My daughter was recently diagnosed with POTS after suffering with symptoms for nearly 2 years. I somehow found the Banana Bag Oral Solution while searching for ways to help her. I received the samples, still skeptical, and it wasn't long until she had an attack. I gave her one, and within 10 minutes she went from an empty shell with BP of 82/55 to sitting up, BP 93/60. 30 minutes later, BP was 100/70 and she was only slightly shaky and hungry! It turned a normally 24-36 hour recovery (or a trip to the ER for an IV) into a 2 hour FULL RECOVERY! It happened again on Friday at a football game. People that were working with us were shocked to see her coming back to life so quickly! Her migraines have also decreased! It's so incredible! Customers for LIFE!
I recently ran across your ad and ordered! My colon was removed in 2008 and hydration and absorption is my daily challenge. I often go for IV hydration when I can't catch up. THIS PRODUCT has change my life! I just ordered more and drink daily!
I purchased the banana bag oral solution to help with my POTS. I have heard great things about it from other people with POTS, and from the Dysautomomia International group. I was getting weekly saline infusions and wanted to see if this would help so I wouldn't need them as much, or at all. I got the sample first because I'm extremely picky and heard the flavor can be a little difficult for many to drink. I didn't know if I'd be able to handle the flavor but thought I'd give it a try in Gatorade instead of plain water, as others have recommended, and it was definitely doable! It helps mask the taste and makes it easy to drink. I even tried it in OJ and that works too. I'm very excited to take these on a regular basis, 3 times a week to start. I feel more energy and decreased fatigue after drinking it, and it lasts! Usually, I know when I'm due for my medication I have to take every 4 hours for my blood pressure because I start feeling increased fatigue and tachycardia along with blacking out (pre-syncope) a lot more upon standing. I noticed the symptoms dramatically decreased and that I wasn't blacking out or having tachycardia even though it was well past the 4 hours of needing to take my medication. Thank you so much for coming up with this amazing product!
I just wanted to say thank you guys for making this product. Not only do I suffer with Dysautonomia POTS with IST. But this week I have had a Intestinal and stomach flu on top of it. We all know the delicate balance that a person with POTS has to have with having enough water and salt in their system. I knew I was becoming dehydrated. I was dizzy, rapid heartbeat, LBP, with fever and vomiting etc. And YOUR product although the taste needs improving. I drank it out of desperation. I was and still am keeping nothing down food wise. But this little packet saved my life. Literally. I went to the Doctor today and he said there should be no way I could be in his office. I should have been admitted and given IV hydration. He asked how I managed to be as good as I am. Which remind you I am awfully sick. I told him every 2 days I was drinking Banana Bag oral drink. He had never heard of it. But after looking over the ingredients he said. It would have been the same thing he would have given me in the hospital. And it probably saved me from having a heart attack or fainting and really injuring myself. He let me go with a hug and said don't stop using this stuff. And he kept my open packet to show his other patients with POTS or even patients with severe flu symptoms that there is a product out there that is better than Pedialyte or Gatorade. So thank you!!! You saved me a hospital trip. And even turned one of the most finicky Drs into a believer of your product! It means so much.
These save me not only money from going to the ER (I have dysautonomia (POTS) & live in Texas!) bc it's common for ppl like me to get dehydrated & need an IV. But also to help save me by rehydrating me & especially so when I pass out. Yesterday for example, I passed out but luckily always keep emergancy banana bags in my wallet! Within several minutes of drinking one packet I was able to slowly get up.
*PLEASE DO NOT TAKE MY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DR. AND GO TO THE ER WHEN NECESSARRY!!! This is a circumstance I had discussed with my doctor & got "permission" to use these versus the ER. Please always check with your doctor first!*
THANK YOU so so much for creating this to help people like me who get dehydrated & pass out frequently due to POTS. I will continue to use & purchase your products bc they work, you use them to help people, and partner with DINET and so much more.
If you're skeptical about these Banana Bags I am proof THEY WORK! I do not go anywhere without them.
I have Dysautonomia/POTS, and I've suffered a great deal over the years. Countless doctors, specialists, tests, needles, medications, fluids, diet changes, lifestyle alterations, and so much more. When they say there is no cure....they mean it. And all this time I truly believed that statement. Until I tried Banana Bag! The first time I tasted the product, I spit it out! The taste wasn't bad at all but I didn't like the texture it turned my water. I've noticed that I can mix the solution with Powerade and get the same results! With such an illness, simple daily tasks are nearly impossible. However, thankful to some of my medication, I am able to work full time as well as be a full time university student. Most days are manageable. Wednesday was not one of those days, though, and Banana Bag, being such an unbelievable miracle, had entirely slipped my mind. I suffered all day. I came come and cried uncontrollably because of the pain and amount of symptoms I was experiencing. Luckily, I noticed my Banana Bag packets in the cabinet, and by the time I finished half of my drink, I felt like a brand new person. I now recommend this product to anyone I meet, whether they're just athletic, ill, or need a good hangover reliever!
