FAQ

GENERAL

Q: Is Liquid I.V. FDA approved?
A: Liquid I.V. is regulated as a “Beverage.” All of the ingredients found in Liquid I.V. are “Generally Recognized As Safe” (G.R.A.S.) by the FDA.

Q: Where can I purchase Liquid I.V.?
A: You can buy Liquid I.V. in a number of Southern California retail stores including Whole Foods. Check out our Store Locator to find the nearest location. You can also purchase Liquid I.V. on Amazon and right here on our website.

Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes, we ship to most countries worldwide. Check the shipping options and rates during the checkout process for details on your particular country.

Q: Is Liquid I.V. distributed near me?
A: Check our Store Locator to see if Liquid I.V. is carried in stores near you. If you are interested in carrying Liquid I.V. in your store, please send an email to info@liquid-iv.com.

THE SCIENCE

Q: How does Liquid I.V. work?
A: Liquid I.V. is an Oral Rehydration Solution that is based on Oral Rehydration Therapy, a breakthrough in hydration science. Our specific combination of electrolytes, glucose, and water is known to combat the extremely undesirable effects of dehydration.

Q: What is an Oral Rehydration Solution?
A: An Oral Rehydration Solution is a form of fluid replacement that is used to treat dehydration. Oral Rehydration Solutions contain a precise ratio of electrolytes, glucose, and water that are rapidly absorbed into the body and enter the bloodstream faster than plain water. Liquid I.V. meets all of the ORS standards set by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Q: What is Oral Rehydration Therapy?
A: Oral Rehydration Therapy is a specific form of fluid replacement that is used to treat everything from moderate to severe dehydration. It involves drinking a specific combination of electrolytes, glucose, and water known as Oral Rehydration Solutions.

Q: What’s in Liquid I.V.?
A: Click here to see the full list of ingredients.

Q: Why does Liquid I.V. contain high levels of sodium?
A: Sodium is one of the key electrolytes needed for Oral Rehydration Therapy. When combined with glucose, sodium enhances water absorption in the body.

Q: Why does Liquid I.V. contain sugar?
A: Glucose (sugar) is one of the key components of an Oral Rehydration Solution. Liquid I.V. contains an optimal amount of sugar needed to help your body absorb water and electrolytes in the small intestine as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Q: Is Liquid I.V. healthy?
A: Yes, Liquid I.V. is healthy meaning it contains no artificial preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no artificial sweeteners.

Q: Does Liquid I.V. contain wheat, gluten, soy or dairy?
A: No, Liquid I.V. is free of all wheat, gluten, soy and dairy.

Q: What are electrolytes?
A: Electrolytes are minerals that ionize when dissolved in suitable substances such as water. The primary electrolytes found in Liquid I.V. are sodium and potassium. These two electrolytes are what make Liquid I.V. an Oral Rehydration Solution.

Q: Is Liquid I.V. an energy drink?
A: No, Liquid I.V. does not have any caffeine. However, it does contain B vitamins that are known to give an energy boost.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Q: How do I make Liquid I.V.?
A: Mix one Liquid I.V. powder packet into 16 oz. of cold water. Pour. Shake. Hydrate.

Q: How should I take Liquid I.V.?
A: Liquid I.V. was created to be taken orally. Do not attempt to administer Liquid I.V. intravenously or any other way than by mouth.

Q: When should I drink Liquid I.V.?
A: You can drink Liquid I.V. anytime. Use it as needed to alleviate all symptoms of dehydration for a faster, healthier recovery. Liquid I.V. is great before exercise, during exercise, and after exercise.

Q: Is it possible to drink too much Liquid I.V.?
A: Yes, it is possible to over hydrate. Use Liquid I.V. as directed to treat dehydration.

Q: Is Liquid I.V. for everyone?
A: Liquid I.V. is practically for everyone. It is ideal for athletes, jet lagged business professionals, elderly, young party goers, military personnel, and anyone with an active lifestyle. You should consult your physician before giving Liquid I.V. to children under the age of two. You should also consult your physician before drinking Liquid I.V. if you have any health issues.

Q: Can I drink Liquid I.V. if I’m pregnant?
A: Yes, all of the ingredients in Liquid I.V. are safe to drink when you are pregnant. However, we recommend that pregnant women consult their physician before consuming Liquid I.V.

Q: Is Liquid I.V. safe for kids?
A: Yes, Liquid I.V. is safe for kids. We recommend you consult your physician before giving Liquid I.V. to children under the age of two.

Q: Can I drink my Liquid I.V. hot?
A: Yes, you can consume Liquid I.V. hot. It makes a great hot beverage for colder winter months or sick days.

STORAGE AND PRODUCT STABILITY

Q: How long will Liquid I.V. stay fresh?
A: Liquid I.V. powder has a Best By date of two years. If properly stored, the product will remain fresh until the date printed on each packet.

Q: How do I need to store Liquid I.V.?
A: Your Liquid I.V. should be stored in a cool, dry place. Try to avoid direct sunlight and extreme heat such as hot cars. When exposed to moisture or heat, product may clump but is still effective and safe for consumption.

Q: How long after I mix Liquid I.V. with water, can it be consumed?
A: We recommend consuming Liquid I.V. as soon as possible after mixing the powder solution into water for best taste and results. If you refrigerate the solution, it should be consumed within 1-2 days.

Q: If Liquid I.V. clumps or crystallizes, has it gone bad?
A: No, this happens naturally and doesn’t mean your Liquid I.V. is bad. Be sure to mix and dissolve the Liquid I.V. powder thoroughly into water when it clumps.

Q: Can I freeze Liquid I.V.
A: Yes, Liquid I.V. popsicles are a delicious treat and a fun way to help you stay hydrated.

DEHYDRATION AND PROPER HYDRATION

Q: What causes dehydration?
A: Dehydration is the loss of water and salts essential for normal body function. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in. Basic daily activities like breathing and walking cause the body to excrete water and can lead to dehydration.

Q: How can I tell if I’m dehydrated?
A: 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Dizziness, confusion, headaches, muscle fatigue, cramping, fainting, anxiousness, increased thirst, and decreased urine output are some of the symptoms of dehydration.

Q: What is the importance of hydration?
A: The human body is comprised of roughly 60% water. Every single cell in the human body needs water to function. Losing just 2% of your body’s water can result in mild dehydration. Drinking water and replacing electrolytes serves a wide range of purposes in our bodies including removing waste through urine; controlling body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; and maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Q: Why can’t I just drink water?
A: Your body needs minerals to survive and drinking distilled water can be bad for you over extended periods of time. It is important to have electrolytes with your water or your body will take the necessary minerals from other sources such as the vegetables you eat.

Q: Are there any drinks that dehydrate you?
A: Yes, beverages such as alcohol, coffee, soda, and even juices can dehydrate the body even more.

Q: What causes muscle cramping?
A: Dehydration, overuse of a muscle, muscle strain, or just holding a certain position for too long can result in cramping. A lack of electrolytes in the body like potassium, calcium and magnesium can result in cramping.