Initially developed for professional athletes and soldiers, Ketracel-white (or simply white) is an performance beverage containing an isogenic enzyme and nutrients. It provides all daily needed nourishment. The Alpha Quadrant Science Institute (AQSI) is a research facility operated on Devos II Established in 2374, this organization consists of Son’a scientists studying the correlation and effects of exercise, environmental variables, and nutrition on the body. It regularly conducts testing and research on how hydration and nutrition affect performance. Soldiers of all species have been involved in fitness testing programs at the AQSI, which in part have led to innovations in new White formula variations and product lines.
In 2375, the AQSI observed that some were not maintaining adequate levels of hydration during battles, attributable to the nature of enduring multiple-hour skirmishes in high temperatures. As a result, it developed a product called the “White Intravenous Drinking System,” which has since been implemented in all battle suits. Ketracel-White is the official drink of the Jem’Hadar