This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who works outside in these record high temps. My husband is a contractor and hasn't had a dehydration headache once since using Banana Bag. He takes it mid day and not only does it hydrate him but he feels energized after drinking it. There is no other way he could get through this summer heat and still feel good when he gets home! We LOVE this stuff!! Nothing else has worked as good as this!!
I continue to be amazed every time I use the Banana Bag solution. I use it about an hour prior to intense training and as a post training recovery solution with great results. I also keep it on my boat for those hot summer days on the water. Can't say enough good things about the product! Good on ya Brian!
I work in law enforcement and am currently stationed in the desert. This means 16 hour days outside in extreme temperatures with all my gear on. My nights were spent cramping because you just can't recover fast enough for your next shift. My sister shared these packets with me and they have saved me on more than one occasion. I take them religiously after my long days and it's a noticeable difference at night and in the mornings...with no cramping. These will definitely be a part of my daily recovery regiment and I have spread the word to my partners about how it's worked for me. Thanks for a great product.
Just started drinking banana bag. And, have no more need for 5 hour energy drink. Banana bag gives me the energy for my long days at work. Love it!!
Thank you, folks, for sending the sample. There is no arguing with efficacy of this stuff. I have dysautonomia and a primary immune disorder that wasn't diagnosed until I was 58. That comes with a bunch of miserable autoimmune conditions. Without the cushion of youth, I can barely get out of bed and function now a days. I HATE it. Going outside in the Alabama heat, even with a BlackIce pack on my neck makes me too weak to walk. Your Banana Bag drink is the only thing I've found that allows me to bounce back instead of spending hours in the bed to recover from a simple stroll. I'm keeping an eye on the site so I can subscribe as soon as product is available. Many thanks for your commitment to health!
I have over 8 autoimmune conditions along with POTS. I saw many post about this on Facebook and decided to try . I feel like I have tried everything . I couldn't believe how much better I felt and I felt my fatigue disappear . I just bought the 4 pack and I can't wait until it's back in stock so I can get it monthly . I didn't think the taste was bad. This was truly a life saver
Our 24 yr old daughter has severe POTS and had been going down with no warning at least once a month. A great diet and living on Gatorade and meds were all she had for years to get her through high school and now university. My husband found banana bag, ordered it and she has been drinking it daily since May 1st. We are all ecstatic that to date she is doing better than she ever has, not one syncope since she began!
She is doing her internship in Flotida this summer at a camp for disabled children, she's a recreational therapist. We were very concerned about the heat and humidity being a problem for her but banana bag has truly made a difference!
Yes, it tasted terrible but she mixes hers with Powerade to cover the taste. Our daughter is highly allergic to artificial colorants and artificial sweeteners so banana bag is perfect and so far it has been life changing for her! Being able to function on a day to day basis like a "normal" person is huge for her and providing piece of mind for her parents. Her cardiologist is thrilled and also interested in banana bag for his other patients.
We've now used our last packet and I'm begging for more as quickly as you can get it to us! She is not just playing sports and needing to rehydrate, banana bag is now her lifeline so that she could possibly play sports! Thank you, thank you!
I got my sample in the mail last week and I am so thrilled for the stock to come back so I can join the monthly subscription. I have not felt that good in years. It was hands down one of the best days I can remember. The energy I had, the normal pulse the ability to just feel normal, the brain fog lifted. I can def tell now it's been a few days of not having the solution but to know I'll have it soon Keeps me going. Thank you so much for creating this and changing my life! This will change the way dysautonomia patients live life!!
I heard about Banana Bags (BB's) from the Dysautonomia International Facebook page. I was skeptical because I feel so awful most if the time. I have Heart Failure and Dysautonomia, imagine the symptoms. I get IV therapy quite often. I would get about 3-5 decent days after an IV treatment. I have lost an insane amount if weight, not good. I started supplementing with BB's and noticed a vast difference! Not only do I look and feel somewhat decent, BB's have allowed me more good days! Instead of 3-5 decent days after IV therapy, I get btwn 9-13 decent days now!!! I am ecstatic! I can now get some things accomplished in home and out. I am so grateful. My gi system is extremely sensitive and I have had 0 problems with BB's. Thank you guys so much!!!!!
