What Are People Saying?
"I drank one ORAL I.V. every 2 hours during the brutal Spartan Ultra Beast World Championships. I also slammed one before the race, and even one after my post-race indulgence in multiple glasses of wine. My body was hydrated to the max the entire time. No electrolytes, no salts, nothing but chia seeds and ORAL I.V. and it worked like a charm. I cant recommend this stuff enough!"
Ben Greenfield Fitness
"In the last year I have entered the OCR world full force... I had little to no education or training on hydration and fueling for these grueling races we compete in. I was introduced to ORAL IV in the last few months and it has taken my training and racing to the next level. I feel the benefits of ORAL IV throughout my entire race and love it!"
Spartan Race Pro Team
"Ive been hooked on CrossFit for over four years now. It is one of the toughest yet most rewarding sports in the world. Im preparing to compete in the 2014 CrossFit Open right now, and my training regimen is absolutely grueling. I drink a ton of water to stay hydrated, and adding ORAL IV to my hydration routine has really maximized my work capacity. I also use ORAL IV between workouts because it helps me to recover very quickly, so I can accomplish more and work out longer than Ive ever been able to before."
Crossfit Athlete, 2015 Crossfit Games Top 20
"As a CrossFit athlete, hydration plays a vital role in my performance, from daily workouts and training all the way through to competition. ORAL IV has been an amazing addition to my hydration strategy, contributing to the aspects that are most important to committed athletes - performance, focus, endurance and recovery. ORAL IV has been a definite game changer, enabling me to train harder and go further when it really counts."
Nathan Lauritzen Owner, CrossFit Foothill
"Anytime Im feeling drained from a workout and need some H20 and fast rehydration I grab my ORAL IV to put me back into a hydrated state and improve my performance. ORAL IV delivers what I need to be a World Title Holder and stay in #beastmode!"
Anthony Birchak MMA Fighter
"In my world, health, movement and performance are paramount, since being introduced to ORAL I.V. the game has been changed - both for myself and the long client list of elite athletes that I take care of. I am honored to be a part of a company that has a product that stands alone, and revolutionizes life for everyone from everyday office workers to world champions."
Adam Ster Body Engineer, Master Bodyworker
"Just wanted to make a comment, I have Addison Disease so I have a really hard time staying hydrated. I take ORAL IV almost everyday, along with lots of water, I feel it has helped keep me out of the ER. Thanks!"
Debbie T, Customer
"GORUCK bridges the gap between all walks of life: military and non-military, men and women, young and old. Our events are designed to push individuals to their limits, and hydration is critical during such exhaustive events. Ive been looking for a hydration product that works, isnt loaded with sugar, has little or no taste, and wont sit in my stomach like a rock. I found that in Oral IV."
Cadre Dakota, GORUCK
"Regardless of how sophisticated the warriors equipment gets, at the end of the day, survival on the battlefield boils down to the most basic needs, and the most basic of these needs is hydration. Whether your fight is on the battlefield, the race track, in the gym, or at the dojo, ORAL I.V. is the simple choice."
Craig "Sawman" Sawye, Former U.S. Navy SEAL, SEAL Team Six
"During both the 2012 and 2013 competitions (Best Ranger), Warrior Wound Care provided an individual aid kit featuring ORAL I.V. hydration formula to each competitor, as well as ORAL I.V. packages for the medical staff and support cadre. The 2012 event was the first time that there were no reported heat or dehydration injuries or illness. In the 2013 Best Ranger Competition for the second year employing ORAL I.V., the competitors suffered no dehydration or heat-related injuries during this most grueling and physically exhaustive event, open only to the most prepared and elite soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces."
