Nuun Active Hydration Tablets

GearFlogger reviews Nuun hydration tablets Nuun, which is pronounced… hell, I don't know how it's pronounced. If you're dsylexic you probably shouldn't even look at the packaging or you'll go into seizures. That or feel the overwhelming urge to watch an Austin Powers movie, and it would have to be overwhelming 'cause those movies SUCK!

Whatever it's called, the damn Nuun bottle contains 12 tablets that when added to 16oz of water each will give you the following boost: 360mg of sodium, 100mg of potassium, 37.5mg vitamin C, 500mcg riboflavin, 12.5mg calcium, and 25mg magnesium. More than what it gives you is what it doesn't: simple carbohydrates. Most hydration products load up on sugar, but Nuun is a sugar-free electrolyte replacement supplement.

I've never been a big fan of Gatorade-type drinks because of their sugar content: I saw a friend's Camelbak bladder turn into a fungus infested penicillin farm after too much of that stuff once. Plus, too much sugar at altitude can cause that chainsaw-in-your-gut feeling that no amount of Tums will conquer. Nuun is a great way to get the essentials without the added sugar. Available in five fruity flavors, plus Kona Cola which contains caffeine. Yeah! Psyched!

$6.50 at REI


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