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Hydration Tablets – Nuun and GU Brew

Hydration tablets, such as Nuun and GU Brew Tablets, are the most convenient form of hydration in our nutrition for triathletes category.

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.

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Nuun

Calories: 8

Sodium: 360mg

Potassium: 100mg

GU Brew Tablet

Calories: 10

Sodium 320mg

Potassium: 55mg

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.

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GU Chocolate Mint Review

At the urging of a fellow co-worker at OneTri.com, and awesome triathlete, I sampled a GU Chocolate Mint.

What’s it like?

Imagine trekking through a rural village in the Swiss alps.  You’re hungry, cold, and homeless for the night.  It’s snowing, and you need shelter.  Upon finding a single and desolate house still lit, with the chimney on to boot, a family welcomes you in, and feeds you a glorious meal.

At the conclusion of dinner, they tell about a special and modest dessert that they eat only on special occasions.  They decided to make it, as you and your girlfriend have been quite the enchanting guests.  They spread the finished product on a sweet biscuit – it looks like chocolate spread.

The both of you take a bite, and you’re transported through some of the sweetest life moments.  Your first kiss, your first successful bike ride when you were 7, and the first time you make it down a black diamond back in college.

The night wraps up, you go to bed, and you return home back to the States several weeks later.  You’re unable to find this dessert again, and no one seems to know that you’re talking about.  After tremendous despair, you find you’re able to get it at OneTri.com in the form of Chocolate Mint GU when looking for triathlon gear.  See more gel solutions on this link GU nutrition.

Life is complete.

The Nutrition Facts: