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 Michael J. Mandli on 29th Aug 2014
When I drink Tailwind regularly on rides from three to four hours, my performance is exponentially better. Switched to the Berry flavor from Mandarin Orange and was pleased with the taste. This product does not go bad in the bottle or the hydration pack like other energy products I have used. On longer races, I supplement with a bottle of the caffeinated endurance fuel during the last hour with incredible results when the final push to the line begins.
I use the product in a little more concentrated than recommended with two scoops per 22 ounce bottle. The little extra sugar seemed to work for my gut and mental focus. I recommend using the directed dosage and experimenting with what works best for you. Excellent!
Posted by Laura on 29th Aug 2014
I love this product. While preparing for my first HIM I don't like to carry a lot of food items - (too bulky, too clumsy on bike to fiddle with stuff) so I have been using this. Two bottles fuel and two bottles water and a 50+ ride is so doable!!! It rates great, isn't heavy (I have to use 4 scoops in each bottle) and is so easily tolerated. Just love it - my coach now uses it!!!
Posted by Kerstin Fischer on 28th Aug 2014
I used Tailwind on my long run 20-28 miles, at first I did not believe that you can say good by to GU and all the other things we take on our long runs, but it is true, Tailwind is all I need it, it kept my going at a good pace with out feeling burned out, even after my long run , I did not feel hungry or tiered , yes I'm hooked love it thank you Tailwind
Posted by Mat on 28th Aug 2014
I have used Tailwind on about four runs longer than 28 miles.
I like to have one canteen with two scoops of Tailwind and one canteen with water to wash down the Tailwind.
The only problem I have with Tailwind is that I am not hungry for treats at the bakery after my run.
Posted by Christopher Swenke on 28th Aug 2014
First of I love this stuff but have found that when I use 2.5 - 3 scoops as compared to the recommended 3 scoops I feel fit better on my long runs.
Posted by Susan grant on 27th Aug 2014
I've tested tailwind now for 2 long runs- the first one I made as suggested, the second a bit more dilute. I usually have really intense nausea/vomiting during long runs, especially when using gels, but was able to avoid that (so far). Well anyway- its so far, so good in my book.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2014
I have used Tailwind over the past month on long training runs and plan on using it during my next 100 miler. The product has worked excellent. For me, it is difficult to keep track of when to eat espectially late in a race. The biggest benefit I see is that Tailwind makes it easy to get the proper nutrition and electorlytes without much thought. Great product and excellent customer service. Keep up the good work guys!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2014
I haven't really been able to put this to a true test yet. I've only been using it on 10 - 12 mile runs, but I can say it's been working great so far. If it works on longer runs like it does for these 10 - 12 milers I'll be happy. Good to use at the gym as well!!
Posted by Unknown on 25th Aug 2014
Just did my first 100k and was hoping that tailwind was the solution for my bad stomach. Threw up and dry heaved for 20 miles . So sad it didn't work
[Tailwind Response]: We are sorry to hear of your experience during your first 100K. Vomiting and dry heaving can have multiple causes and we are happy to help you figure out what might have happened. Please drop us an email at email@example.com. Thanks!
Posted by Andrea on 25th Aug 2014
I just started using Tailwind and already can see an improvement. I usually have issues taking in enough calories during 50K+ runs; Tailwind has greatly improved my performance.
I want to second the suggestion of a tablet (or tablets!) form for easier refueling mid race. It's easier to carry and pour multiple tablets than powder!
Posted by Chris Cover on 25th Aug 2014
Used this during my most recent Ironman event, worked flawlessly, have had trouble with nutrition during these long events in the past, this time, nailed it, i have recommended TW to all my friends, they all love it. This stuff is the real deal, just works fantastic.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Aug 2014
I've had so much trouble with my stomach when running long and because of that I was poorly fueled for my first marathon by the end. With this product I can take in a little bit of nutrition and electrolytes with each sip so my stomach never gets overwhelmed and I can easily adjust the amount I take with me depending on my distance! I love it! Thank you!
Posted by Thaddeus Meyer on 18th Aug 2014
Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming out with the best hydration product I've ever had. For several years I've had to eschew the usual sports drinks for water and salt pills because they were either too sweet, too grainy when mixed, left too much of an aftertaste, or caused too much GI distress. Or if I was lucky enough to find one that I could stomach long enough for a 100 miler, I was so sick of it by the end that the mere thought would make my stomach turn. With Tailwind, however, that all changed. I haven't tested it out for any 100s yet, but I've logged plenty of time on my legs in this sweltering summer and have been nothing short of amazed. I've been able to ditch the salt pills and can take in plenty of easily digestible calories for sustained efforts. I'm never left with a sickening aftertaste, and drinking it doesn't make me want to reach for the water as with other sports drinks. What's more, Tailwind doesn't sit like a log in my stomach, and I have yet to experience any nausea or the dreaded hydration bloat/slosh. Can't wait to try the other flavors...even the unflavored version tastes great!
Posted by Marchant Wentworth on 18th Aug 2014
Tailwind eliminates the need for carrying a lot of messy bars and gels and never produces gastic upset. I feel that the use of Tailwind has eliminated the threat of the dreaded "bonk" and its use has improved my rides.
