Hungover? BANa to the Rescue!

BANa adult formula

The holidays are a time when people celebrate with friends and family. Often, they may suffer from the effects of too much alcohol. Experts say 75% of adults who imbibe alcohol will suffer a hangover in their lifetime.

Thanks to BANa, a rehydrating drink developed by a Charleston-area M.D., celebrators needn’t welcome 2011 with a headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness—hangover symptoms that also signal dehydration. Dehydration is the most common culprit for the next-day blues.

Fans of the drink have discovered they can forego the aspirin, and slam a $2 bottle of BANa. 
Developed by an ER doc, Ben Yoo, BANa is modeled after saline IVs administered in emergency rooms and urgent cares. Whereas ER docs administer about 3 to 4 bags of the saline solution (and up to 36,000 mg of sodium), BANa works faster, cheaper and without invasive measures.

BANa contains 800 mg of sodium (600 mg in kids formula), which replaces lost fluids and helps retain those newly taken in. Popular sports drinks have a fraction of the sodium needed for rehydration, ranging from 0 to 230 mg (518mg in Pedialyte).

Additionally, BANa contains 0 calories, 0 grams of sugar (popular sports drinks contain eight to 28 grams) and 1 carb. It is also loaded with beneficial vitamins.

Dr. Yoo also offers tips for avoiding a hangover before it starts.37 Dr. Yoo, creator of BANa

  • Drink in moderation
  • Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink, or drink BANa before a night out
  • Eat a full meal before drinking
  • Consider your drink choice. Beer, wine (white) and clear liquors (contains fewer congeners, or toxins found in alcohol) are the safest bets for a hangover-free next day.

BANa was first created for endurance athletes that become dehydrated during exercise or competition. Marathon runners, football players, triathletes and others have benefited from its hydrating properties.

BANa is currently available for purchase at various locations in South Carolina, and will be on shelves in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee soon. Purchase BANa online at Enter the promo code “HYDRATE” for free shipping on orders up to $100 (valid until Jan. 3).

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