When my friends or family get a headache, feel light headed or fatigued, the first thing I think about is hydration.

People often forget to drink their 6 to 8 cups of water a day. Or in some schools of thought, you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water.

That’s 50 ounces of water for a 100lb person. 

Dehydration happens when you consume less water than you use up. Drinking enough water seems like it should be the answer, yet your body will only use the water to balance body fluids if you have the right amount of electrolytes. 

Hydration tablets are a great way to quickly rehydrate. They contain electrolytes like magnesium and sugar (in the form of dextrose) plus high concentrations of hydrogen ions.

Hydration is important to maintaining performance and fluid balance. Especially in humid conditions, exercising in hot weather, or working. 

For athletes, hydration tablets are a great way to help your body rehydrate. 

In this article we’ll discuss everything you need to know about hydration tablets (hydro tabs), so that you can use them to quickly hydrate your body whenever you need to.