Sqwincher® understands the importance of providing electrolyte replenishment. Staying hydrated isn’t a once in a while thing. It’s an all-day, every day necessity for everyone—especially in healthcare settings. Let Sqwincher electrolytes assist in preventing DEHYDRATION.
DEHYDRATION is defined as an inadequate amount of fluid in the body, or fluid is lost faster than the replenishing rate. Did you know that the human adult body is up to 60% water1? You need to maintain a balance and staying well hydrated can be a challenge. A fluid loss of 1-2% can impair performance2.
So how does your body keep this balance? A process called homeostasis. Your body has a special receptor that detect changes happening inside of you and constantly working to respond accurately. The first response in a dehydrated scenario is the thirst trigger. However, the fluid you lose is not just water but also key minerals your body needs to function – better known as electrolytes. Water is a necessity, but water alone can’t put the electrolytes back.
Electrolytes aren’t just critical in sports settings after you’ve worked up a good sweat. They are a key part of good health and ensuring the proper functioning of the overall body. The body must maintain a delicate balance between the various electrolytes, since even small fluctuations can cause serious side effects.
Choose wisely! Not every electrolyte beverage fits all. Everyone is unique in their own way and have various dietary preferences. It is also important to consider health and premedical conditions when selecting an electrolyte. Some individuals do best with low sodium (hypertensive), no sugar and low calorie (diabetics), or dye-free options. The Sqwincher® brand is ready to assist.
SQWINCHER® was scientifically formulated with potassium and low sodium. Sqwincher electrolytes give you choices for your hydration needs. Sqwincher cares about the entire facility. This is why Sqwincher brand committed to HydrationCare360™ – All day, Everyday for Everyone. We want to hydrate you, your staff and; yes, your patients.
Visit the product section and review multiple options for your facility: powder or liquid bulk mix, ready-to-drink, liquid or powder single serve, and lastly the famous freeze pops – Sqwincher® Sqweeze®.
HEALTHCARE hydration. Staying well hydrated is even more a challenge in healthcare. At least one in five older adults in long-term care has dehydration due to not drinking enough fluids3, making it a real danger that must be proactively avoided. Left untreated, dehydration can limit the body’s ability to fight infections, and lead to kidney failure, seizure, or even death4.
Water makes up 79% of our muscles and 73% of our brains1. It’s like oil in a car engine. When you keep your body properly nourished and hydrated, your body can function well and feel at its best.
Dehydration can be more prevalent for those with swallowing difficulties. Those suffering with dysphagia are at higher risk of dehydration5. Sqwincher brand working with the Thick-It brand acknowledged this issue and combined their expertise and developed “thickened electrolytes”.
Sqwincher® electrolytes recent expansion and collaboration with the Thick-It® brand now offers you even more hydration solutions – we call it HydrationCare360™! It is a full-circle perspective on the importance of hydration and its role in all aspects of health. When we say “for everyone”, this includes those with swallowing disorders or modified diets who need their electrolytes also. LEARN MORE
1U.S. Geological Survey, “The Water in You: Water and the Human Body,” n.d., https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body
2 Riebl, S. K., & Davy, B. M. (2013). The Hydration Equation: Update on Water Balance and Cognitive Performance. ACSM’s health & fitness journal, 17(6), 21–28. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4207053/
3Bunn D., Hooper L., Welch A. Dehydration and Malnutrition in Residential Care: Recommendations for Strategies for Improving Practice Derived from a Scoping Review of Existing Policies and Guidelines. Geriatrics. 2018;3:77
4 Leeflang, Jennifer. Hydration Tips for Seniors. AgingCare.com. https://www.agingcare.com/articles/hydration-tips-for-seniors-205594.htm
5The Hydration Status of Adult Patients with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and the Effect of Thickened Fluid Therapy on Fluid Intake and Hydration (2022) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9228104/