All Day Hydration Vitamin Enhanced Drink Tabs by Nuun
Nuun All Day Hydration Vitamin Enhanced Drink Tabs Grape Raspberry - 15 Tablets
Nuun All Day Hydration Vitamin Enhanced Drink Tabs are a perfect way to stay hydrated throughout the day. Hydration plays an elemental role in staying healthy, energized and focused. Did you know dehydration is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue? Sugary and caffeinated drinks take you on a roller coaster ride during the day, but with zero sugar, under 8 calories per tab, and a blend of A, B, C, D, E vitamins, Nuun All Day keeps you going. Four popular flavor blends feature Blueberry Pomegranate, Grapefruit Orange, Tangerine Lime, and Grape Raspberry. Rethink your drink and make your water count by adding Nuun All Day Hydration to your daily routine.
Nuun branded products' formulation is based on years of research and feedback from some of the world's top academic and practicing experts in the field of sports medicine-specifically in dehydration and hyponatremia. Nuun's development is focused on the three most important aspects of proper hydration:
Speed of Absorption
One of the most important characteristics of what you drink while you're active is the speed at which your body can absorb it. The concentration of dissolved salts and sugars (osmolarity, for those more technically inclined) determines how fast the drink can cross from your digestive track into your bloodstream, where it can re-hydrate and replenish you. Nuun branded products produce a hypotonic solution, so your body absorbs Nuun faster than the leading "sports drinks" or even water alone. This gives your body the ability to restore optimal water and electrolyte balance quickly and efficiently.
The American college of sports medicine recommends that people who are active for more than one hour get 500-700mg of sodium for every liter of water they consume. This is up to three times the sodium amount that traditional "sports drinks" provide. Some experts in the field believe that sodium concentrations should be closer to the 700-1000mg range. In addition to other critical electrolytes, Nuun active hydration provides 700mg of sodium for every liter of drink to ensure that you are adequately replenishing your body to help you perform at your best and stay healthy. U natural hydration is an all-natural line of electrolyte and vitamin-enhanced drink tablets with half the sodium as Nuun active hydration. U natural hydration is sweetened with stevia and contains only 7 calories per tab. It is ideal for less intense activities, a perfect way to stay balanced and quenched.
Nuun branded products contain virtually no carbohydrates (less than 1g) for a couple of reasons. Ingesting drinks containing high levels of carbohydrates can slow the rate at which your stomach empties, delaying the absorbance of the water and electrolytes. Carbs also increase the osmolality of what you're drinking, delaying absorption beyond the stomach.
If you're participating in intense exercises lasting more than 60 to 90 minutes, you should consume carbohydrates to ensure energy levels for working muscles. But how you do that is up to you. Everyone manages energy consumption differently, whether it's with sports bars, gel or other sources of calories and carbohydrates.
Hydration Frequently Asked Questions
Why does dehydration happen?
Dehydration happens for lots of reasons. You're often dehydrated in the morning when you wake up simply from sleeping for hours (hopefully lots of them!) Without fluids. The processes in your body are working hard while you sleep, and even just breathing results in water loss from your body. But the most common causes of dehydration are simply not drinking enough regularly and not drinking enough during or after activity to replace what's been lost. Most of the time people don't recognize the signs of dehydration and only drink when they feel thirsty. By the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated and are probably being affected in more ways than you realize.
Why does everyone tell me to "check your pee!" and what if it is dark-colored?
The first thing everyone says is, "check the pee!" As a rule, a large amount of light colored, diluted urine probably means you are hydrated; dark colored, concentrated urine probably means you are dehydrated. While this test can be a very good general indicator, there is often more to the puzzle. Just because your urine is clear and you get rid of a lot of it doesn't necessarily mean you are optimally hydrated. Clear urine is water that is not being absorbed by your body.
Nuun's special formulation of electrolytes helps increase the amount of water that's absorbed into the blood stream. And that means more of the water you drink is actually used to hydrate you instead of being eliminated because the electrolyte balance wasn't right. Don't get us wrong, good hydration doesn't mean no more urine. If you drink a gallon of nuun a lot of that is going to come right back out… however, your body is going to get plenty of good, balanced fluids first!
How do I figure out my personal hydration needs?
