A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to review a product from Oral IV. They sent me two 4-pack packages of the Oral IV. I tried the first one the day after I received it. The other one I tried one out of and gave the other one to my friend to try.
I Crossfit anywhere from 3-5 days a week almost every week. Teaching is my first priority. At the time that I tried Oral IV it was extremely hot outside and if you know anything about crossfit, then you know that most of the boxes (gyms) are outside. Our box is no different. We workout outside in the eat. I live in SETX and in the summer months it can get up to 101+ degrees. So, needless to say it is hot and the only type of air that we have in the box is 4 fans that blow on us.
During a typical workout at Crossfit, (summer, spring, fall or winter) I go through 2 bottles of water during the workout and after. I have been searching for a product that I could take after I did any type of workout to help replenish what I had lost throughout my system. I have tried protein shakes/drinks, SPARK (Advocare) and many more, but none of them seemed to work.
Typically after a workout I am hot, sweating as much as a guy would and in much need of a nap. The day that I took Oral IV I did not feel like that at all.
Let me tell you a little bit about Oral IV first before I tell you how I felt with it.
“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.”
From the Oral IV website
Oral IV 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*
- Oral IV
I typically used the Oral IV with water. It tasted a little different to me just drinking it out of the little bottle. I would take the seal off and then squirt it into at least 8 oz of water and then drink it. If you feel like you are going to be dehydrated or you are exhorting a lot of physical activity then ORal IV is just what you need after those workouts.
When I tried Oral IV after one of my workouts I felt amazing. I did not notice anything right away, but typically I would take a nap during the summer after my noon workout and that day I was able to stay awake and felt more energized.
I gave 3 of them to my friend Mary who also does crossfit and had her try one. She is also a teacher and she tried one in the morning before school started. She did not just workout and throughout the day she did not notice much difference in how she felt.
Oral IV is a great product for after a strenuous workout or even a normal workout in high temperature weather. I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to try Oral IV and loved how I felt after my summer noon workouts.
If you are active and on the search for something that can energize you after a workout, then Oral IV is the way to go. You can go to their website or check them out on twitter/facebook for more information. Thank you Oral IV for allowing me the chance to review this fantastic product!!
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*I was given the opportunity to review Oral IV and it’s product by the company without any compensation.