- Index hide6 Hydration drink brands that contain excess sodium, sweeteners, or are misleading to consumers include:
A person requires 100 liters of water a day to meet their consumption and hygiene needs.
Health experts recommend drinking between 1.5 liters and 2 liters of water a day.
In Mexico, the average water consumption per person is 380 liters of water per day.
The damage that many products can cause to the health of consumers is being closely monitored and punished by the corresponding agencies. In Mexico, this type of problem is followed by the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), which in its September edition of the Consumer Magazine carried out a quality study of eight sports drinks, eight oral serums and five hydrating drinks, pointing out those that put people’s health at risk.
The role of water in the human body is very important, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)is essential for the human body at any stage of life because it helps regulate body temperature, keeping the skin hydrated and elastic, lubricating joints and organs and maintaining good digestion.
In this sense, the Ministry of Health details that one of the adverse consequences of inadequate water intake is dehydration, whose symptoms depend on the degree of water deficiency, but which, in general, present dizziness, headache, weakness and fatigue, dry mouth and lack of appetite.
According to Conagua data, in Mexico the average water consumption per person is 380 liters of water per day, while the WHO states that a person requires 100 liters of water per day to meet all their needs, both consumption and of hygiene.
The Prophecy on hydrating drinks
La Profeco explains which of these drinks found on the market are misleading and why they should be avoided.
Through a study carried out by the agency, the quality of eight sports drinks, eight oral serums and five hydrating drinks was evaluated. Although the full results of this study will be released in a few days, the agency has already announced part of the results, warning that some brands will leave the market.
Profeco evaluated various brands of sports drinks, moisturizers and serums in areas such as composition, content, labeling, sanitary quality, levels of sugars and minerals, where, according to the results, all products analyzed approved in terms of the amount of minerals they contain; nevertheless, several brands have higher sodium content than stated on their label and others exceed the level of sweeteners.
Marks that pose a risk or may be misleading are:
- BioSteel: According to the agency, this sports drink does not have the warning legend, “contains sweeteners and is not recommended for children.”
Hydration drink brands that contain excess sodium, sweeteners, or are misleading to consumers include:
- Serumx: According to Profeco, it is sold as a drink with oral electrolytes, but “it is not really an oral serum and contains a lot of sodium in its composition.”
- Jumex Sport: This product was classified as misleading, because its label states that it contains vitamins and calcium; however, no evidence of this was found in the analysis.
- Sports Drink and Rescue: They also showed irregularities in their labeling, so Profeco will request that they be withdrawn from the market.
These types of updates from Profeco are arriving every week, where the intention is to inform consumers of the products they buy and regulate companies in cases where they are deceiving by not presenting what they promise on their labels.
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