ViDrate Hydration Sachets Review

Review of ViDrate Hydration Sachets

The Hydration Sachets from ViDrate claim to aid the body and mind - a bold claim, and we'll explore just how they stack up in this review along with some of their potential benefits!

An introduction to ViDrate

The ViDrate Hydration Sachets aim to re-energise the body and mind through hydration. The sachets claim to do this through the use of electrolytes and vitamins.

The sachets are sugar-free and vegan friendly, and are easy to use by simply adding them to a bottle or glass of water.

A closer look at ViDrate

ViDrate Hydration SachetsEach ViDrate sachet contains a powder comprised of electrolytes and vitamins. They seem to take pride in being 100% sugar free as well as vegan friendly, and place an emphasis on only using natural ingredients.

An example of this would be that the powder contains Stevia (steviol glycosides), which is a natural form of sweetener that helps to provide the sachets unique flavour. From my perspective, the natural solution is a big plus, as it allows the fitness conscious to have a healthy alternative to post workout beverages, for example.

Equally, those that struggle with with water intake due to its lack of taste will likely appreciate the healthy hit of sweetness provided by its Stevia content.

Another nice touch with ViDrate is that they are available in a range of flavours including Tropical, Orange & Peach, and Boost/Mixed Berry.

A deep dive into ViDrate's health effects

As mentioned earlier in the review, the ViDrate Hydration Sachets set out to provide a healthy way to stay hydrated - the range of benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides natural flavours to make drinking water more palatable
  • Many different flavour options
  • Formulated with natural ingredients
  • Vegan friendly
  • Low in calories

The chief goal of ViDrate seems to be helping people to stay hydrated, which it appears to achieve quite well with its various flavour options and use of Stevia to provide sweetness.

The fact that Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia Rebaudiana plant should provide peace of mind to those worried about sugar and its negative health impact. Studies have shown that humans cannot metabolise the gycosides contained within Stevia, which means that in its raw form it contains zero calories. This purportedly makes them safe to consume throughout the day, and it's recommended by ViDrate to take 2-3 sachets per day.

A big focus of the marketing is the inclusion of electrolytes within the ViDrate powder. I felt it would only be right to look into this, and found that there is much research that supports electrolytes having a potential positive impact on the body. It seems generally agreed upon that electrolytes are vital for the body to function as it should. Electrolytes such as sodium help maintain fluid balance within the body for instance.

Research into the effects of electrolytes on training and recovery found that fluids are electrolytes (sodium) are consumed by athletes as part of their exercise routine. While there are a number of reasons for this, the general takeaway was that it's to "sustain total body water, as deficits (hypohydration) will increase cardiovascular and thermal strain" - water and electrolytes need to be replaced after exercise, in order to re-establish an acceptable level of total body water.

Closing thoughts

So what do I think of the ViDrate Hydration Sachets? At the most basic level, I've come to the conclusion that they're a great option for staying hydrated without needing to rely on less healthy alternatives such as sugar-based beverages (e.g. sports drinks containing sugar) or those containing synthetic sweeteners.

I also believe the research into electrolytes shows that there is promise in using the sachets as part of post-exercise recovery, but of course, I would encourage anyone to do their own research first so that they can make an informed decision.

If you'd like to find out more about ViDrate, I'd also encourage you to have a read through the product page for further information.