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About Benjamin Yoo, MD

For more than a decade, Dr. Benjamin Yoo, an ER physician, treated countless athletes needing IV’s due to dehydration. This raised the question, “Why isn’t there a drink similar to an IV bag?” Dr. Yoo envisioned an inexpensive, nonintrusive, yet equally effective product as a saline IV. In 2008 he established BANa Bottling Co, featuring a line of rehydration beverages to treat not only athletes, but people with medical conditions, outdoor workers, and the dreaded hangover.