Should You Give Your Kids Electrolytes?

Keeping kids hydrated is always top of mind when it gets warm out when they’re sick, and when they’re going, going, going. So... all the time. Any parent can tell you it’s a challenge to keep their kids drinking enough to stay replenished, and it’s often a fight because kids usually want something sweeter than water.

Enter sports drinks. The parents’ answer to keeping kids from getting dehydrated and minimizing whiny pushback. Except, sports drinks have something most parents DON’T want more of in their kids… sugar (up to 72 grams!) And even if your kids do drink enough water, it’s still missing something crucial for proper hydration: the necessary quantities of minerals and nutrients to properly replenish.

So if water isn’t enough and sports drinks are too much, should parents even bother with electrolytes?

The answer is yes, electrolytes are not only safe for kids, they’re necessary. Poor hydration and imbalanced electrolytes in their little bodies add unwanted stress to major organs. Dehydration can leave your kids feeling sluggish, cranky, achy, and irritable.*

It’s hard on parents to see their kids not feeling well, and in the case of hydration, it’s unnecessary. A single-serving of electrolyte powder, like Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme™, mixed with 16 oz of water is usually enough to keep your kids (and yourself) properly replenished.

On days that your kids are outside a lot (aka -- summertime), or especially active or sick, more electrolyte powder may be needed. It’s always a good idea to talk to your pediatrician to know what’s right for your kid.

What’s in those electrolyte powders, exactly?

Parents understandably want to know what’s going into their kids’ bodies. We already touched on the fact that one ingredient in a lot of electrolyte drinks is sugar, and they don’t need it.

Electrolytes are charged particles that live within your bodily fluids that send electrical impulses to allow the proper functioning of the heart, muscles, and nerves. They include: magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, and chloride.

Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme™ also includes essential nutrients like Vitamin C, B complex vitamins, Zinc, and Selenium. These are things all of us, even kids, need to stay strong, healthy, and energized. They also help support a healthy immune system to boot.*

Kids are picky.

Yeah, we know. We’re parents too, and the struggle is real. Sometimes they just refuse to eat or drink something they don’t like. This might be why so many parents turn to those sugary sports drinks. We encourage you to take the Jigsaw Electrolytes taste challenge. Even though it has no artificial sweeteners and no sugar, it still tastes great.

Here’s what some parents are saying about Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme™:

“My kids and I do not drink soda drinks and Jigsaw electrolyte is a great healthy drink for my family.” - Flavia Machado

“Family of 8 buys this 6 at a time! I’m used to dehydrated kids because let’s face it, it’s much more fun to play than drink water! This electrolyte tastes AMAZING and has the family running back for more. We use about 2 containers a week and buy 6 at a time because it’s healthier and cheaper than a hospital visit due to dehydration. If you mix this with the Mag Now powder that Jigsaw offers, you can get two wonderful benefits instead of one. In my house, we call this “The Special Drink”.....and truly, it is. We’ve been healthy all winter which is nearly impossible for our family size. I TRULY credit our health to Jigsaw!” - Ros C.

“This stuff is terrific! A great alternative to Gatorade and all those other sugary drinks. I love the sweet/salt flavor. My kids love it too!” - Stacy

“Love this for workouts, great for kids too! They really helped me out in keeping healthy. I use the powder every day when I work out, also my son loves it.” - Stephanie C

Electrolyte Supreme has ZERO sugar, and provides a balanced combination of all the electrolytes your kids need, plus supporting nutrients such as zinc and selenium, as well as important B Complex vitamins in their active, bioavailable form to replenish and rehydrate.

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