Don’t love the taste of water? Do you struggle to get in the necessary amount per day? Electrolyte drink mixes are taking the market by storm to try and fix those issues. With so many new brands out there though, it can be hard to keep track. Today we’re taking a look at Hydrant vs Liquid I.V.TM to learn more about what makes each electrolyte drink mix unique.
What is electrolyte drink mix?
Packed with electrolytes and other vitamins, electrolyte drink mix is meant to help you get hydrated more efficiently than water.
More specifically your body needs electrolytes to regulate chemical reactions properly. So by ingesting food and drink that contain electrolytes (or its components), you are replenishing the electrolytes lost by sweating or your kidney’s filtering process.
What is Hydrant?
What is Liquid I.V.™?
Hydrant vs Liquid I.V.™ comparison
The facts about Hydrant's Hydrate mix
- 9 flavors (3 flavors have no sugar added)
- No artificial sweeteners or stevia
- Real fruit juice powder
At 25 calories per stick, Hydrate electrolyte mix has less calories than Liquid I.V. if calories is something you are mindful of. As mentioned earlier, Hydrant is sweetened with natural cane sugar but still only has 4g of total sugar which is a significant amount less than the Liquid I.V. mix.
One more nutrition fact worth mentioning is that should you be conscious of carbs, Hydrate electrolyte mix has 5g total carbs, compared to the 11g of total carbs in a stick of Liquid I.V. electrolyte mix.
The facts about Liquid I.V.™ Hydration multiplier mix
Although it has a tiny hint of a salty taste, Liquid I.V. has a nice, sweet taste to it. Liquid I.V. sweetens their electrolyte mix with Stevia, which is the main difference between these two products. If you’ve had Propel, I would say it is not as sweet as that but still has a pleasant flavor that makes it easy to drink.
There are currently seven flavors to choose from so I’m sure you can find one that you like. The basic lemon-lime flavor is my most favorite.
Liquid I.V has a higher caloric content (45 calories) than Hydrant but it knocks Hydrant out of the park with 500mg of sodium. That’s almost double the amount of sodium in Hydrant.
With each serving, you also get 5 essential vitamins: B3, B5, B6, B12 and Vitamin C.
Other notable nutrition facts are that each stick of Liquid I.V has 11g total carbs and 11g total sugars – a significant increase from Hydrant.
The above reviewer made it sound as though the Liquid IV brand sweetened only with stevia, when in fact the top two ingredients are cane sugar and dextrose. That is a LOT of sugar! In my humble opinion, reduces any hydration benefit of Liquid IV.