This is the second “developed by a doctor” rehydration product I’ve seen this year.
I get it that medicine isn’t as fulfilling as you thought it would be but using your credentials to foist psuedoscience on the public places you in the same category as Dr. Oz.
This is water. Salt water. I use salt in the chemical sense here meaning a com
bination of anion and cation.
Let us take a look at the claims on “Science” page of their website.
4 Adult BANa’s is comparable to 1L Normal Saline IV
Okay, that’s a claim that can be substantiated. Saline has NaCl and water. Take it with a grain of salt, literally. 800 mg x 4 = 3.2 g of salt. A big grain of salt, but still a grain.
Further, Normal Saline has been shown to be associated with renal failure in critcially ill adults. While an athlete is not critically ill, they are undergoing a fair amount of physiological stress.
Don’t take my word for it, read the trials (SALT-ED and SMART) and judge which one you’d rather have. While BANa is more of balanced solution, they don’t bother comparing it to lactated Ringers. That seems like a pretty big oversight, but then again, marketers don’t read journals.
Absorption rate into your body is comparable between oral consumption and IV fluids given in the ER
Faster recovery time
Hydration equals Performance – both physical performance, and mental acuity
The next 3 selling points beg the question:
Where do these statements come from?
Is there scientific data?
Where are the references to support these claims?
Hydration is important but hydration ≠ performance. There are many factors in performance.
I wish I could say this came in the usual order of US first with a nonspecific solid pelvic mass, but this was the opposite with the CT done first for the usual belly pain. The dermoid was 8cm so there is increased risk of torsion. The US didn’t have the usual tip of the iceberg configuration but the sonographer was able to demonstrate doppler waveforms so torsion was out.