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.
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. In addition, when this occurs, they perform at a less than optimal standard and defeat the purpose of hydrating in the first place.
Hyponatremia is a condition that occurs when the amount of sodium in the body is lower than normal. It commonly manifests when a person drinks large amounts of water, which dilutes the blood sodium levels and causes confusion, tiredness, agitation and seizures.
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!"
In observation of Global Road Safety Week May 4-10, we have decided to share some information about a topic recently studied in the UK involving the dangers of being dehydrated while operating a motor vehicle.