When to
squeeze
your Buoy

When you hydrate is almost as important as how you hydrate.

Hover over the cards below to learn more about each squeezing situation.

General Uses

Keto &
Intermittent Fasting

We suggest:

People starting out on the Keto diet or intermittent fasting can feel like they have the flu even when they don’t - irritable mornings, dizziness, low energy, cramping, and insomnia.

In ketosis, lower insulin levels cue your kidneys to release sodium from your body (you pee out electrolytes). A steady intake of sugar-free electrolytes can help fight the Keto Flu / Fasting Ketosis.

Alcohol &
Hangovers

We suggest:

The bulk of your most painful hangover symptoms are actually caused by severe dehydration.

You get severely dehydrated when drinking alcohol because key electrolytes and nutrients are lost every time you pee after you “break the seal”. Sure water definitely helps, but without a constant flow of electrolytes, it doesn’t adequately combat your impending dehydration.

Immune
Support

We suggest:

Proper hydration is the foundation of a strong immune system. A truly comprehensive immune supplement should combine the power of hydration-boosting electrolytes with other immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts.

Feeling under the weather, or run down from your go-go-go lifestyle? We’ve got you covered.

Exercise &
Sports

We suggest:

Losing as little as 2% of key electrolytes and fluids can significantly impair physical and mental performance. When you exercise or play sports, you generally lose 6-10%.

Restoring these lost electrolytes can improve performance and even boost it above your baseline. Hydration is also critically important in your body’s recovery process.

General Wellness &
Daily Hydration

We suggest:

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and are paying the price for it - fatigue, headaches, energy crashes, cramps, dry mouth, bad breath, and dry skin... just to name a few.

Even those of us drinking plenty of water on a daily basis will suffer from dehydration due to a loss of electrolytes that happens naturally throughout the day. Squeeze them back in!

Travel

We suggest:

The air in a plane has ~12% humidity - less than the Sahara desert. Dehydration is common while traveling and is a primary cause of jet lag. Plus, when the air is dry your throat’s cilia are less effective at fending off viruses and bacteria, making you more vulnerable to getting sick.

Get the most out of your trip by replenishing key electrolytes and nutrients while in the air.

Chronic Illnesses*

For those who are managing the symptoms of and treatments for a number of chronic illnesses, avoiding dehydration is a must in order to stay healthy.

For many, sugars, sweeteners, and artificial or highly processed ingredients that are found in many other hydration products are also a no-go.

We’re proud to offer support to those who are managing chronic illnesses. Click here to find out how we can help.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

We suggest:

People diagnosed with POTS, a cardiac condition that affects blood flow and circulation, need a ton of fluids and electrolytes to regulate their blood pressure and heart rates.

One Buoy user diagnosed with POTS reduced the amount of SmartWater she carried to school every day from five litres down to one, and happily reports feeling less prone to fainting. While Buoy is not a comprehensive solution for this condition, it can support day-to-day management.

Chemotherapy Dehydration

We suggest:

Side effects of chemotherapy treatment such as vomiting or diarrhea can lead to an electrolyte imbalance called chemotherapy dehydration. Common symptoms include confusion and disorientation and can it can become serious if left untreated.

The best way to treat chemotherapy dehydration is to prevent it from happening in the first place by replenishing electrolytes and drinking plenty of fluids.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

We suggest:

In addition to the typical symptoms of dehydration, people with CF can also experience a thick sputum that may be more difficult to clear from their airways, and an increased risk of gastrointestinal problems.

Staying well hydrated can both help thin the mucus in the lungs making it easier to clear your airway, and help keep food moving through your gut.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

We suggest:

For people with MS, staying hydrated is particularly important because it helps control bladder and bowel symptoms, and may help decrease injection site reactions and medication side effects. Dehydration can also contribute to fatigue and cognitive impairment.

Adding an electrolyte supplement to your daily routine can help you achieve your hydration goals.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

We suggest:

Dehydration adversly affects brain structure and function; it has been proven that prolonged states of reduced water intake may adversely impact executive functions like planning and visuo-spatial processing… aka “brain fog”.

To keep your brain functioning at a high level, it is important to stay hydrated all day, every day.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS)

We suggest:

Low blood volume can cause, reduced blood flow to the brain (cognitive difficulties), problems standing (orthostatic intolerance), increased heart rate, and an overall feeling of fatigue.

Boosting your electrolyte and fluid intake can increase your blood volume, improving blood flow to your heart and brain, enabling you to stand more easily, think more clearly and feel more energized.

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