No two people are the same, so figuring out your sweat rate is the most accurate way to figure out your personal hydration needs. And weighing yourself before and after exercise is the most effective way to gauge your fluid needs. Any weight loss corresponds with fluid loss, so try to drink enough to replenish that weight. (weight gain could mean you are drinking more than you need.)
Studies have found that a loss of 2% or more of one's body weight due to sweating is linked to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs, the heart works harder to move blood through the bloodstream. This can also cause muscle cramps, dizziness and fatigue and even heat exhaustion or heatstroke. For all the athletes out there, it can mean a major drop in performance, and for the rest of us, it makes for a really uncomfortable day.
What should I know about fluid loss?
Although sweat rate is the most basic and accurate way to keep tabs on your hydration needs, there are other factors to consider. Training or participating in activities at altitude increases your fluid losses and therefore increases your fluid needs. Excessive heat increases fluid loss through sweating. During moderate exercise in a cool climate an average person can lose up to 1 cup or more per hour. The same individual can lose up to four times that amount per hour in a hot and humid climate. And cold weather exercise can impair your ability to recognize fluid depletion and increase the rate of fluid-loss through respiration. So no matter what kind of weather you're in, optimal hydration is your key to health and high-performance.
Hyponatremia - what is it?
They've all heard that drinking more water is good for your health, but an increasing number of hyponatremia cases shows us that drinking water isn't always enough-especially when it's being consumed in large quantities over short periods of time.
Hyponatremia is the scientific term for low concentration of sodium in the blood, and it can occur from over-hydrating with plain water. Drinking excess amounts of water, especially during extended exercise or activity, can deplete essential electrolytes in the body, causing disorientation, illness and in rare cases death. For athletes, effects are generally seen during longer and hotter races when they're sweating a lot and the levels of water intake are likely to be high.
How does hyponatremia occur?
When salt leaves the body through sweat and lots of plain water gets taken in, the bloodstream becomes diluted and sodium and potassium levels drop. But sodium is essential for optimal cell function. It helps with the electrical signals that occur in our bodies, and it helps regulate cellular osmotic pressure through osmosis. (remember that school experiment with the bag-like thing and the salty water?) When hyponatremia occurs, cells throughout the body take on more water than normal and expand. Rings and watches will get tight, you'll look all puffy and, the bad bit, your brain swells. Since your brain is in a rather inflexible skull, it gets a bit squished and that's where the disorientation-and in worse case scenarios, fatalities-come from.
When does it happen?
They've received a lot of letters and emails from folks who have suffered from some degree of hyponatremia. Often the common link is that they were preparing for a tough event in a harsh environment, like a ride in a desert or a long run in a canyon. But you can get hyponatremia anywhere when you're sweating profusely and you're consuming a large quantity of water without electrolytes. A good electrolyte drink will go a long way in helping to prevent hyponatremia. This has been well documented by medical journals. Nancy auer, md, vp of medical affairs at swedish medical center in seattle, says, "maybe we need to make sure there is more sodium in the beverages we're encouraging athletes to drink." it's time to rethink the conventional wisdom behind the water stations at athletic events and make sure we're properly hydrating athletes to prevent hyponatremia.
What can you do to avoid hyponatremia?
Their advice? Be sensible. You need to be aware of the potential problems associated with drinking a lot of water while being active for extended lengths of time. It's important to replenish your body's electrolytes at the same time. Naturally we recommend using nuun. With just one tab and 16 ounces of water, you get a sugar free sports drink with the optimal balance of electrolytes. But whatever you decide is best for you, nuun encourages you to stay properly hydrated.
Frequently asked questions - General questions
What is Nuun Active Hydration?
Nuun active hydration is a line of electrolyte enhanced drink tablets designed to keep you optimally hydrated wherever your active lifestyle and athletic endeavors take you. You sweat, Nuun replenishes. Packed with electrolytes, light flavor, no sugars or carbs, and portable, Nuun active hydration is the perfect sports drink. The electrolytes found in Nuun will help alleviate cramps, help muscles function, communicate and burn energy efficiently.
Nuun active hydration comes in 11 flavors: banana, orange, lemon lime, strawberry lemonade, fruit punch, kona cola, lemon tea, tri-berry, grape, tropical, and citrus fruit.
