How Does SOS Compare?

SOS has:

The fastest absorption rate.

2x the electrolytes of Nuun.

3x the electrolytes of other traditional sports drinks.

10x the electrolytes of coconut water. 

10x the electrolytes of other functional waters.

KEY HYDRATION POINTS SOS COMPETITORS
Formula Medically developed and scientifically proven formula equal to an IV drop. Allows the body to absorb 3x more water than water alone Loosely based on research, if at all
Research Proven Independently tested Not
Electrolyte Content 6 key electrolytes (Sodium, potassium, chloride, citrate, magnesium & zinc) in amounts to support active lifestyles. 2-5 key electrolytes in amounts 3x less than SOS. Many oral hydration drinks are designed for diarrhoea.
Rate of fluid absorption (lower osmolarity = faster absorption) Fast - Osmolarity 189 Hypotonic Slow - Osmolarity 270-350, Isotonic to Hypertonic
Ingredients Premium non-gmo ingredients - no fillers, artificial ingredients or preservatives Many with artificial colors, flavors, sweetners and preservatives.
Calories 10 25-50
Sugar 2.5g of cane sugar/dextrose - only what is needed to transport electrolytes into the bloodstream 6g-14g
Taste 5 Delicious Flavors Depends on brand - Many are either too sweet or have a bad after-taste from fake sugars
Hydration that fits in your pocket - Portable SOS sticks can be carried easily and are designed to use on the go. SOS sticks are also TSA approved Tablets cannot be carried individually
Dissolve speed Powder - Less than 10 seconds Tablet - 3+ minutes
Informed Choice - Safe for Sport Certified -
Contains magnesium and zinc ✓-
Vegan friendly and gluten free ✓-

Dehydration is the #1 cause of daytime fatigue.

Just by being thirsty, you are already dehydrated which can result in a loss of up to 25% in physical performance.

75% of Americans are Magnesium Deficient.

Key Elements of Hydration WHO ORS* NUUN Active Pedialyte Skratch Gatorade Coconut
Osmolarity 200 - 310 230 N/A 270 280 350 280
Calories 25 - 65 20 0 52.7 90 100 90
Carbs (gm) 5-17 7 0 12.7 22 28 22
Sugar (gm) 5-17 5 (Cane) 0 12.7 22 28 22
Artificial Ingredients 0 0 0 Flavor, Sucralose, Ace K, Red 40 0 Ace K, Sucralose, Color 0
Sodium (mg) 650-1035 660 359 506.3 300 220 150
Potassium (mg) 290-485 390 101 379.8 40 60 940
Magnesium (mg) Optional 100 25 0 30 0 0
ZInc (mg) Optional 2 0 0 0 0 0
Citrates (meq/l) 8-12 12 Yes Yes Yes No No
Chloride (meq/l) 50-80 55 No 17.5 Yes No No
Weight (gm) 20 or under 10 6 4.4 25.46 Ready to Drink Ready to Drink

Comparison based on 500ml / 16FLOZ

World health organization guidelines for oral rehydration solutions

Comparisons based on nutritional panels of products in 2016