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
Posted by JM on 4th Feb 2014
Tailwind is the most palatable way Ive come across to ingest calories for ski mountaineering races and long training days (4-6 hour duration exercise routinely hitting lactate threshold). It goes down easily while gasping for breath since its mixed in water, it really does taste better as you go, and it is not upsetting to my stomach. Additionally, I like the fact that there is thought that goes into making it as free from bad stuff as possible with the "natural", organic, vegan focus. If you have not tried it, you will be impressed.
Posted by Joy Mann on 2nd Feb 2014
So far I have really enjoy your product in fact I told my friends Amy and Scott M. who have now ordered it also and told me how much they liked it. Thank you so much for making a great product that doesn’t upset the stomach.
Posted by Jim Kentris on 25th Jan 2014
I had listened to rave reviews from fellow runners and decided to test it myself. They were right in raving about Tailwind. It has everything I need to sustain me during my long, endurance , runs. I no longer need to carry lots of small hard to open packages. Tailwind has it all and more. An added bonus is it tastes GOOD! You now have a customer for life!
Posted by Jim Deeke on 23rd Jan 2014
I used to have an issue with staying hydrated during long rides, which led to cramping. Since switching to Tailwind nutrition, I haven't had an issue with cramping. My riding has become much more enjoyable.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2014
After having to drop from a 100k due to dehydration and malnutrition, I was told about Tailwind. Two months later, I was in the mountains of Utah for my first 100 mile attempt armed with Tailwind. While training with this product, I found myself with plenty of energy, great electrolyte balance, and a full stomach! This was certainly the case in Utah as well. I felt strong throughout, and although I suffered a nasty blister and struggled walking to the end before the cutoff, I found myself never in doubt of my nutrition. As I move forward in my training, Tailwind continues to power me through! Thank you Tailwind!!!!
Posted by josh spector on 22nd Jan 2014
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here, but I agree with all the 5 star reviews. This is my favorite nutrition product on the market. I've been using it since last summer and it always keeps me fueled and ready to run. For runs in the 2-3 hour range, I'll go with just a couple bottles of Tailwind (little baggies work great for individual servings to refill a bottle). For longer runs, I always bring some gels, chews or real food to eat in addition to Tailwind. Before starting to use Tailwind, I had been having some cramping issues during my longer training runs and races. With Tailwind, I don't have those issues at all.
The real test for me was last weekend's Brazil 135. My plan was to rely on Tailwind for about 50% of my calories during the race - taking one bottle with 2ish scoops once every 60-90 minutes. I've relied on other brands of liquid calories at ultras in the past and there's always been a point where I just couldn't bear to drink another drop. That always also resulted in a temporary loss of appetite in general, which is no good.
I hoped that wouldn't happen at Brazil. And it didn't. For the first 26 hours of the race, I mostly drank bottles with the Naked flavor (some Orange bottles to) and then from hour 26-32, I used the new caffeinated Raspberry Buzz (doing 1-1.5 scoops of the Buzz and 1 scoop of Naked). I never got sick of Tailwind, even when we didn't have cold water or ice and it was being mixed with air temperature water. I didn't keep track that great, but I'd estimate that I used 5,000-5,500 calories of Tailwind during the race, which was over 50% of my total.
During the race, I supplemented with some salt pills and some salty food, but not nearly as much as I would have if I'd been relying on other sources of calories.
I usually stick with Naked or 1/2 Naked, 1/2 other flavor. I don't really like the lemon flavor, but that's just personal preference because I see other people who call lemon their favorite. It definitely has a salty taste at first, but you get used to it very quickly and the salty taste is even less of an issue with the Naked flavor.
Finally, huge props to the Tailwind team for incredible customer service. They have always been super responsive to email questions and even allowed me to order the Raspberry Buzz a couple weeks before it was ready to be sold online so I could have it in time for Brazil.
Posted by Dave C on 21st Jan 2014
I used Tailwind for long runs and then for two races.
