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 Shawn Sinclair on 23rd Oct 2014
I ran the Table Rock Ultra 54 mile race this past Saturday with 23,000' of elevation change. I am a big guy 6'3" 200lbs, so typically no matter what I have tried I always cramp. I put 5 servings of Tailwind in my handheld bottle and carried two more bags of 5 servings each. Then I had three more bags in my drop bag at the halfway point. So I drank 3000 calories worth during the race. The only other food I had was half a banana.
I made it to the finish line without cramping or getting nauseous. The last four miles were my fastest and I finished 13th overall. I am completely sold! I will be using and recommending Tailwind at all future races. Thank you!!!
Posted by Anush on 22nd Oct 2014
When you are spending long hours on your feet, there are many things that can go on in your head. One of them, a pretty constant one at that, is the physical feedback from your body. Your legs hurt, your shoulders are sore, your neck is stiff, but most important of all is your stomach. This single part of the human body can wreck havoc on even the most beautiful of days. I honestly believe, ever since I started using Tailwind, I have received nothing but positive feedback from my stomach. I don't even think about it at times. I always feel like I have enough strength to take the next step.
Posted by Tyler on 22nd Oct 2014
As a Type I Diabetic who participates in endurance runs beyond 50 miles, having a caloric base is essential in the prevention of hypoglycemia during the course of a long run and Tailwind has proven itself to be my go-to. In the past three challenges, I have not suffered from hypoglycemia even once with a happy belly all along the way. I use two 17-oz bottles with one scoop of the good stuff in each bottle, and with some supplemental real food along the way, I'm able to trot along all day and night. Thank you for developing this product that fits a diabetic endurance athlete's needs.
Posted by Eric on 21st Oct 2014
I have continued to use Tailwind for my Ironman Florida training and it has been working well on long runs (2-3 hours) and long rides (6-7 hours). I have tried everything in the past (UCAN, Perform, etc.) and they all gave me stomach/GI issues including nausea, bloating, etc.
Tailwind is absolutely the best stuff ever and I will give it a tremendous amount of credit for me being able to complete my first Ironman in just a few weeks.
I am almost ready to consult them to see if I can become a distributor in the Houston area! This stuff is a gem waiting to take off, because people still don't know much about it down here.
Posted by Patrick Bene on 20th Oct 2014
Inital reviews of the liquid was refreshing, tastes better than water, as the day went on, I felt stronger. Looking forward to continued use and testing of the stability of energy and salt. First event was only a 2 hour trail run. I used three bottles mixed at 1.5 to 1.75 scoops, no residue, mixed easily, cleaned up easily.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2014
I ordered the Berry 30-serving bag. Quick shipping. Also received a sample of the Lemon.
First use was a 60 mile bike ride on rolling hills in south east Texas. I put two scoops in both of my 24 oz water bottles, and carried the Lemon sample for later. Drank 1/2 bottle per 10 miles. No salt pills, no Gu or gels, only Tailwind and a small glass of water at the pit stops. Energy level was maintained although my butt was ready to be off that bike!
I have ulcerative colitis and a very sensitive stomach. No issues at all. Stomach was not once upset.
You can definitely taste the salt but it is not a deterrent. The Berry flavor is great, Lemon was not lemon-y enough for me, but still tasted fine. I did not eat anything on the ride, only took in Tailwind.
Took a 40 mile ride last weekend. Two bottles and had a little left over this time. Same hills, about 10 degrees cooler. Ran 5 miles on trails after taking one smaller bottle with one scoop. Again no issues. I can't get over how my stomach DOES NOT hurt at all.
Posted by Joshua on 15th Oct 2014
Recently used about 2000 calories of Naked Tailwind at a 100K running race. It performed great. I put about 2 scoops per 16oz soft flask and would water it down a bit at an aid station stop in between flasks. I didn't rely solely on Tailwind but instead supplemented about 200 TW calories an hour with other forms of nutrition. The TW allowed a nice steady flow of nutrition in between aid station stops. I'm very happy with how my stomach felt during this race and at other races using Tailwind.
Posted by Ralphie on 15th Oct 2014
Very pleased with the product and highly recommend it. In my training Tailwind worked great however I guess I went too far beyond the 2 scoops for a 24oz bottle – made that decision because it was a hot day - which resulted in an upset / cramped stomach during the marathon – my fault. Puking during the marathon was a crowd pleaser however it was not good for my hydration. Still using Tailwind, will continue to use and recommend it.
