what is nuun?
nuun is a portable electrolyte
replacement drink... without the sugar. just drop a
nuun in your water bottle, store the tube in
your pocket & you’re ready to go. it’s used by
cyclists, triathletes, runners, hikers, yoga-bods, travellers
around the world…in fact, it’s used by people who
‘do stuff’ & know the importance of staying
will nuun eliminate
cramps are involuntary & painful enough to
stop you in your tracks, but can be alleviated by keeping on top
of your hydration & your electrolytes. drinking
nuun will hydrate you better than water alone
because with each sip, you’re drinking a consistently
balanced ratio of water to electrolytes, which will ensure that
your electrolyte ratios are always optimal.
what's in nuun?
- four essential electrolytes: sodium, potassium, magnesium
- a nice, refreshing flavour to remind you to keep
- a bit of fizzy stuff to ensure it dissolves quickly without
having to mix or shake
- a smidgen of colour in the form of riboflavin (vitamin b2)
& beet juice depending on the flavour
- a sprinking of love
learn more here
what's not in nuun?
- no sugar. we didn’t want to upset your gut or overwhelm
your taste buds, & wanted to give you more control over your
- no scary things (like crazy doses of caffeine) so you can
happily drink nuun morning, day &
- no artificial colours – do you need neon green to
hydrate? need we say more…?
why no carbs?
the one-size-fits-all mentality doesn’t
work in our active lives. we simply want to keep you
hydrated… allowing you to focus on your gels, bars,
bananas or cookies. & anyway, would you pick a sticky drink
over a brownie if you had your choice?
what are the new flavours?
lemon+lime (new & improved), tri-berry &
try a tube today nuun.
why did you change the format?
we love hearing feedback, & we kept hearing
that you enjoyed nuun, but wanted it to last
longer, & taste better. we've now doubled the strength so
that one nuun tab creates 16oz. of electrolyte
hydration. we’ve also fine-tuned the taste of the
lemon+lime & added 2 new flavours for fun - citrus fruit
can i mix nuun with other
nuun is designed to be a
balanced ratio of water to electrolytes. if you find mixing
nuun with other hydration products works in your
training, fantastic! we drink nuun on
it’s own, although we have been known to throw it in a
margarita or two. & let me tell you –
vodka-tonic-nuun’s are the wave of the
future. the great thing is: you get to choose what works best
how many servings are in
a lightweight nuun tube provides
1.5 gallons of electrolyte hydration. there are twelve
nuuns per tube. one nuun
creates a 16oz electrolyte drink (and can easily be broken in
half for 8oz).
what are electrolytes?
electrolytes are sodium, potassium, magnesium
& calcium. your body is like a big balloon filled with salty
water & electrical signals are able to buzz about in there.
er, simply though – electrolytes are things you need,
especially when exercising. the american college of sports
medicine recommends that people who are active for more than one
hour get 500–700mg of sodium for every litre of water they
consume. this is up to three times the sodium that traditional
“sports drinks” provide. nuun
provides 700mg of sodium for every litre of drink - this amount,
in addition to the other critical electrolytes contained in every
nuun tablet, ensure that you are adequately
replenishing your body’s stores to help you perform at your
best, & stay healthy.
is nuun carbonated?
nope. when dropped in water,
nuun fizzes to dissolve, but once it’s
finished dissolving, the drink has a bit of a charge, but will
eventually go flat. it's designed to be flat – else
we’d have a lot of burping athletes out there!
can i eat nuun?
well, we’ve heard of some people
who’ve tried - maybe those re-living the days of pop-rocks,
but nuun is designed to be mixed with water.
whatever you do – don’t eat nuun
& drink a fizzy drink…you’ll explode
how many calories are in
nuun has no sugar & is
nearly calorie-free but there are couple of calories in there
from some of the stuff that makes it fizz. when you add it up,
it comes to less than 5 calories per 16oz drink.
can my kids & my dog drink
ours do. nuun’s great for
hydrating & it’s a great way to get more fluids into
kids. just make sure they don’t use the dog bowl.
