Nuun's 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 produces 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 500to 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 700to 1000mg range. In addition to other critical electrolytes, Nuun 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.
Nuun contains no carbohydrates for a couple of reasons. The first being speed of absorption. 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. But we know some people simply want to avoid unnecessary carbs, and it doesn't make sense to consume sports drinks loaded with them. Now, 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.
Under 8 calories ; 360 mg sodium (carbonates), 100 mg potassium (bicarbonate), 12.5 mg calcium (carbonate), 25 mg magnesium, 37.5 mg vitamin C, 500 mcg vitamin B2.
Citric acid, sorbitol, sodium carbonate, natural colors flavors, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, polyethylene glycol, magnesium sulfate, sodium benzoate, calcium carbonate, acesulfame potassium, riboflavin-5-phosphate.
WILL NUUN ELIMINATE CRAMPS?
Not only are cramps painful enough to stop you in your tracks, they're also completely involuntary. Good news is, yes, Nuun can help alleviate cramps by keeping you hydrated better than water alone. Each sip gives you a consistent mix of water and electrolytes to ensure you stay properly hydrated and cramp-free.
>WHAT'S IN NUUN?
- Four essential electrolytes: sodium potassium, magnesium and calcium.
- A nice light refreshing flavor that's not over powering when you're on the go.
- A bit of fizzy stuff to ensure it dissolves quickly without having to mix or shake, which disappears once the Nuun tab is completely dissolved.
- A smidgen of color in the form of riboflavin (vitamin B2) & beet juice depending on the flavor.
- And of course a dash of love.
WHAT'S NOT IN NUUN?
No sugar, because we didn't want to upset stomachs or overwhelm taste buds, and we did want to give you more control over your calorie intake.
No artificial colors because neon green isn't necessary for proper hydration.
WHY NO CARBS?
In our opinion, a one size fits all mentality doesn't work in active lives. We thought it was better to focus on keeping you hydrated and let you decide where your carbs come from. Whether it's gels, bars or other nutrition sources, you choose what's best for you.
CAN I MIX NUUN WITH OTHER DRINKS?
Nuun is designed with a balanced ratio of water to electrolytes for optimal hydration. If you find mixing Nuun with other hydration products works for you, fantastic. We're all about helping people get the best hydration for their needs.
HOW MANY SERVINGS ARE IN NUUN?
The sturdy lightweight tube is good for 1.5 gallons of electrolyte hydration. There are 12 Nuun tabs per tube. Each Nuun tab makes 16ozs and can easily be broken in half for 8oz mixes.
IS NUUN GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes, both Nuun and U Natural Hydration are gluten-free so it's safe for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Drink up, friends.
IS NUUN VEGETARIAN?
Nuun and U Natural Hydration contain no animal derived raw materials. They are enjoyed by vegetarians, omnivores and carnivores alike.
DOES NUUN CONTAIN CORN?
Nuun and U 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.
WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES?
As you might guess from their name, electrolytes are electrically charged, which means that they can conduct electrical impulses. The body needs electrical impulses to make muscle cells contract. The foods we eat and fluids we drink contain mineral salts, which form electrolytes when they dissolve in the fluids in our bodies.
The body has to perform a delicate balancing act to keep water and electrolyte levels just right. For example, whenever sodium levels dip too low, the kidneys are stimulated to produce more urine, which restores the balance by lowering the amount of water in the blood. And when the sodium level gets too high, thirst develops, stimulating the person to drink. A hormone is also secreted by the brain in response to thirst that causes the kidneys to produce less urine. Together, these effects result in dilution of the sodium and the restoration of balance.
IS NUUN CARBONATED?
A burping athlete is not a good thing, so no, Nuun is not carbonated. When first dropped into water Nuun fizzes to dissolve, but once it's finished dissolving it will very quickly become still.
CAN I EAT NUUN?
Nuun was designed to be mixed with water, but we'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.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A NUUN?
Nuun is sugar free, so it's nearly calorie free, but there are a couple calories from the stuff that makes it fizz and dissolve. When you add them up it comes out to less than 8 calories per 16oz drink.
CAN MY KIDS DRINK NUUN?
Sure, Nuun's great for hydrating and it's a great way to get kids to drink more water (instead of sugary sodas!).
WHAT ABOUT NUUN FOR A HANGOVER?
We all like to party from time to time. Our office is located above a pub after all. Too much celebrating can lead to dehydration, and since Nuun hydrates more quickly than water alone, you might find us drinking Nuun after our post-race celebrations. Take two Nuuns and call us in the morning.
CAN I RECYCLE MY NUUN TUBE?
Absolutely! The tubes can be recycled at any facility that processes #5 plastics. (FIND A LOCATION) Every tube of Nuun keeps twelve water or traditional sports drinks plastic bottles from being used. A lot of Nuun users have even put their old tubes to some pretty ingenious uses. Unfortunately, the waterproof stoppers aren't yet recyclable, but we're working on ways to make them 100% recyclable and still portable, sturdy and waterproof.
