As you can see from some of our previous posts, it’s hot down here.  And while beer occasionally does the trick, I need something to use on a more regular basis after finishing my sweltering summer runs.

I picked up a tube of Citrus Fruit flavored Nuun from Big Peach Running Co. in Decatur about a month ago and decided to give it a try.

Product Description

From their website:

One Up Your Water with Nuun, an electrolyte enhanced drink tablet formulated to dissolve in water and designed to keep you optimally hydrated wherever your active lifestyle takes you.

Perfect for hitting the course, the trails or the gym, busy work days, daily commute, running errands, or after school sports.

Smart hydration can boost your life performance!

Run Commuter Pros/Cons


  • Extremely portable – package and tab design holds up to bouncing pack
  • Tabs dissolve quickly, even in cold water
  • Comes in 10 flavors
  • Slimy mouth-feel
Overall Impression
This stuff is pretty great!  Once I get to work, I toss a tab in my handheld, fill it up with ice-cold water and by the time I get back to my office and turn my fan on, it’s ready to drink.  Water by itself is fine, but after tossing back a bottle of this, I feel refreshed and replenished.  While I did notice a bit of a weird mouth-feel, it’s not a big enough issue to stop me from buying and using them in the future.The citrus fruit version has a subtle taste to it – it’s not overpoweringly sweet like the major sports drink brands.  I think this feature would especially be great for people who run ultramarathons.   While I haven’t personally experienced food/drink rejection on the trails, I’ve read of those who can’t stand the taste of certain food or drink after 20, 30 or 40+ miles.

Recommended? Yes

MSRP: $6 per tube