what is nuun?
nuun is a portable electrolyte replacement drink... without the sugar. just drop a nuun in your water bottle, store the tube in your pocket & you're ready to go. it's used by cyclists, triathletes, runners, hikers, yoga-bods, travelers around the world
in fact, it’s used by people who 'do stuff' & know the importance of staying properly hydrated.
will nuun eliminate cramps?
cramps are involuntary & painful enough to stop you in your tracks, but can be alleviated by keeping on top of your hydration & your electrolytes. drinking nuun will hydrate you better than water alone because with each sip, you're drinking a consistently balanced ratio of water to electrolytes, which will ensure that your electrolyte ratios are always optimal.
what's in nuun?
four essential electrolytes: sodium, potassium, magnesium & calcium a nice, refreshing flavour to remind you to keep drinking a bit of fizzy stuff to ensure it dissolves quickly without having to mix or shake a smidgen of colour in the form of riboflavin (vitamin b2) & beet juice depending on the flavour a sprinking of lovelearn more here
what's not in nuun?
no sugar. we didn't want to upset your gut or overwhelm your taste buds, & wanted to give you more control over your calorie intake. no scary things (like crazy doses of caffeine) so you can happily drink nuun morning, day & night. no artificial colours – do you need neon green to hydrate? need we say more
why no carbs?
the one-size-fits-all mentality doesn't work in our active lives. we simply want to keep you hydrated
allowing you to focus on your gels, bars, bananas or cookies. & anyway, would you pick a sticky drink over a brownie if you had your choice?
can i mix nuun with other drinks?
nuun is designed to be a balanced ratio of water to electrolytes. if you find mixing nuun with other hydration products works in your training, fantastic! we drink nuun on it's own, although we have been known to throw it in a margarita or two. & let me tell you – vodka-tonic-nuun's are the wave of the future. the great thing is: you get to choose what works best for you!
how many servings are in nuun?
a lightweight nuun tube provides 1.5 gallons of electrolyte hydration. there are twelve nuuns per tube. one nuun creates a 16oz electrolyte drink (and can easily be broken in half for 8oz).
what are electrolytes?
electrolytes are sodium, potassium, magnesium & calcium. your body is like a big balloon filled with salty water & electrical signals are able to buzz about in there. er, simply though – electrolytes are things you need, especially when exercising. the american college of sports medicine recommends that people who are active for more than one hour get 500–700mg of sodium for every litre of water they consume. this is up to three times the sodium that traditional sports drinks provide. nuun provides 700mg of sodium for every litre of drink - this amount, in addition to the other critical electrolytes contained in every nuun tablet, ensure that you are adequately replenishing your body's stores to help you perform at your best, & stay healthy.
is nuun carbonated?
nope. when dropped in water, nuun fizzes to dissolve, but once it's finished dissolving, the drink has a bit of a charge, but will eventually go flat. it's designed to be flat – else we'd have a lot of burping athletes out there!
many calories are in nuun?
nuun has no sugar & is nearly calorie-free but there are couple of calories in there from some of the stuff that makes it fizz. when you add it up, it comes to less than 5 calories per 16oz drink.
can my kids & my dog drink nuun?
ours do. nuun’s great for hydrating & it's a great way to get more fluids into kids. just make sure they don't use the dog bowl.
should i use salt tabs?
salt tabs can be great if you know what you're doing, but most people don't, which means poor electrolyte replacement, & poor hydration. think about it this way
it's not about the "salt", but about the salt to water ratio. it's tough to get that right out on the move, especially when temperatures soar, especially given that one of the common side effects of dehydration is a fuzzy head. it's pretty easy to drink balanced nuun water, even if you are a bit confused. by having nuun dissolve in water you're always taking in salts at a proven ratio which is best for most people, most of the time. if you do know what you're doing, & you have a medical need, then salt tabs can be used with nuun to increase the ratio. but remember, too much salt is bad for you, just as too little is.