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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you available at any retail stores?

Click here to see retail stores by state. If you would like to see Tailwind carried locally, just have your favorite store contact us at info@tailwindnutrition.com We’d be happy to set them up!

I live outside the USA, can you ship internationally?

Absolutely. We can ship individual orders for individual use to anywhere in the world. Please see the shipping options during the checkout process for details on your country.

To purchase Tailwind in Australia, please visit www.tailwindnutrition.com.au

Why was Tailwind created and how is it different from other sports drinks?

Well, it all started with our being endurance athletes and doing what some folks call “crazy long events” like the Leadville 100, Paris-Brest-Paris, RAAM qualifiers, etc. The first couple of hours always seemed to go well, but 4-6 hours into a race or weekend adventure, our stomachs would revolt, our legs would cramp up, and we’d get what we call the “gag reflex” because drinks were too sweet to keep on drinking. So Jeff sat down, did a ton of research, formulated a drink, ran it by some gastroenterologists, started using it for himself, and before we knew it we were burning out our Kitchenaid making it for friends. Fast forward a couple of years later and here we are!

To understand how we are different from other drinks, check out Why Tailwind.

How much is a scoop (single serving)?

Ack! You just opened your bag and can’t find the scoop. Or, you’ve ordered the single packs, which don’t come with a scoop. Never fear, here’s the answer. A standard scoop is 27g or 35cc, which equates to .95oz or 2.4 tablespoons. Each scoop is 100 calories.

How long will Tailwind stay fresh?

Tailwind has a shelf life of about 2 years. Once added to water, a good rule of thumb is to treat it like juice. After mixing, it's best to drink it within a day (even if it’s warm it tastes pretty good). If mixed and then kept in the fridge it will stay good for about a week. You will know when you have let it hang around in your bottle too long, it will smell a little bit funky and you'll think you have started a science experiment.

How much Tailwind should I be drinking?

What’s important to understand is that even though you may be burning 500+ calories/hour, your body physiologically can only process 200-300 calories per hour. So, in general, we recommend starting off with 200-300 calories/24oz of water/hour for 2+ hour workouts, and 100-200 calories/24oz of water/hour for activities less than 2 hours. Listen to your body. If you are feeling hungry dial up the amount of calories, if feeling overly satiated/full, dial it back. The right amount may also vary based on the conditions (think temperature and humidity) and length and your intensity (how long, how hard, how far). When it’s hotter than your usual training temperature, keep the same calorie rate per hour, but increase water to thirst.

Racing Tips

  • Eat a substantial breakfast 2+ hours before your event with carbs, fat, and some protein.
  • Sip Tailwind before the start to top off glycogen stores and electrolyte levels. Pre-load with up to a full bottle if drinking during your event will be hard.
  • Sip regularly during the event and keep your hourly calorie target in mind.
  • Tailwind is excellent to rebuild glycogen stores during the critical window for recovery immediately post-exercise.
  • After rebuilding glycogen stores, have a nice meal with protein for faster recovery.

Wow, Tailwind mixes totally clear? How do I tell the difference from water?

Yep. Tailwind mixes totally clear because it doesn’t contain any artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives. It’s 100% natural. To tell the difference, give it the “sniff test”, or just get one of our awesome Tailwind bottles.

Does Tailwind contain Wheat/Gluten/Soy/Dairy?

Nope. Tailwind is free of wheat, gluten, soy and dairy.

Tips from Customers

Lemon-Berry is the BOMB! Your kids will love it for soccer, football, swimming, etc. Have a little too much fun? Down a glass to fix a hangover. Tailwind + Soda Stream = awesome. Try it hot backcountry skiing. Add your favorite tea or EmergenC to Naked. Makes an awesome “clear liquid” for medical procedures!

