About

Clinova's innovative O.H.S soluble tablets are based on the standard oral rehydration salts formula containing a balanced combination of glucose, salts and electrolytes. The soluble tablets replenish water and salts and thereby help maintain a proper fluid balance.

O.H.S is used by:

  • People who lose excess fluid
  • Professional and recreational athletes
  • Visitors to hot/tropical countries
  • People who are dehydrated due to alcohol consumption
  • People who work in hot climates

Advantages

  • Great taste
  • A unique and convenient tablet form
  • Pocket sized 12 and 24 tablet packs
  • Practical for travelling and storage
  • Contents meet World Health Organisation guidelines
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Free from gluten and lactose
  • O.H.S is not carbonated
  • Suitable for athletes preparing their own drinks prior to exercise

Directions

Preparation:

To prepare the O.H.S solution, add 2 tablets to 200ml of drinking water and allow to dissolve completely (stir if required).

Dosage Instructions:
  • Adults and children aged 6 years and over: Drink 200ml (2 tablets) of solution each time the body’s fluid level needs to be maintained
  • Children aged under 6 years: Drink 10ml of solution per kg of body weight each time the body’s fluid level needs to be maintained
  • Infants up to the age of 2 years: Please consult your doctor or pharmacist before using in infants up to the age of 2 years
Storage:

Do not store prepared O.H.S solution for more than 8 hours outside of a refrigerator. If refrigerated the solution may be stored for up to 24 hours.

Maximum Dosage:
  • Adults should not use more than 24 tablets in 24 hours
  • Children should not use more than 10 tablets in 24 hours in accordance with the dosage instructions
  • Taking more than the recommended daily intake may be harmful
  • O.H.S should not be used to replace a well balanced diet

Mechanism

If the body loses more fluid than it takes in, this can lead to dehydration. In cases of dehydration very little sodium is reabsorbed causing low levels of sodium in the body. The intestines have on their surface a “sodium-glucose cotransporter,” a protein that absorbs salt much better in the presence of glucose. O.H.S soluble tablets provide the correct mix of glucose, electrolytes and salts and thus help the absorption of sodium. During this sodium absorption stage, water molecules are also absorbed helping the body to rehydrate.

Additionally, O.H.S is osmotically similar in composition to your blood; therefore, when the prepared solution passes into your bloodstream, it stays there for longer.

This should help you understand why sports drinks where the balance of sugar to salt is favoring sugar are not ideal to treat dehydration or maintain an optimum fluid balance. Because when you drink a sports drink, you may absorb some salt, but you also drink a large quantity of another osmotically-active substance, sugar, which is unabsorbable in the absence of extra salt. This leads to more fluid into your intestines, worsening your dehydration.

The obvious response to dehydration has been giving the person water to drink, however this does not always work because the liquid is rushed through the digestive tract too quickly to be absorbed by the body tissues. By adding glucose to water and salt in the right proportions such as O.H.S soluble tablets, enables better absorption of salts and water, helping you rehydrate and maintain an optimum fluid balance.

The British medical journal The Lancet has described Oral Rehydration Salts as “potentially the most important medical advance of this century”

 

References

1. “Water with sugar and salt”. Lancet 2, August 5, 1978, pp. 300–301. “The discovery that sodium transport and glucose transport are coupled in the small intestine, so that glucose accelerates absorption of solute and water, was potentially the most important medical advance this century.”

2. UNICEF: Oral Rehydration Therapy- The Medical Advance of the Century

Overview

Introduction:

Dehydration happens when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way that it functions. Dehydration can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on how much of the body’s fluid is lost or not replenished. When it is severe, dehydration is a life-threatening emergency.

Causes:

Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water/fluids, or both.

Your body may lose too much fluid from:
  • Excessive sweating
  • Excessive urine output
  • Hot weather conditions
  • Active lifestyles
Dehydration in Infants and Elderly:

Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than adults because they weigh less and their bodies have a faster turnover of water and electrolytes. The elderly and people with illnesses are also at higher risk.

Signs and symptoms:
  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Concentrated/yellow urine
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion

Precautions

  • Water of poor quality has to be boiled and cooled before use
  • Sugar or sugar-containing liquids cannot be added to the solution
  • O.H.S has to be taken in the dissolved form
  • Diabetics should take into account each tablet contains 1.8 grams of glucose
  • Hypertension patients should take into account that each tablet contains sodium
  • Do not use if you have intestinal obstruction or problems with your liver or kidney function

Prevention

Our dehydration prevention tips:
  • Plan ahead
  • Make adequate preparation when exercising
  • Avoid alcohol consumption in hot conditions
  • Wear light colored and loose fitting clothing
  • Break up exposure to hot temperature by spending time in cool or air-conditioned areas
  • Use oral rehydration salts when required

FAQ

O.H.S is a soluble tablet formulation of
the standard oral rehydration salts formula containing
a combination of glucose, salt and electrolytes. O.H.S helps to replenish
water and salt and thereby
help maintain a proper fluid balance.

