Unknown to a lot of athletes and those new to the sport are electrolyte solutions in a tablet form that dissolves once you drop it into water. Containing none or nominal amounts of calories, these tablets taste great, and help keep you hydrated while you train or recover from training.
Do they work? You betcha. Taking one of these to prevent or to recover from a hangover after a night out is conclusive proof. But enough about last weekend.
Everyone in our office is crazy about them. During training and on longer course triathlons, these are great because they’re in tube form, and you can easily carry them in a jersey pocket or a special needs bag if needed. Looking at the numbers above, you can see that both products have the key ingredients of sodium and potassium as an electrolyte replacement.
Nuun has the edge on GU Brew Tablet in terms of nutritional raw numbers, but when deciding which one to stick with, it’s best to sample one of each to see how well you like the variety of flavors. My favorite is the Nuun Kona Cola.