All you need, all day. Really.
Tailwind mixes with water to meet all your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs, without upsetting your stomach or making your taste buds revolt. Just toss it in a bottle or hydration pack, shake, and GO!
Each serving is 100 calories. For endurance workouts, mix 2-3 scoops per 24 oz of water per hour. Adjust to your personal calorie needs during training, using hunger as a guide. When it’s dialed in, you’ll feel satisfied and energetic, not hungry or full. On hot days, keep the same calories per hour, but increase water. To use in combo with other foods, reduce Tailwind intake by the calories you’re consuming elsewhere to avoid overloading the gut. For shorter workouts (<2hr), you can use less Tailwind to taste.
All Natural and Organic Ingredients
Dextrose (Glucose), Sucrose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate
Gluten free/vegan/no soy/no dairy
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Posted by Paul on 18th Sep 2014
It is the best product I've ever used while running and maintaining endurance and strength during long runs and races. I have used it on 30,50 mile races and am about to embark on my first 100 with it on Sept 27th.
I love the taste and the energy I feel after a few hours taking TailWind.
Posted by Nik H on 18th Sep 2014
Ordered this after a Leadville nutrition disaster. So far on shorter runs (9-14 miles) has worked well for me; taste doesn't degrade and I still have good energy throughout. Will continue to test & use on longer runs. I gave this 5 stars because it's the best tasting and still semi-clean drink I've found.
Posted by Dave on 17th Sep 2014
In my 55 years of serious cycling I've always been fighting cramps due to "pushing the envelope". Until a year ago, that is, as I was recovering from a broken leg (cycling crash) when my physical therapist suggested I try Tailwind. Now, fully recovered, I've been using Tailwind on every ride and cramps are no longer a problem as long as I don't run out during the ride. And it doesn't matter if I eat before the ride or not. Tailwind supplies the energy.
Posted by Bill Mercado on 17th Sep 2014
Previously, my hydrations was real bad. I carried water, but hardly ever used it. At times, I would go 3 hours on my bike without hydrating. Needless to say, when I finished my ride I was not only incredibly thirsty but very hungry. I made it a point to take the product every 15 minutes after 1 hour of cycling. It has worked wonders. I do not finish thirsty and my hunger is well controlled. To be honest, I have only been taking the product for 2 weeks. Perhaps you can check with me in a month. Thank you for a wonderful product, so far.
Posted by Cyndie Saucer on 17th Sep 2014
I have been using Tailwind for over a year and it has gotten me through several 50K races and all the training that goes along with that. It is very easy on the stomach (unlike what I experienced with gels/gu/bars). It mixes easy with no residue - I use it in my camelbak bladder with no problems whatsoever. Really love this product!
Posted by Tom Davies on 16th Sep 2014
I used Tailwind during my recent sub-24 hour finish at Pine to Palm. I never experienced an energy low and only supplemented with a few foods to keep something in my stomach. I cannot say enough about this product and will definitely be using Tailwind as my go to for racing from here on out!
Posted by richard hurt on 16th Sep 2014
I used this ride for the first time a couple of weeks ago on a century ride. worked well, no stomach issues at all and it was humid all day.
easily mixes with cold water and the taste is great. not a strong flavor but enough to let you know you are drinking something..
Posted by Scott Harvey on 11th Sep 2014
Trained over the summer and recently completed the Shenandoah Mountain 100 using tailwind. I've tried other products but those would eventually sour my stomach and start to taste terrible after a few hours on the bike. No nutrition problems during my race and enjoyed drinking it to the end. Clean and light tasting.
Posted by Linda Hal on 10th Sep 2014
I have tried Tailwind periodically throughout training with decent success, but haven't felt ready to review it until my first 50K race this past weekend. I had a flexible plan for nutrition due to horrific storms in the area during the previous night into the morning; my planned finish time went out the window! Mud sucking bogs, newly downed tree limbs and humidity fluctuations played havoc on everyone: one thing I was confident about was my Tailwind. I was very conservative with my pace and the run was much longer than I had anticipated but I never had a bonking issue, never felt deprived or depleted. My biggest race question has always been how much to use: I am a 5'4" female who weighs 110 pounds, I used 3 scoops per 24 oz water which took me through 90-ish minutes of racing per bottle. I supplemented after 16 miles with PBJ sandwiches and oranges, and one very heavenly cup of COKE !!
