Sugar-free formula When you want to quickly relieve dehydration without sugar, DripDrop Zero provides the precise level of sodium electrolytes you need, plus five key vitamins, 26% minerals, to improve your overall health. Why does DripDrop's patented formula contain sugar? DripDrop is an oral rehydration solution, while Gatorade is a sports drink. Both brands are marketed to help combat dehydration, but Gatorade doesn't hit the mark on closer inspection. Finally, a study of 13 different beverages (including an oral rehydration solution and sports drinks) and their impact on hydration revealed that the oral rehydration solution provided the most hydration.