IS NUUN LEGAL TO RACE WITH?
Many are surprised with their increased performance when drinking Nuun, but no worries, Nuun is totally legal. The only thing Nuun is laced with is sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
NUUN'S HYPOTONIC - WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
A hypotonic solution has a salt concentration that causes water flows into the cells by osmosis. That's straight from the dictionary, so it's gotta be true. But in plain English it basically means, a hypotonic solution is the quickest, most efficient way to get water back into your system for optimal hydration.
CAN NUUN HELP PREVENT HYPONATREMIA?
Absolutely. We're a bunch of seasoned athletes who've been working to combat hyponatremia for years. Hyponatremia occurs when there's not enough sodium in your blood stream. If you lose electrolytes (usually through sweating), but are trying to replace them with plain water, you can be at serious risk. Nuun is designed to deliver the perfect balance of electrolytes and water to give you optimal hydration.
AM I DEHYDRATED?
Probably! Experts estimate that only 10% of people are properly hydrated. Since you're here, you must be one of the smart ones trying to join the ranks of the hydrated, or you're already there. Signs of dehydration are thirst, irritability, fatigue, headache, cramps and in extreme cases death. Drink Nuun before you have the symptoms!
WHAT DOES NUUN MEAN AND WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM?
Nuun, pronounced Noon, has generated a lot of rumors and myths of origin. It's been believed to be everything from the name our founder's dog to an unexplored island in the Pacific, or even a place in the Legend of Zelda! We enjoy hearing the rumors, so for the time being, we're going to keep the mystery alive.
La formule de Nuun est basée sur des années de recherche et de commentaires de certains des meilleurs athlètes experts au monde dans le domaine de la médecine sportive, spécifiquement dans l'hydratation et l'hyponatrémie.
Le développement de Nuune se concentre sur les trois principaux aspects de l'hydratation:
Un des caractéristiques les plus importantes de ce que vous buvez lorsque vous êtes actif est sans aucun doute la rapidité d'absorption de votre corps. La concentration des sels et sucres dissouts (osmolalité, pour ceux qui sont plus techniques) détermine à quelle vitesse le breuvage peut traverser votre système digestif vers le flux sanguin, où il peut hydrater et refaire le plein. Nuun produit une solution hypotonique, pour que votre corps absorbe Nuun plus rapidement que les breuvages sportifs ou même que l'eau seule. Ceci donne à votre corps l'habileté de restaurer un équilibre optimal d'eau et d'électrolytes rapidement et efficacement.
CONTENU EN ÉLECTROLYTE
Le Collège Américain de Médecine Sportive recommande que les gens qui sont actifs pour plus d'une heure, obtiennent 500 à 700mg de sodium pour chaque litre d'eau qu'ils consomment. Ceci est jusqu'à 3 fois la quantité de sodium que peuvent fournir les breuvages sportifs traditionnels. Certains experts dans le domaine croient que les concentrations de sodium devraient être plus près de 700mg à 1000mg. En plus des autres électrolytes critiques, Nuun fournit 700mg de sodium pour chaque litre d'eau afin d'assurer que vous ravitaillerez adéquatement votre corps pour vous aider à donner le meilleur de vous même et pour demeurer en santé.
CONTENU EN GLUCIDE
Nuun ne contient pas de glucides pour quelques raisons. La première étant la rapidité d'absorption. L'ingestion de breuvages avec un haut niveau de glucides peut ralentir le taux auquel se vide votre estomac, retardant du coup l'absorption de l'eau et des électrolytes. Les glucides augmente aussi l'osmolalité de ce que vous buvez, retardant l'absorption au-delà de l'estomac. Mais nous savons que certaines personnes veulent éviter les glucides inutiles, et il ne fait pas de ses de consommer des breuvages sportifs rempli de ces derniers. Maintenant, si vous participez à un entraînement intense qui dure plus de 60-90 minutes, vous devriez consommer des glucides pour assurer les niveaux d'énergie des muscles au travail. Mais comment vous le faîtes c'est votre affaire. Tout le monde gère la consommation d'énergie différemment, que ce soit avec des barres, des gels ou autres sources sportives de calories et de glucides.
Moins de 8 calories ; 360 mg sodium (carbonates), 100 mg potassium (bicarbonate), 12.5 mg calcium (carbonate), 25 mg magnésium, 37.5 mg vitamine C, 500 mcg vitamineB2.
Acide Citrique, sorbitol, carbonate de sodium, couleurs et saveurs naturelles, bicarbonate de sodium, bicarbonate de potassium, polyéthylène glycol, sulfate de magnésium, benzoate de sodium, carbonate de calcium, acésulfame de potassium, riboflavine-5-phosphate.