can nuun help my aching
we all like to party from time to time
(especially the people in the pub beneath our office!) & too
much celebrating can lead to dehydration. since
nuun hydrates more quickly than water alone
& most sports drinks on the market, you might find us
drinking nuun after our post-race celebrations.
take two nuuns & call us in the
can i recycle my nuun
yes – the tubes can be recycled but the
how much does a nuun tube
the nuun tube weighs less than
2oz. & it’s just the right size for your jersey pocket
is nuun legal to race
many are surprised with their increased
performance when drinking nuun. no worries, you
don’t have to wonder if it’s secretly laced…
it’s just electrolytes & water.
i’ve seen the nuun logo
on pro athletes – do they actually use it?
yes, we’re proud these pros drink
nuun & some even claim nuun
as their ‘secret weapon’. there’s a talented
bunch of others out there that use nuun even
though they display other logos (if that’s not a real
endorsement then what is?); ask around, you’d be
is nuun water-resistant?
well nuun isn’t, but the
nuun’s hypotonic –
what does that mean?
we got this definition from oxford, so it must be
right! “a hypotonic solution is one in which the
concentration of electrolytes to water forces water to flow into
cells instead of the other way around”. basically, a
hypotonic solution is the quickest way to get hydrated, since it
allows the efficient replenishment of water.
can nuun help prevent
hyponatremia occurs when there’s too little
sodium in your blood stream. if you lose electrolytes (read:
sweat a lot) but try to replace them with plain water, it can be
a serious risk. at nuun we’re seasoned
athletes & have been working to combat hyponatremia for
years. nuun is designed to deliver a constant
ratio of critical electrolytes to water, giving you a simple
alternative to plain h2o for more info, see science
what does nuun taste like?
nuun tastes like water with a
bit of flavour. we got fed up with diluting our sports drinks
& washing out the electrolytes because the taste was so
overwhelming. nuun’s flavours are just
enough to remind you to keep drinking. did you know…
adding a flavour to water encourages you to drink 40% more than
normal & adding electrolytes can up your intake by 90% vs.
who is using nuun?
cyclists, triathletes, runners, hikers,
yoga-bods, travelers, adventure racers, kids, rowers,
motor-cyclists, people at work, & anyone else ‘doing
stuff’ & trying to stay properly hydrated.
am i dehydrated?
probably! did you know that it’s estimated
that only 10% of people are properly hydrated. but since
you’re here we’re going to assume you’re one of
the smart ones trying to sort out this stat. signs you’re
dehydrated: thirst, irritability, fatigue, headache, cramps &
did you say sorbitol?
ok – sorbitol is naturally occurring &
in lots of things from toothpaste to apple juice. there is
sorbitol in nuun but there’s less than
you’d find in a small glass of apple juice. remember, we
designed nuun because we love to stay active in
the outdoors & we use nuun when we’re
out being active, so we’re not going to take on anything we
don’t think should be there. sorbitol is in
nuun to help it work as a tablet but it’s
at really low levels. simply, we only want to put good stuff in
our bodies, & we want you to do the same.
should i use salt tabs?
salt tabs can be great if you know what
you’re doing, but most people don’t, which means poor
electrolyte replacement, & poor hydration. think about it
this way…it’s not about the “salt”, but
about the salt to water ratio. it’s tough to get that right
out on the move, especially when temperatures soar, especially
given that one of the common side effects of dehydration is a
fuzzy head. it’s pretty easy to drink balanced
nuun water, even if you are a bit confused.
by having nuun dissolve in water
you’re always taking in salts at a proven ratio which is
best for most people, most of the time. if you do know what
you’re doing, & you have a medical need, then salt tabs
can be used with nuun to increase the ratio. but
remember, too much salt is bad for you, just as too little
that name, where does it come from & what
does nuun mean?
nuun is pronounced
‘noon’ & the origin is a lot less interesting
than the rumours…so we’ll stick with the rumours.
we’ve heard that nuun has several meanings
– from dog names to salt, to an island somewhere even to a
place in the legends of zelda!. to us, it means we’re
providing a product that keeps you out there.
where can i find nuun?
here ... sort of ... just click me ... please
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