My finish was strong, so ready for my next race !! Thank you Jeff and Danielle for your kick butt product !!
Posted by ann on 10th Sep 2014
After using up a couple big bags in the last couple months, using it solely on training runs as long as 35 miles and during the August six day stage race Trans Rockies Run, I am now ready to write this review and give it perfect score. It works as promised, no need for any other nutritional intake other than for the taste of out of habit to have a bite. Energy levels stay consistent. I do like to play around a bit with the concentration, 2 scoops in a 20oz bottle are fine for me in the beginning of a run, but as I'm out there for a longer time I like it less concentrated. I prefer to carry the powder with me in small long shaped ziplock baggies so I can adjust on the go.
Next weekend I have my first 100 mile event and Tailwind will be my main nutritional intake, I will probably snack on the real food options also, but that'll probably it.
It does remind me of a child hood product we called something like "dextrose tabs", white square shaped candy-like, in Europe sold in grocery stores that we got as an energy enhancer during sport activities, my mom had those in the house all the time.
Keep up the good work, I'm sold and have converted many friends so far too.
Posted by Aaron on 9th Sep 2014
I haven't been an endurance athlete for a very long time, and one thing I've always been annoyed with, is sucking down gels. I've done it, I've dealt with it, but realistically I was sick of it. So I gave tailwind a try. It worked great! But that wasn't even the best part, I assume because I'm constantly adding calories in an even fashion, as opposed to big bursts, I didn't suffer from the typical over hungry need to eat everything in site feeling I normally get after a big effort.
Posted by Ryan Brown on 9th Sep 2014
I competed this past weekend in my first 100 mile mountain bike race. I would have quit half way through without Tailwinds. I made the mistake of not preloading on tailwinds prior to the race, however as I began cramping I drank a bunch of Tailwinds and within just a few miles cramps were gone!!! I also had no stomach issues that sugar-loaded chews and pills give most people. I knew finishing would be easy!!! I will never try another supplement and am telling all of my friends about Tailwinds. Best product out there, period. Thanks for making the perfect product for endurance athletes!!!
Posted by Steve Campbell on 9th Sep 2014
I've been running marathons for more than 10 years and just recently developed an interest in ultras. As I was preparing for my first 100-miler, I came across Tailwind online. The reviews were positive so I decided to give it a go. My first run with it was a 42 miler. During that run, I ate two snickers and used Tailwind for the rest of my caloric needs. The run went off without issue and my energy was steady for the duration. I used it on a few more long training runs, all with equally good results. When it came time for my race, I was nervous about the distance but decided going in that Tailwind would represent about 60% of my caloric needs. The rest came from gels, potatoes, bananas and watermelon. Not only did I finish the race with no fall off in energy, I actually won and set a new course record! Tailwind is amazing. I actually felt guilty at some stretches b/c of my 'secret weapon'. Tailwind should be on the shelves in every biking and running store in America. There is no rival product to it. AMAZING!
Posted by D Vu on 8th Sep 2014
A friend turned me onto Tailwind Endurance Fuel during training for my first marathon. I had only been drinking water and eating dried fruits or some chomps, but really hate the artificial flavor of the latter, and that they stick to your teeth. Could never get gels down. I became an instant fan of Tailwind: from the first time I tried it for a long run, I never went back. I was skeptical about the powder at first, but found as other note that it just gives a pleasant citrus flavor, especially the lemon. Since using it, I have never run low on energy during a long run, and I also noticed a big change afterwards: just pleasantly hungry, not about-to-die-starving as I used to be. And best of all, no stomach issues ever!
Just completed my first full marathon, and despite it being in much hotter temps than I like, I was able to get through it without melting or running out of energy, thanks to Tailwind.
Posted by Bill on 8th Sep 2014
I have started using tailwind solely on my long runs of 15 miles of hilly terrain with no water stops. I take it in a bladder and two bottles. Although it does get warm due to time on trail the taste is still fine with no stomach upset. I am doing the 50k at the Cloudsplitter in October and I will pack it for my hydration. solid product
Posted by Laura on 7th Sep 2014
Tried the Organic Berry and it is the greatest drink I have found yet. I have potassium issues when I run marathons, I have been carrying a salt shaker and putting salt in my water at water stops. No more now that I use Tailwind. I don't have the soreness or discomfort after a long run anymore. I wont buy anything else, I hope Tailwind is around for a long time. Thanks for a great product!
