Q: Will Nuun Eliminate Cramps?
A: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: What's Not In Nuun?
A: No sugar, because athletes do no want to have upset stomachs or overwhelm taste buds, and to give you more control over your calorie intake.
No artificial colors because neon green isn't necessary for proper hydration.
Q: Why No Carbs?
A: A one size fits all mentality doesn't work in active lives. It is 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.
Q: Can I Mix Nuun With Other Drinks?
A: 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.
Q: How Many Servings Are In Nuun?
A: 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.
Q: Is Nuun Gluten-Free?
A: 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.
Q: Is Nuun Vegetarian?
A: Nuun and U Natural Hydration contain no animal derived raw materials. They are enjoyed by vegetarians, omnivores and carnivores alike.
Q: Does Nuun Contain Corn?
A: Nuun and U Hydration have no corn in them, but as some of the ingredients are processed from corn as starting material, Nuun cannot guarantee it is 'corn free' for those of you with corn allergies.
Q: What Are Electrolytes?
A: 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.
Q: Is Nuun Carbonated?
A: 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.
Q: Can I Eat Nuun?
A: Nuun was designed to be mixed with water, but 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.
A: 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.
Q:How Many Calories Are In A Nuun?
Q: Can My Kids Drink Nuun?A: Sure, Nuun's great for hydrating and it's a great way to get kids to drink more water (instead of sugary sodas!). Q: What About Nuun For A Hangover?A: We all like to party from time to time. Too much celebrating can lead to dehydration, and since Nuun hydrates more quickly than water alone. Take two Nuuns.
Q: Can I Recycle My Nuun Tube?
A: 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.
A: 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.
Q: Is Nuun Legal To Race With?
A: 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.
Q: Nuun's Hypotonic - What Does That Mean?
A: Absolutely. Nuun is 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.
Q: Can Nuun Help Prevent Hyponatremia?
A: 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!
Q: Am I Dehydrated?
A: Nuun, pronounced Noon, has generated a lot of rumors and myths of origin. It's been believed to be everything from the name the founder's dog to an unexplored island in the Pacific, or even a place in the Legend of Zelda! Nuun enjoys hearing the rumors, so for the time being, we're going to keep the mystery alive.
Q: What Does Nuun Mean And Where Did The Name Come From?