Our Story

It Started With Over 20 Years Of Medical Research

PREPD’s history is rooted in over 20 years of collaborative medical research between Flinders and Yale Universities.

Our research team’s original goal was to create a better oral rehydration solution (ORS) to treat severe dehydration in developing countries where lives were lost through severe dehydration from diseases like cholera and rotavirus.

Their efforts focused on enhancing total water absorption in the body by tapping into the largely unused potential in the large intestine to absorb up to 5L of fluid per day.

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.

Clinical Trial - A Remarkable Finding

Through a joint venture focused on innovation between Flinders University and the Adelaide Football Club, the technology’s application to enhance elite athlete hydration and performance was identified.

After a clinical trial with the Adelaide Crows in 2014 it was demonstrated that the newly adapted two-step PREPD hydration system was providing outstanding results to the elite players:

  1. Improved starting hydration
  2. Enhanced fluid absorption during exertion
  3. Enhanced rehydration by 29% in recovery when compared with drinking leading sports drinks only.
  4. During the trial period, athletes drinking PREPD lost a remarkable 85% less body weight overall.

Results from the trial have now been published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.


“It's The Adelaide Invention Set To Revolutionise Sports Drinks!”

Watch 9 NEWS coverage of our initial launch and clinical trial with the Adelaide Crows.

Watch 9 NEWS coverage of our initial launch and clinical trial with the Adelaide Crows.


A Way Forward, & A Quantum Leap In Sports Hydration Was Born

Following the original medical research and the Adelaide Crows Football trial, we decided to test PREPD with more athletes from various sports backgrounds.

PREPD has now been successfully trialled with over 300 athletes across a diverse range of sports including triathlon, basketball, cycling, running, AFL, soccer, netball, motorsport, netball, rowing and surfing.

This is not a normal sports drink.

PREPD is at its best when taken alongside your normal hydration methods (i.e. sports drinks or water) enhancing the absorption of these fluids. Prime is consumed before and Recover is consumed after your workout/training/competition (not during). Our unique two-step formulation has been found to:

  • Reduce cramping & fatigue
  • Reduce headaches after exercise
  • Decrease thirst during exercise
  • Decrease reduction in weight from fluid loss (sweat)
  • Increase energy production
  • Increase ability to maintain consistent performance
  • Aid in faster recovery post-exercise

Experience a new level of hydration performance, with PREPD.