Updated: Jun 23
Pocari Sweat by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., is a health drink that contains a balance of ions (electrolytes). It resembles the natural fluid balance in the human body. It will quickly and easily replenish water and ions that your body needs. Especially the fluids lost when you are sweating. Thus quenching every part of you.
Easily replenishes water and ions Pocari Sweat lets you easily replenish the fluids and ions lost while sweating. Contains no chemical preservatives This health drink contains zero preservatives, carbonation, artificial sweeteners or colors, or excess sugar, like other sports drinks you're probably familiar with. The careful balance of ingredients means it won't cause addiction or a sense of dependency. As Pocari Sweat contains no preservatives, we recommend that you finish drinking the bottle on the same day you open it. If you transfer the beverage into another container before drinking, and keep refrigerated, it will stay fresh for up to three days. For the purpose of freshness, it is best to choose a size that you can finish in a reasonably short time. Perfect in many occasions Pocari Sweat is quickly absorbed by the body, as it is a solution that approximates the natural electrolyte concentration of our cells. It is the perfect beverage to help hydrate you in many occasions - such as when you are sick, have no appetite, work in the heat or hot environments where there is a risk of heat stroke, play sports, take a hot bath, drink alcohol, or when it's dry outside, such as during the winter. Pocari Sweat can also hydrate you when you go to bed at night, wake up in the morning, or when you're just plain thirsty. It has more benefits like improving your immune system and preventing muscle cramps!
What kind of drink can be absorbed quickly by the body? The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the Japan Sports Association recommend a salt concentration of 0.1-0.2% in beverages to prevent heat stroke. At this time, 100mℓ contains 40-80mg of sodium.
Note: Pocari Sweat contains 0.12 g of sodium salt equivalent. (*Sodium content: 49 mg per 100 mℓ)
In a study in which nine healthy adults were dehydrated by 4% of their body weight and then drank the same amount of water, Pocari Sweat, and other fructose-rich drinks as they had been dehydrated, it was found that drinking water or other fructose-rich drinks alone did not result in a significant increase in blood plasma (a liquid component of blood, which is an indicator of whether water really enters the body). However, when the subjects drank Pocari Sweat, they recovered more quickly than when they drank water.
This demonstrates that Pocari Sweat is a beverage that can smoothly replenish water and ions (electrolytes) lost through perspi