Posted by Derek L. on 18th Aug 2014
I have been waiting a while to write this review, because I thought for sure it was a fluke the first time after using it. After several uses, however, I have determined that it is indeed the tailwind that is responsible for my increased longevity on the trails.
I recently got into running. I was 210 pounds, and lucky enough to have a lifelong friend who turned me onto this. He used it exclusively to run a sub 25 Leadville 100, but that is another story.
I was stuck with 12 minute splits when I first got into running distances over 10 miles. The very first run I did with tailwind, I increased my mileage by 20% and my splits dropped over 1.5 minutes. I was pretty sore after, but I did it.
Since then I have used tailwind on every long run since then except one. The long run that I did not use tailwind, I only made it a half marathon distance and my splits were back in the 12's from the 10's.
I would recommend that any new runner try this as a nutrition option. Based on the guy who turned me onto it, experienced runners won't do to bad either. He only ate a cup of broth and some grapes at Hope 2 and Twin on the Leadville 100 run, and he used tailwind only for the rest of the race.
Posted by Scott Gaitten on 14th Aug 2014
I had been training for my first 100 miler over the last 5 months. I had a friend tell me about your product, and give me some to sample on my next long trail run. I tried the product and it seemed to work fine. No stomach issues, no mid run loss of energy. But, you never really know how the product will do until you get into an event that takes 20+ hours. I ran my first 100 miler on Aug 2nd/3rd, and I was extremely happy with how the product held up. Lot's of issues with those around me, nausea, loss of energy/focus. But my race went as well as could be expected, and the product held up well all day. I finished the BR100 in just under 25 hours. I'll be back to do another, and I'll be using your product the whole time. A couple of suggestion ... if possible ... create tablets that dissolve in water, they would be easier to transport/handle during the race ... and create "light" flavors ... the flavor I had started getting a little too sweet half way through the 100. I have a buddy that purchases your flavored and non-flavored products and mixes them 50/50 to lighten them up. Thanks again for creating a great product. I'm spreading the word in my local running groups.
[Tailwind Response]: Scott, thanks for your feedback! We have looked at putting Tailwind on a tablet, but the problem is the size of the tablet that would be required to hold 200-300 calories. Great idea though, and please keep them coming!
Posted by Dave Stephenson on 14th Aug 2014
I love Tailwind! Wish I would have had it before. Use it on all of my longer runs and don't need any gels or anything else.
Posted by Greg Dingey on 13th Aug 2014
It's really as simple as " All you need, all day.Really". I purchased Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel ( Lemon) and used it for the first time on a 24 mile trail training run in preparation for my first 50K. I felt great during the entire duration of my run,no need for any gels! What really impressed me about the company is how they personalized my order.They included my name on the bag weaved into a motivational message and sent with my product a handwritten note, thanking me for trying their product and asking for my opinion on it. Well Danielle, your product simple rocks! Can not wait to use it on race day!
- Greg D
Posted by Rob Groome on 12th Aug 2014
This stuff is great. Used it for a few hard workouts and I felt great both during and after them. The flavor is subtle and not sugary or sweet. Highly recommended.
Posted by Adam P on 12th Aug 2014
I got first place in my first 4 hour mountain bike race in 100+ degree Texas heat! I don't do well in the heat to begin with, so I didn't expect to place well, but I decided to just run Tailwind only and no edibles during the race and see what happened. Ended up getting first place and ZERO gut issues and ZERO camps whatsoever!
I AM A BIG FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jose on 11th Aug 2014
I can't say enough about how wonderful TailWind has been. The product is amazing and the customer service goes far beyond any expectation you can have from a company. Oh yeah, and Tail Wind works! I used it exclusively at a 50M Run and I haven't looked back!
Great stuff guys & gals!
Posted by Robert Riesenberger on 11th Aug 2014
I used this for the LT100 Mtb Race last year along with Hammer Perpetuem. This year I solely used Tailwind and and like you guys say"It's all you need ,all day". I trained with it for months and before the race and can't say enough about this product. AWESOME !
Posted by Scott Johnson on 11th Aug 2014
Always happy with the taste, and even more happy with the results when I use Tailwind. And the bonus goodies they throw in with the order doesn't hurt!
Posted by Trevor on 11th Aug 2014
Had my target race for the third straight year this weekend - century rides on consecutive days. This was the first time using Tailwind for the race, and it was a world of difference. Energy levels never flagged, the heat was no big deal, and I felt great. It led to my best times by far. I am built not at all like a prototypical cyclist, but I felt like I was ready for the Tour. Great product! Next year my plans are far more ambitious, and Tailwind will definitely be along for the ride.
Posted by Scot on 11th Aug 2014
I'm an experience marathoner, Boston qualifier, and burgeoning ultra runner. I also ride road and mountain bikes. That said, I've tried everything from gels, gummies, fizzies, to every thing in between. I've learned a lot about race nutrition through all of these product trials and nothing approaches Tailwind for consistently providing me with "non-gagging" calories and hydration. On my longer mountain runs I still incorporate nut butters and a few other caloric augmenters but Tailwind provides the base. Thanks for making a great product!
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