Information about ORS Powder
ORS Powder is a WHO based ORS (Oral Rehydration Salt) formula. Oral redyration salt is a combination of Dextrose and a number of essential electrolytes (Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Citrate). ORS Powder restores body fluids & electrolytes, lost due to dehydration in during Diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramping, and exertional heat illness, while exercising in hot or humid weather.
Role of key ingredients:
Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
Sodium Chloride are essential in boldy to make fluid balance. Sodium chloride is utilized by body cells for its normal function.
Potassium Chloride (KCl)
Potassium is an extremely important electrolyte that functions in the maintenance of water balance and distribution, acid-base balance, muscle and nerve cell function, heart function, kidney and adrenal function.
Dextrose anhydrous is the purest form of dextrose, commonly called glucose. Dextrose anhydrous provides instant energy. It is the primary ingredient in oral rehydration salts (ORS).
Trisodium Citrate dihydrate
Trisodium citrate dihydrate is a tribasic salt of citric acid. It is produced by complete neutralization of citric acid with high purity sodium source and subsequent crystallization.
Directions for use:
1. Dissolve the contents of the packet in the amount of drinking water indicated on the packet, usually 1 litre.
2. If drinking water is not available, or if you are not sure the water is drinkable, boil the water for at least 10 minutes and then let cool.
3. Stir well, and give to the child to drink in a cup or spoon feed.
Note: Be careful to mix the right amount of water. If you use too little water, the drink could make the diarrhoea worse.
Use under medical supervision