Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Nuun?

Here at Nuun Hydration, we're on a mission to help everyone live a healthy, active lifestyle. nuun has a variety of hydration products to fit every hydration need, whether you're running a marathon or a marathon of errands! Packed with electrolytes, light flavor, and made from clean ingredients, because we know that hydration is just one part of staying healthy. Drop a Nuun tablet into 16oz of water and you’re good to go.

What does Nuun do?

The electrolytes found in Nuun Electrolyte tablets (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium) will help alleviate cramps, help muscles function, communicate and burn energy efficiently.

Where can I find Nuun?

Nuun is sold in over 5,000 outlets in the U.S. and available in over 30 countries. If you're in the United states, you can find a store here. And if you're not, you can find a distributor.

Where is Nuun manufactured?

Nuun is manufactured in Minneapolis, MN in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients.

Can I recycle my Nuun tubes?

Tubes can be recycled at any facility that processes #5 plastics. Click here to find a location near you. However, only the tube itself is recyclable. The waterproof stopper is not yet recyclable. 

What are the tiny beads that are enclosed in the stopper?

The tiny beads are made up of silicon dioxide, and help retain any moisture present within the tube. Silicon dioxide is non-toxic.

Can I make a batch of nuun, or prepare my bottles in advance?

You can certainly prepare your nuun in advance to make the morning of the race or a training session more convenient. We’ve noticed that refrigerating for several days only affects the flavoring, not the nutrient content or quality.

How long is nuun good for?

Our products have a 24-month expiration date from the time they were produced. The expiration date can be found stamped on the bottom of the tube.

How long will nuun performance stay fresh?

When stored at or under 80F with the bag properly sealed, the dried powder will stay fresh for two years after manufactured date. When pre-mixed and refrigerated, performance will stay fresh for up to a week. There may be some settling, but give the bottle a quick shake and it will be properly mixed. As with all sport drinks, give it a smell or a quick taste. If something seems off discard the serving and mix up a fresh batch!

How should I store performance?

We recommend storing Performance the same way as our tablets: at or below 80F. Please be sure to re-seal the bulk bags properly after use.

My performance powder is clumping, what should I do?

Given the purity of the ingredients and powder form, clumping sometimes occurs when the bag is exposed to heat or humidity. This does not reduce the effectiveness or flavor of the product – it’s natural and harmless. Once mixed, it will taste and perform the same.

If the powder hardens, break it up before adding it to water. The powder will dissolve completely. We will continue to improve our packaging so that we can reduce clumping while keeping the same pure ingredients.

I opened my bag of performance, and there was no scoop!

Give us a ring or email and we will be happy to send you a scoop! 

Why does Nuun Vitamins have less Vitamin C than Nuun Electrolytes?

Vitamin C, although very important for daily health, is commonly found in many foods and is the least "under-consumed" of the vitamins. Therefore, we prioritized more of the other vitamins that most people consume less of, since there is a limit to how much we can fit in each tablet.

Does nuun contain any Genetically Modified (GM) or Genetically Engineered (GE) Organisms or Ingredients?

To the best of our knowledge, the knowledge of our manufacture and suppliers, our products do not contain any Genetically Modified or Engineered Organisms, and/or DNA manipulation in the final product form. Nuun Performance is certified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project, and we are currently undergoing the verification process on several of our other product lines.

Is nuun gluten free?

Yes, all nuun branded products are gluten free. Nuun Electrolytes, Nuun Vitamins, Nuun Performance, and Plus for nuun have been certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerant Group (GiG). For more information visit their website. Nuun All Day does contain trace amounts of gluten from wheat germ oil at levels less than 10PPM, which qualifies it as gluten-free by the FDA. 

Is nuun vegan?

Nuun Electrolytes, Nuun Vitamins, Nuun Performance, and Plus for nuun are all vegan, and are certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association. For more information visit their website.

Does nuun contain any banned substances, or ingredients that may come up on a drug test?

All nuun branded products do not contain any banned, or illegal substances. Nuun Electrolytes, Nuun Vitamins, Nuun Performance, and Plus for nuun are certified by Informed Choice – Trusted by Sport to ensure our products are safe for consumption. To learn more about the certification, visit their website.

Does nuun contain any tree nuts and/or is nuun manufactured in a facility that processes, handles, or produces products with any tree nuts?

No, nuun does not contain any tree nuts or peanuts, and is manufactured in a facility that does not contain tree nuts or peanuts in any product it produces.

Is nuun manufactured in a facility that utilizes latex gloves?

No, nuun is manufactured in a facility that uses nitrile gloves.

Does nuun contain corn derivatives?

Nuun Electrolytes and Nuun Performance contain corn-derived dextrose, and Nuun Electrolytes and Nuun Vitamins contain citric acid derived from corn. The source of our b-vitamins is Pyridoxine HCl and Folic Acid, which are commonly derived from corn or grains.

Can nuun help me hydrate?

All nuun branded products contain a blend of electrolytes to help aid in physical process of hydration when the tablets are suspended in water.

Can I overdose on nuun?

Most of the nutrients in nuun are water-soluble, any excessive consumption will be excreted through urine. However, some of our products active, energy contain 360 mg of sodium, excessive sodium intake for sedentary individuals can lead to chronic diseases. Our Electrolytes, Performance, and PLUS product lines are meant to be consumed before, during, or after exercise.

Can I consume nuun if I’m pregnant?

Many of our team-members have drank nuun all through their pregnancy. However, we always recommended consulting with your physician prior to use.

Is nuun safe for diabetics?

Nuun Electrolytes and Nuun Vitamins contain very minimal amounts of both carbs and sugar. We use 1 gram of dextrose (d-glucose) to help increase the rate of fluid and nutrient delivery. Dextrose is high on the Glycemic Index (GI), but the minimal amount of dextrose in our Electrolytes and Vitamins products will have a little to no impact on blood sugar. We recommended consulting with your physician with any additional questions or concerns.

Is nuun safe for children?

All nuun branded products do not contain any nutrients that cannot be consumed by children, and the refreshing taste and sodium may encourage them to drink more water. However, daily requirements for children differ to what’s recommended for adults. Some of our Nuun Electrolytes and Nuun Vitamins contain small amounts of caffeine (40 mg per serving), and these products when consumed in greater quantities may not be suitable for children. We suggest consulting with your child’s physician prior to use.

Why isn't my promo code working?

Double check to make sure you're logged in to your account. If this is your first time ordering from our webstore, you will need to create account. Once you're logged in and have added your items to your cart, you can add the promo code. Also, confirm that the code was entered correctly. If it's still not working, please email

Does nuun ship internationally?

Please visit our international distribution page for more information on how to find nuun worldwide. At this time does not ship internationally. 

What do I do if I notice something is wrong with my order, or when I receive the product?

Feel free to email ( or call us Toll-Free at 855-426-6886 with any questions, comments, concerns about your order or the product.