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, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Citrate
Gluten free, vegan, no soy, no dairy
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Posted by jacque on 7th Mar 2014
Great product gives you the edge.
Posted by Robin Cook on 5th Mar 2014
I am kicking some tail with some tailwind on board! And I am 55 today!!
No gut bomb, no sweet mucous mouth aftertaste.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2014
I purchased this product after reading and hearing many great things. It is everything that I read it is. I am training for my first 50K and needed something better than what I had been using. I have had troubles in past marathons with cramping and wanted to avoid that in my upcoming race. I have used Tailwind on all of my long training runs and it works great. I feel great, have tons of energy, and never get any kind of stomach issue.
I will continue to use this product going forward as I have many trail races in my future.
Posted by John Whalen on 3rd Mar 2014
In the past, I have had difficulty maintaining my energy level on 3 + hour mountain bike rides. I have tried many different drink mixes, gels, bars, etc. Tailwind is definitely my favorite. I had to experiment with the concentration a little, but now that I know how much to consume, I don't feel hungry or drained even after 3 hours. I don't supplement with any other food until after the ride, either. As a bonus, it encourages you to consume more water since your energy source and water source are one and the same. With other drink mixes, I have experienced some stomach discomfort. Not the case with Tailwind.
Posted by Leslie on 2nd Mar 2014
Used it for just a little over 2 hours. No g.i. issues, tastes great, and no cramping. I'm just getting back on the bike in preparation for IM Boulder. The longer rides will be the deciding factor. I have high hopes for this product!
Posted by Bonzai Buckaroo on 28th Feb 2014
I recently ordered Tailwind's orange flavored product. I am impressed that it performs as advertised. It leaves no "after-taste" nor does it create that upset/bulky stomach feeling. My rides average 2 1/2 hours. I generally use two 21 oz. water bottles and two 24 oz. bottles in temperature above 85 degrees F. This product fits my riding nutritional needs perfectly. Additionally, it frees-up a back pocket on my jersey, giving me more room to put gloves, leg and arm warmers, wind jackets...
It Taste Great and is Less Filling.
Posted by Kevin on 27th Feb 2014
Love it. Great taste. My new go to source for fuel.
Posted by Janice on 26th Feb 2014
Works great and no gut bombs! Will be using it on my first marathon March 2nd and have been training with it along the way :)
Posted by Matt on 26th Feb 2014
I've recently started using the single use packages to try and see how the different flavors stack up to one another. So far there isn't a single flavor I don't like! The first time my long run came up in my training plan I opted to try the caffeinated Tailwind to see how much more energy it would give me. I have to admit it truly kept me going and fueled the entire run. I can't think of one bad thing to say about this product. It truly works!
Posted by Scott Duncan on 25th Feb 2014
I've been using Tailwinds for 6 months now and I truly feel the difference it makes on long bike rides and long runs.
Posted by Derrick B on 24th Feb 2014
Going into my first 100mi race I thought i had my nutrition dialed in but only 50 miles into the race my stomach came un-glued. When I picked up my pacer I was in pretty bad shape, but thankfully she is a tailwind athlete and got me drinking tailwind. I basically ran the last 50 mi on nothing but tailwind and completed my first 100 miler in 22 hrs. Thanks so much for a great product, I will never run again without Tailwind.
Posted by Gerald on 24th Feb 2014
I'm a runner who can't seem to down more than 3 gels during a long run without suffering from stomach issues. A friend recommended Tailwind and I figured I would give it a shot. This stuff was perfect. I tried it on my 18 and 20 mile runs and never felt better. I'm a slow runner, so doing 18 to 20 miles normally keeps me on the road between 2 1/2 to 3 hours. I used Tailwind as my only source of nutrition, and never felt dehydrated or fatigued. Additionally, I felt extremely well after both runs and didn't feel nauseated like I do after taking gels. I highly recommend this product and look forward to testing it out during my 50K.
Posted by Scott on 23rd Feb 2014
Thanks for the personal service and the complimentary trial pack of Raspberry Buzz. I took a big chance changing nutrition strategy without testing your product, but I gave it a shot based on all the ultrarunner testimonials. It really paid off! I ran a 100K race this past Saturday using nothing but Tailwind (naked) for nutrition. Two scoops every hour did the trick. The only time I ran into a bit of queasiness was when I took in too much, too quickly, so I supplemented with plain water. I didn't experience any highs or lows, and no bonk. It was great not to have a thick, sticky, hard to swallow mess I had with the other nutrition products. A big thanks... I've finally found a go-to source for ultrarunning nutrition.
Posted by Kelvin Reid on 19th Feb 2014
I have used Tailwind Nutrition for both my 50Ks and didn't need any other Nutrition I have two more 50Ks and a 50 miler between now and May 10 th and I will defiantly be using Tailwind
Posted by Joshua Benge on 19th Feb 2014
I am a distance runner and as of the last few months, I had been having great amounts of trouble with solid nutrition such as GUs, Cliffs, etc. I read a blog after the Houston Marathon this January about a runner who had used tailwind during the race, and not had any GI issues and thought that I would give it a shot. Long story short, I raced the Austin Marathon this last weekend (after testing tailwind out on a few long runs leading up to it) and had no trouble whatsoever with hitting the wall or GI issues. The lemon and orange flavors are especially tasty and light, and I don't feel loaded down by them. Beats Gatorade any day of the week and has the nutrition that I needed to complete 26.2. Thanks for this product and looking forward to using it and representing it! If you ever come up with an ambassador program, I would love to be a part of it. Thanks again!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2014
I used tailwind in a recent 50k race as my sole source of nutrition as was pleased with the results. I felt good and had no stomach issues.
