Lucozade is not appropriate for replacing the fluid lost during diarrhoea- why?

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why does my lucozade bottle say this?
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Because its a diuretic?
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Becouse it is mostly a glucose in water solution and what you realy need to replenish is electrolytes.
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Because people might think because it's often thought of as a sports drink that it's good to rehydrate you, which it is not. Lucozade Hydroactive or something might be better.

Better yet, oral rehydration sachets.
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(Original post by Revd. Mike)
Because people might think because it's often thought of as a sports drink that it's good to rehydrate you, which it is not. Lucozade Hydroactive or something might be better.

Better yet, oral rehydration sachets.
don't worry, I don't have diarrhoea, I just spotted it on the bottle and thought it was rather curious.
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fluid lost is mainly water i.e. to replace the fluid, you drink water, not lucozade.

(I think).
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I think there's a sort of "old wives tale" surrounding Lucozade, as my parents always used to give me a bottle whenever I was ill to perk me up, and perhaps some people believe its the best thing to have once you're ill? I dunno, I just remember everytime I was off sick from school when I was little I'd get a bottle or two of Lucozade to sip on.

I think the recommendation is there because it contains a lot of sugar, so if you were to drink more than one and a half 500ml bottles then you're going over your RDA of sugar in a very short period of time.
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(Original post by pixiepeep)
I think there's a sort of "old wives tale" surrounding Lucozade, as my parents always used to give me a bottle whenever I was ill to perk me up, and perhaps some people believe its the best thing to have once you're ill? I dunno, I just remember everytime I was off sick from school when I was little I'd get a bottle or two of Lucozade to sip on.
I think it was initially an energy drink, so when your Ill it will give you a boost.

Its been re-marketed to a sports drink now.
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I think it was initially an energy drink, so when your Ill it will give you a boost.

Its been re-marketed to a sports drink now.
Was great when I was recovering from an op not long back to give me a boost and get me up and about quicker
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Imo... It's good to give a boost to your energy, but it's not suitable to replenish the fluid lost during diahorrea (spelling?) because it's mostly water - and lucozade is full of sugar.

So attempting to drink too much of it = baaaaaaad. One bottle of lucozade is like... 33% of your daily recommended amount of sugar? Something like that
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'traditional ' lucozade is primarily sugar in fizzy water , i'm not sure what %age solution it is but i suspect it's hypertonic and just what you don't want if you are dehydrated

10 % glucose solution and stronger is considered hypertonic from the point of view Intravenous fluids
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Yep, its full of sugar, so you should just drink water for rehydration. The original has less sugar than all the other (about 35% of your RDA) but the other ones orange (Which i'm actually addicted to lol :erm:) etc have like 59%!
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I don't really get it. I thought that during Diarrhea you also lose electrolytes - which Lucozade contains. So surely adding some Lucozade to your re-hydration is going to help? Obviously it is high in glucose so you would be silly to use it on it's own. But would a large glass of water and a bottle of Lucozade not be better than just some water? However they specifically say that it's not appropriate for fluid lost during diarrhea so maybe there is something I'm missing?
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If it makes you feel better drink what you like. Sick of all these people saying don't do this and don't do that.if your really poorly and haven't eaten or drank for a day or so drink what makes you well. If it gets u back on your feet again do what's best for you.
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I just bought lucozade and am having diarrhoea so i shouldnt drink it?
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