What is U Natural Hydration?
U natural hydration is an all-natural line of electrolyte and vitamin-enhanced drink tablets with half the sodium as Nuun active hydration. U natural hydration is sweetened with stevia and contains only 7 calories per tab. It is ideal for less intense activities, a perfect way to stay balanced and quenched.
U natural hydration comes in 4 flavors: cucumber mint, goji berry green tea, tangerine ginger, and lemon chai.
What is Nuun all day?
Nuun all day hydration is an all-natural line of vitamin enhanced drink tablets formulated to help you stay hydrated throughout the day. Hydration plays an elemental role in staying healthy, energized and focused. Did you know dehydration is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue? Sugary and caffeinated drinks take you on a roller coaster ride during the day, but with zero sugar, under 8 calories per tab, and a blend of a, b, c, d, e vitamins, Nuun all day keeps you going.
Nuun all day comes in 4 flavors: grapefruit orange, tangerine lime, blueberry pomegranate, and grape raspberry.
Which Nuun branded product is right for me?
- You're always active, your water should be too! All three Nuun branded products are ideal to help keep you hydrated and to make the most of the water you drink.
- Nuun active hydration is formulated specifically for higher intensity activities and/or higher electrolyte replenishment needs.
- U natural hydration is all-natural and contains a lower electrolyte profile to Nuun.
- Nuun all day hydration helps you drink more water every day with crisp and refreshing flavors and is enhanced with a blend of vitamins and minerals making it perfect for your daily routine.
Why are Nuun branded products fizzy?
Nuun branded products are in an effervescent tablet form, which gives it the "carbonated" taste at first. The citric acid found in Nuun branded products becomes neutral when combined with the ingredients used to make an effervescent tablet. For best results, make sure to leave the lid off of your drinking receptacle to reduce the pressure created while the tablet dissolves.
Is there any sugar in Nuun branded products?
Nuun branded products do not contain any sugar.
Are there any carbohydrates in Nuun branded products?
- Nuun active hydration has less than 1g of carbohydrates in the 16 ounce recommended serving size.
- U natural hydration has 1.2g of carbohydrates in the 16 ounce recommended serving size.
- Nuun all day has 1g of carbohydrates in the 16 ounce recommended serving size.
- They're often asked why there are no carbs in Nuun branded products. To put it simply, they don't think a one-size-fits-all mentality works in active lives. They'll keep you hydrated and you can choose where to get your carbs and proteins.
What sorts of sweeteners are used in Nuun branded products?
Different Nuun branded products use different sweeteners, such as acesulfame potassium, stevia or dextrose. All of the sweeteners used in Nuun branded products are recognized as safe by the food and drug administration (fda) for the general population, including pregnant women and children.
What is the calorie content of Nuun tabs?
There is less than 8 calories per tab in all flavors of Nuun active hydration, u natural hydration, and Nuun all day.
What is the best way to use Nuun branded products?
- They recommend using 1 tablet per 16 oz. Of water. Nuun branded products can be mixed in advanced, chilled, iced, consumed hot, whichever you prefer and is most convenient for your endeavors.
- Nuun branded products can be consumed just like water - at any time! Drink Nuun branded products before, during, and after activity to stay hydrated.
- Nuun is great for kids, adults, the elderly, diabetics, and everyone in between! As with any product, we recommend consulting your nutritionist or health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Do Nuun branded products contain corn?
Nuun and u natural hydration have no corn in them, but as some of the ingredients are processed from corn as starting material, we cannot guarantee it is 'corn free' for those of you with corn allergies.
Do Nuun branded products contain any nut products or flavors?
Nuun active hydration and u natural hydration are made without any tree-nuts or peanuts.
Do any of the Nuun branded products contain caffeine?
Two Nuun active hydration flavors, kona cola and lemon tea, each contain 20mg of caffeine in each 8 oz. Serving. This is equal to roughly a third of the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee.
Are Nuun branded products vegan?
Banana, fruit punch, grape, kona cola, lemon tea, orange, strawberry lemonade, and tropical are all vegan flavors of Nuun active hydration. Goji berry green tea, lemon chai and tangerine ginger are all vegan flavors of u natural hydration. All of the Nuun branded (Nuun active hydration, u natural hydration, and Nuun all day hydration) products are vegetarian.
