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 Cathy on 28th Mar 2015
i just ran the Shamrock Half in Virginia Beach. My training was not stellar but I used TW & totally surprised myself with a 12 min PR from last year!!! This product works, does not upset my stomach, I'll use it on all my runs!!
Posted by Henry T. Ward III on 27th Mar 2015
Though I have only used it 2 times, I can tell you it gives you sustained energy. I ran 14 miles Monday, and I could have done 14 more. Felt great entire run, including lots of hills. I put 2 scoops in 24 oz water this morning and took my 2nd spinning class,and found that I had energy from the beginning of the class, right to the end. I would recommend this to anyone, and I will continue to help promote this product!
Posted by Mike on 26th Mar 2015
I have used this fuel on multiple distance, even on the 18 mile long run all that was needed was two 20oz bottles with two scoops per bottle.
Posted by Todd Knight on 26th Mar 2015
Will never use any other drink mix again! No need to carry gels or other food when you have Tailwind with you. Struggled with cramping later in rides for awhile, but since using Tailwind that no longer happens. Never feel depleted or weak when using it, this stuff is AMAZING!!
Posted by Matt on 26th Mar 2015
Have only tried it on a few runs, but took the full plunge this past weekend - 16 mile trail run ~3.5 hours with no sustenance besides Tailwind + water. No hunger bonks! Was super impressed. Stomach was a 3 out of 10 in terms of unhappiness. Little bit of rumbling when I'm bumbling downhill, but that's likely to happen with Tailwind or other foods.
Overall, super impressed and will continue to experiment with this as my primary nutrition source as I increase my running length this season.
Posted by Chandler Bold on 25th Mar 2015
I have been using tailwind for about two years now. I absolutely love it. I no longer cramp up or bonk. I have been recommending it to everybody I know. I have also noticed a huge surge of use in the paddle community. I am a huge believer in this product, and will continue to recommend it and give it away to anybody who is interested.
Posted by Heather on 24th Mar 2015
I have had good luck with this product. It has served me well on a handful of 6+ hour runs. The only thing is that on a hot day, I need to make sure to make a weaker mix. When it's hot, I need very little flavor. The unflavored is a good solution to that though.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2015
Subject says it all. My Sports Medicine Doctor recommended it after he noted that my muscle pain was linked to simple dehydration and and missing a few key minerals in my diet. Things are looking up now.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2015
I took 1.5 hours off my last time on the same race, getting me 4th place this time. This race has 13k of elevation gain. This was partly due to using Hoka's for my feet, but also a large part due to nutrition using this Tailwind product. Very easy on the stomach, and this is huge when you are going long hours and pushing hard. Your body does not have to break down normal food in the stomach, this stuff basically goes right from your mouth to energy- pretty awesome. No cramping either which is also HUGE.... cramping made my time much slower the last time I did this race. Also, this stuff kept my energy high for the entire race, you just need to make sure you intake the proper amount each hour over your race or activity. I used the naked unflavored, but any flavor really is fine as I have tried most of the flavors. I got the big bag, then for the race just put in a few scoops into zip lock bags for each hour of the race, based on what my nutrition needs were for each hour. Then I just dumped each zip lock bag into a 20oz bottle for each hour and made sure to drink an entire bottle each hour. You can do 2-3 scoops per hour as it states on the bag. I think for me 2 or 2.5 scoops is better as I am around 150 lbs and that gives me 200-250 calories per hour. If you are heavier, 3 scoops would probably be good. Super good stuff and I highly recommend this product! I will be using this for all races and important training runs.
Posted by Avery on 23rd Mar 2015
I've been training for my first 100 miler. Over the past year or so, anytime I would run for more than 6 hours, my quads would start to kill me. This past weekend, I tried Tailwind as my primary fuel. I loaded up my hydration pack with the recommended scoop ratio as well as my handheld bottles. I'm happy to report that I was able to do 9 straight hours of running with no quad pain and actually had enough energy to do more. My recovery time was practically nil. I know that my training has helped me but I've never been able to overcome this quad problem. Now with Tailwind, I have the confidence that I'll be able achieve my first 100 miler in good condition. Count me as a believer!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Mar 2015
In my first two ultra attempts I struggled home over the last 1/3 of the distance, slowed by hamstring cramps and low energy. I decided to try Tailwind to keep a more regular flow of electrolytes for the cramping and to pack in more calories per hour since I have a hard time stomaching more than a gel an hour. I ran my first (primarily) Tailwind fueled race (a 50k) two weeks ago and felt good and balanced energy wise from start to finish and experienced no cramping issues. I even managed to come away with a win. I will definitely continue to use Tailwind for future long-training and races. It absorbs quickly into water and tastes very mild compared to other drink mixes I have tried which is a huge plus. Thanks for a great product.
Posted by Emma on 20th Mar 2015
I committed to doing my first marathon this May with only having a few running only races under my belt. Struggled with some triathlons over the summer and nutrition having Celiac's and not being able to eat several different products due to my dietary restrictions. Or the ones I could have..getting sick because of sugar overload.
This has been a lifesaver. I have been using it on my long runs... during swim work outs and trainer rides. I wish I found this sooner!!!
Plus- my personal message was pretty killer- awesome to see companies like this out there :) Looking forward to many tailwind fueled workouts in the future!
Posted by William on 18th Mar 2015
I have been running endurance events for 3 or 4 years now. While I still consider myself very much a new comer to the sport, my times have steadily improved, and my recoveries are faster than in the past. I am 48 years old, so I got a late start at this distance running thing, and am looking for any advantage I can get.
