Today, many conventional electrolyte solutions are made with artificial chemicals, even though research presents potential risks. Dyes like Red #40 and Yellow #5 have been popping up in everything from cough syrup to toothpaste for decades. In 1906, the first restrictions on color additives were created under the Pure Food and Drugs Act, which helped kick off further legislation to reduce the number of dyes from roughly 80 to only 15 in 1938. Today, only seven synthetic dyes remain on the FDA’s approved list. A Canadian Medical Association Journal report showed “a link between consumption of artificial sweeteners and relatively higher risks of weight gain and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.” Avoiding artificial sweeteners can be a tall order, but it’s worth seeking out brands that keep them out of your diet. Enter, Kinderlyte.
The History of Kinderlyte
When his daughter was sick, Jeremy Adams made a late-night run to the drugstore only to discover that every electrolyte option was made with artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors such as Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium (ACE K), Yellow #6, Blue #1, Red #40 that he didn’t want to risk exposing himself or his family to. This experience inspired Adams to start Kinderfarms, a brand dedicated to keeping your family healthy, naturally.
Kinderlyte Company Mission
Kid-friendly hydration, powered by nature. That’s the simple promise of Kinderlyte, offering electrolyte drinks with better-for-you ingredients that the whole family will enjoy.
Benefits of Kinderlyte
When you need electrolytes in your life, Kinderlyte is the clear choice.
- Non-GMO: All of Kinderlyte’s ingredients are Non-GMO Certified and its dextrose (a simple sugar) is made from vegetables
- No fructose: Since fructose slows absorption and hydration, Kinderlyte nixed it from the ingredients list
- Gluten-free and vegan: This brand offers gluten-free and vegan drinks to accommodate a range of diets
Top Kinderlyte Products
Rehydrate when you need it with Kinderlyte’s top kid-friendly formulas.
Natural Oral Electrolyte Solution, Fruit Punch
With a fruit punch flavor, kids of all ages will easily finish this drink. Vegetable-based dextrose (the gold standard for hydration in hospitals) is the key ingredient, and the recipe avoids artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Thrive Market member Jennifer from Florida says she was looking for a natural option and was happy she found this. “It did the trick and helped my daughter rehydrate.”
Natural Oral Electrolyte Solution, Orange
This citrusy beverage nixes artificial flavors and colors in favor of plant-based ingredients to help you rehydrate. Plus, this drink is shelf-stable so you can keep it on hand for cold season. Member Andrea from New York appreciates that it doesn’t have extra additives (compared to popular drugstore brands) and says she’s “already purchased more bottles.”
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