Major Nathan M. Setka Brigade Surgeon, Ranger Training Brigade, Dept. of the Army
"Yesterday, August 21, 2013, my Engine crew and I were working in our assignment area in Northern Utah constructing a fuel break along the boundary to the national forest. After working all day one of my crew members came down with a severe case of dehydration and Hyponatremia, a condition where there isnt enough salt in the blood. This caused major cramping and discomfort in his larger muscles, mostly in his quads. He had an issue with this earlier in the week but water and Gatorade were able to solve the problem. This time however it was much worse and walking was difficult due to the pain. He was going to down another water along with some other pills that another line medic suggested. I instantly offered up my last ORAL IV to him. I told him not to take anything else and put one capsul in half a bottle of water and made him down the bottle. Within 5 minutes he no longer had the cramping or the pain and was feeling "good as new." Thank you ORAL IV, I believed in your product from my own use but after seeing its effects there, I completely sold and so is the rest of my crew."
Trevor Leland Firefighter, Colorado Springs Fire Dept.
“ORAL IV has been and will be my choice for hydration in the Spartan World Championship. I don't race without it.”
Sarah Podzol, Spartan Group X Coach, OCR Athlete Owner Triptych Fitness
“As an Ironman triathlete I am constantly working on gaining an advantage by dialing in my nutrition and hydration strategies during training and competition. Three months ago I started using ORAL IV It has increased my performance and reduced fatigue that normally sets in from hot weather training and racing. Thanks ORAL IV for delivering an awesome product!!”
"After playing 12 years in the NFL, there weren't too many hydration techniques I hadn't tried. Keeping the mind and body in complete sync with the proper hydration is the only way to stay at the top of your game. ORAL I.V. is the most efficient way to maximize this constant battle. Thanks for changing my life and keeping me in the game."
Lonie Paxton, Three-Time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots
“As an MMA fighter, you have to train as you fight. I used ORAL I.V. during some grueling training sessions, and it was the best I’ve ever felt. I was able to train longer, harder and stay focused. Using ORAL I.V. after my workouts also shortened my rest and recovery times. MMA is as much about cognitive thinking as it is about physical conditioning. ORAL I.V. helps me with both - this is a product that any MMA fighter should not go without!”
Phil Baroni, MMA Fighter
“I’m a martial arts instructor and used ORAL I.V. as a training aid when I was competing in the tournament circuit. I found that it not only hydrated me faster but it really, really focused me. I have a very physical job for 10-12 hours each day, then I train for 5 hours in the evening. When I took ORAL I.V., it got rid of that mental fatigue and physically I could go a lot further. Being able to focus on training at the end of a long workday was invaluable. I’ve tried energy drinks but they made me jittery so I didn’t care for them, and water isn’t always enough to replace the electrolytes and minerals that you sweat out. With ORAL I.V., I was able to train longer and with more focus. I was the oldest competitor by 20 years when I took the title, and there’s no way I would have done it without ORAL I.V.”
Greg Nunez, 2012 World Champion, Che Sao Kung Fu, International Chinese Martial Arts Association
"I just finished the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Super, and with 8 miles of hills it was brutal. A lot of people were cramping out there and I can tell you honestly that if it weren’t for ORAL I.V., I’d never have gotten through this course and earned my trifecta badge. ORAL I.V.’s been a constant with me in every race but today it earned its money. It’s a game changer and I’m a believer."
Jeff Farmer, Competitor, Spartan Race
"ORAL I.V. is now my go-to choice for hydration! I travel twice a month and use it to help me stay hydrated on the road and at work. When I need to perform at my best, I take ORAL I.V. and I’ve really noticed the difference! People will soon catch on to this great new hydration aid - filled with natural ingredients and electrolytes that really work! I'm grateful!!”
Carnie Wilson, Grammy-Nominated Vocalist, Wilson Phillips
“Since I started using Oral IV, I feel more hydrated during and after workouts! I mostly use the product during my hard days. I usually have two days out of the week when I go hard and they are usually on Tuesdays (Track workout) and Saturdays (Race or Long runs). Before I started using Oral IV, 90% of the time I was always cramping up from my lower body after a track workout and I was also sore for a couple of days. During my long runs (12+ miles), I had the same issue, cramping and felt dehydrated right after the run. I have used Oral IV for almost a year now and all I can say is that it works! I take one pouch with water 20-30 minutes before a track workout and take another pouch after the workout and I have not cramped up at all! When I do my long run I take 3 pouches through out the run and my mouth is moisture and feel great when I’m done. I just did a Spartan Race in Hawaii and I was cramping up badly from legs and reason being was because I had run out of Oral IV! I managed to run the race and luckily one of my Oral IV teammates was also there and gave me a pouch after the race. But I felt that if I would’ve taking it before the race, the results will probably be different. In conclusion, Oral IV is a great product that works and helps me with hydration and prevents me from having cramps.”
