Get in Gear: Nuun Tabs Provide Hydration on the Go

July 7, 2011, 7:39 am

We’ve just discovered a great new way to hydrate on the go.

Nuun hydration tablets, which are quickly becoming a staple in our daily routine, are electrolyte enhanced drink tablets that turn water into an optimally balanced sports drink. Whether you’re heading out for a hike or rehydrating after a long run, these handy tablets make it easy—and tasty—to make your water count.

In addition to electrolytes, they’ve also got sodium, potassium and vitamins. But what we like most of all is what they don’t have: sugar. And the folks at Nuun have mastered flavor technology. Even with no sugar and less than eight calories per tablet, Nuun still tastes good! The tablets come in more than ten different light, refreshing flavors, our favorites of which are tri-berry, lemon-lime and strawberry lemonade. An added bonus for hikers: Nuun helps mask the taste of iodine treated water.

Nuun has the most electrolytes per serving of any hydration system on the market. Its special formulation of electrolytes helps increase the amount of water that’s absorbed into the blood stream. That means more of the water you drink is actually used to hydrate you instead of being eliminated because the electrolyte balance wasn’t right. Just drop a Nuun tablet into 16 ounces of water, let it dissolve for two minutes, and you’re ready to hydrate!

Each tube of Nuun contains 12 tablets and weighs just 2.5 ounces, making them easy to carry along on a hike or backpacking trip. And, at $6.50 per tube, they’re a bargain compared to other electrolyte tablets on the market.

You can get your hands on Nuun tablets at outdoor retailers, running shops supermarkets, sport shops and other natural food stores. Or stock up online at Trust us, your hydrated body will thank you.