Episode 131 – Let’s Talk About Oral IV

Episode 131

You may have seen the Oral I.V. logo on the chest or arms of several OCR athletes recently including Joey Patrolia, Orla “Vermonster” Walsh, and Sarah Pozdol.

According to their website, ORAL I.V. is “a hydration aid developed to enhance the body’s uptake of water through the introduction of a proprietary blend of trace minerals”. “ORAL I.V. aids the hydration process for individuals who train hard, work hard and are committed to peak performance.”

Sometime last year, ORM posted an article written by another source that was not kind to ORAL IV. We had a phone call with Bob Jones, president of ORAL IV, where Bob asked to give a rebuttal to that article.

We told him our podcast would be a perfect forum for that.  We then invited him to appear on the show, along with a member of the OCR community who would ask some questions about the product.

Mr. Jones said it was a great idea, and referred us to Dr. Anthony Beck, the creator of the product, as the man to be on the call.

Joshua Gustin Grant, is a previous guest on the podcast and a guy known to question almost everything. So I invited him on the call to do the inquiring.

Dr Beck Resume:
Fellow of American Association of Integrative Medicine
Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Diplomate of the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board
Diplomate of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Medical Director-Task Force Dagger Foundation
President-Hydration Solutions, LLC
Founder – Chief Medical Officer-Balance Protocol Institute
Founder & CEO-Helion Nutraceuticals

Josh Grant Resume:

BS in Biology
Owner of Healing Tree Yoga.
Certified Yoga Instructor and Bodyworker
4th Degree Blackbelt in Jujitsu,
90kg National Champ Arm Wrestling (left and right arm)
1st place Winter Death Race (tie with Olof Dallner)
Has completed over 50 miles twice at World’s Toughest Mudder.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Savage Race. Use code ORM for 10% off all locations in 2015.

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Show Notes:

Oral IV

Dr. Anthony Beck website

Healing Tree Yoga

Previous podcast episode with Josh

Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.
  1. All the classic markings of serious snake oil. Confirmation bias is a wonderful thing. If there was something to this product, they would encourage independent testing, especially of the double blind clinical sort that eliminates placebo response.

  2. Oral IV is so bad on so many levels! Do your own research. Cerrasport or Saltstick capsules are WAY CHEAPER and actually work better than Oral IV.

  3. The dude is a naturopathic doctor. Naturopathy is a clearing house of nutritional/medical pseudoscience and garbage. Any product he supports would be no different.

    1. Yep! It’s right up there with homeopathy and every other junk fakery created to dupe the gullible.

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