Hector Mendoza, OCR Athlete, Runner
“So lately some have wondered how I have been able to sustain this crazy schedule of mine…..this is how. Thank you ORAL I.V. for keeping me alive!!!”
Vicci Martinez, Pop Singer and Top 3 Finalist, NBC’s The Voice
"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
“I travel internationally on a frequent basis and have long suffered with the negative effects of air travel. Jet lag, dehydration and an overall general malaise are not symptoms consistent with starting a positive business travel experience. I have tried all the homeopathic remedies to help counteract the feeling I termed “airline crud.” Nothing worked well or consistently until I was introduced to ORAL I.V. Since discovering ORAL I.V., I can honestly say I no longer experience the ill effects of airline crud. Depending on flight times and connections, I take one before a flight, in between connections and after a flight, and I feel absolutely refreshed. Another bonus, the dry skin that always followed my flights has disappeared as well. Love this product!!"
Michele O'Connor MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, Worldwide MDM Sales, Chief Privacy Officer
“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, Sniper Instructor
“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.”
David Lyon, EOD Technician, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), President, Forward Solutions LLC
"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
"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
"ORAL I.V. is an outstanding solution for rapid hydration and enhanced recovery. This product provides extreme results when they are most needed...I highly recommend that if you are operating in austere environments, conditions, or situations and the possibility of dehydration or extensive exertion exists, you add this to your kit!"
Butch Whiting, CEO, Kryptek Outdoor Group
“My name is Nathan Merithew and a little over a year ago I was introduced to ORAL I.V. Around the same time I was training for my first attempt at running an ultra-marathon in a 20+lb plate carrier to raise money for wounded veterans’ charities, with my first event to be held in the Arizona desert in late Oct. My training runs between July and October were anywhere from 3 miles to 28 miles and hydration/salt/electrolyte balance was a huge concern, having had hit heat stroke twice in my training already. I slowly started to integrate ORAL I.V. into my training nutrition on the run, and eventually was able to decline the amount of gels and salt tabs dramatically. This was a victory in and of itself because all those things can start to make you feel pretty nauseated after a while and mess with your stomach, at least mine anyway. When the race came round in Oct., I was hitting an ORAL I.V. every 13-mile lap. However I made a bad judgment call on one of my laps midday in about 90 degree heat and skipped one of the aid stations thinking I would have enough water till the next. Well, long story short, I ran out of water in this stretch with about 6 miles to cover after already a little over 40 miles in. I ended up using two additional vials of ORAL I.V. as I could feel the warning signs of heat stroke creeping in. In about 10 minutes, I started to feel much better and pushed on to the next station. At the end of the day I was able to accomplish a 100K race (62 miles) in a 23lb plate carrier in about 16 hours. I firmly believe that ORAL I.V. played a significant role in my performance, have used it since in other events, and plan to continue to use it as part of my training and competition hydration plan. I also work for a large tactical gear manufacturer and routinely travel and train with operators in all different climates around the world. ORAL I.V. is a staple in my training bag, especially in my own backyard in the Louisiana humidity when training with our local SWAT team on the range (usually getting the city boy knocked out of me by some straight- shooting Cajuns). I highly recommend ORAL I.V. for your training, operational, and emergency needs to aid in maintaining a well-hydrated and functional body.”
Nathan Merithew, I Am Never Quit Mission
“I’ve used ORAL I.V. with great success. As a bilateral amputee I run hot all the time. Not only do I have less skin surface area to keep me cool, but I also have to wear carbon fiber covering what area I do have left and it creates a domino effect on the body’s ability to cool itself. So staying hydrated is crucial for me in my day to day. Having something as simple as ORAL I.V. is a huge benefit. Not to mention how supportive the company is to veterans, I always love using a military-friendly company’s products.”