Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Oral I.V. product review and GIVEAWAY!!! :-)

Last month I was mailed (2) 4 packs of Oral I.V. to try during my race training. I hadn't heard of them, but after looking at their website and reading more about their product, I was excited to try it!! It came at a PERFECT time because I was training for my first half marathon. 
The first time I tried it during one of my race training days, I drank it straight without adding it to water or drinking alot of water afterwards (I had forgotten my extra water bottle during running). I DO NOT RECOMMEND doing this!! I ended up having stomach cramps because my stomach is really sensitive to things and I didn't drink enough water after having the Oral I.V. sample. (why do I do stuff like that??!!)
The next time I tried it was a couple days later during a long 10 mile run. I ended up using 2 samples and mixed it this time in a 16oz bottle of water and a smaller bottle. It worked perfectly for me!! I didn't feel tired or fatigued during running like I had been feeling. There is no taste so I was happy about that!! and the bottle is the perfect size to fit in my running pack or in my hydration bottle pack.
I tried 2 other Oral IV samples during my half marathon 1.5 weeks ago and also gave a sample to my husband to try. Again, I was really pleased that it helped keep me hydrated, helping with my leg soreness and overall energy levels. My husband liked his sample too!! 
I only have one more bottle left and I'll probably use it for my upcoming womens obstacle race this saturday in Richmond. I tried to win the Oral IV facebook contest to get more Oral IV samples and a tshirt but I came in second place. :-( I definitely need to buy some more!
Here are some pictures! 
and you can check out more on my instagram page (rdevaughn4)

Read below for more info about this product!  
About Us
At ORAL I.V., we are driven by a passion to help people perform at their highest levels. Hydration is one of the fundamental drivers of human performance. Without proper water metabolism and function, dehydration and its associated adverse effects can occur. ORAL I.V. is a proprietary formula of crystalloid electrolytes that serves as a hydration aid without using sugars, caffeine, stimulants, or artificial ingredients.
After its development, ORAL I.V. was first made available to those who could truly put it to the test – members of the U.S. military and law enforcement communities. Since 2010, ORAL I.V. has been used by some of the world’s most elite fighting forces, whose standards for physical and mental performance are second to none. We are proud to continue contributing to the hydration strategies of the men and women of the U.S. military, law enforcement and first responder communities so they can perform at their best.
With our broad market release, the power of ORAL I.V. is now available to anyone who wants to perform optimally in life – whether on the field, at work or at play.
Our Mission
ORAL I.V.® is a game-changing approach to performance. As a water-based dietary supplement, ORAL I.V. aids the hydration process for individuals who train hard, work hard and are committed to peak performance.
ORAL I.V. is a revolutionary hydration aid product based on a proprietary formula of crystalloid electrolytes and purified water. ORAL I.V. does not contain any sugars, caffeine or stimulants, additives, preservatives or artificial ingredients. It can be consumed directly or added to water. Individuals can use ORAL I.V. as an addition to their existing hydration methods and to support dehydration prevention.
ORAL I.V. is produced to the highest standards of quality under rigorous manufacturing controls. ORAL I.V. is manufactured in a facility that follows current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements according to ISO 9001 standards.
ORAL I.V. is intended to assist an individual’s existing hydration strategy. We recommend using ORAL I.V. as a hydration aid with other liquids (such as water) prior to, during and after activities of exertion or as a supplement to daily activities that can contribute to dehydration. Depending on your level of activity and personal fitness, it is recommended to take one vial of ORAL I.V. along with other liquids for every 4 to 6 hours of strenuous activity. Because ORAL I.V. is a hydration aid, you can also include it in your rest and recovery methods.
ORAL I.V. does not replenish volume of water, nor is it an electrolyte replacement. Along with ORAL I.V., you should also drink fluids of appropriate types and volumes for your individual needs. The benefits of drinking water are universal, so we recommend it as a primary hydration source. Maintain the hydration strategy that is right for you, and use ORAL I.V. to assist it.
As a hydration aid, ORAL I.V. can be used in any environment, condition or situation where physical exertion or the possibility of dehydration exists. This ranges from everyday recreational activities to the most demanding jobs in the military, law enforcement and first responder communities. Continue to drink water and fluids, and use ORAL I.V. to assist hydration strategies in applications and activities such as:
§  Crossfit
§  MMA/Martial Arts
§  Running/Marathons
§  Triathlons
§  Cycling
§  Adventure Challenges/Races
§  Outdoor Recreation
§  On the Job
§  Daily Fitness and Exercise
§  Climbing/Hiking
§  Professional Sports
§  Weight Training

We continue to receive glowing testimonials from ORAL I.V. consumers who train hard, work hard, and are committed to peak performance. ORAL I.V. provides benefits such as:
§  Natural Ingredients
§  No sugars or stimulants
§  Aids existing methods of hydration
§  Lightweight and portable
§  Contributes to peak performance*
§  Improved focus and concentration*
§  Shorter recovery times from exercise and exertion*
§  Increased endurance*
* Based on reports from actual ORAL I.V. consumers. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

You can purchase this product at:
4 pack is $11.99
(10) 4 packs is $109.90

use code "fitness" for 10% off entire purchase on the Oral IV site
ORAL IV said that I could do a giveaway for a 4 pack for one of my readers to try!!
Good luck!! Giveaway ends on Sunday!! USA only. 

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  1. I am looking for hydration so this sounds great...no taste I love that part.
    Following blog

  2. already following :) sounds interesting.


  3. Wow this sound's like an amazing product and seem's that it could be used potentially, for way more application's than just those listed!

  4. I followed on google (Lindsay M.)

  5. I was wondering if you were familiar with the following analysis of and research about this product:
    http://specialcircumstancesinc.blogspot.com/2013/06/tactical-snake-oil-part-2-chemical.html - Chemical analysis of Oral IV
    http://specialcircumstancesinc.blogspot.com/2011/08/tactical-snake-oil-or-why-you-should.html - An analysis of earlier claims from the manufacturer
    http://bfelabs.net/analysis-of-oral-iv-and-commentary/ - Further commentary on the analysis and claims
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUt-Vz3oqgw - Rehydration Science and Oral IV