Hydration Blog

Nuun Energy: Caffeine and Performance

Our new product Nuun Energy, is the same hydration-focused Nuun you know and love – no sugars, optimal electrolyte blends, and light refreshing taste - but with added ingredients to help elevate and boost performance. In combination, the caffeine and b vitamins added into Nuun Energy help athletes to gain and sustain additional energy while participating in sport.

Caffeine is commonly and openly used as a performance-enhancing ingredient, but what are the pros and cons to doing so, and are there any side effects?

It has been proven that a low to moderate intake of caffeine before a workout is linked to increased...

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Elevate Your Performance with New Nuun Energy!

We know that athletes demand the most innovative products to help them achieve their personal goals, and we're excited to announce the launch our new product to boost your performance! Elevate Your Performance Here at Nuun we are healthy. We don’t do high-fructose anything. We are athletes.  And we need energy too. Why? Because we woke before the sun to get in some human-powered mileage before dressing our kids for school.  We ate lunch at our desks so we could spend our lunch-break breaking a sweat.  And we spent our evening packing for our weekend adventure instead of recharging our batteries on a...

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Three Things Thursday: When to Drink Nuun

By Vishal Patel

When you work at Hydration HQ there are two questions you get asked, a lot.

1. How much Nuun should I drink? (Answered here)

2. When should I drink Nuun?

Just like all nutritional needs, your personal optimal usage will depend on a variety of factors such as frequency of your activity, the duration of your activity, environmental factors, and fitness.  However, there are still three specific times that we recommend drinking Nuun: before training, during training, and after training.

3 reasons to drink Nuun before your training:
  1. Zero-sugar, no artificial flavors/colors eliminates many pre-race stomach issues, and avoids glucose spikes.
  2. High, complete electrolyte profile...

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Ten Things Tuesday: Water & Your Body

By Vishal Patel          

Consuming an adequate amount of water every day can serve many roles in keeping your body functioning properly. Here at the top 10 things that water does to keep your body healthy and functioning:

Nuunbassador Kevin always keeps a bottle of water and a Nuun tab by his side to make sure he stays hydrated.

10 Roles Water plays in Your Body
  1. Lubricates joints & cushions organs and tissues
  2. Helps digest food – through saliva, water helps absorb nutrients
  3. Transports Glucose, Oxygen, Fats and other nutrients to working muscles
  4. Muscle Glycogen contains a significant amount of water
  5. Diverts metabolic by-products (CO2 + Lactic Acid)
  6. Eliminates waste through...

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Nuun to Keep Ragnarians Hydrated, Again!

As the official hydration partner of the Ragnar Relay Series – and Ragnar Trail Relays, too – we have a responsibility to make sure that you stay hydrated during your 200 mile adventure!

As always, we’ll be on course this year serving Nuun at major exchange 6 and the finish line, where you can also get your limited edition Nuun/Ragnar bottle.

But we're also giving away a #TEAMNUUN Hydration Kit to the first 3 teams to register for each 2014 race using promo code 'teamnuun' at checkout!

After your registration is submitted you’ll be contacted by Nuun if you received a Team Hydration Kit as...

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New Product: Coming Soon!

We can't wait until March for sunnier Seattle skies, more hours of daylight to get outside, and being one step closer to summertime. But also, because we have a new product hitting shelves!   Any guesses on what our new product is? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Case Study: Cramping On The Run (Half Ironman)

Our Nuunbassadors vary across all sports, speeds, distances, and thus, hydration needs. And sometimes, even if they hydrate with Nuun their fueling plan can go awry!

As part of a new series we’ll be reviewing some of our Nuunbassadors’ fueling scenarios that may have had suboptimal results. We hope to help them perform better in the future, and we hope these real life situations can help all athletes to plan their fueling for peak performance and health.

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By Vishal PatelCASE STUDY: Male, Early 30’s. Triathlete. Nuun Ambassador.Background: Veteran Triathlete

Our subject is a veteran triathlete, who is currently training for an early season Ironman. He...

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What it Takes: Completing a 400+ Day Run Streak

Have you ever done a ‘run streak?’ You know, run at least a mile every day for say 30 days? Maybe a couple months? How about 400 days? Well, Nuun Ambassador Chris Malenab, has taken the run streak to the next level and recently hit the 400 day mark. And you want to know what’s impressive? He averages over 9 miles per day. No 1-milers for this guy. Here is a Q & A with Chris about his streaking and what he has experienced over many miles.

Nuun: Why do you streak? Did you plan this or has it just happened over time?

Chris: I really...

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Hydrate - The Polar Vortex is draining your electrolytes!

By Vishal Patel

It’s not often we talk about the NFL on our blog, but just like every other athlete, football players need to hydrate too, especially in the winter. A couple weeks ago, much of the country got hit with a cold front that was tagged as the “Polar Vortex.” With temperatures reaching as low as 20 to 30 below, not only was the air cold and dry, humidity was up as well.  All of these factors increase the risk for dehydration.

Something very interesting I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers battle the Green Bay Packers that Sunday was how little...

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Electrolytes & Hydration

By Vishal Patel,Chief Nutritionist

Hydration is a key element every athlete must be aware of, and if you’re reading our blog then you probably already know that. But you may not know that what you hydrate with is just as crucial as any other nutritional strategy you take on to improve your performance. A sports drink that is easily metabolized will help with hydration, but electrolytes are the key. For optimal hydration choose a beverage that is easily tolerated and digested, but most importantly, one that has a well-balanced electrolyte profile.

But what do electrolytes do?

Electrolytes are tiny particles that carry electrical charges....

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