SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DripDrop, a new, pharmacist approved rehydration solution for children, adults, and seniors, is now available at Ralphs, part of the Kroger family of companies.
"Consumers of all ages, living in virtually any disease state, are challenged by the threat of dehydration daily," said Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, DripDrop's founder. "DripDrop is a great-tasting, efficacious solution for treating and preventing dehydration caused by illness, heat, or exercise. We are pleased to partner with Ralphs to offer it as an over the counter solution for their customers."
Dehydration is a hidden cause of common ailments across every age and physical condition; it can impair our productivity by up to 20%, reduce athletic performance, and make a bad cold a lot worse. Dehydration from gastroenteritis results in 1.5 million outpatient visits and 200,000 hospitalizations every year; while dehydration in children accounts for 3 million outpatient visits and 925,000 hospital days each year. Dr. Dolhun, a Mayo Clinic trained physician, developed DripDrop as a practical solution to this pervasive problem, and as an antidote to our overdependence upon intravenous (IV) rehydration therapy, now in short supply. DripDrop's precise ratio of ingredients follows the international health community's standards to treat and prevent dehydration, can be consumed at home, and doesn't require medical training to administer.
A 2014 clinical study found that DripDrop hydrates 34% more effectively than water alone, and 20% more effectively than the sports drink tested. Research conducted later the same year by MD Analytics showed 94% of pharmacists approve of DripDrop as an effective ORS. The pharmacists surveyed were unaffiliated with Ralphs or any retail store or brand.
"The pharmacists at Ralphs were very excited to learn about DripDrop because they recognized the need it fills as a broadly applicable, good tasting, medical grade hydration solution," said Rebecca Cupp, Vice President of Pharmacy, Ralphs. "DripDrop can help our pharmacists improve outcomes and patient satisfaction, which ultimately leads to a better experience for our customers."
DripDrop is the first Oral Rehydration Solution to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste. Our patented scientific formula improves upon international ORS standards, conforming to proven ratios of salts, sugars, potassium, and other ingredients. DripDrop precisely combines all those ingredients to maximize both taste and efficacy; this golden ratio of ingredients means DripDrop hydrates better than water and other hydration solutions. DripDrop's innovative formula has been adopted early on by an elite group of users including US Special Forces, Olympians and top-flight athletes, Stanford University Medical Center, The Mayo Clinic, UCSF Medical Center, and leading pharmacies. To find a store location or for more information, visit www.dripdrop.com.
SOURCE Drip Drop Inc.