gatorade right now because my throat has been sore. I will have to try this!

  29. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We drink a lot of water and take vitamin C along with elderberry syrup!

  30. This is SO interesting! I definitely get dehydrated more often than I would like. I’m terrible about ignoring those signs.

  31. I haven’t heard of this before but what a great idea. I’m going to look for this.

  32. Nice way to get electrolytes without all the sugar of sports drinks! We prevent dehydration by drinking lots of water.

  33. I had the norovirus in jan. I certainly could’ve used this stuff then!

  34. How do we stay hydrated during cold and flu season? The better question is how do we the rest of the time? I’m not a fan of water and don’t drink it well. Anything that gives it flavor is a winner in my book.

  35. These would be good to have on hand, especially when you’re sick.

  36. Sounds like a great product for an emergency kit.

  37. I keep hydrated and I get as much rest as possible!

  38. This is such a neat product! We do our best to drink a lot of water and make sure the kids always have water bottles as an option.

  39. This is so interesting, what an awesome product. I drink a lot of water, at least I try to!

  40. I try to drink lots of fluids and rest to prevent colds and flu. New product for me – looks interesting!

  41. I have never heard of this before, I am so bored of water this sounds like a nice alternative!

  42. These are great! With flu and cold season, it’s really easy to get dehydrated, especially kiddos! They don’t really understand the importance of drinking a lot when they’re not feeling well. The added electrolytes is awesome!! I’ll have to check Drip Drop out because you’re right…those sports drinks aren’t enough!

  43. I’ve never heard of this before. It would make a nice alternative to drinking plain water!

  44. I’m horrible about remembering to drink enough water. I really like that this is safe for children or adults so I could share with my toddler.

  45. i did know that thirst is an indicator of dehydration. I try to encourage my kids to drink more water throughout the day

  46. jasmine burdett says:

    i drank water and vitamins as much as i can

  47. My toddler gets dehydrated so easily in the summer. It isn’t enough to just push water to her. This is awesome.

  48. I’ll be honest….I need to drink more water. I’m horrible at it. Luckily my son loves water! He drinks it all the time! I think he would love this!

  49. Amy Desrosiers says:

    We usually drink lots of water with lemon to help combat the flu or getting sick in general.

  50. Eliz Frank says:

    Now that is a smart solution for those of us who don’t drink enough water… I love the idea and the fact it is safe is great.

  51. What a neat product! I never drink enough water.

  52. AWESOME! Quick way to stay hydrated! LOVE IT!

  53. jeanette sheets says:

    drink pretty of gatorade and take flu shots and keep hands washed at all times

  54. I sleep and take Thera Flu, that seems to help!

  55. Cassandra Eastman says:

    We drink water, orange juice or gatorade if we get dehydrated from a sickness!

  56. To tackle cold/flus in our house, we slow down as soon as we start to notice the sickies coming on. It helps us re-recuperate faster and we aren’t so down for the count. To get in water, I have to have a tall full cup waiting for me every time I walk past my kitchen!

  57. That is great to hear there are even more electrolytes in this. And half the calories of other drinks like this.

  58. I’ll have to do some research about this. I usually just drink orange juice and water to hydrate during an illness :)

  59. Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says:

    we drink lots of water and juices to stay hydrated when we have flu symptoms at home. another trick i’ve used is to freeze a sports drink in ice cube tray and suck on them as needed like a popsicle. Has always worked fairly well.

  60. Sleep and hydration are key! This is a great product to help combat dehydration. Low in sugar and tastes good!

  61. Thank you for the review of this item, and for the giveaway! It would be a great thing to add to my medical supplies.

    • Oh, and I guess I should finish answering the question. Oops! Fruit juice and ginger ale are the hydration items of choice for sicknesses in my house.

  62. I take vitamins everyday and when I feel a cold coming on I take melt-away vit C and zinc. I also have a humidifier to help with the house being so dry to help with dehydration.

  63. drink plenty of fluids

  64. Jamie Martin says:

    Everyone seems so impressed with this one when they arrive. We have a ‘water cooler’ in our fridge. We bought it for seven bucks at Walmart, there’s always cold water, so we drink plenty.

  65. just drink a lot of water

  66. courtney hennagir says:

    We drink a lot of water in our house.I am prone to dehydration when sick and have been hospitalized 3 times in the last couple of years for it.I am really excited to try this!

  67. I don’t do to much really, drink lots of fluids and take over the counter medicine. If it gets too bad, like it did 2 months ago, I go to my doctor and get a shot and prescription medicine.

