Not many hydration companies are willing to independently test their product for fear of failure. Since day one, SOS has not only followed proven, research-backed World Health Organization rehydration guidelines but also put its formula up for independent research. SOS Hydration Inc is a beverage company  with a heavy emphasis on scientific backing. Here are some of the studies into SOS so far.

Independent Studies conducted on SOS

  1. Independent, peer-reviewed study into effectiveness of SOS for highly trained middle-distance runners following a high intensity interval training session.
  2. Independent study into effectiveness of SOS in restoring hydration balance - Coventry University 2016.
  3. Independent study into the effectiveness of excess sugar in sports drinks - High Performance Sport Laboratory at Auckland University of Technology 2015.
  4. Research conducted by a verified third party specialist osmolarity testing lab.
  5. White paper in association with the American bio defense institute on military and Covid hydration management using SOS.

Third Party Empirical Research

SOS is based on, and falls within the ranges set out by the World Health Organization Oral Rehydration Solution Guidelines. These guidelines are supported by over 50 years research into dehydration. The following articles delve deeper into the effectiveness of these Oral Rehydration Solutions and our specific formula and support our claims through world class and independent research.

  1. Benton D & Young HA., Do small differences in hydration status affect mood and mental performance? Nutr Rev., 2004. 73 Suppl 2:p83-96.
  2. Oral Rehydration Solution: A "low tech" oft neglected therapy. Nutrition issues in gastroenterology., 2004, series 21: p51- 62.
  3. Bellemare., et al Oral rehydration versus intravenous therapy for treating dehydration due to gastroenteritis in children: a meta analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Medicine, 2004. 2:11.
  4. Casa, D., et al. Intravenous versus Oral rehydration: Physiological. Performance, and Legal Considerations. Am Coll Sport Med., 2008. 7(4): p41-49.
  5. Nutritional Information comparison 2016.
  6. Armstrong LE, Costill DL & Fink WJ (1985): Influence of diuretic-induced dehydration on competitive running performance. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 17, 456-461.).
  7. Sawka MN & Pandolf KB (1990): Effects of body water loss on physiological function and exercise performance. In Perspectives in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. Vol. 3, ed. CV Gisolfi & DR Lamb, pp 1-38. Misc: Indianapolis: Benchmark Press.
  8. Maughan.,Impact of mild dehydration on wellness and on exercise performance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition., 2003, Vol 57 Supp 2: p19-23.
  9. WHO Drug Information Vol. 16, no.2 2002.
  10. Bonetti, D,. et al. Effects of hypotonic and isotonic sports drinks on endurance performance and physiology. Sport Science 2010,. P63-70.
  11. Footy4kids.
  12. Suh. JS,. et al,. Recent advances of oral rehydration therapy (ORT),. Electrolyte Blood Press, 2010 vol 8: p82-86.
  13. Baker. L,. et al., Normative data for regional sweat sodium concentration and whole-body sweating rate in athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences 2015: p1-11.
  14. Mayo Clinic Dehydration.
  15. Cotransport of water by the Na+ /glucose cotransporter, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1996, p6 Fig. 4