Parents, and well adults in general, across the country are helping increase Pedialyte sales. According to data from marketing research firm Nielsen, a third of Pedialyte's sales now come from adults, up nearly 60 percent since 2012.
Interestingly enough, Pedialyte is the perfect "hangover" cure, hydrating the body and adding electrolytes that help reduce the effects of a long night of drinking!
Although the product was originally intended for children, adults are embracing its formula. Pedialyte is designed to promote quick fluid and electrolyte absorption while a child is sick, and it contains the quantity and ratio of sugars glucose and fructose and electrolytes recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
There are no real cures for hangovers, which is why avoidance is the best advice. However, eating light and staying hydrated can help. Dr. John Brick, PhD, an alcohol research scientist and author of The Doctor’s Hangover Handbook states, "No specific foods are recommended, although honey sandwiches are helpful to some people."
Some people think the "hair of the dog" may be a good idea, however hangovers are caused from dehydration and the toxins from alcohol causing inflammation in the body. Drinking a Bloody Mary sans the vodka is a better idea. The tomato juice provides sodium to help the body hold onto fluids and B vitamins to boost energy.
Cheers to that!