Pedialyte Is Great for Hangovers

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Pedialyte is freeing itself of the stigma that it is only a drink for small, dehydrated children, and subtly rebranding as the hangover cure I have long known it to be.

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The beloved beverage has pretty much always advertised itself as dehydration prevention for children and adults. Now the company has taken the additional step to market a product specifically for adults, which is low-key being promoted as a hangover cure. KTVU reported last week, that Pedialyte is hawking flavored fizzy water for adults called Sparkling Rush. Would drink.

Jennifer Williams, a research scientist at Abbott, the company that manufactures the salvific beverage, said of the new product, “There’s a reason so many turn to Pedialyte when they need help hydrating—it works. And now our Pedialyte Sparkling Rush powder offers a new, on-the-go option for those who love some bubble in their beverages.”

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The New York Post, which picked up the story on Wednesday, noted the growing discourse surrounding Pedialyte holiday survival kits on Twitter.

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Check out these Instagram strangers quelling their hangovers and getting “Pedia-Lit” in the Big Easy.

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Personally, I always keep Pedialyte sticks in my freezer and occasionally enjoy them as hangover popsicles. They are also great for other maladies and discomforts, such as flu, cold, anxiety, a torrid August apartment, and so forth.

Where do I get my Pedialyte swag this holiday season? I am actually their #1 fan.

contributing writer, nights

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Good for Pedialyte. Might as well capitalize where it can. Gatorade has always been my go-to for rehydration (whether sickness, hangover, or possibly even working out). So I googled to see what’s different. Gatorade has more calories and less electrolytes, but is also cheaper, more available, and offers more flavors according to this article.

https://lifehacker.com/hangover-cure-showdown-gatorade-vs-pedialyte-1790627251

While the best thing to do is obviously drink less alcohol, this article also mentions a good prevention technique is drinking water between alcoholic drinks... which I’ve heard before, but tend to forget to do. lol