How It Started
The origin of the Banana Bag Oral Solution grew out of my two passions, surfing and pharmaceutical science. My friends and work colleagues know I spend the majority of my time away from work chasing waves in tropical remote places around the world. I've endured all the hardships we surfers willingly put our bodies through in order to catch that perfect wave. Let me itemize the damage.
I've watched my friends chug EmergenC, energy drinks, Gatorade, and plain water in the mornings only to find them bedridden an hour later, or worse... surfing like my friend here in this picture. There has never been any reliable solution within the current marketplace to effectively relieve and restore their bodies with the proper electrolytes and vitamins. So, a couple years ago, I started looking around the pharmacy to see what I could come up with...
...to navigate the most amazing waves on the planet; along with all the intense elements of heat and humidity, and really no time to properly hydrate or find the resources for proper nutrition. No question, this is the perfect storm for severe dehydration and poor dietary intake leading up to muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, diarrhea...etc.
The truth is, at work, I happen to have made countless intravenous Banana Bags in hospitals, and they are the default starting point for dehydrated, nutrient deficient patients. But for those of us still standing and not admitted to the ER, I personally think we would like to avoid an IV in the arm, at all costs. So, after years of listening to my colleagues quiz me for a more convenient solution to it all, I began to blend my own mix using the same ingredients I've used at work so many times before, but now it was to be taken orally.
The Banana Bag Oral Solution powder packet is the trusted blend of vitamins and electrolytes commonly given intravenously only in emergency rooms for years, but now available for you to dissolve in water and drink anywhere you want.
What makes this so great is that whether you're drained from common, or uncommon illnesses, beaten by the elements of third-world surf travel, exhausted and weak after intense physical activity, or even after just having one too many drinks (a few too many times)... you now have the ultimate solution for your recovery fluid, without the needle.