Frequently asked questions
Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you don't see your question or need further clarification, don't hesitate to Contact Us.
HOIST is an approved electrolyte hydration beverage supplier for the U.S. Department of Defense. We are proud to support our Service Members and help them elevate health and hydration.
In order to be IV-level hydration, the formula must have carbohydrates (sugar). You can read more about the science on our What's HOIST page. While our formula does require sugar, we make sure to only include just the right amount that your body needs - a lot less sugar than a typical sports drink. For perspective, it’s fewer calories than in an orange.
Pure cane sugar and dextrose.
Sodium (salt) is the electrolyte that is lost most in sweat. Therefore, it’s the most important electrolyte to replenish. Our electrolyte levels are made to match a human’s sweat rate.
A blend of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium and calcium, made to replicate what’s in human sweat. Here’s the breakdown:
50% of the blend is sodium chloride (salt):
- A salt that carries an electrical charge, is 50% of the electrolyte blend.
- Sodium’s primary function is to transport water to your cells by moving it over cellular boundaries.
The remaining 50% blend is a blend of the following:
- Potassium chloride for sodium balance.
- Magnesium to help muscles relax.
- Calcium for normal muscle contraction, normal heartbeat and nerve transmission.
YES! Kids love the taste of HOIST. It’s hard to get kids to drink enough fluids, and the ones they normally reach for have high amounts of sugar. HOIST also contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or dyes!
Yes. Some women have claimed that HOIST helps with symptoms of dehydration during pregnancy. Don't hesitate to run it past your doctor to be sure.
Every person’s body is different, so diabetics should consult their Physician before consumption.