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. 28 hours of long, dehydrating flights from Florida to Padang, Indonesia; 10 hour boat ride out to the Mentawai islands; jumping straight into the water for 6 demanding hours of surfing, using my entire body core 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. I've watched my friends chug EmergenC, energy drinks, Gatorade, and plain water in the mornings only to find them bedridden an hour later. 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 put all of my training to the test.
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 your beaten by the elements of third-world surf travel, exhausted and weak after intense physical activity, or just drained from common, or uncommon illnesses, you now have the ultimate solution for your recovery fluid. The Banana Bag Oral Solution... without the needle.