Preserve Health Pty Ltd’s history is rooted in over 20 years of collaborative medical research between Flinders and Yale Universities.
The research team’s original goal was to create a better oral rehydration solution (ORS) to treat severe dehydration in developing countries. Using a unique resistant starch (RS), our research team developed a patent-pending RS-ORS, which was able to enhance hydration and improve health outcomes by 39% compared with the World Health Organisations’ recommended ORS (Ramakrishna et al 2000).
Through a joint venture focussed on innovation between Flinders University and the Adelaide Football Club, the technology’s application to enhance elite athlete hydration and performance was identified. The cutting-edge medical research was adapted into the two-step PREPD hydration system to meet the hydration needs of elite athletes.
After achieving ground-breaking hydration results in the clinical trial with the Adelaide Crows, Preserve Health developed their products with prototypes ready for consumer testing in early 2017. PREPD hydration drinks launched on 7 November 2018 and can be purchased online at prepdhydration.com.au/shop.