A miracle in a bag. I have suffered from debilitating POTS for 26 year and I'm 26. I have never felt this normal before. I feel like I have more energy then the average person now which is amazing. I was given the free samples and just useing 2 has helped greatly. Thank you so much, I will be a lifetime buyer.
This is the solution I have been waiting for!! I have had two bags so far, trying to save them till more product is available. I was able to go back to work for the first time today in months! My husband was amazed at how well Banana Bag has worked for my symptoms. I can't wait to order more so I can get my life back!! I can't wait to let my doctors know how well this works. Thank you for this wonderful life saver you have created Brian! :)
Brian has created nothing short of a miracle in a bag. While I am not a huge fan of the flavor--as a Crohn's Disease, Lupus, and Cancer patient-- it beats having to frequently get iv fluids at the hospital; usually in the Emergency Department. I haven't had my blood drawn yet, just to test the ability to not have as many draws at infusions but my skin looks fuller and more elastic than before. oh and my 200 subscribers for the Spoonie Essentials Box are HUUUUUUUUUGE FANS!!!!
My 15 year old daughter has pots and I can't put into words how much this has helped her. I had never heard of this one day it popped up when I was on Facebook so I'm always looking for something to help her so I read about it and thought well I have tried everything else why not waste some more money and try it nothing we had tried had helped her. I ordered the five pack because I really didn't think it would help. I was so wrong this stuff is amazing she can now do things she never thought she would be able to do without passing out she couldn't even get up off the Sofia without getting dizzy or felling like she was going to pass out now as long as she drinks this everyday she is almost like a normal 15 year old. I know it's from the banana bag because after she drink the first five bags I reordered the 30 bags and we had to wait on them to get here all of her symptoms came back when we were out of it and as soon as she started drinking it again they went away so it really does work for her this stuff is just wonderful now I don't know if everybody will see this big of difference or not but for her it has been wonderful to me every doctor that treats pots patients should know about this and tell their patients about it. I know this is for other things not just pots but for people with pots it's just wonderful to find something to help them feel better and be able to live a more normal life I just ordered again and did it so it will be sent out once a month so we want be without it again I wish it didn't cost quite as much and that there was a little spout on the package so it would pour in a bottle a little better but this is a wonderful product and I forgot to say that she loves the taste which kind of surprised me I didn't mean to write such a long review but when you know how well this works you just want everybody to know about it too EVerybody with pots should try banana bag.
My daughter got stomach bug and drank banana bag. She was able to stay hydrated and ready for rugby match the next day. My other daughter with POTS also drank and loved! So excited to have this option for hydration. Recommend highly!!
I have POTS, mine is very bad, absolutely debiliating. I've had to get 2-3x weekly IV saline for a while now. I decided to give the banana bag drink a try and OMG what a difference it's already made! I don't think I'll be needing IV hydration any more as this makes me feel so much better than IV saline. I can stand without being dizzy, blood pooling in my feet and legs, & I don't feel like passing out. This is amazing!!! & im so happy! I think this is the answer to me avoiding a PICC line!
You have dramatically improved the quality of life of our whole family. There is no prescription, salt or vitamin supplement that has helped my wife (diagnosed with POTS and who suffers from other dysautonomic symptoms) more than this product. Keep up the good work!
Wonderful product. shared it with family and coworker. Helps with hydration and fluid balance. share some with family and friends. Nobody had a problem with the taste. I actually love it. i prefer it this way then having the ingredients compromise with artificial sweeteners and unnecessary harmful ingredients that compromise the entire products. LIke the old saying goes, don't fix what isn't broke.
I have POTS and chronic migraines. The samples I tried were really helpful and while it took a bit to get used to the taste I am eager for more. Please restock soon.
Please restock!! They are amazing!! Help us with our post CrossFit workouts and hiking adventures!!
Please bring these back as soon as possible. My wife has POTS and we bought 5 to try. They're the only thing that has worked for her (and yes, we are in constant contact with her doctors). She's back to passing out daily now and taking some scary falls.... We were so hopeful, and now I'm checking the site daily hoping they'll be back soon.