There are a variety of usage occasions including,
When visiting hot/tropical countries
By professional and recreational athletes
For general hydration
When dehydrated due to excessive alcohol consumption
When working in hot climates

O.H.S contains a combination of glucose,
salt and electrolytes to provide a scientifically balanced rehydration aid.
The O.H.S formula is based on the WHO
(World Health Organisation) formula for Oral Rehydration Salts.
Ingredient mg / tablet
Citric acid 429
Sodium hydrogen carbonate 331
Riboflavin 5 phosphate 0.3
Aspartame 14
Flavour Lemon 40
Glucose 1826
Potassium chloride 150
Sodium chloride 176
PEG 6000 33.7
Weight of one tablet: 3 grams

Scientific research has indicated that drinking water
only during exercise or when you are prone to being dehydrated
is not the optimum hydration solution,
as water stimulates high urine flow and does not provide sodium –
the main mineral lost in sweat. Therefore,
because O.H.S provides glucose, electrolytes and salt,
it helps with the absorption of sodium. During this sodium absorption,
water molecules are also absorbed leading to rehydration.
Thus, O.H.S replenishes water and salt and thereby
helps to maintain an optimal fluid balance.

No. O.H.S is not carbonated.

Each tablet can take a few minutes to fully dissolve depending
on the temperature of water. The reasons O.H.S takes
a few minutes to dissolve relative to some
other soluble tablets include the following,

  • Helps with the preparation of a homogeneous solution and even
    distribution of ingredients in water and thus better absorption by the body.
  • Helps ensure the active ingredients are intact in hot conditions/climate
    where many people will be using O.H.S, for example when on holiday or working in warm conditions.
  • To help ensure O.H.S can be stored with a 3-year shelf life
    and sold internationally, we have used a stronger binding agent to keep all the ingredients
    intact for longer and importantly in variable humidity conditions.

O.H.S is presently available in a fresh lemon flavour
and a tasty blackcurrant flavour. A yummy strawberry kids flavour
and delicious orange flavour will be coming soon to the UK.

O.H.S is available in a 12 and 24 tablet pack.

Each 24-pack contains 12 adult and 24 infant servings.
Each 12-pack contains 6 adult and 12 infant servings

The UK Recommended Retail Price for each 24 pack is £6.99.
The UK Recommended Retail Price for each 12 pack is £4.99.

Most people do not suffer any side effects whilst using O.H.S,
if you do experience any side effects stop using O.H.S and see your Pharmacist or Doctor

O.H.S contains no gluten or lactose.

O.H.S is suitable for use by vegans and vegetarians.

If you are a Diabetic patient and plan to use O.H.S,
please take into account that each O.H.S tablet contains 1.8 grams of glucose.

People suffering from high blood pressure and/or cardiac disease
should take into account that each tablet contains 176 mg of sodium chloride.

Yes. Children can safely use O.H.S, please follow instructions as
indicated on the back of the pack. Please speak to your Doctor or Pharmacist before using in children under the age of 2.

Please consult your doctor or a pharmacist before using
O.H.S if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

No. O.H.S is designed to be mixed with water to help maintain a proper fluid balance.

Adults/Children 6+ : Add 2 tablets to 200ml of water.
Drink the solution each time the fluid level needs to be maintained.
Children under age 6 : Add 2 tablets to 200ml of water.
Drink 10ml of solution per kg body weight each time the fluid level needs to be maintained.
For infants under 10kg : Add 1 tablet in 100ml of water
and give 10ml of solution per kg body weight each time the fluid level needs to be maintained in small sips.
*Please consult your Doctor or Pharmacist before using in children under the age of 2

1. Measure 200 ml of drinking water
2. Add 2 tablets
3. Wait until the tablets are fully dissolved (stir if required)
4. Drink the correct volume slowly according to the guidelines

1. Dissolve one tablet in 100 ml drinking water (even if you need less solution,
each tablet must be dissolved in 100 ml of water).
Wait until the tablet is fully dissolved (stir if required).
3. Give 10 ml of solution per kg body weight each time the body's fluid needs to be maintained.
Always give O.H.S solution to young children in small quantities over an extended period of a time
(for example, a small quantity every few minutes).
This way the solution is best absorbed in the body. * Never dissolve O.H.S in baby formula. Preferably, give O.H.S before bottle-feeding or breastfeeding to help sufficient amounts to be consumed more easily. Afterwards, feed as normal.

Store in the original carton and in a cool dry place at room temperature. Try to use the solution immediately once prepared. Do not store for more than 8 hours outside of the refrigerator. The solution can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.

Most people do not suffer any side effects whilst using O.H.S soluble tablets, if you do experience any side effects stop using O.H.S tablets and seek medical advice.

Adults should not use more than 24 tablets in 24 hours in accordance with dosage instructions. Children should not use more than 10 tablets in 24 hours in accordance with the dosage instructions.

Yes. Children can safely use Clinova OHS tablets, please follow instructions as indicated on the back of the pack. Please seek the advise of your Pharmacist or Doctor and explain the details of your accidental higher dose, this is especially important if the person is a child or baby or has kidney or liver problems.

Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are substances that are used instead of sucrose (table sugar) to sweeten foods and beverages. Because artificial sweeteners are sweeter than table sugar, smaller amounts are needed to create the same level of sweetness.

Clinova's core mission is to help make the world a healthier place and therefore will not support the inclusions of any ingredients that have been proven to be harmful to humans. Some flavours of O.H.S including lemon contain small amounts of Aspartame. (Strawberry flavour does not contain Aspartame for taste compatibility reasons)
Aspartame has been found to be safe for human consumption by more than ninety countries worldwide with FDA officials describing aspartame as “one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved” and its safety as clear-cut. Furthermore, Aspartame is an ingredient in some of the world's most popular products including Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Ribena Really light, Wrigleys airwaves, Robinsons Orange Squash and more, for further information, please visit,
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Contact your pharmacist or doctor before using O.H.S tablets if you are taking or have recently taken any medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription

Please email info@clinova.co.uk and somebody from our team will be in touch.