Scientist-approved hydration mix with optimized electrolytes, tasty flavors, and clean ingredients.

About Hydrant

Hydrant’s ingredients have been optimized to provide rapid and increased hydration when mixed in water. Made with electrolytes and real fruit juice powder, but no synthetic colors, stevia or artificial sweeteners, this is one product that’s making waves. If you want an extra boost, their Energy product line is packed with 100mg of caffeine and 200mg of L-theanine for focus, and their Immunity product line provides Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and more! So, come on in — the water’s great (but not literally, please – this formula is finely balanced and won’t benefit from the addition of people).

Why We Love Them

Maintaining efficient and healthy hydration habits throughout the day can be tough, and though many opt for ‘flavored waters’ and ‘vitamin waters’ — most of these deceptively helpful substitutes are actually loaded with unnecessary sugars and artificial sweeteners. And they still lack the right balance of electrolytes to keep your body energized throughout the day. Hydrant, a collection of powerful, dissolvable electrolyte-balanced hydration packets, is backed by science – which is why it’s a Fascination preferred brand.

Origin Story

John and Jai had pressurized lives – one was pursuing his MBA, the other working for a Silicon Valley start-up. Despite consuming enough coffee, energy drinks and plain water to fill a small lake, they couldn’t shake the constant feeling of exhaustion. And they weren’t alone; research suggests 75% of Americans spend much of the day dehydrated. That’s when they decided to take matters into their own hands. Their equivalent of building a bridge over troubled water was to create a science-based hydration drink with up to three times more electrolytes than a traditional sports drink. All in a convenient packet and a multitude of flavors.


  • Rapid hydration drink mix that balances water, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc
  • Three options focused on refreshing hydration, sustained energy, boosting immunity
  • Great tasting flavors like Raspberry Lemonade, Blood Orange, and Lemon Ginger
  • Great information about issues such as winter dehydration, dehydration in infants, staying hydrated while skiing

The Science & The Soul

The Science

There are a few important scientific principles behind Hydrant’s success. It includes a high and balanced electrolyte content that’s based on guidelines from the World Health Organization (in particular, a lot more potassium than regular sports drinks); rapid absorption through just enough cane sugar to activate the small intestine to push electrolytes and water into the bloodstream; and low osmolality. Nope – we had no idea what ‘low osmolality’ meant either, but we checked for you. It’s the number of particles per unit of liquid and it determines the ease and speed at which water absorption occurs.

The Soul

The Hydrant team are so passionate about everything hydration related they’ve even established their own mini-institute. Check out their website for research-based articles and advice, curated by Oxford scientists, on almost every imaginable issue relating to hydration – such as gardening, fitness, alcohol, sleep, wellness, and much more. We particularly recommend the recent article entitled “How can I boost my immune system?” which has a ton of practical steps to build into a daily routine.