For the past couple of years I have been your standard gel, paste and bars kind of guy. I was introduced to Tailwinds this past December while running a 50k in the Puget Sound area. Initially I was a bit pessimistic about the idea of taking in all my fuel as a fluid, but it did not take long for my opinion to change about this. I have two 50ks, and one 50 miler in the next 8 weeks, and I plan on using Tailwinds as my sole fuel source for each of these events.
I have not used Tailwinds for any runs over 7 hours, but I have used it for probably 2 dozen runs in 4-6 hour range. I have been really happy with the product overall. My energy levels have been very consistent and I have not bonked once while using it. It mixes into solution very well (even when doubling or tripling recommended water/powder ratios). I have not taken any sodium replacement tablets since I began using this product, and I have had no problems with cramping at all.
Overall this product is very palatable and easy to digest from my experiences, I have had no stomach problems (not even once) while using it. I would and have recommended to several of my friends.
Posted by Jim Clarke on 16th Mar 2015
I've run 7 marathons over the past 4 years. That's a lot of miles training. To this point, I've never done a good job with nutrition. Sure, the first gel is ok. But the eighth is just horrible. This year, I decided to hire a coach and train for a few ultramarathons. That means hours and hours on the trail. Gels and electrolyte tablets were only getting me so far. I was either bonking or nauseous.
A close friend suggested Tailwind. - I ordered three bags and have been hooked ever since. It's easy on the tummy. I put it into the water reservoir of my back pack.
I've been putting in runs of 3-4 hours and haven't had any issues. Running without having to worry about hydration, nutrition, and electrolytes is really helpful.
Posted by Julieann Storm on 15th Mar 2015
I wanted to love this product. I heard so many great things. It was aweful. I was running a pretty good race, started with my tried and true...coconut water. At mile 12 added I switch to tailwind in my bag and within 5 minutes of drinking it my stomach bloated, I got stomach cramps, and then the diarrhea came. At mile 20 I went to straight water and drank lots of it, by mile 25.5 everything settled down and I had a strong finish for second place overall female.
I have never had stomach problems before in a race 50 miles or less. It sucked.
[Tailwind Response]: Thanks for your feedback. Coconut water has a very high level of potassium, and my guess is that combined with Tailwind (which also contains a significant amount of potassium), it might have pushed you over the edge. Too much potassium can cause the symptoms you describe above. If you try Tailwind again, I would suggest skipping the coconut water and trying just straight Tailwind to see if you experience the same issues.
Posted by Jen Britton on 10th Mar 2015
I want to believe that this stuff is pooped out by magic unicorns because no kidding, it is that good. I am new to Tailwind and busted it out for the first time on a hard endurance day. My biggest nutrition problem is feeling too queasy to eat after 10 or 12 or so miles, and this completely solved it. It leaves my stomach happy enough to keep putting down solid food after 20 or more miles, on top of being really great fuel itself. And the really gently neutral taste did not nuke my taste buds the way the other sports drinks do. Thank you, people of Tailwind!
Posted by Tami Evers on 8th Mar 2015
I used tailwind for the second time today. I ran 25 miles on it alone with no stomach problems what so ever. I use to use Carbo pro but always seemed to have stomach issues which led to bathroom issues. Love this product and will recommend it to all my ultra running friends.
Posted by Lane Gremillion on 8th Mar 2015
I've been using Tailwind for about 5 months. I put it to the ultimate test when I used it to run the 2015 Rouge-Orleans 126.2. I drank about 12 liters of Tailwind over a 30 hr period. I did consume some solid food, but very little. Most importantly, I was never queasy, which was always a problem for me during ultras, when I took gels. Tailwind carried me through the entirety of this race with no problems. I am a true believer!
Posted by Ed on 6th Mar 2015
I took in 6000 calories at Leadville with a half Naked/half Lemon mix without a single gut issue. Ran Mt Taylor completely on TW and dropped 20 minutes from my 2013 time. I use it in a hand bottle on all my long runs over 1.5 hours, or in my Salomon vest with 225 calorie packets in snack Ziploc's for longer runs. I've tried every nutrition strategy - can't imagine using anything but Tailwind now.
Posted by Brad on 5th Mar 2015
I consumed 600 calories in 65oz of water during a 4 hour trail run and was in great shape at the end of a very hilly and challenging training course. No problems whatsoever with gut, never felt like I was choking on it. I like the naked unflavored variety. This product is much better than shots/gels with water (which I've used extensively in the past.)
Posted by Parker on 5th Mar 2015
I have been using Tailwind for about 3 months. East to use the product on the Run or Bike.
Posted by SD on 5th Mar 2015
This is the most satisfying sports drink I've tried--easy on my stomach, satisfying as a sole source of fuel, and doesn't leave that sugary build up feeling in the back of my throat. Thanks, Tailwind!
Posted by Unknown on 4th Mar 2015
Love the taste and convenience of having all my long run needs in a bottle!
Posted by Joe S on 4th Mar 2015
Pleasant taste, easy to use, ingrediants your grandmother could pronouce and would recognize. No digestion issues, which is important to me as I am sensitive in that area. Are great way to get nutrition into the body while staying hydrated. Really good stuff.....glad I stumbled upon it.
Posted by Warren on 28th Feb 2015
Very happy with Tailwind, and have tried quite a number of products. Pleasant taste (even if water bottles get warm), and no digestion issues. Have done some pretty long rides with a lot of climbing and feel it's definitely helped.
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