Mixing Instructions - Ceralyte
Ceralyte is a natural rice-based oral electrolyte which comes in ready-to-drink liquid form or powder packets that can be mixed into water to prevent or correct dehydration, and restore fluid volume. Ceralyte packets come in a 50 gram size that makes one liter (4 cups), and a 10 gram size that makes 200 ml (7 oz.). Ceralyte's unique long chain carbohydrate and electrolyte blend has low osmolarity, which promotes rapid absorption for quickly restoring cell function as well as fluid volume. For diarrhea, it is recommended to drink Ceralyte to replace fluids lost from diarrhea and/or vomiting (lose a cup, drink a cup, for example). This may mean sipping 6 or 7 ounces after every episode. ORS works well when used early before problems get serious. If the problem continues more than a day or two or if there is high fever or blood, contact a physician or medical center immediately. Ceralyte is also recommended by some physicians for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), neurallymediated hypotension, or dysautonomia and where volume depletion is a problem.
To make a full liter
Briskly stir one packet of Ceralyte powder into ¼ cup of water (preferably hot) until dissolved. Then add the rest of the water (to bring to a total of 33.8 fluid ounces or 4 1/4 cups) and keep stirring until the powder has fully dissolved. Refrigerate unused portion and discard any unused portion after 24 hours, or freeze it as "Cera Ice". (Cover to freeze.)
To make a single serving
Briskly stir two (2) level teaspoons into 200 ml (approximately 7 ounces) of water (hot or cold) in a mug or glass. When using only part of a packet, roll the remainder up tightly in the packet, and store the opened packet in a zip-lock plastic bag, preferably in a refrigerator or freezer and use the balance within 24 hours, or make "Cera Ice."
For sweat replacement
Mix one 50 gram packet Ceralyte-70 into two (78 oz. water) or even three liters (12 2/3 cups or 101.4 fl. oz) of clean drinking water. For a single serving using a 50gram packet, mix 1 Tbsp. Ceralyte into 34 oz. (12 g) or 1 ½ tsp. into 2 cups (16 oz.) water and put into a sports bottle. Drink within 3 to 4 hours, then discard. After opening a 50 g packet, tightly roll up the package, put it in a zip-lock plastic bag, and
use within a week.