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New Rehydration Drink Pushes the Bounds of Being Salty
US – Move over, Gatorade, there’s another rehydration drink on the block – BANa, a drink that’s been on the market since 2008.
Benjamin Yoo, Owner BANa Bottling Company LLC, “Most people don’t realize that you actually need salt to get rehydrated because that’s what retains fluid in your body.”
That’s the idea behind Yoo’s rehydration drink BANa. Think of it as a saline bag in a bottle. There is a whopping 800 milligrams of sodium in one 16 fluid ounce bottle. That’s almost four times more sodium than what Gatorade has.
You says, “We wanted to make sure that it was palatable to most of the consumers. We noticed that 800mg of sodium is about the right solution as far as the taste for consumers.”
The science may be sound, but some hardcore marathon runners put the beverage to the taste test.