Posted by joygolfer on 18th Feb 2014
I really enjoyed this product....no gut problems...yea! In fact have told many running friends who have now purchases some too. Awesome. I even drink it when doing “Boot Camp” besides running. Thank You
Posted by Gary on 18th Feb 2014
Compared to other drinks I have used Tailwind mixes up instantly so I am not running and constantly shaking a bottle. That and none of the goop that forms on the bottom that never seems to mix.
Really enjoy the smooth taste and drinkable consistency, goes down like water and is as refreshing. No bitter taste that comes with gels or some other drinks.
I have used it on up to three hour events so far, no additional fuel and little to eat beforehand and have yet to bonk.
Waiting for the smaller serving sizes to mix on trail, but so far I am happy with it. Looking forward to seeing how well it does on longer events coming up.
Posted by Jeff on 17th Feb 2014
Unfortunately, my first test of the Tailwind Naked was done on the treadmill because of ice. 2 1/2 scoops in a 32 oz water bottle and I did 12 miles in just over 2 hours and I finished with plenty of energy. I actually thought about running another 1.1 miles so I could do a half marathon but I was bored out of my skull from being on the treadmill so long.
Posted by Hari on 16th Feb 2014
I decided to wait till I got in a marathon training distance run to provide a review. I had previously tried the mandarin orange flavor on my 14 miler and on my 12 mile run. I noticed that body felt hydrated better. Today I went on a 26.2 mile training run and took 800 calories of tailwind mixed into a syrup like consistency, and added 200 calories every 6 miles to my water bottle. I felt hydrated well the entire run and had no energy dips. I am very satisfied with this product, and happy that this is an energy drink with enough sodium, such that I did not need to carry my salt pills. The best part was I had no cramping. I can't wait to try it again on my long runs!
Posted by julio on 13th Feb 2014
I think this product meets a demand for the endurance nutrition market. It has a descent flavor, various choices, and is soft on the metabolism. I think the potassium + sodium are in good measurements, and I have a good experience with the amount of glucose.
Personally, I am quite picky with products, so I would say reduce or take out the Sodium bicarbonate, + use more natural sea salts, this is my opinion for a modification.
Definitely more desirable//applicable than a lot of the other stuff out there. It's seems like pretty clean, well enough proportioned, efficient fuel, which deems relevant with It's supplement of Pottasium/ Sodium.
(How about a B-12 boost!?)
Oh yea, The owners are rad. and fully have their hats in the Trail community.
Posted by Brandon Wood on 7th Feb 2014
Last weekend I ran the Rocky Raccoon 100 (my 2nd 100 miler), fueled almost entirely by Tailwind. I did eat a few salted potatoes here and there, and some warm soup during the colder night hours, but other than that it was Tailwind all the way.
On a hot and humid day that saw tons of DNFs and the race's lowest finisher rate ever, Tailwind kept me going strong all day and night. On my last lap, I was passing people left and right who could only muster a shuffle. I kept going strong until the end, and even managed to get a shiny new PR!
Thanks for making such a stellar product, backed by awesome customer service. You've got a customer for life right here!
Posted by Jenni Richards on 7th Feb 2014
I first used Tailwind in a 50k in November. I had been injured and got the ok to race, so I hadn't had the training I normally would. I was immediately pleased. It was a loop course. I didn't have to eat the entire race. I'm not a fast runner . My legs usually slow down around 15 miles. This course was very hilly and technical. No slow down. No bonk. 9.5 hours later, I finished. I did not gain weight after this race. I also wasn't starving the day after. Both are unusual for me. I've used it in a race since that 50k and most training runs. I have several 50k's, a 50 and a 100 on my schedule this year. I will be a Tailwind junkie all the way. (I think you need a shirt that says "proud Tailwind Junkie".
Posted by Trey on 5th Feb 2014
The Tailwind product worked for me immediately on the first run. I like naked and berry, and tend to vary the strength over the course of a long run. Quality product and what I'll use in an upcoming 50 mile race in KY. I love that the electrolytes are built in!
Posted by Dan McIntyre on 4th Feb 2014
I trained and raced with tailwind leading up to my rocky raccoon 100 miler. Thru experimentation I determined the 200 cal per 20 oz bottle worked great. I carry two bottles, knew I tailwind the other water. I had zero issues during this race. A race that saw a lot of of DNF's from hydration issues. I do eat at the aid stations, and occasionall take an ecap, but tailwind is my go to for hydration and nutrition over the long haul. I added caffeinated on the last two laps with every other bottle and had focus and no GI upset. Can't say enough good things about it. I think the key is to determine the concentration that works for each individual.
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