Dehydration is a huge problem during a bout of diarrhoea caused by a viral infection, food poisoning, or IBS. If you’re unable to retain sufficient fluids and electrolytes, your body will become depleted in essential nutrients such as potassium and sodium.
Fluid replacement products help you replace lost fluids. Add the powder or tablets to water and drink. The added sugar helps the body to absorb the water and electrolytes. Dehydration is a major problem in the elderly and young children, so always keep a pack of fluid replacement sachets or tablets. They are available in several flavours, including blackcurrant, raspberry, and lemon.