Dehydration issues

When flying, your body dehydrates much quicker than what is normally the case. The airplane environment is very dry. You can note this by experiencing increased thirstdrowsinessheadachedizziness or feeling jet lagged.

Dehydration issues

When flying, your body dehydrates much quicker than what is normally the case. The airplane environment is very dry. You can note this by experiencing increased thirstdrowsinessheadachedizziness or feeling jet lagged.

“Enjoy the benefits of Uppy! when travelling!”

When flying, especially during longer flights, your body dehydrates much quicker than what is normally the case. The airplane environment is very dry. The cabin contains less than 20% humidity, often much less, and the cabin air pressure corresponds to approximately 2500 meters in altitude. Your body needs to adapt to low air pressure and to air which is thin and dry as in desert. This leads to dehydration. You can note this by experiencing increased thirst, drowsiness, headache and/or dizziness as well as other jetlag issues. If you are a hard working person with long flights on your schedule, this will affect your ability to perform at business meetings or conference presentation scheduled soon after touchdown.

Per de la Motte, Long haul captain in a major airline

Electrolytes + minerals + vitamins

Formulated to effectively handle rehydration issues and help you fight the effects of air travel.
1 tablet dissolves in 15 cl water and is good for 3 hours of flying

Read more about electrolytes, minerals and vitamins


Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Citrate – Supports Rehydration of your body

One of the troublesome aspects of flying is dehydration. This condition causes your blood vessels to narrow and your blood to thicken, which raises your risk for blood clots. Dehydration contributes to headache, dried up eyes and skin, fatigue,  general dizziness and tiredness. On the flipside, a well-hydrated human being is less likely to experience headaches, circulation issues and negative side effects of jetlag. WHO (World Health Organization) have issued directions on how a well functioning rehydration mix needs to be formulated. We have followed these directions.

Each tablet contains important electrolytes in combination with sugar. The sugar is important to improve absorption of electrolytes and water. One tablet contains 11 kcal. Potassium contributes to the normal function of the nervous system, to normal muscle function and to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.

You should of course still drink plenty of normal water, eat healthy food and move around as well during your flights. It’s incredibly easy to stay hydrated when travelling and provides a great pay off (you will feel a lot better) – it’s really a no-brainer!



Vitamin D, Zinc, Selenium – Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

It is no surprise that on an airplane it’s easier to catch a cold or any other bacteria from the hundreds of passengers you’re sharing a limited space with for a number of hours. It’s always important to keep your immune system fit for fight  as well as staying hydrated during your flights.

Vitamin D has the ability to  contribute to support your immune system fighting off diseases. Zinc and selenium are trace elements essential for cells of the immune system, and deficiency affects the ability of the immune cells to function well.



Vitamin B 12, Magnesium – Contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Vitamin B 12, like the other B vitamins, is important to support our metabolism. It helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of our central nervous system. Low levels of B12 can cause anemia, loss of balance, numbness as well as tingling in arms and legs.

Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, and muscle and nerve functions. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, to muscle contraction, and to normal heart rhythm.



Vitamin C–Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Vitamin C, a key antioxidant which supports continued growth and repair of tissues throughout your body. In addition, vitamin C blocks some of the damage caused by free radicals often caused by tobacco smoke or radiation which  is a part of the human aging process.



Ginger – Gives a great taste and may have other benefits as well

An explosion of ginger, lemon and lime – we think it tastes absolutely terrific. The 60 mg ginger extract is made from 240 mg of real ginger root, which has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb to treat a variety of ailments.



“Stevia” or Stevio glucosides – a natural sweetener

What’s better than sugar? A natural alternative to sugar, Stevio glycoside is a sweetener from the plant Stevia. Stevio glycoside is 300 times sweeter than sugar and contains zero calories. Together with the lemon, lime & ginger, it provides a great taste!

