I have received countless messages and friend requests from other POTSies due to my previous review. I don’t mind answering your questions, but maybe this will help:
Yes, it really does work.
No, I do not receive any compensation from Banana Bag Oral and yes, I pay full price for the product. (No, I don’t mind because I depend on it.)
Yeah, the taste can be tough to get past initially and yes, I really do crave it now when my body is telling me I need the boost.
No, I can not even attempt to compare it to things like sports drinks. There is no comparison other than this works for me and sports drinks do not.
No, I have no medical background. I have just been through hell and back being diagnosed with POTS and Banana Bag Oral is the one product other than compression stockings that I have found to keep me on the path of not needing pharmaceuticals.
Lol maybe this needs to be posted as a reply to my other review. Thank you, BBO for helping me maintain a quality of life.
I truly believe in this product. Not only is a great “preventative” measure for health purposes, I find it to be a great pick-me-up after a long day. I unfortunately cannot use daily as I would like, because it would get pretty expensive to do so.
Perfect for the postdrome following a migraine. I also use it sometimes in place of my usual Normalyte and other electrolyte drinks that I use as part of my POTS/dysautonomia maintenance.
I like that the pediatric version has a lower vitamin concentration (the regular one has too many of certain vitamins), but I don't love the added orange flavor, it makes me gag a little. I'd just prefer an unflavored, lower vitamin formula. But I appreciate the innovation!
Easy to use, I use the pediatric version, less vit C works well. I have difficulty with hydration and prefer this over sugar loaded OTC grocery options and plain water (boring). A little zip helps.
I have a POTS diagnosis so electrolyte drinks are crucial to my wellbeing. I started off by trying the adult version. I was shocked at how well it worked but I struggled with the flavor. I tried another *ahem* brand that I was told tasted better and was even a little cheaper and it's true, it did taste better and it was "cheaper". Except it wasn't cheaper. I had to drink 3 or 4 of them to achieve even close to the same effect as 1 BB. When they announced the release of a better tasting pediatric formula I contacted the company as I was afraid it wouldn't be strong enough for me. They were kind enough to send a sample and not only do I really enjoy the taste - it definitely works as well as the adult.
Thanks Banana Bag. I won't stray on you again! Lesson learned!