  68. We haven’t been doing a good job this year. We’ve all been sick way more than normal this winter. To stay hydrated we keep water bottles filled and drink clear fluids when ill.

  69. We wash our hands a lot and use a dehumidifier.

  70. I definitely need to try this. I suffer from dehydration often & believe it’s one of my causes of migraines lately.

  71. We take over the counter meds, and lots of herbal chamomile tea blends with unpasteurized honey to soothe sore throats and encourage hydration. For my littles, I will make some weak Kool-Aid with a straw, and it’s a treat so they drink lots!

  72. We have a humidifier on constantly and drink lots of water…..I live in AZ.

  73. KAREN DEGRAAF says:

    MORE HAND WASHING, MORE WIPING THINGS DOWN WITH BLEACH AND MORE VITAMIN C CHEWABLES

  74. Wash those hands and spray everything with Lysol!

  75. washing hands, kleenex in most rooms, lots of juice and fresh veggies and fruit, homemade broth

  76. I put a cold-busting blend of essential oils in my diffuser and see to it that plenty of liquids are consumed.

  77. I have a waterless vicks vaporizer.from CVS.nice!

  78. drink a lot of water and avoid crowds

  79. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Staying hydrated and take vitamins!

  80. I try to drink lots of herb tea with lemon (for the Vit. C) and honey (to soothe the throat – and tastes yummy!) and was my hands constantly, so I am also putting on some nice soothing whipped shea butter to keep the hands from being so chapped.

  81. I make tea and add orange juice to it.

  82. kimberly bhatti says:

    we drink plenty of water and take our vitamins

  83. We wash hands and drink filtered water.

  84. Robert Shank says:

    Hand washing for me.

  85. Cindy Merrill says:

    Switchel is a great energy drink, full of vitamin C, also provides needed minerals, better than the glow in the dark chemical stuff known as “Gator Ade”: Mix one pint fresh apple cider with 1 cup black strap molasses, 1/4 cup cider vinegar and 1/4 cup ground ginger, wisk until fully blended, slowly pour 1/2 gallon of filtered water into mixture. This can be poured into any large water cooler or punch bowl. Some add more water, but that’s optional.

  86. We wash hands and use sanitizer. My daughter was sick last week and got very dehydrated. This would have been perfect!

  87. This sounds like a really neat product. I haven’t seen it before either so thanks for sharing it.

  88. Brenda Penton says:

    I stay fit and eat healthy, wash hands, and take a multivitamin. I try to get in 6-8 ounces of water daily, but it is tough!

  89. Virginia Rowell says:

    Being in Florida, I keep plenty of water and gatorade in stock. We take vitamin c daily and if we start to get sick, we take extra. And wash, wash, wash the hands.

  90. I always carry a water bottle around to make sure I drink enough! When feeling stressed, I like to take a detox bath, just like this one (http://laurynlasko.blogspot.com/2013/12/beauty-how-to-take-detox-bath.html)

    xx Laur
    laurynlasko.blogspot.com

  91. Ashley Lewis says:

    We take vitamins, drink hot tea for a sore throat, and drink lots of cucumber/lemon ice water.

  92. Teresa Chapman says:

    Hand washing, and I carry hand sanitizer to combat cold and flu. This looks like a very cool product. I have an autoimmune disorder called sjogrens syndrome, and one of the symptoms is extreme dry mouth, I’ll have to try this product and I hope it helps.

  93. Carol L says:

    Never heard of this product before. I’m glad I saw this post because I rarely drink water and this would be great for me. I usually add lots of vitamin c and zync to the diet to prevent getting so many colds in winter.
    Carol L

  94. Missy Marie says:

    When I feel something comin on I up my water intake and use emergency. I eat more garlic too.

  95. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:

    We take a multivitamin, but we take extra vitamin C and Emegen C. We also try to flavor our water. so that we drink more of it

  96. Angela Zimba says:

    Tea with honey and cinnamon

  97. Alice F says:

    I need these! I think I would drink more water if I had these.

  98. Hazel Hoffman says:

    I never heard of this before. Worth checking it out.

  99. I drink lots of water and take hot showers!

  100. Lots of soup and juice

  101. I always carry a water bottle!

  102. I try to drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and keep my toddlers away from other sick kids if at all possible.

  103. jennifer says:

    Water and sleep are the 2 most important things!

  104. We wash out hands a lot and drink more liquids

  105. I take vitamins daily

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