Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? These are few of the most common questions. Feel free to contact us if you want additional information.

What’s wrong with sugar when suffering from occasional diarrhea?

Sugar makes diarrhea worse. Research has shown that glucose (sugar) stimulates Ca2+-active chloride secretion. Chloride secretion reduces fluid reabsorption and increases fluid secretion in the small intestine, which increases fluid and electrolyte loss (sweating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea).

How are amino acid transporters better than glucose alternatives?

Both glucose and amino acids initiate the active transport of electrolytes. Unlike glucose, however, amino acid-enabled product formulations achieve whole-body hydration, which includes hydration of all three fluid compartments: vascular, interstitial and intracellular. Learn more>

What are amino acids?

Amino acids are nature’s building blocks. They are needed for the body’s structural components – bones, muscle and connective tissue, and, for functional aspects such as hormones and other chemicals.

What is an oral rehydration solution (ORS?)

This is a beverage that is used as a treatment for dehydration. It contains water, salt and, typically, sugar.  When dehydration is severe, an ORS might also include supplemental zinc.

Where can I find more information about enterade®?

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Do I need to change my diet when taking enterade?

While no dietary changes are necessary, individuals taking enterade should refrain from taking rehydration agents containing glucose, for example, Gatorade® or Powerade® or Pedialyte®.

Can anyone drink enterade®?

Yes, enterade is an excellent source of rehydration. Ask your health care provider if enterade is right for you.