I’ve been using Nuun Active Hydration tablets ($19.50 for a 3 pack) for a while and just wanted to give a quick heads up on this product. Unlike other tablets on the market, these babies can be used in your hydration pack without fear of growing a funky science experiment. The Nuun tablets are also crazy easy to use, no measurements required – just pop in one tablet for every 500ml of water in your hydration pack. For instance, I have a 3L pack so I pop 6 tablets in and go.

Nuun tablets add a little flavor to your water but more importantly they deliver a combination of fundamental minerals and electrolytes that promote hydration during exercise. The tablets also feature a catalyst to speed up the absorption of water while you’re active. The best part? No added carbohydrates or sugars means no harsh crash later.

Now everyone is different so I won’t offer any performance claims however I can tell you that I didn’t feel any worse off using Nuun. I actually felt pretty good on rides when I used Nuun and I enjoyed all the flavors I tried including lemon+lime, tri-berry and banananuun. I was also happy that cleaning my hydration pack was not an issue; a simple rinse with water (and occasionally some dish soap) left the pack without a sticky mess afterward.

If you’re interested in more details, check out the Nuun website.

Cheers folks and happy trails.

# Comments

  • Asfyxiate

    Yeah, I can definitely back this! Except I’m not so big on the taste. I guess I just grew up with too much sugar in my diet. Don’t forget to help singletracks out everybody and review Nuuns

  • BFD

    I’ve also been using these guys for a while now and I totally agree with the recommendation!
    Also, Root Beer is my favorite flavor:)

  • trek7k

    So for the people who have tried these, how do they compare with Camelbak Elixir in terms of taste & performance? I know some of the Elixir varieties contain caffeine…

  • ChiliPepper

    This is tooooo funny. I just ordered these early this morning from REI along with some new grips, and then I see this blog this afternoon. Definitely very cool! I was kinda skeptical at first when ordering some of them to try out. I do like the Elixir that Trek mentioned and I am curious as well if they work the same. Of course I do not put anything in my bladder besides bonified spring water, but I use these with water bottles either my wife or I pack in. Thanks for the review!

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