The first race was a flat, fast 50k. I just pre-made bottles with Tailwind and put them in my drop bag. I divided the race into thirds and took a bottle, containing two scoops of tailwind, out on every third. The race went really well and I had great energy the entire time. As a bonus, because I had my nutrition already, I didn't have to stop at the crowded aid stations, saving a lot of time.
The second race was the JFK 50. I made ziplock bags with pre-measured Tailwind and tucked them into my pockets. I used food from the aid stations to supplement the Tailwind in this case since I couldn't carry enough to support eight hours of running.
In both cases, the Tailwind was very gentle on my easily-upset stomach and kept my energy levels even. I really like the subtle taste, which doesn't get tiresome. My favorite flavors are Naked and Organic Lemon.
Posted by Christian on 15th Jan 2014
I would consistently get headaches after playing or riding in any kind of heat, and with greater exertion, in moderate weather , as well. I started drinking a bottle of Tailwind each time I play or ride, and that problem has entirely disappeared. The tastes are mild and pleasant, and I was quite surprised by how much I like the Naked, which may now be my favorite.
Posted by Chris on 14th Jan 2014
I really like the taste that I get from Tailwind. Seems to really help with my long runs and I don't get tired of the taste at all. Thanks for making such a great product. I think that I have my wife hooked on it too!!!!
Posted by mike on 5th Jan 2014
Works great for long rides
Posted by Robin Cook on 1st Jan 2014
I am sold on Tailwind. Not super sweet like some sports drinks. Great energy booster during my long bike rides.
Posted by Mitch Muehlenfeld on 30th Dec 2013
I am starting to run ultra marathons and needed a good fuel source that agreed with my stomach, wasn't as sweet as syrup (like other endurance fuels), and let me preform to the best of my abilities. I heard about Tailwind on the Trail Runner Nation Podcast and decided to give Tailwind Nutrition a try. I have been using it for training runs (10 to 30 miles), Cycling (20-50 miles), races (50k to 50m), and even when I go to the gym. It is really the only thing I use anymore and the only thing I need!
By far it is the best endurance fuel I have found and here is why:
- It goes down easy : other things like gu's, gels, etc. are way too sweet and to be honest are hard to eat unlike Tailwind which is a pleasant taste and you just mix it with water and done.
-Mixes with ease
- Taste great (not real sweet... a mild good flavor to your water)
- All the nutrition you need for a race, training, etc.
-All natural and organic
- Have not bonked once
- easy on stomach (some products I can't keep down, but this I can!
- Bonus GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Very helpful and Friendly
- Have not found any cons yet!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Dec 2013
This is the second batch of the orange flavored nutrition drink I have used. The delivery of the energy from the fluid is very steady and predictable - no bonk, no ups/downs. The fluid makes it through the digestive tract smoothly, again no surprises. The flavor is ok, not great, but also not hard to get used to - not sugary, which is good on long hot days of riding. Have used accelerade, Cytomax, & others over the years - Tailwind is a nice changeup.
Posted by John on 26th Dec 2013
Like some of the other reviews I read, I get very ill after running a marathon or close to marathon distances. Conventional sports drinks only make matters worse, yet I realize the need for the added carbohydrates and electrolytes. I have tried the goo's and gels and nothing seems to work once I get over the 20+ mile mark. Until now... I have used Tailwind on a recent 22 mile run and loved it. It tasted good, and I came back feeling great. I have even started to use it for shorter runs. I don't know how you do it, but I'm a fan. Thanks!
Posted by Yan on 18th Dec 2013
Complete, flexible nutrition solution, easy to digest, clear performance benefits for the type of riding I do. Flavor can be a bit strong so Naked (no flavor) is great option.
Posted by TW on 17th Dec 2013
I starting using Tailwind about 6 months ago after reading a blog/race report. Since then I've finished 4 marathons and 2 50ks fueled only on Tailwind. Great stuff and great taste...even in the Texas summer.
Posted by David on 15th Dec 2013
Got introduced to Tailwind by a friend who I was pacing at the San Diego 100. He gave me a sample a few months before the race and wow, what a difference. I trained with it hand it was in my bladder the night of the race when I picked him up at mile 72. It was all I needed that night.
