Hydration Drink

Signs of Dehydration

It is important to understand the signs of dehydration. The adult human body is 50-65% water and in a day we need to replenish that supply or dehydration can set in, causing a host of problems. However our bodies are smart! They provide us with a number of really uncomfortable signals or alarms that tell us when something is wrong. If you are experiencing any of these signs of dehydration, it’s time to listen to your body and pour yourself a glass of water.  Add a packet of re:iimmune to aid in your recovery. It delivers Clinical Strength Hydration in an electrolyte balancing formula!

Dry Mouth – The most obvious sign that something is amiss. This is the body’s first cry and first sign of dehydration. That’s right. You aren’t “just thirsty”, if your mouth is dry you are already dehydrated!

Fatigue – Often when we think we just didn’t get enough sleep last night, our body is really trying to tell us that it needs more water. If you aren’t well hydrated, your energy level drops and you begin to feel fatigued.

Headache – Even slight dehydration can bring on a headache pretty quickly but after 24 hours without water, there’s evidence that severe dehydration can shrink the brain. Think of how a plant reacts when it’s not getting enough water. The leaves of the plant begin to contract or shrink and it’s the same with the cells of our brain when the body is not getting an adequate amount of water.

Dry Skin/Skin That’s Lost Elasticity – A quick an easy way to decipher this sign of dehydration is to try the “Pinch Test” a.k.a the “Skin Turgor Test” where you lightly pinch some skin on the back of your hand and pull it up about 1cm before letting it go. If you are well hydrated, the skin will spring back into it’s natural position almost immediately. If it takes a few moments to fall back into place, you may be dehydrated.

Other Signs of Dehydration

  • bad breath
  • muscle cramps
  • rapid heartbeat
  • not urinating/dark colored urine

The Secret Powers of Ginger

But Wait…There’s More!

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Just when you think we’ve covered all the bases, there’s more ingredients to our secret sauce and they really aren’t so secret after all! If you scroll through the ingredient list on the side of your box of re:iimmune®, your eyes will land on 275 mg of ginger extract listed right below L-Glutamine (which we covered in our last blog). Ginger is on the rise both in popularity and demand within the natural health community right now, but ginger has been highly respected and sought after as a powerful health aid for centuries among many different cultures. While it’s most commonly known for its ability to soothe nausea and aide in healthy digestion, ginger happens to be the sneaky ninja of health resources as it possesses many commonly overlooked benefits.

Although ginger has many more layers to it than simply acting as a nausea reduction, that was its main attraction to our formula. Often times when illness hits, nausea is a main event. Aside from the stomach flu itself, many more serious illnesses are treated with heavy medications that cause dehydration, gut imbalances, and almost always nausea. Chemotherapy, antibiotic use, pain medications and anesthesia, are all known to cause mild to severe cases of nausea and digestive complications, while the illnesses that require these medications are the epicenter of what initially led to the creation of re:iimmune®.  Not only is ginger effective in these extreme cases, but it’s also a completely natural and safe solution for even the most sensitive of situations, like pregnancy for instance.

The bio-active compound found in ginger that is responsible for much of its medicinal properties is called Gingerol, this compound acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. Anti-inflammatories are also a hot spot on the health scene at the moment. Treatments ranging from anti-inflammatory diets, to health supplements and topical creams- reducing inflammation is all the rage. It’s important to know that inflammation isn’t always a bad thing, in the case of a trauma to your skin and muscular tissue, inflammation is your body’s way of healing itself. However, inflammation of your intestinal tract is the result of irritation, therefore calming down the inflammation goes hand in hand with calming down the irritant while allowing your digestive system to heal properly.

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But that’s not all! When you take a closer look at how other cultures use ginger root, the possibilities are endless. According to Chinese medicine, there is a lengthy list of benefits associated with ginger. Here are a few just to give you an idea:

  • Analgesic- Topical Pain Reduction
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Antiemetic- Anti-Vomit
  • Anti-Parasitic- Fights Parasites
  • Anti-Pyretic- Fights Fever
  • Hepato-Protective- Ability to prevent damage to the liver
  • Hypotensive- Lowers Blood Pressure

The research on Ginger and all of its numerous benefits is still expanding and we’ve only just begun to learn all there is to know about this little game changing root we’ve all come to love, but one thing is for sure; we want it on our team!

 

 

 

What is a Hydrobiotic™?

When you make new things, you get to make up new words- so that’s what we did! Dr. Kerri Miller created a mighty combination of Clinical Strength Hydration®, and a multi strain pre and probiotic blend containing a special combination of 14 different probiotics and one prebiotic (the food probiotics require in order to flourish). When you look at the various keys to recovery, you’ll see that very high up on the list sit both hydration and intestinal health. Alongside these two vital components of recovery, you’ll also see adequate rest, a healthy diet, exercise, and a positive mindset listed.
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Dr. Miller saw a missing piece in our healthcare system after working in it for over 20 years. We weren’t providing adequate means for our patients to stay hydrated and improve their intestinal health in an easy and accessible way, so she did something about it! She began her journey to create a solution, the first oral Hydrobiotic™. The first and foremost portion of this equation is “Hydro”, which represents the Clinical Strength Hydration® formula found in re:iimmune®. It is the first sugar free hydration pack made for rapid hydration needs. The “biotic” in Hydrobiotic™ stands for, you guessed it, probiotics! Not only did Dr. Miller witness her patients struggling to stay hydrated, but many medicines given in critical situations such as cancer, surgery and chronic illness, take costly tolls on your digestive health.

