Firefighters are an occupational group particularly vulnerable to dehydration and its negative effects, as they can lose up to 1.25l of water with their sweat in 30 minutes when working in the heat of a firefighting operation. Proper hydration and electrolyte management play a vital role for their safety and even their lives.
Medical personnel, due to long working hours in full PPE, especially during the COV-19 pandemic are at very high risk of dehydration. It is difficult to remember and replenish fluids regularly while maintaining a full sanitary regime. Reduced concentration or reaction times of medical staff can also be a major threat to the life and health of patients. Therefore, it is important, when taking fluids, to drink beverages that, like hypotonic drinks, provide quick and effective hydration while replenishing essential electrolytes and vitamins.