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Problems with your hydration can arise when you lose too much fluid and the salts and sugars dissolved in it, and at the same time absorb too little. This is called dehydration. With the O.R.S. Scoop you can prevent and treat dehydration symptoms. Going out? Always take your O.R.S. Scoop with you so that you can make your own O.R.S.. Especially in warm weather!
WHY BUY THE O.R.S. SCOOP?
What to do against dehydration? Make sure to replenish your fluids, sugars and salts as soon as possible! With the aid of the handy O.R.S. Scoop, you can make your own rehydration fluid quickly and easily. The abbreviation O.R.S. stands for Oral Rehydration Salts. O.R.S. is a glucose-salt preparation to promote the absorption of fluids. If O.R.S. sachets are not available, the O.R.S. Scoop is a godsend. With this you can easily make O.R.S. yourself! Hang the O.R.S. Scoop as a keychain on your belt, bag or toiletry bag.
ADVANTAGES OF THE O.R.S. SCOOP
- Mix drinking water, sugar and salt to create your own rehydration solution
- The cups on either side of the scoop serve as a measuring cup for the right amount of sugar and salt
- The O.R.S. Scoop can be attached to the (toilet) bag as a keychain
✓ Mix with drinking water, sugar and salt easily your own rehydration liquid
The cups on either side of the scoop serve as a measuring cup for the right amount of sugar and salt
✓ The O.R.S. Scoop can be attached to the (toilet) bag as a keyring
QUESTION AND ANSWER:
HOW TO USE THE O.R.S. SCOOP?
Making your own O.R.S. is easy! The O.R.S. Scoop is compact and comes with a handy key ring, so you can always have it with you. With the O.R.S. Scoop you can make your own O.R.S. rehydration fluid that contains the right amount of sugars and salts. The cups on either side of the O.R.S. Scoop can be used as convenient measuring cups. Take 200ml of drinking water and add sugars and salts to it to make your rehydration fluid. Use the small cup to measure out the correct amount of salt. Fill the large cup and you have the right amount of sugars. Drink your O.R.S. fluid regularly to keep your fluid levels up.
WHEN DO SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION OCCUR?
Dehydration often occurs during and after strenuous physical activity in high temperatures. If you are going to walk, run, hike, mountain bike, canoe or do any other physical activity when the weather is warm, pay attention to your fluid intake and also supplement your salts and sugars with O.R.S. or choose to make your own rehydration fluid with the O.R.S. Scoop from Care Plus. Prevent problems with your hydration!
WHO IS O.R.S. SUITABLE FOR?
O.R.S. sachet and O.R.S. Scoop are not only meant for athletes. Excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, burns or the use of certain medicines can also lead to dehydration symptoms, especially in combination with summer temperatures. Small children (up to 2 years of age), pregnant women, the chronically ill and the elderly are at an increased risk of dehydration. Buying O.R.S. or being able to make it yourself is extremely important for this target group. Be alert and make sure you always have your O.R.S. Scoop handy!
TIPS FOR HOT WEATHER SPORTS
Besides buying and using O.R.S. bags or the O.R.S. Scoop, what else can you do as an athlete to reduce the risk of dehydration? Wear light and airy clothing that does not absorb heat unnecessarily and allows sweat to evaporate. If you suddenly encounter higher temperatures, give your body time to adjust. Acclimatisation can take up to a week. Avoid the midday heat and exercise in the morning or evening. Are you training for a tour or race? Plan the training sessions at the time of the event so that your body can get used to the (weather) conditions. The most important tip: Make your own rehydration liquid with the O.R.S. Scoop and take consistent breaks from drinking to maintain healthy hydration. When you get thirsty, you have already lost too much fluid!
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DEHYDRATION?
If you are dehydrated you may experience symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, feeling of weakness, tingling sensations, increased heart rate, cold hands and feet, muscle cramps, decreased sweating and urination. Are you suffering from one or more symptoms? Then you may be dealing with dehydration or heat congestion. Supplement your fluids, salts and sugars immediately with O.R.S. bags or choose to make your own O.R.S. rehydration fluid with the O.R.S. Scoop from Care Plus! Drink, rest, cool your neck and forehead with ice and seek medical attention quickly.
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