“I am currently assigned to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office SWAT division and am the sniper instructor for the division. Being one of the largest counties in the country usually brings numerous companies to us, asking for feedback and test and evaluation on their products and equipment. However, our office and specifically our SWAT team have never found such a useful and effective product as ORAL I.V.
ORAL I.V. was introduced to us about two years ago and has been used on numerous occasions. Working and living in the desert is hard enough as it is, but doing all that for extended hours on missions, in training, or conducting schools for other agencies, makes it that much harder. ORAL I.V. has allowed our team to stay on task despite extreme temperatures and extended hours in the heat. It immediately hydrates and allows us to proceed with the mission at hand. We have been so impressed with the product, that at every SWAT school or sniper school we put on, we are sure to hand out samples so the other "boots on the ground" can also complete their mission of saving lives. When other teams and officers are having a hard time maintaining hydration or focus, we no longer worry about that because it has become common practice to take ORAL I.V. before a mission or a training day. As ORAL I.V. might be a new product to most, for our team, it is a necessity.”
Deputy Mike Puente
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Tactical Operations Unit
“I was skeptical the first time I purchased a 4 pack to use in my EMT go bag I carry around the world to care for my fellow agents and I. The 4 vials sat idle for the longest time and when on the presidential campaign trail of 2012, 2 severe cases of dehydration fell on the agents of the shift. I was one of them. A combination of the rigors of 7 states in one day, trying to stay fit and not keeping any sort of a regular diet combined to one of the nastiest cases. Well, as you might imagine, we were in no place to go down for rehab and partly too stubborn as well. I had the 4 pack in my go bag and the 2 of us mixed 1 vial in a bottle of water and shot the other one straight. In a matter of minutes after taking the first vile straight, we both felt immeasurably better. In order for someone to become such a supporter as I have of Oral I.V., that person must experience just how well it works. Since the original purchase now 3 years ago, I can’t keep enough. I use it any time myself or my family needs it and always keep a handful in my go bag. I literally stumbled across the website today after the medical supplier I used to get it from stopped selling it. I simply googled it because I was afraid it was unavailable. I sure am glad I did. I will always carry Oral I.V. so long as I can get it. Keep up the great work and be watchful because you all at Oral I.V. are powering many more people than you know and we all couldn’t more grateful!”
“I am a combat-wounded explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician and full- time user of two prosthetic knees. In the process of becoming proficient with my new legs, I would frequently work myself to the point of dehydration and general fatigue. The unfortunate side effect of all that effort is the frequent plague of phantom pain. The best way to relate this pain to people is that it feels as if someone is repeatedly tapping my feet with a Taser. Previously my only resolution was to drink a gallon of water and wait an hour for it to absorb. Warrior Wound Care introduced me to ORAL I.V. in 2012 and quickly found that it resolved my phantom pain in approximately 20 minutes. The amount of pain and anguish that ORAL I.V. has resolved cannot be measured, and I would absolutely endorse and encourage the use of ORAL I.V.”
EOD Technician, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)
President, Forward Solutions LLC
"On our OEF deployment in the summer of 2013, our platoon was blessed with ORAL I.V. On patrol in 120 degree heat, everything is pushing down on us and ORAL I.V. was there to get us back up."
Members of U.S Marines, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines Kilo Company 1st Platoon
"As the Afghan sun beams down on us throughout the hottest parts of the day, I have found no other form of replenishment like ORAL I.V. that gives us that extra push to accomplish the mission at hand."
U.S Marine LCPL Solache
3rd Battalion 4th Marines Kilo Company 1st Platoon
"Today I did one of my normal bikes rides in a local park/bike trail. It is relatively flat with a few hills - no mountains. We don't have many mountains here in New Jersey. Today's weather was high 90s and factoring in the humidity the "real feel" temperature was over 100 degrees. I rode about 15 miles stopping to rest a bit along the way (66 year old people need to rest a bit) and drinking plenty of water, or so I thought. Towards the end of the ride around mile 14 I started getting overheated. I stopped, ingested some water, but could not cool off with the outside temps. At this point I am starting to cramp and get "the chills," - not good. By the time I finished the ride, I was also nauseous. I am a retired emergency room nurse and quickly realized I was symptomatic for heat exhaustion. Even the air conditioning in the car did not help much. When I got home I tried more fluids and rest with no relief. I finally remembered ORAL I.V. and took a vial with some water. I was back to normal in no time. I was even able to take my evening walk!!”
Karen Isleib, RN