One 1000 mL lactated ringer administered intravenously is equivalent to drinking two and one half (2.5) gallons of sterile water.

Our body screams for water to help combat the effects of alcohol overindulgence, a bout with the flu and especially after a heavy workout. IV hydration allows you to absorb large amounts of fluids, the equivalent of 2.5 gallons of water, in a relatively short period of time. Vitamins & Medications may very depending on location.