Hydration Blog

Riding with a Nascar Driver

A little while ago, Team Nuun athlete Chris got to ride with Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson. We know what you’re thinking – no, not in his car. Chris is part of the TotalCyclist Mountain Bike Racing team, that raises funds and awareness for the jimmie johnson foundation. Along with a few teammates, he brought his bike to Alabama and together, they pushed hard to the top of the mountain.

Below are a few highlights from the ride.

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We started talking about the ride on tap for the next day and it sounded like a tough one. 65miles and over 6000ft of elevation gain…

The next day we met up with Chad...

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Lessons Learned: My first 50k

by brian fisher, Sponsorship Marketing Manager

First of all, I think it’s important to clarify that calling myself “a runner” still feels funny. I used to walk the mile in high school gym class and tried to make light of my lack of motivation by saying that I only believed in running if I was being chased. Now after training for and completing a wide variety of events, including 5 half-marathons and a 30k road race, over the past 5 years, perhaps it’s time that I begin to accept the label.

Somewhere in there I really began to enjoy running and starting feeling more and more motivated. I know a lot of really...

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How to Use PLUS

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

At nuun we are committed to innovation. part of that is creating products to help you achieve your next personalbest. We recently launched a new product, PLUS for nuun – which is a performance carbohydrate + added electrolyte tablet. PLUS is designed to be used for those longer more intense workouts. The blend of fast-releasing carbohydrates and added electrolytes in PLUS will help you increase the rate of hydration and fuel faster.

So, how do you use PLUS?

Simply drop 2-4 tablets (depending on your individual needs) into 16 ounces of nuun active or energy. Since PLUS is flavorless, you can mix PLUS...

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Bike to Work Day 2015

Last Friday, Hydration HQ was up at the crack of dawn with one goal: to hydrate the commuting masses on national bike to work day.

we've long supported the cascade bike club in the seattle area, and have set up commuter hydration stations for a number of years. there are several members of the nuun crew who bike commute on a daily basis, and we love sharing the nuun love with our fellow bike commuters. 

This year, as every year, we had a blast! We'll let the photos speak for themselves.

We fully encourage people to get more active, and riding bikes is a fun way to start. we believe...

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Recap: PLUS #nuunchat

In honor of brand new PLUS for Nuun, we hosted a Twitter chat discussing fueling and hydrating for long distances. Nuun fans had a great discussion of everything they love about long distance training and racing, and our Chief Nutritionist answered their questions about PLUS. If you missed our last #nuunchat, here are the answers to some of those questions.

What is the difference between PLUS and Active/Energy?

Each tab of PLUS contains 5 grams of carbohydrates, and some electrolytes. Active and Energy are electrolytes only, and have a more complete electrolyte profile.

What are the sources of carbohydrates in PLUS?

The carbohydrates...

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Carbohydrates & Athletic Performance

By Vishal Patel Chief Nutritionist at Nuun Hydration

One of the key features of our new product PLUS for nuun is its unique blend of performance based carbohydrates and optimal electrolytes. The carbohydrates in PLUS serve many roles, both in hydration and fueling. Before we get into the nitty gritty details of the carbohydrate (CHO) sources in PLUS, lets first look at carbohydrates and their effects on exercise performance in general.

Carbohydrates play key roles in sports performance, specifically for hydration and fueling with several studies proving this theory over the years (1,2). Carbohydrates can help fuel your muscles and enhance the delivery of fluids...

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PLUS Run-Test

The idea behind creating a product like PLUS was to help the athlete break up where they get their carbohydrates from, helping them fuel faster and more efficiently. We’ve learned over years of research that carbohydrate and electrolyte needs change over time and with intensity. We knew that with this product our athletes would be able to utilize the fluids and nutrients they’re consuming more efficiently, hence making their workout feel easier.

We conducted an independent study led by our Chief Nutritionist – Vishal Patel. It was hypothesized going into the study that when exercising for longer durations and/or higher intensity sessions, PLUS...

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Kara Puts Plus to the Test

We’re thrilled to partner and work with Kara Goucher, a two-time Olympian, rock star mom, health advocate, and one of most decorated professional American distance runners.

One of the great things about working with Kara is her willingness to put our new products to the test and provide us with feedback. Some time ago, we pitched PLUS for Nuun to Kara, explaining the unique flavorless components and how the fast-releasing carbohydrates and added electrolytes will help fuel her faster for those harder, longer workouts. She was excited we were coming out with a product like this, and was eager to try it...

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Introducing PLUS for Nuun!

At Hydration HQ, we’re committed to innovating and helping athletes achieve their personal bests. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our newest addition… 

PLUS for nuun!

What is PLUS? 

Plus is an all-natural, flavorless tablet with a performance blend of carbohydrates & added electrolytes.  When combined with your favorite flavor of Nuun Active or Nuun Energy, it creates the ultimate sports drink. 

When should I use PLUS? 

PLUS should be mixed with your favorite flavor of Nuun for workouts that last longer than one hour, or for higher intensity sessions. During these workouts, the carbohydrates in PLUS will help your body to use the nutrients more efficiently when exercising for longer periods. This may result...

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#Nuuntrition Twitter Chat

We recently hosted a Twitter chat with our nutrition specialist. In case you missed it, here are some of our most frequently asked questions!

How do Nuun tablets differ from a powder? 

Our tablets are effervescent, which aids in nutrient absorption. It’s an added bonus that it’s fun to watch.

Can I take in too many electrolytes if I drink Nuun on my days off? In particular, I’m worried about sodium. 

Too much sodium can have negative long-term effects, so we recommend limiting yourself to 2 tablets on your off days. If you find you need help staying hydrated, you can break them in half to make four...

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