Roots in Relief
As a student at the Mayo Medical School, Dr. Eduardo Dolhun witnessed scores of people — many of them children — dying unnecessarily from dehydration while on a relief mission in Guatemala. Miles from a hospital and without enough equipment, he saw firsthand how effective Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS) were and realized their potential to combat dehydration on a massive scale.
The Power of ORS
Oral Rehydration Solutions were created by doctors more than 50 years ago to treat deadly dehydration in developing countries. They contain a precise, proven ratio of salts, sugars and other ingredients.
Today ORS save over three million children around the world each year, and are recognized by Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization as one of the most important medical advances of the last century.
DripDrop: An Evolution in ORS
In 2007, while running a private family practice in San Francisco, Dr. Dolhun grew tired of prescribing poor tasting rehydration solutions to his patients. He set out to create a new formula that his patients might actually drink; one that combined efficacy with great taste.
By 2010, Dr. Dolhun had perfected his formula for DripDrop, the first ORS to combine medical grade hydration and excellent taste. After a few years distributing DripDrop in relief settings, we recognized that an American healthcare system that favors expensive, invasive IV therapy to treat dehydration was ripe for disruption.
Changing the way the world hydrates.
Today DripDrop works with leaders across many industries to reduce dehydration’s impact on health, performance, and safety. After winning the support of the nation’s top hospitals, we’re now focused on making our breakthrough hydration solution available to everyone.