"A hydration beverage drink developed by a Charleston doctor will now be sold in more than 82,000 grocery stores throughout the Southeast, according to a news release.
Dr. Benjamin Yoo, the drink company’s CEO, developed Bana after treating athletes in the emergency room for dehydration for more than a decade."
Rather than test BANa out on a long run and risk GI issues, I tried it at home and not even after a particularly grueling day. The first sip caught me off-guard. I had been expecting a tart and artificial berry flavor but instead was greeted by a mild berry taste. The berry flavor worked but along with it came a strange sweet and salty mixture best described as very light syrup. I struggled a bit and felt like I needed a water rinse when I finished the bottle. I felt hydrated and continued to feel that way for a much longer time than I thought normal.