Developed by an ER doctor, BANa capitalizes on the scientifically proven hydrating property of sodium while also replenishing the body’s store of of electrolytes—without the calories and sugar.
“Linebacker Cliff Thrift returned to Chicago yesterday after spending the night in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Thrift suffered dehydration cramps on the team bus on the way to the airport after Sunday’s game and needed four quarts of intravenous solution. ‘I’m fine,’ he said. ‘Pump some beer in that IV and he’ll really be all right,’ quipped linebacker Otis Wilson.”
In an effort to avoid heat related illnesses, organizations, like the military, and individuals, such as athletes, create schedules for themselves to determine when and how much water they should drink to stay hydrated. Sadly, this act of ignoring one’s thirst mechanism and drinking as much as possible has led to many cases of acute water intoxication, putting these individuals at risk of hyponatremia and death. When this occurs, they perform at a less than optimal standard and defeat the purpose of hydrating in the first place.
We sent BANa to a Chicago athlete named Sara. She says,
"It has the same great salty taste that sport beverages have been you can tell it is not filled with artificial flavors. I look forward to this after a long run or even bring it with me to hot yoga. There really isn’t a bad time to drink it!"
I recently tested a sports drink known as BANa Hydration. BANa Hydration is a beverage started by and ER Physician Benjamin Yoo, MD who saw the need to create a sports drink that replenishes electrolytes in the same manner that IVs due in regards to dehydration.