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Preserve Health Pty Ltd


Tonsley Innovation District
Flinders New Venture Institute
Level 2, Flinders University
4 MAB Eastern Promenade
Tonsley SA 5042


P: +61 403 049 073
E: [email protected]

Preserve Health Pty Ltd
Hydration Enhancing Sports Drinks

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


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