This has been amazing. My daughter is taking one a day and so far she feels almost normal. I love this and even told her cardiologist about it. Will continue using it. thanks
I'm a fellow Spoonie with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Dysautonomia. I'm also an RN who used to work in ICU. I would hang Banana Bag IV's for my patients. Keeping myself hydrated has always been a challenge, and I always thought IV Banana Bags would be a good option. Even though I was a nurse IV banana bags weren't available to me. Instead, pickle juice, along with other hydration drinks, used to be my go to beverages. They didn't work well and I'd up in ER to get IV fluids. During a horrid relapse, I had port for IV hydration but it became infected. I had sepsis so the port was pulled. I was beyond thrilled to discover that Banana Bag Oral Drink is available. It's the first thing I grab when I know I need hydration. It works quick. I can feel my cells suck up the nutrients and sigh in relief. It gives a boost of energy without sugar or caffeine. It's what the body wants and craves every single day. Thank you for making this wonderful product available. It keeps me out of the emergency room. It's the best hydration drink there is!
My daughter has been diagnosed with Dysautonomia/POTS. Her main symptoms are chronic fatigue, migraines, and GI issues. She is chronically ill with other symptoms as well. Since taking the Banana Bag solution every day, her chronic fatigue has lessened tremendously, which leads to less migraines for her. She is homebound/online for school in her senior year because of this debilitating illness. Unfortunately I couldn't afford the solution over the holidays and she barely got out of bed for literally 3 weeks. She started the Banana Bag Solution again and is now leaving the house for the first time since Christmas day. I just have to make sure I always have it on hand. She takes it daily with Gatorade G2 (the less sugar kind). I highly recommend this product for anyone suffering from Dysautonomia/POTS and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I have used this product four times now, and every time I'm amazed at the result. Although chronically ill, I almost feel "normal" after taking a glass of this solution. Twice it was for travel to my son, who lives 10 hours away. Riding in a car is like death for me, but it made it more bearable! I wanted to be at my best, since I hadn't seen my grandson in 6 months. The first time I tried it, I was at the "Dinner and Dancing for Dysautonomia Awareness". BBOS allowed me to stand up more than I usually can at a social function. The last time was when I was about to sing at my church's Christmas Program, after having an awful case of the flu. I'll admit, I had to have an IV bag during this flu, I was so sick, but then I drank BBOS again, so that I could sing with the choir, and it worked amazingly well for me!! It brought me back from the dead. My blood pressure was 60/37 with a 55 heart rate, so I'm not kidding when I say that I didn't think I would be alive to tell this story!! Thanks Brian
Like many of your other reviewers I suffer from medical problems that results in chronic dehydration. Once I begin to feel dizzy I have approximately 10 minutes before I am at risk of fainting. The banana bag drink works so much faster than my previous treatment regiment. This significantly reduces my risk of harm from falling during an episode. It is amazing how rapidly my symptoms are reduced or gone.
I was resistant to try your product due to the comments about taste. However I have found the more I need it the better the drink taste.
I am truly grateful for this amazing product
I'm blown away by how this is helping my kid. We tried an IV, but only got a few day's benefit and at a cost of $170, we didn't think it is was worth it. After I read about Banana Bag and read up on it, I decided to give it a try for my twins who both have POTS.
My daughter found the taste to be innocuous and now takes two a day. One with breakfast and one with lunch. If there is an evening function, the kid takes one before the evening function as well.
I could tell the difference from the moment the kid took the first drink of Banana Bag. I saw a smile, energy and no fog the ENTIRE MORNING. I haven't seen smiles like that for well over a year. By lunchtime though, my child was in that POTS fog of exhaustion, so I started having them take a second drink at lunch. It helps the afternoon fog and exhaustion in that after a nap, my kid is happy and smiley, not dragging like they were before the drink.
My son, OTOH, could not get past the taste, so no report on how Banana Bag works for him.
I have POTS. This was significantly helpful in my energy level and ability to carry out daily tasks.
Excellent results. The boost you need when you need it. A must try!
I never leave reviews on this. I already emailed customer service raving about this product! I got an email to review so I will again! That's How much I love it! I have POTS and get chronically dehydrated. This is all that works!
I already wrote a review for myself, but wanted to add a review for my daughter. She suffers worse POTS symptoms than I do and I have her some packets to try. She said they spared her from passing out on three separate occasions. And the majority of her symptoms were gone within 5 minutes of drinking it. It is expensive but for those with debilitating POTS issues it restores some normalcy. Thanks for such a wonderful product.
Would recommend! :)
Love it!!!!!!!! I have shared a lot of what I have purchased from you with co workers. So I will probity need to place another order soon!!!!
Really felt a difference... it works well.
