Does Liquid IV hydrate you more than as if you are drinking regular water? If so, how?

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Does Liquid IV hydrate you more than as if you are drinking regular water? If so, how?

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It’s basically electrolytes to make water “isotonic”, wich means the electrolyte levels (salts/minerals) match the ones of our body.

When you drink regular water it doesn’t match the mineral concentration your body needs so some excess water is flushed out (same if too much minerals are in it though).

So yes, you get more hydration by drunk volume. But thats really only a concern when you have limited water with you, otherwise you can just drink more and let your body solve it themselves.

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An IV is hydration straight into your bloodstream, which is instant. Drinking water is a slower process

When you get an IV they typically give you saline which matches your blood salt levels. This means that it just combines with your blood and increases the volume.

When you drink water it doesn’t have salts so it’s not absorbed as efficiently, and it also takes longer.

One interesting concept that is besides the point is that if you drink water with sugar, it is actually absorbed much better due to the types of transporters we have in our intestines (sugar + water cotransporters)