Natuvital offer a range of oral rehydration products designed to help rehydrate and manage mild dehydration by replacing fluids and electrolytes in the body. Our formulas contain essential electrolytes and glucose, which enhance the absorption of sodium across the intestinal membrane.
Natuvital products contains a balanced mix of glucose and minerals that promotes water absorption and is indicated for dehydration. It helps to replace fluids and electrolytes lost due to dehydrating conditions such as:
- Cold or flu
- During sport
- Consumption of alcohol
How much needed per day should be determined by taking into account the weight of the patient as well as the severity of the condition. Please see the table below for further information. Note: Children dehydrate much quicker than adults and as such parents need to be vigilant and seek medical attention quickly if symptoms persist. Seek medical advice if diarrhoea persists for more than:
- 6 hours in infants under 6 months of age
- 12 hours in children aged 6 months ‐ 3 years
- 24 hours in children aged 3‐6 years
- 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years of age
Volume of fluid required over the first 6 hours and then every 6 hours thereafter
|Weight (kg)||In the first 6 hours (mL)||Every 6 hours thereafter (mL)|
|30kg ‐ Adults||1000‐2000||900‐1260|
Sports drinks are considered unsuitable for dehydration caused by vomiting and/or diarrhoea. This is because although sports drinks replenish electrolytes, they replace those lost through sweating, not through diarrhoea or vomiting. Also, sport drinks contain much more sugar than sodium which pulls more fluid into your intestines, worsening your dehydration. It’s a similar story for lemonade or other soft drinks. They have a high sugar content which attracts fluid into the gut, causing more diarrhoea. Juices containing a high amount of sugar also fall into this category so should be avoided during diarrhoea.
There is no contraindication for the use of Natuvital products in pregnancy and lactation. However, pregnant and lactating women suffering from acute diarrhoeal conditions such as gastroenteritis should consult their healthcare practitioner.
Please be aware that ReSport contains caffeine (60 mg per dose).
Adding Natuvital Electrolyte Rehydration Formulas to liquids other than water (such as milk, soft drinks, lemonade or cordials) may alter the careful balance of glucose and electrolytes necessary for quick and effective rehydration. Only mix with water.
Natuvital products do not contain any peanuts or peanut derived ingredients.
Natuvital products do not contain any ingredients derived from animal products, lactose, egg, casein, or dairy.
Natuvital products do not contain gluten.
Natuvital effervescent tablets are sweetened with saccharin. There is no aspartame in any Natuvital products.
Natuvital products do not contain fructose.