National Shortage of Dioralyte

Some of the ingredients!

For those who suffer from dehydration, relying on hydration sachets is super important. Sadly, there is a national shortage of Dioralyte and a lot of people are struggling to get any at all. I’m going to share the St.Marks Solution which originates from the top bowel hospital in the UK called St.Marks, which is in London.

My dietician gave me this recipe to help with hydration which many can follow and, you can also find it in IBD Superheros Facebook group too. I will also tell you where you can get the ingredients, as some are a little tricky to get, depending on where you live.

St.Marks Solution:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda 2.5ml or 2 1/2 grams- you can find this in most supermarkets and little shops
  • Glucose Powder 6 Tea Spoons or 20 grams – you can get this on amazon or a chemist
  • Table Salt 3 1/2 grams or 5ml
  • 1 litre of Tap water
  • 1 jug
  • Fruit juice or diluting juice for flavour

Keep this cool in your jug, in the fridge, adding NO ice. Hopefully this is just a little blip and Dioralyte will be back on the shelves again! Some of you may be able to drink sports drinks but to be mindful that if you suffer from hydration like me, it just goes through you and to be mindful that it doesn’t quite have enough of what you need.

Hope this helps!

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