Retail Shops

ARIZONA

Summit Hut
5045 E Speedway
Tucson, Arizona 85712
www.summithut.com

Run Flagstaff
204 E Rte 66
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
www.runflagstaff.com

iRun Phoenix
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
www.irunshop.com

CALIFORNIA

Forward Motion Sports
432 Hartz Ave
Danville, California 94526
www.forwardmotion.com

Nutrition Zone USA
1001 E. Bidwell, #103
Folsom, California 95630
www.nutritionzoneusa.com

Rocklin Endurance Sports
2161 Sunset Blvd #200
Rocklin, California 95765
www.rocklinendurancesports.com

San Francisco Running Company
247 Shoreline Highway, Unit B1
Mill Valley, California 94941
www.sanfranciscorunning.com

COLORADO

2nd Ave. Sports
600 E. 2nd Ave
Durango, Colorado 81301
www.2ndavesports.com

Absolute Bikes
330 West Sackett Ave
Salida, Colorado 81201
www.absolutebikes.com

Bike-n-Hike
1136 Main St.
Longmont, Colorado 80501
www.bike-n-hike.com

C3 Bike Shop
3316 Tejon St, Suite 101
Denver, Colorado 80211
www.c3bikeshop.com

Hassle Free Sports
2615 Main Ave
Durango, Colorado 81301
www.hasslefreesports.com

Jagged Edge
223 E Colorado Ave
Telluride, Colorado 81435
www.jagged-edge-telluride.com

Kokopelli Bike and Board
130 W. Main
Cortez, Colorado 81321
www.kokopellibike.com

Lee's Cyclery
202 West Laurel
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
www.leescyclery.com

Mountain Bike Specialists
949 Main Ave
Durango, Colorado 81301
www.mountainbikespecialists.com

Pedal
2640 W. Belleview Ave. Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 81301
www.pedalonline.com

Pedal the Peaks
598 Main Ave. #B
Durango, Colorado 81301
www.pedalthepeaks.biz

Peloton Cycles
3027 East Harmony
Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
www.peloton-cycles.com

Pine Needle Mountaineering
835 Main Ave
Durango, Colorado 81301
www.pineneedle.com

proVelo
100 E. Foothills Pkwy #2
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
www.provelobikes.com

Ski Haus
1457 Pine Grove Rd
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487
www.skihaussteamboat.com

GEORGIA

Fleet Feet Sports
3405 Waters Ave
Savannah, Georgia 31404
www.fleetfeetsavannah.com

IDAHO
Pulse Running & Fitness Shop
520 S. Meridian Rd.
Meridian, Idaho 83642

LOUISIANA

Eastbank Cyclery
1908 W. Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, Louisiana 70065
www.eastbankcyclery.com

MINNESOTA

TC Running Company
6405 City W Pkwy
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

NEBRASKA

Red Dirt Running Company
17660 Wright St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68130
www.reddirtrunning.com

NEW MEXICO

Bikeworks Albuquerque
2839 Carlisle NE Ste 180
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
www.bikeworksabq.com

Brown's Shoe Fit Co
124 W Main St
Farmington, New Mexico 87401
www.brownsshoefitco.com

NEW YORK

SP Carbon
35 Meadow St
Brooklyn, New York 11206
www.spcarbon.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Ultra Running Company
1027 Providence Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28207
www.ultrarunningcompany.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Runner
1601 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.philadelphiarunner.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

Anytime Fitness
3621 Boiling Springs Rd
Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316
www.anytimefitness.com

VDP Multisport Company
300 Long Pointe Lane Suite 125
Columbia, South Carolina 29229
www.velocitydistanceproject.com

TEXAS

Randy's Bike and Run Shop
1717 S Oakes St
San Angelo, Texas 76903
www.randysbike.webs.com

Endurance Outfitters
601 E. Central Avenue
Belton, Texas 76513
www.enduranceoutfitters.com

VIRGINIA

Crozet Running
1159-B Crozet Avenue
Crozet, Virginia 22932
http://www.crozetrunning.com

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