Posted by Rob on 5th Sep 2014
I looked into this as a replacement for my son for his soccer games as I wanted to give him the best possible hydration with the least amount of horribleness in the ingredients. Not only does he use it, but I use it for long workout days, short workout days and just in general if I feel I need a bit more in my water.
This stuff is absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend it.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Sep 2014
I have taken Tailwind with me for a couple of long 2-3-4 hour rides now and the stuff really works. I have been able to ride without eating or drinking anything else and without breaking down. Look forward to taking Tailwind in an upcoming Epic ride in October.
Posted by Scott Holsten on 4th Sep 2014
Since I switched to Tailwind all my stomach issues have gone away during my long efforts. So thrilled to get rid of the gels! I can't say enough good things about this product. Fantastic personalized service too! I have been recommending this product to my friends and its all they use now.
Posted by Warren on 3rd Sep 2014
Earlier this spring I began searching for a product that would take care of my needs during endurance distance mountain biking events......specifically I had signed up for the Park City Point 2 Point race, which is 75 miles long and over 90% singletrack. Due to the terrain I knew I wouldn't have the opportunity to fumble with wrappers, packaging, pills and potions: I needed an IV....something that I would primarily drink.
I ordered up some Tailwind late in the spring and began using it for training rides, 3-5 hours long. I found I could rely almost exclusively on Tailwind, without getting dehydrated, cramping.....and I didn't feel weak or hungry, which is huge for me as I am a self proclaimed professional eater. After many long training rides and a few endurance races, including the Point 2 Point this past weekend I am hooked. Tailwind will be my go-to product moving forward. Many thanks for this great product.
Posted by Joe on 3rd Sep 2014
We purchased a large bag of Tailwind to "test" during our marathon runs and for our bmx team Stars N Stripes. Our runs were completed with ease and we were shocked how great we felt. Energy levels were sustained, no peaks, and no guts in the stomach. My wife has trouble with the traditional sport drinks and felt great with Tailwind. We love the fact there is no "garbage" in the product and feel good serving it to our BMX Team. The boys hydrated all week in 90 degree plus heat while racing last week and they felt AWESOME. They want to make sure we order more for the upcoming events.
Posted by Erik on 2nd Sep 2014
I'm loving all the Tailwind products so far. Im amazed how easily they dissolve in water, even when poured into a hydration pack. It has a light taste so you know its there, but nothing strong or overly sweet like most sports drinks. The energy & calories are a great bonus - as you cruise through aid stations you can snack on stuff but don't need to wolf down food to get calories. Awesome personalized service too -- SO glad I can finally ditch the gels and chews!!
Posted by Dave on 31st Aug 2014
Tastes great, mixes easy and clear! No added coloring or any other junk. I was having problems with cramping while trying to train for endurance mountain biking events during the summers in TN. I heard about tailwind nutrition on mountain bike radio so I decided to give it a try. It was 100% worth it. I add tailwind nutrition in my camelbak and that is all i need for my rides. I don't have to worry about gels, chews, bars or cramping anymore on my rides. This stuff is awesome. Thank you tailwind nutrition!
Posted by R Inskeep on 30th Aug 2014
We first got tailwind at a supported ride (the HOT 100 in Murfreesboro, TN) and immediately noticed a difference. With other "sports drinks" you need to drink AND eat during your rides. With Tailwind, you only need Tailwind. No need to pack a bunch of extra food, gels, blocks, and goops. Just Tailwind. It has greatly enhanced our endurance on longer rides and since we have started using tailwind I have not experienced any cramps. Before Tailwind I would often get calf cramps, but now with Tailwind, I can ride all day without cramping. 5 stars for the product and 5 starts for the customer service. They are simply the best!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Aug 2014
I'm posting because I didn't want to ignore the opportunity to provide feedback. However, I am still in the "test before use in a race" phase. So my feedback isn't complete.
I have used it on several short or medium distance runs and like the lightness of the lemon flavor. Definitely not sweet, but a refreshing pleasant taste. I'm also still playing with getting the amount of powder/water just right for me.
Maybe in a few months I will provide additional feedback. I hope then to rate it a 5!
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