Ingredients

Dextrose, acid (citric acid), acidity regulator (sodium hydrogen carbonate), potassium chloride, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride, ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, ethyl acetate, rhizome), bulking agent (sorbitol), flavor (lemon, lime), L-ascorbic acid, sweetener (steviol glycosides), zinc citrate, sodium selenite, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin.

- Contains sugar and sweetener. Sweetener from the natural plant Stevia.
- Contains Ginger extract 60 mg/tablet.
- Osmolality 280 mOsm/kg.

Nutrition facts

/100 ml /tablet
Energy 31 kJ  7 kcal 47 kJ  11 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
- saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbonhydrate 1.4 g 2.1 g
- sugars 1.3 g 2.0 g
Protein 0 g 0 g
Salt 0.3 g 0.4 g

Electrolytes, vitamins & minerals

/100 ml /100 ml
%NRV*
/tablet /tablet
%NRV*
Sodium 114 mg 171 mg
Potassium 81 mg 4 121 mg 6
Chloride 135 mg 17 203 mg 25
Citrate 517 mg 776 mg
Vitamin D 1.13 µg 24 1.7 µg 33
Vitamin C 17.3 mg 21 26 mg 33
Vitamin B12 0.53 µg 20 0.8 µg 33
Magnesium 83 mg 22 125 mg 33
Zinc 2.2 mg 22 3.3 mg 33
Selenium 12 µg 22 18 µg 33

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value for adults as set in EU given in %.

Uppy! FAQ.

How many Uppy! should I take?
How many tablets you should take depends on the length of your flight. One tablet is good for a 3-4 hours flight, so just take 15 cl of water every 3-4 hours and dissolve one tablet and you are good. One for many preferred way is to buy a 50 cl still water bottle, take a sip and put in 3 tablets. Allow it to dissolve, shake the bottle a bit. If you are on a night flight, drink it all in one go. If you are on a day flight, sip a bit on and off.
How much water shall I add?

One tablet should be dissolved in 15 cl of water. This concentration is fairly important to achieve maximum absorption by your body.

How long does it take to dissolve?

One tablet dissolves in around 4-5 minutes. The reason it takes a while is due to the level of the recipe, a real rehydration product plus vitamins and minerals.

What does Uppy contain?

Uppy! is a supplement tailored to feel well when flying and arriving in better shape, It is a rehydration product based on the directions from WHO plus vitamins and minerals. The rehydration part restores lost fluids. Vitamin D, Zinc and Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin B12 and Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin C is an oxidant that contributes to the protection of the cells from oxidative stress. Uppy also contains ginger, that may hav many positive effects.

What is a rehydration product?

Rehydration products consist of salts and sugar to restore your bodys balance of fluids after you have beeb dehydrated. The standard recipe comes from WHO Oral Rehydration Salts solution and it contains Natrium, Glucose, Chloride, Calcium, and Citrate in specified amounts. Salts are important to restore normal electrolyte balance, where Natrium and Calcium are extra important. Sugar is an important ingredient that improves absorption of water and salts. The rehydration part in Uppy! is developed using WHOs recommendations.

What is Osmolarity?

Osmolality measures the total concentration of soluble ingredients in a solutions. Wikipedia writes: Osmotic concentration, formerly known as osmolarity, is the measure of solute concentration, defined as the number of osmoles (Osm) of solute per litre (L) of solution (osmol/L or Osm/L). The osmolarity of a solution is usually expressed as Osm/L (pronounced “osmolar”), in the same way that the molarity of a solution is expressed as “M” (pronounced “molar”). Whereas molarity measures the number of moles of solute per unit volume of solution, osmolarity measures the number of osmoles of solute particles per unit volume of solution.

Uppy have an osmolarity of 280 mOsm/kg, which is in line with WHOs recommendation. Blood has an osmolarity of 280-300mOsm/kg. This means that Uppy will be effectively absorbed by your body.

Does Uppy contain allergens?

No, Uppy is allergen free.

Does Uppy contain Gluten or Lactose?

No, Uppy is Gluten and Lactose free.

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