[Tailwind Response]: Thanks for sharing your feedback! It does sound like you mixed up Tailwind too concentrated. Your body needs water to process calories, and if you don't have enough in your GI system, it will literally suck the water from your body to process those calories - resulting in dehydration and an upset stomach/nausea. Hopefully next time you can avoid the "crowd pleasing event" by staying within the caloric processing rate range of your body (which it sounds like you did during training).
Posted by Maya on 14th Oct 2014
Over the years I have struggled with GI issues after long runs and couldn't seem to find a product that I didn't have issues with. A friend recommended Tailwind and after using it to train for two half marathons and a marathon I am happy to report that I haven't had a single GI issue. I love the mandarin orange flavor - not too strong or too sweet. I'm still experimenting to find the perfect Tailwind to water ratio but I have been very happy with Tailwind and wouldn't use any other product on my long training runs!
Posted by Heidi on 14th Oct 2014
I am mainly a cyclist. Replacement drinks are really important on long rides. Especially when it's hot. I have tried almost a dozen workout replacement mixes. A few have worked well, but they have always bothered my stomach. This is the first drink that has worked, and it works very well, and hasn't given me stomach pain. I feel like I could ride and not have to deal with any messy jells or chews. Nice job!
The Berry flavor has a light taste and aren't to salty or metallic tasting. I haven't tried any of they others.
Posted by Kevin on 14th Oct 2014
Ran the Chicago Marathon in 2013 - my first ever. Hit the wall at about mile 21, having relied on gels and the aid station fluids for hydration. Earlier this year, several of the folks in my running group had begun using Tailwind for their ultras, and recommended it highly. I decided to use Tailwind exclusively for the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Carried two, 24oz (710ml) bottles in a backpack, each with water and 3 scoops of Tailwind. I ran through every aid station, using those as my cue to fuel from my bottles of Tailwind. Paced my fuel steadily, along with my running pace, and finished my second marathon without ever hitting that wall. What a great product!
Posted by Adam Steffes on 14th Oct 2014
I recently finished my first bag of Tailwind. I enjoy using it during training runs of 4-8 miles and have used it during a couple 10k races with great results. It really keeps me going without any stomach irritation, cramping or headaches. I plan to keep using Tailwind as I train for, and during, my first half-marathon trail race later this year.
Posted by Darren on 13th Oct 2014
I used this product for a few training runs and then for my first 30k. I felt hydrated and energized the whole run. I had cramping in previous runs thinking it my be my salt intake. I had one small cramp at 25k so I'll attribute it to lack of training and not lack of salt! I'll use it again and recommend it!
Posted by Sheena Westfall on 12th Oct 2014
I have been nothing but pleased with this product and the customer service of this company. I have recommended Tailwind to many people and will continue to do so. I love that it's all natural and provides sustained energy for my longer runs. It doesn't hurt that every race I've competed in since switching to Tailwind has resulted in a PR. I've gotten faster every race. Could it be all the hard work, extra miles, and cross training?? Or is it the Tailwind? Try it for yourself and see.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Oct 2014
I cycled with Accelerade for years after trying a few other hydration drinks, but I was always looking for something that didn't taste sticky-sweet. I tried Tailwind on the advice of a friend a year ago or so. I've never looked back and I've even created a couple new converts.
Thanks for the great product.
Posted by Peter on 7th Oct 2014
I ran and trained for marathons in the late 90's, always using Gatorade and Gels to get me through long events. Last year I signed up for a 10k swim and getting nutrition during this event was easiest in a bottle - that's when I did some research and tried Tailwind. Long training swims got easier, and I experienced much less fatigue on my cross-training bicycle rides.
I just completed my longest race ever (1/2 IM in Augusta GA) and the first thing I did after registering in January was to place my order with Tailwind.I used two bottles during the bike, and 60oz in a Camelback during the run. The taste and consistency are light, I never have digestive issues, and I rarely get cramping. I don't know if I'll keep signing up for longer events, but Tailwind will be my nutrition of choice if I do.
Posted by Amy on 7th Oct 2014
I am really sensitive to tastes - especially as I get further and further in an ultra marathon. So I tried Tailwind for the first time last week on my 30 mile training run and it was great. I used this in combination with actual food since my calorie needs get so high - and for the first time I had no stomach issues that left me feeling nauseous. I felt fueled and comfortable the entire run.
Posted by Angie on 7th Oct 2014
I used Tailwind for my recent 50 mile race and even when my stomach was revolting I was able to continue sipping it and getting my nutrition without feeling sick. My energy level stayed the same over all 50 miles, except naturally when the heat was the worst. I never had any severe dips. I even shared my "secret" with several others on the course.