Since then, any training run that exceeds 2 hours, Tailwind is a must.
Posted by Happy Customer on 10th Dec 2013
My sister recommended Tailwind to me after I began running. I have a sensitive stomach and it is extremely challenging to find endurance fuels that do not contain ingredients that upset it. Also, I was looking for a liquid fuel because, frankly, chewing on solid supplements after hours of running is gross. I was skeptical when my sister told me this seemingly simple formula got her through long races, but it really works! And more importantly, it works for my stomach! I cannot tell you what a relief it is to find a product that actually fits within my dietary guidelines and not only gets me through a race, but helps me excel! And with no stomach upset afterwards! This stuff works so much better than any other fuel I have tried, and it really does taste good! I am still amazed how good I feel after running an entire half marathon on just Tailwind! I give it 4 stars only because I do better when I use Enduralytes in combination with it. But I love this stuff and having a happy tummy during training and races is priceless. Thank you, thank you, Tailwind!!!
Posted by Chris Schultheiss on 9th Dec 2013
I used this for my last 100 mile race and I will admit I was alittle skeptical that I could use this for the whole race as my main source of fuel. I had used it on a few training runs and never had any problems with it so I figured it was worth giving it a shot for the 100 miler and then if it didn't work I could switch to something else. I ran the Pine to Palm 100 which this year was a very hot race the mid day temps were around 95 degrees. I used Tailwind the whole race beginning to end and never had to take a salt tab, gel or anything else all day. I ate some food from the aid station tables but Tailwind was the secret to my success, I completed the race in 28 hours and 45 minutes. I love this product so much I ordered two more bags because it will be my main source of fuel for all my races from now on! Thanks, Tailwind!
Posted by John Davenport on 9th Dec 2013
I received the new formula with caffeine and was lucky enough to try it out on a 40 mile race, It gives you the energy you need to keep moving. I would alternate the orginal with the new and that worked out perfect. Didn't feel bad,and felt like I could go further.
Thanks Tailwind! Believe me when I say everyone who try's this product will love it.
Posted by sean on 8th Dec 2013
Used tailwind for the north face 50km in San Francisco. Aside from a few bites of a PB&J sandwich, I ran the whole thing with just tailwind in my bladder and felt strong the whole way through
Posted by Trenton Pitts on 1st Dec 2013
I can fill my 3 liter Camelbak with a cup of Tailwind and water and go 60 miles. If I am doing a century, I will bring a cup of Tailwind in a baggie, and I will refill my Camelbak . I have not had any bonking issues or cramps using Tailwind. I used to use Hammer products, but not with as much success or simplicity as Tailwind. Great product!!
Posted by Shannon Strickland on 28th Nov 2013
I tested your product on trails where I know from experience I would have needed to stop for food or gels several times. The rides took place in old mining pits located in steamy Florida where the price of admission is buckets of sweat. Throughout the duration of each ride I felt like my gas tank was filled with premium fuel. I stood up and hammered sections where I normally stay seated. I found myself looking for places to catch more air instead of glancing at my watch to see if it was time to slam another gel. After four rides, I set a personal best for continuous time in the saddle. With no food. At age 45.
Inspired, I took your product surfing. Being out on the water for extended periods takes a toll with no access to food or water. So I rigged up an old Camelbak and paddled out on a good day where I knew I would be surfing for at least two hours. Usually at the end of these sessions, the only thing I want is to head back to the truck to replenish my depleted stores. Not this time. There was no sense of urgency and I felt like I could just hang out on the beach talking with friends and reliving the rides, instead of high-tailing it to my cooler.
Thanks for developing a product that makes the sports I love even more enjoyable. I look forward to many adventures with your revolutionary product.
Posted by David Binder on 25th Nov 2013
This product produced better than expected. I was able to manage my nutrition and output more efficiently.
Posted by Jim Craig on 25th Nov 2013
Just started on the Endurance fuel recently and I have noticed better energy during runs and rides. Will be interested to see how it works for longer events. Thanks.
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