I Used My Kid As a Test Subject for DripDrop
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DripDrop®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DrinkDripDrop #DripDropHydrates http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstVI recently had the opportunity to try a new powdered hydration product (well, new to me) called DripDrop and like any responsible skeptic, I accepted the challenge. You’ve probably seen all of those water-flavoring products that have been out for some time – liquids in squeezy bottles and single-use powders – and DripDrop is another one of those, with one major difference. DripDrop is what’s called an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) which is designed to quickly replace lost fluids and electrolytes, through a strategic ratio of sodium, sugars, and water, which was developed by a Mayo Clinic trained physician.
This product is found in the baby aisle of your local CVS store and when I picked up a box of it, I took a mental note that it was located right next to the hydration products we’ve given our children in the past when they’ve had the flu. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure what to make about using DripDrop when you’re not sick. I mean, I’m a healthy adult who doesn’t have the flu, what could a product like DripDrop possibly do for me?
Well, there was only one way to find out, so I used it one morning at work. My mornings are pretty busy – I start my day at 4:30am, I’m at the gym by 5am, and after an intense workout that leaves me drenched in sweat, I race home to get myself and my family ready for work and school. During this morning time blitz, I sometimes forget to drink enough water to re-hydrate myself from my earlier workout and this was one of those mornings. After I got to work, I mixed a packet of DripDrop into my bottle of water and was pleasantly surprised.
I bought the Berry flavored DripDrop, which I’ve found companies normally go way overboard with the fake flavoring, because if I was going to try this product and review it, I was going to give it a run for its (my?) money. As with most mixes, the flavor the flavor changes depending upon how diluted you make it, so I went with the mixing instructions on the box – 1 packet mixed with 8 ounces of water – and found that the flavor wasn’t overpowering at all. It actually tasted quite nice! A short while later while going about my morning at work, it occurred to me that I felt better. It’s difficult to explain because while DripDrop isn’t an energy drink, I found I was more alert and had more energy.A couple of days later, I woke up feeling drained and lethargic. After another particularly intense workout that morning, I again arrived at my office and noticed how I was still feeling run down and drained. I drank a glass of water with DripDrop mixed in and very soon afterward, felt re-energized again. Being the skeptic that I am, I was wondering if DripDrop really was the thing making me feel better, or if it was just all in my head, knowing I was asked to try the product. Maybe I was biased and my brain powers were tricking me!
Being the responsible parent that I am, I decided to use my son as a guinea pig. My son is 9 years old and like most little boys, never stops moving. He paces when he talks on the phone, he runs around all day at school, is on the school’s basketball team, and also like most kids, he hates stopping to drink water. Dehydration is a make believe concept that parents invented, to hear him talk about it, and it’s been a constant problem for us to get him to drink water during the day to avoid the inevitable headaches and fatigue on his really active days.
I talked with him about how I was trying out DripDrop and asked him if he would be up for helping me by mixing a packet of it in his water bottle before his basketball game and then letting me know how he felt. Later that day I asked him how he felt and he said, “It made me feel really good. Like, really good! And I knew it was berry flavored and I really don’t like things that are berry flavored, but it was actually really good!”
“Would you use it again?”
“Yeah! But maybe let’s get the not berry flavored one because I still don’t think I like berry flavored things.”
The 9-year-old boy felt good because he was hydrated without realizing he was efficiently hydrating himself.
Dad 1 – Kid Logic 0.Being sort of a fitness nut I can also feel good about my family using DripDrop because it’s not just a bunch of sugar masquerading as something healthy. The bottom line is that DripDrop delivers 2-3 times the electrolytes and half the calories of sports drinks, while also hydrating 34% better than water alone, and is safe to be used by anyone over the age of 1. It worked for me after grueling workouts and it also worked for my water-hating son.
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