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
Posted by Steven on 4th May 2015
I have experimented with many nutritional products over the years. I got tired of dealing with electrolyte pills and gels. It's really great to just think about consuming a certain volume of fluid and that's it. Also, the tailwind tastes great after many hours and I will just drink that and munch on whatever looks good at aid stations. I have used tailwind at my last several ultramarathons from 50K to 100 miles and had great success.
Posted by Chris on 1st May 2015
I could not be happier with this product. I trained with it in preparation for my last 50k. It was all I needed during the race, and I plan to use it for a 100k in a few weeks.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Apr 2015
Have used for 10 days now on a couple of 60 mile bike rides and a few 3 hour mountain bike rides. Happy with the mild flavor and no stomach discomfort. I seem to have a sensitive digestive system with other products and am glad Tailwind has so far proven not to give me stomach issues...
Posted by Elaine on 30th Apr 2015
I trained with your product and raced with it and you have never let me down. Thank you so much! No issues ever!
Posted by Carrie on 27th Apr 2015
I struggle with blood sugar, inflammation and GI issues, which all are exacerbated during endurance workouts. I've been using a superstarch product, which works well, but I find it incredibly unpalatable after five or six hours of exercise in the heat--and there is the mess/cost factor. I heard about Tailwind from another participant in a local tri, and thought I'd give it a shot. Drank one bottle the day before, just to test any immediate reactions--found the taste (got the plain/unflavored) light and refreshing, with no cloying after taste or coating. Went out the next day for a 100+ mile windy ride in 85-90 degree temps, using Tailwind and water as my only fuel/hydration source. Kept my energy up and no bonk. Zero GI issues. Didn't use my backup fuel, which I had brought just in case. Still found it easy to drink when it got warm (inevitably in those temps). Refueled mid-ride with cold water and a ziplock bag of Tailwind, and it dissoved immediately without mess. I did find that I needed to be very consistent in taking in the fuel to avoid any dips in energy. Set a timer for 15 minutes and was fine. Just ordered the individual serving packets for convenience in an upcoming event--will try some of the other flavors!
Posted by Tracy Connolly-Florida Ultra Runners on 27th Apr 2015
My friend and Tailwind Ambassador, Justin Radley, shared some TW with me last year and since then I have run some of my best and hardest races. From 46 miles, on pavement, in Florida, in AUGUST to my first 100 miler. Tailwind has been with me for every race! It makes me feel energized with NO bonking, I need less food which means less time stopping and less stomach aches. Better than that is that I no longer need GU or gels which really reeked havoc on my stomach. Tailwind is easy to digest and I can drink it for hours and hours. Thank you for developing such an awesome powder. I have shared several packets with many friends who are now also using your product. Keep up the great work!
Posted by Scott S Canada on 24th Apr 2015
I first purchased Tailwind whle on vacation last Sept in Minniapolis. Have been so pleased with the product that I continue to order and abosrb the shipping cost to Canada which add 40% more to my purchase. For me, the reward out ways the cost. Tailwind performs as advertised. On a recent 50 mile run Tailwind was THE ONLY FORM OF NUTRITION that I used. No bonk, no hunger pangs, enoungh energy to run the last 3 miles faster than what my over all pace was.
Posted by Jessica Condon on 23rd Apr 2015
I purchased Tailwind after running a race that provided it. During the race, I found that I had absolutely no appetite but thankfully, Tailwind provided me the calories I needed to cross the finish line. I have been using Tailwind during my training, and I am finding that I have less logistics to manage (like prepping food and water in my vest), and I am consuming more water. Overall, I'm really satisfied with the product. I normally get heartburn after a long run fueled with gels and gummys, but haven't experienced that sensation with Tailwind. I keep differing strengths in my bottles, and go with what I'm craving as I'm out running. I can't wait to run this next race, I think Tailwind will make aid station visits much more efficient.
(For reference, I'm racing the 50 mile distance and my long runs range from 10-25 miles... for what it's worth.)
Posted by Alberto on 21st Apr 2015
You know that feeling you get when you're on your 5th gel and either your stomach or teeth can't take it anymore, well you don't get that with Tailwind.
Simply a superb product, you get what is advertised. I've used it for fuel and nutrition from a marathon to a 100mile race.
Posted by April on 21st Apr 2015
I bought te 30 servings bag after I tried the trial pack. I'm happy that Tailwind offers the trial pack so that I could test which flavors I like. The mandarin orange flavor is great. It's not too sweet and has a great, clean taste. I'll definitely be using this product during my races.