Posted by Kim on 6th Oct 2014
Pretty sure I'm sensitive to maltodextrin (and probably a host of other ingredients that are found in most nutrition products). With minimal ingredients and light (or no) flavoring, I find Tailwind to be one of the few nutrition products that does not irritate my gut. And is easy enough to carry, ingest while running/cycling, etc.
I tried "real food" (rice cakes, potatoes, apple sauce, almond butter, etc) but I find it difficult to chew and swallow while "running". Tailwind is perfect for helping me make sure I ingest enough calories to go longer distances without having to stop and get 'real food' down.
Posted by Dave Gaukler818 on 6th Oct 2014
I am training for IM Florida, and have been struggling with my nutrition. After talking to an ultra runner he recommended Tailwind. The "All you need, all day" got me to try it. So going out on a 100 bike ride that is all I used. Bonked at three hours. Not enough calories in it for me.
[Tailwind Response]: Hi Dave, thanks for the review. I'm sorry that you experienced the bonk on your century. The amount of calories that you can take in with Tailwind is variable, so if you weren't getting enough, just up the amount. I've also reached out to you directly via email, so hopefully we can dial Tailwind in for you. Thanks!
Posted by whoa-fetcho on 6th Oct 2014
Living in Louisiana, being a heavy sweater and weekend warrior cyclist, I needed something that would help me stay hydrated on 95 degree days (with 100% humidity). Gatorade, Powerade, & water couldnt keep me hydrated so I researched a bunch of drink mixes online. I found tailwinds nutrition on the roadbikereview forums and decided to give them a try. Is it a miracle cure for dehydration? Not sure but the pounding headaches i use to get after a 50+ mile bike ride are no longer happening with tailwinds. I did the MS150 (150 mile bike ride) last weekend & used tailwinds the whole time, no severe dehydration or cramps for me this year.
Taste good and mixes easily. Thanks Tailwinds
Posted by Renee W. on 4th Oct 2014
I began using this product upon the recommendation of a friend who was also training for R2R2R with me. I had been using Carb Pro but it started bothering my stomach. Tailwind has no flavor, doesn't leave me wishing for pure water, and gives me the energy I need. I highly recommend this product.
Posted by Aliisa on 2nd Oct 2014
I've been using tailwind for about three months now as my only nutrition during runs and races. It has been really great though I am still learning the ratios which work best for me. I sweat A LOT and like to drink A LOT when running, and before tailwind I would always get a sloshy stomach and have trouble eating enough gels. Tailwind has made everything easier. I really can't over drink it! I am getting my water, salt, and calories together and couldn't be happier. My last race I did supplement with some salt stick and it was even better. I find I usually have more energy towards the end of my runs than when I start! I'm going for my first 50M this month and hope Tailwind will help carry me through!
Posted by Chris on 1st Oct 2014
I just finished my 2nd Ironman just 3 days ago at Ironman Chattanooga. Last year I used a well known Triathlon brand of endurance drink. They have endless varieties that you can use sliders to mix and match your perfect blend. Not so much for me, as I suffered cramp, gas and bloating from this product.
I was complaining about this to a training partner this year on one of our long bike rides when I was not feeling good, once again using the product. He mentioned Tailwind, so I gave it a try. For the past 2 months I experimented using Tailwind and loved the taste and had no issues.
During the Ironman bike, I used only 2 bottles of Tailwind mix. I used 8 scoops in two bottles and had a great bike split on the 116 mile course. No cramps, gas or bloat and I felt AWESOME coming off the bike and ready for the run. My only regret was that I did not use my handheld bottle for the 26.2 run using Tailwind, as I had a few calf cramps but nothing major. Love this stuff and highly suggested.
Posted by Scott on 29th Sep 2014
I first heard of Tailwind from a riding buddy and bought my first bag (30 servings) of Berry last year. With the first bag dwindling, I bought a larger bag (50 servings) of the Orange. As Brian Regan would say of cherry and grape snow cones, they are "both favorites." I like being able to mix the drink according to the duration and intensity of the ride. Even if add 2 or more scoops to a 24 oz bottle, the drink does not upset my stomach. I would rather have it too strong and then add water as needed to dilute it down during the ride. If my ride is more than 50 miles, I will need to have some type of solid food in addition to Tailwind but that is the easy part. The hard part is finding a drink that does not upset your stomach, gives you the energy you need, and keeps you from cramping when the going gets hot!
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