Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nuun! A review.

I'm just going to put it right out there, I'm a huge fan of Nuun.

I started using this electrolyte drink a couple of years ago, while I was training for the Rochester Marathon. For many reasons, it became one of my running staples. And here's why:

Convenience:  Nuun comes in a tube of 12 tablets, that fits easily into my bag.  To drink it, you drop one tablet into a 16 oz bottle of water. This is the Lemon Tea flavor, which I have been curious about.






Wait a couple of minutes, and it's ready. It has a bit of carbonation, so the water bottle spurts a little when you open it.






Taste: I used to drink Powerade, because it had zero calories, but it had a chemically aftertaste.  Nuun tastes really good, even when it is room temperature, and they have 11 flavors to choose from, including Strawberry Lemonade, Grape, Lemon-Lime and TriBerry.  It does contain important electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium, but it doesn't contain sugar, with only 7-8 calories per tablet.







The Lemon Tea flavor was nice and light, and it contains a small amount of caffeine. I tried it the morning after the Superbowl, not only did I need some electrolytes, but a bit more caffeine than what I got from my morning cup of joe.

Cost: I used to buy 16 oz bottles of Powerade for a dollar each, $12 for 12 bottles. A tube of Nuun is roughly half the cost, for the same amount of ounces.  Plus I use one reusable water bottle, which equals less waste.

Also, I think they're a great company, because last year they donated to a box of Nuun to my fundraising giveaway to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Now do you see why I'm a fan?


*Note, I was sent samples of Nuun for the purpose of this review. The opinions on the product are my own.



14 comments:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I love Nuun, lemon tea is the only flavor I have not tried, it sounds yummy and I think I may have to get some soon!

Ali Mc said...

I have yet to try Nuun but I want to b/c I love Gu's dissolving tablets and these seem even better. I also love anyone who donates to a good cause :D Great Review Molly!

Elle said...

Great.

Would love to have some nuun to review. I like that they are supporting your cause, too.

Jen said...

I really like Nuun also! Great stuff.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

NUUN is the best. No tummy trouble, simply hydration. I love the stuff and can't keep enough around for my husband!

Michelle said...

Huge Nuun fan here too! Works so much better for me than Gatorade!

Michelle said...

Huge Nuun fan here too! Works so much better for me than Gatorade!

misszippy said...

I really need to get on the Nuun bandwagon!

H Love said...

FAN, FAN, FAN!!!

Jill said...

I think I'm in the minority here but I'm not a huge fan...it's a bit too fizzy and upsets my stomach. :(

Tara said...

I love Nuun. I've been using it for almost two years now and I really don't use anything else. Plus it's low sugar!!!!!!!

J said...

I just started using Nuun and I Love it! I have only tried the lemon flavor and I can't wait to try more!

Black Knight said...

Here I drink a similar product.

Suzy said...

I'm a fan as well! The only downfall is that I need some salt when I run and nuun doesn't have any.