Posted by Liz Kellogg on 20th Apr 2015
I only tried Tailwind because it will be the drink at my upcoming 100 miler. I'm making the switch to Tailwind, as I use up my former favorite product. I used to need a gel or home-made "portable" every 30/45 minutes along with my beverage, but with Tailwind I only crave a gel about every 90 minutes. The light flavoring is helpful especially on longer runs; I don't tire of it.
Posted by AaronMFJ on 20th Apr 2015
Just read the rest of the reviews and buy it.
Old nutrition plan:
1 Hammer Gel every 20 minutes.
1 Endurolyte pill every 20-30 min.
24 oz secondary water source per hour (roughly)
1 Stinger Wafer every hour (sometimes, if longer than 2.5 hours)
New nutrition plan:
1 20oz bottle with Tailwind per hour -- 2.5 scoops
Seriously, Tailwind has been the best nutritional decision I've made. I tried it out, half Tailwind supply and half original gel supply, on an ultra run. It worked out pretty well so I tried out mostly Tailwind with supplemental gel for a marathon. PR. Tried 100% Tailwind on third ultra and nailed it -- I was blazing past people on the second half, still able to run up the hills.
This is just my personal experience, but it's been way easier to manage nutrition when I only have to worry about one source instead of multiple gels, sticky packets, sticky spit, and storage. While the gels have worked out fantastic for me so far, I found Tailwind to really just be the be-all-end-all source. I would suggest starting with the trial packets, see if you like it, then make the commitment.
Posted by Michael L. on 17th Apr 2015
I initially purchased the variety packs to see which flavors I liked best and make sure they sit well in my gut. After testing I came back and bought bulk bags of Raspberry Buzz and Mandarin Orange. Really like the taste and it's a welcome alternative to gels which I struggle with. The Buzz doesn't have so much caffeine in it that I get whacked out... just the right amount!
Posted by Jesse on 16th Apr 2015
So far I have had no issues. I use this product mainly for long cycling expeditions. It seems to help carry me through all the way without the need for other products. I still eat whole foods after 3-4 hours of riding but I would have to say that this product has helped in regards to no bonking and keeping me energized. I purchased the lemon flavor and they sent me a sample of unflavored and I will say that I intent to purchase the unflavored next time as I liked that the best. Overall this is an awesome product and I highly recommend it. Thanks!!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Apr 2015
So far I have been using it for endurance challenge (12 hours) along with other things (bars) so never alone yet but the taste is perfect and my belly is happy too. The bag enclosure doesn't seems to close properly so I end up carrying the bag within another bag.
I should try it soon more solo in a 100 mile in May 2015.
I really like the website, very enthusiastic with lots of information. Thank you!
Posted by Stephen Smith on 14th Apr 2015
Just started using Tailwind. Tastes great, which gives me more incentive to stay hydrated. Also helped in my performance and in recovery, no Charley Horses!
Posted by Rodger on 13th Apr 2015
I've been using Tailwind during the past month of training for my first 50 miler. Nutrition was one of my biggest concerns initially, but Tailwind makes it super easy. I'll eat some almonds if I feel like I need something solid, but other than that I just use tailwind.
Posted by John Stasulli on 3rd Apr 2015
2 years ago I hit the wall pretty hard and gave Tailwind Nutrition a try. For nearly 2 years now I have been relying on Tailwind Nutrition for all of my nutrition needs on all of my runs ever since. Tailwind has fueled me on all of my training runs and races and provides exactly what my body needs to take me to the finish. Because of Tailwind I am no longer hitting walls... I am running over them!
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2015
For long distance ultras, I have had great success with V-Fuel and Island Boost as my sources of fuel. At the Antelope Canyon 50 ultra, Tailwind was available at the aid stations. For that race, I filled my water bottle with Tailwind at 2 aid stations and it seemed like a good product - which is why I placed my order with you a few weeks ago. So far I have used the product on some significant distance runs but found myself still wanting some other source of fuel in addition. At this point I am going to assume it's simply habit. I am going to continue testing the Tailwind and will let you know. A number of my ultra running buddies use Tailwind and are very satisfied. Thank you.
Posted by Ron Marsh on 31st Mar 2015
Ran my first 50 mile race this past weekend and didn't need any goo or gels. Tailwind kept me going strong and kept my gut settled.I'll never use another drink type mix again. If you're looking for a better alternative, I highly recommend Tailwind!
Posted by Joe Studdard on 31st Mar 2015
I tried the endurance fuel out last year and was extremely pleased with it. Zero gut issues, sufficient amount of fuel, great at keeping me hydrated. I prefer Mandarin Orange to berry so I picked up two bags and I'm good to go for another season.
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!!
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