Are Nuun branded products gluten-free?
Yes, both Nuun active hydration and u natural hydration are gluten-free and processed in manufacturing facilities free of wheat.
How are the tabs flavored and colored?
Their flavors are derived from natural fruits and vegetables. Their colors are also derived naturally using red beet juice or copper chlorophyllin.
Are Nuun branded products safe to drink during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Yes! Nuun branded products are perfectly safe during pregnancy, as well as breastfeeding. Hydration is essential to you and your baby during pregnancy. According to the american pregnancy association, hydration is crucial to flush waste products from the cells, aid in liver and kidney function for both mom and baby, and important for mom's body expansion as her blood volume increases, as well as adequate breast milk production and flow. With Nuun's light, refreshing taste you'll want to drink more water and Nuun's electrolytes will help you absorb more of that water.
If I am watching my salt intake during pregnancy, are Nuun branded products still okay?
If you are watching your salt intake, u natural hydration and Nuun all day hydration are both great alternatives to help you drink more water, stay hydrated and get added vitamins both you and your baby need for healthy and proper growth.
Is the amount of caffeine in certain Nuun active hydration flavors okay during pregnancy?
Every individual should consult their physician and make their own choices about consuming caffeine during pregnancy. Nuun has caffeinated and non-caffeinated flavors available.
Can Nuun branded products be used as a 'labor aid'?
Yes! However, you should always consult with the attending physician or medical facility staff regarding your particular situation. There is no sugar and only 8 calories per serving so Nuun is pure electrolytes for proper hydration. We have many doulas, midwives, and new mothers who contact us to say that Nuun was the perfect labor aid for them or their clients as they welcome a bundle of joy into the world.
Can somebody with high blood pressure use Nuun branded products safely while working out?
Only after checking with a doctor. Some blood pressure conditions are unique and medications can also be an issue. Always check with your doctor before taking something that might affect a health issue, or before undertaking a new exercise program.
Can my kids drink Nuun branded products?
Sure, Nuun branded products are great for hydrating and it's a tasty way to get kids to drink more water (instead of sugary sodas!).
Are Nuun branded products safe for pets?
Though Nuun branded products are not formulated with domestic animal hydration needs in mind it is certainly safe for your dog or cat to drink assuming they don't have an allergies to the ingredients.
What about Nuun branded products for a hangover?
Too much celebrating can lead to dehydration, and since Nuun branded products hydrate more quickly than water alone, you might find us drinking some after our post-race celebrations. Take two Nuun tablets and call us in the morning.
Can I eat Nuun branded products?
Nuun branded products were designed to be mixed with water, but they've heard of some people eating it anyways. Whether as an experiment or to get your electrolytes in a hurry, it isn't the most pleasant experience, but it won't hurt you.
Can I recycle my tubes?
Tubes can be recycled at any facility that processes #5 plastics. However, only the tube itself is recyclable. The waterproof stopper is not yet recyclable.
Nuun, pronounced "Noon," was the first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. Before Nuun, if you wanted electrolytes, the result was a bottle full of sugar. With their simple, self-dissolving, sugar-free electrolyte tab, they revolutionized the sports drink forever.
Nuun was originally the brainchild of a student and professor from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. An avid cyclist, he longed for a lightweight, easy to use hydration method that didn't include a sticky high-calorie mess. His research led to the creation of a sugarless, dissolvable, and portable tablet called Nuun.
Eight years later, Nuun Active Hydration is the #1 selling sports drink tab in the cycling, running and outdoor specialty marketplaces. As education about hydration and wellness grows, Nuun has become more accessible to a wider range of people. In response, Nuun has expanded its product line from sports performance hydration to include two all natural, vitamin-enhanced products for every day use, Nuun All Day Hydration and U Natural Hydration.
Be it a bike ride, a long day at the office, or a day at home juggling kids, Nuun has a tablet and flavor customized to help you stay healthy and hydrated.
Nuun and Company is based in Seattle, WA. Nuun is sold in over 5000 outlets in the U.S. and available in over 30 countries.