You might think that there is nothing more boring than water, and you are not alone. For many of us, drinking water is a chore and something that we only do if we have to. Most folks replace water with drinks like soda, tea, and other sugary artificial color laden sports drinks. Not a really good choice for anyone, especially when you are working out. Enter Nuun Hydration. Nuun is a portable hydration tablet that gives water a little make-over.
Nuun has different hydration products to fit different needs:
Nuun Active Hydration is the electrolyte enhanced tablet that is great for keeping you hydrated while working out. It comes in flavors like Orange, Lemon Lime, Strawberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Kona Cola, Lemon Tea, Tri-Berry, Grape, Tropical, Citrus Fruit, Watermelon (seasonal), and Lemonade. This version of Nuun does contain acesulfame potassium, which is an artificial sweetener. Just something to keep in mind when choosing a Nuun product - other varieties use stevia as a sweetener instead.
Plus for Nuun is a non-flavored tablet that contains carbs and electrolytes for rapid refueling during intense workouts.
U Natural Hydration is the natural line of electrolyte and vitamin enhanced drink tablets. It comes in 4 flavors - Cucumber Mint, Goji Berry Green Tea, Tangerine Ginger, and Lemon Chai. Great for less intensive activities and for folks looking for a natural calorie free sweetener - stevia.
Nuun All Day is a great vitamin enhanced drink tablet to keep you drinking the water you need, all day everyday. It comes in flavors like Grapefruit Orange, Tangerine Lime, Blueberry Pomegranate, and Grape Raspberry.
Nuun Energy not only contains electrolytes and has no added sweetener, but also contains caffeine and B vitamins to provide an energy boost. Its flavor choices are Cherry Limeade, Lemon-Lime, and Wild Berry.
For this review I was sent 4 flavors of Nuun Active Hydration, which is the #1 selling sports drink tablet among runners, cyclists, and other outdoor sports folks. With Nuun Active Hydration, Nuun took the traditional sports drink and separated the electrolytes from the carbohydrates, leaving a product that keeps you hydrated, but lets you choose how to replace your carbs after working out.
My package contained 4 tubes of Nuun tablets: Watermelon, Fruit Punch, Lemonade, and Strawberry Lemonade. Each tube contains 12 tablet and each tablet flavors 16oz of water.
The tablets are super simple to use. Just open a 16 oz bottle of water, drop in the tablet, and wait 2 minutes for the tablet to dissolve. The tablets are fizzy (sort of like Alka-Seltzer!) and do have a carbonated taste at first, but if you let it sit with the cap off for a few minutes, that taste (and fizz!) disperses.
All the flavors tasted pretty true to what they are supposed to be. I had a hard time at first telling the difference between the Fruit Punch and the Watermelon, but after a couple of minutes I was able to detect the Watermelon flavor.
All the flavors are light, not sickly sweet, and the fact that they are free of artificial coloring was a huge plus too.
I used Nuun as recovery drink after my long runs and found it to be light and easier on the stomach than other sports drinks. I had fewer headaches and muscle cramps too. It makes a great pre-workout and during work out drink as well.
Nuun is extremely portable, the containers are small enough to drop into a purse, gym bag, or diaper bag. Great for traveling to all those sporting events and races. You can't really go wrong with Nuun, it is a great sports drink and recovery product. Flavors are good, it is free of sugar and artificial colors and flavors.
On the flip-side, they are a bit pricier when compared to other sports drinks, but I feel like the benefits outweigh the cost. Also if you are wanting to avoid artificial sweeteners, than Nuun Active Hydration might not be for you since it does contains acesulfame potassium.
To purchase Nuun Hydration tablets, you can purchase directly from their website or check out their store locator for local options.
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