The pre and probiotic blend in re:iimmune® was especially formulated to promote restoration of the beneficial gut flora (good bacteria) that keep your digestive system balanced and functioning properly. L-Glutamine is an amino acid found in re:iimmune® that has more than one purpose, not only is it a co-transporter that helps your cells absorb hydration quicker, but it also helps rebuild healthy tissue in your intestinal wall. The ginger extract found in re:iimmune® boosts immunity, aids in digestive health and also reduces nausea. In cases of chemotherapy patients, antibiotic use and pregnancy, nausea is a common symptom and ginger is a safe solution. As you see, the Hydrobiotic™ formula in re:iimmune® represents it’s core combination of both hydration and probiotic supplementation, but the moving parts that make re:iimmune® the best way to get better, better™ are vast!

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Support Your Body’s Hydration and Immune System Needs

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The “S” in our G.U.T.S. motto, is the glue that holds it all together, or should I say; it’s the glue that holds us together physically- Support Your Body’s Hydration and Immune System Needs. When re:iimmune® was created, it was backed by the passion of a woman who had witnessed the tragedy of young children losing their lives to dehydration and poor gut health all around the world. Witnessing this opened her eyes to the desperate need for an effective solution. Those of us living in developed countries have regular access to clean drinking water, and yet it’s still not uncommon to hear of dehydration related deaths in our own communities. There are hundreds of books addressing the general decline on our digestive health as a community, the effects our digestive system has on our overall well-being, and the factors that play into maintaining a healthy gut, as well.

Our bodies are more than 60% water, our brains and muscles are nearly 75% water- without adequate hydration our muscles slow down, our brains lose clarity and eventually our body stops functioning completely. When it comes to diarrhoeal disease, or excessive water loss, it takes more than just water to restore your hydration to a safe level. The science that went into creating our Clinical Strength Hydration® formula, truly makes re:iimmune® the ultimate rehydration drink on the market. With its calculated amount of sodium and L-Glutamine that efficiently pull water directly into your cells, re:iimmune® provides rapid relief from dehydration without the harmful effects of extra sugar and sugar substitutes that some more commonly known hydration drinks are otherwise loaded with.

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Hydration is a key component to our body’s ability to heal itself, but what makes re:iimmune®’s enhanced immunity boosting power come full circle is it’s blend of 14 probiotics and 1 prebiotic that work together to promote healthy gut flora, and work to rebuild your gut health in order to help you absorb the nutrients you need in to regain your strength after feeling unwell. Web MD states states that some evidence suggests it’s not the presence or absence of one particular type of bacteria that makes a microbiome a healthy one, but rather the diversity of bacteria. The L-Glutamine paired with this multi strain probiotic supplement, has a two prong approach, not only does it aid as a co transporter by pulling hydration into your cells, it also adds benefit by repairing the tissue in your damaged intestinal wall after a bout of constipation or diarrhea.

The truth is, our medical community has only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discovering the impact hydration and gut health has on our well-being, and we are excited to be along for the journey! Our number one passion is to help you get better, better™!

 

 

What’s New About the Flu…

The truth is, the flu is old news. Every year we are blasted with warnings of the approaching flu season, ads on TV of sniffly moms and dads, construction workers miserably trudging around in the cold, children with thermometers poking out of their mouths and disheveled business men trying to make it through their work day- directing us to the latest and greatest symptom reliever. The ugly truth is that the flu isn’t just another seasonal inconvenience, but a serious problem—in fact, thousands of people die each year from flu related symptoms which pose the greatest threats to children and elderly adults.

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When the flu hits you, or your family, what is your plan of action? Most likely you run to the medicine cabinet for a variety of decongestants, cough remedies, hot teas and vitamin C. While immediate relief from your symptoms aids in allowing you to rest more comfortably (which is vital to recovery) we also have to focus in on the foundation of our health: the immune system. There are many commonly referenced immune boosters that we’ve all become familiar with, but did you know that 75% of your immune system resides in the digestive system? Without giving your digestive system the proper fuel it needs to restore itself, your body won’t have the strength it requires to ward off infection properly.

Our bodies are made up of nearly 90% bacteria, both good and bad. When your health is under attack it’s best to fight back by strengthening your good bacteria with pre and probiotics, essential nutrients and Clinical Strength Hydration™. Without proper hydration levels, your cells won’t have the strength they need to do their jobs efficiently and ward off illness. The same goes for your digestive system, without the power to ward off the bad bacteria residing in your gut, your immune system is left in a vulnerable position.

Our suggestion? Hold on to your favorite relief product, settle in with some “feel good” movies, steep a pot of hot tea, and mix yourself up a glass of re:iimmune®! With it’s multi-stain blend of pre and probiotics, Clinical Strength Hydration™, a powerful punch of L-glutamine that works to rebuild your intestinal tissue, and ginger root that soothes and repairs your digestive flow, your immune system will thank you. re:iimmune® was specifically formulated to help you get better, better™!