FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Got Questions?  We’ve Got Answers! The Team at ORAL I.V.® is proud of what we have accomplished.  Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for any information you might be looking for.  If you have more questions please do not hesitate to send us an email. ORAL I.V.® TEAM General Questions What are the ingredients in ORAL I.V.®? ORAL I.V.’s proprietary formula is comprised of a complex of crystalloid electrolytes. Is ORAL I.V.® a substitute for water or other liquids? No. ORAL I.V. does not replenish any more water volume than the 15 mL that is in the bottle, nor is it an electrolyte replacement. You should also drink fluids along with ORAL I.V.  ORAL I.V. can assist an individual’s existing hydration strategy and thus increase potential performance. How and when should I take ORAL I.V.®? We recommend taking ORAL I.V. directly by mouth or with 16 ounces of water and consumed over time. As with any healthful approach to exercise and fitness, injury prevention is paramount. It is recommended to take ORAL I.V. as a hydration aid and with other fluids prior to, during, and after activities of exertion or as a supplement to daily activities that would otherwise contribute to dehydration. Depending on your level of activity and personal fitness, we recommend taking one vial of ORAL I.V. along with other liquids for every 4 to 6 hours of strenuous activity thereafter. In addition, because ORAL I.V. is a hydration aid, be sure to include it in your rest and recovery methods too. How does ORAL I.V.® compare to sports drinks and energy drinks? ORAL I.V. is neither a sports drink nor an energy drink. Sports drinks may contain sugars and artificial ingredients that are not necessarily user-friendly to the body. ORAL I.V.’s formula of crystalloid electrolytes  serves as a hydration aid and does not contain sugar, caffeine or other stimulants. However, it’s important to note that ORAL I.V. can be used as an adjunct to virtually any hydration strategy. How much sodium and potassium is contained in ORAL I.V.®? Because our electrolytes are produced through cutting-edge nanotechnology, they are much smaller in particle size, and have been imparted with bio-electrical potential on the body. The bio-electrical potential allows our electrolytes to moderate hydration and water metabolism more efficiently. As a result, ORAL I.V.® uses far less amounts of sodium and potassium, while achieving even greater results. This makes ORAL I.V.® superior in the realms of hydration and performance, down to the cellular level. Sodium and potassium are less than 1mg per dose, which is <1% of DV. Will ORAL I.V.® give me energy? ORAL I.V. is not an energy product per se. It does not contain caffeine, stimulants, or any source of sugar whatsoever. Although ORAL I.V. does not directly provide a source of stimulant or cellular fuel, it does aid in the hydration process, which may lead to a feeling of increased energy. Is ORAL I.V.® approved by the FDA? ORAL I.V. is considered a dietary supplement; there is no approval process from the U.S. FDA for dietary supplements. There are of course requirements that the manufacturer ensure the supplement is safe and avoid any health or disease claims. ORAL I.V. strictly adheres to these requirements and is manufactured according to Certified Good Manufacturing Practices in a cGMP/FDA-approved facility. What is the shelf life of ORAL I.V.®? ORAL I.V.® has a five-year shelf life. Is ORAL I.V.® safe during pregnancy? Yes. The ingredients of ORAL I.V.® are all nutrients and generally regarded as safe. Is ORAL I.V.® safe for infants and children? Yes. The ingredients of ORAL I.V.® are all nutrients and generally regarded as safe. Is ORAL I.V.® safe for animals? Yes. The ingredients of ORAL I.V.® are all nutrients and generally regarded as safe. What are the storage requirements? ORAL I.V.® should be kept below 200 degrees fahrenheit, and protected from freezing. ORAL I.V.® has a five year shelf life. Does Oral I.V. have any contraindications? The ingredients of ORAL I.V. are all nutrients and generally regarded as safe. No contraindications have been reported.