Product is good for severe issues not for every day use inless you want to literally **** your money away. Very good product.
I love this product. I have POTS and have noticed a difference in symptoms
I want to start off by saying it is an acquired taste lol. But this product works! I was looking for something to help with my nutrition bc I work midnights as a police officer and it's hard to keep a steady sleep schedule and eat healthy. From the very first time of me taking banana bag I could feel the difference. I had a ton of energy and felt more healthy. This product is amazing! I take one everyday and feel so much better. I recommend this to everyone!!
This is an amazing product, I have noticed an improvement in my symptoms and have more energy. Very grateful to have found this product!
I'm a Firefighter/Paramedic here and Florida, as everyone knows it is super hot here. After a long structure fire or long extrication, you're exhausted and need to rehydrate, that's why I rely on banana bag oral solution! This stuff really works. I drink it and after a few minutes I start feeling better again. Thanks for creating this great product! I recommend it to everyone!
"The guys and I always keep them around especially for rehab after a fire or any solid training evolutions. We use banana bag drinks because they work. Customer for life!"
There is nothing better than this product! As a cardiac patient, I rely on a properly balanced supplement to allow me to stay functional and recover from exercise, especially in the heat. I wouldn't have been able to hike or rock climb at all this summer without Banana Bag! This was also one of the only things that helped me bounce back faster following an episode. I tried other products while it was out and found them incredibly inferior. I'm so grateful to have found this product and always recommend it to my patients, family, and friends. You won't regret your purchase!
Wow! I'm so thankful someone in my EDS/POTS group posted about this product! I've been waiting about three months for it to be back in stock to try it. POTS makes me severely fatigued and energy drinks make my heart race more and give me jitters and headaches. The sugar and sugar substitutes makes me feel bad as well. I've been using this for about 7 days now and I can tell a huge difference in my energy levels and my heart doesn't beat too hard or too fast as often. It is a bit expensive but comparable with the energy drinks it's about on par in cost comparison and this product doesn't cause bad side effects. Thanks for making such an incredible product for those of us who aren't understood by the medical community too well and there aren't many, if any, options for us. I sure hope you have a huge stock for my future orders.
I am so thankful that I found this product this last spring. I suffer from POTS and this product has saved me trips of going into the emergency room for a bag of saline wasting about 3 a visit talking to Drs who really don't understand the condition. Also thank you for the samples over the summer when you were out of product, great caring customer service.
These probably work great. Used them this weekend to combat cramps related to mild dehydration from soccer camp. 5 high school girls tried then, none of them were able to get them down... Wish they tasted a bit better
This product has improved the quality of life for my spouse. This company truly cares about the customers they serve. The POTS community should really consider promoting this product. Banana in a bag can save you hundreds of dollars by staying out of the hospital (waiting on IV).
I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and it is common to have hypovolemia with this illness, which makes it very hard to stay hydrated. It's also really common to have extreme fatigue from the tachycardia. I have literally tried everything- salt pills, handfuls of vitamins, etc. and nothing worked until I tried the Banana Bag. I suddenly have the energy to get up and go to the gym and to spend time with friends and my husband and friends have seen a significant increase in my energy levels! I feel much less dehydrated, which is stabilizing my blood pressure. I almost feel like myself (pre-illness) again and am so grateful for finding Banana Bags! I keep telling my friends about it and they're telling their friends about it and it's exciting for me to see it helping so many people! Brian has also been awesome with answering questions and has been super helpful.
I've had POTS since 7th grade to the point where I go blind when I stand up until my blood pressure catches up. No doctors could help and this, coupled with proper hydration, significantly did. I can stand, I can turn my head, I can bend to pick things up, I have less motion sickness so I can read on the bus. I can jump.
I serendipitously stumbled across this product. I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and have tried just about all hydration products out there. This is by far the best product on the market! It has what the body needs without all the unnecessary things other products feel the need to add. Great product....Brian you are my hero!
I Have POTS ( a chronic illness ) and it is super hard for me to stay hydrated . This product is AMAZING !!! I normally have to go to the ER twice a month to get an IV . This product has kept me away . Which if I could give these guys a hug I would ! You have given me a part of my life back ! Thank you from this Tachy heart of mine ! By the way folks the taste is not bad at all !!!! Best product out there by far . If you don't buy it's your loss !
Thanks again !
I also have POTS (postural orthostatic tachichardia syndrome) dehydration is a big problem with this illness. Banana bag is a true life saver! Thank you for inventing it:thumbsup: