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Nuun Hydration Tabs


Updated: July 6, 2007

nuun active hydration tabs
nuun active hydration tabs
nuun & Company
Guide Rating - rating

The Bottom Line

This is the best hydration solution that I've ever found. It's not sugary or syrupy, is nearly calorie-free, and has a pretty agreeable taste.
  • Dissolves on its own
  • No sugar
  • No carbs
  • Easy to carry and use
  • Only four flavors
  • Taste may take time to get used to


  • Self-dissolving technology--no stirring or shaking
  • Portable--store in pocket or backpack
  • Convenient tab--no measuring
  • Hydrates and replaces electrolytes without sugar and carbohydrates
  • 1 tube contains 12 tabs (1 tab/16 oz water)
  • Tube and tabs weigh a total of 2 oz
  • 4 flavors: Lemon+Lime, Tri-Berry, Citrus Fruit, Kona Cola

Guide Review - Nuun Hydration Tabs

Living in Texas, I do my fair share of runs in the sun. I am always looking for something to replace the electrolytes that I sweat out on those hot days. Nuun is a great option. It doesn't have sugar, so it's a healthy alternative to corn syrup-based sports drinks, which is important to me. Its portability is also useful. I can easily carry one or two of the tabs with me for after long runs or marathons.

Personally, I like the taste of Tri-berry nuun best; the other flavors took me awhile to get used to. Although, I find that the Kona Cola flavor is great over ice when I'm craving soda; it doesn't taste exactly the same, but it doesn't pose the negative health issues that sodas does either. Some of my running buddies said their favorite flavor was the Lemon+Lime but did comment that the taste was somewhat chalky to them. For me, the taste isn't as important as the health benefits of less sugar in my diet.

At a suggested retail price of $6.50, a tube of nuun may seem expensive. But considering that this is the equivalent of 12 16-oz bottles of other sports drinks, that's certainly a good buy. I highly recommend that you give nuun a try. It might convert you away from those high-calorie, high-sugar alternatives.

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