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 Bonnie on 6th Oct 2015
I would give Tailwind a 5 star rating because I think it is a superior product to many I've used. It's also very simple. You get all the ingredients you need without having to take pills or extra supplements. An added bonus is that it tastes great! I've been using the Mandarin Orange flavor for more than a year and I'm not tired of it. This fuel got me through Ironman training and the race without any GI issues.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Oct 2015
I have totally switched over from Gatorade to Tailwind for every type of run that requires me to carry fluids. In addition, I no longer have to suck down GUs or pop salt tablets during my training runs or races as Tailwind takes care of everything for me.
Posted by Matt on 4th Oct 2015
The further my long runs have gotten recently, the more I've been dreading them. Above average exhaustion has been haunting me all year, specifically on runs over 20 miles. After using Tailwind Nutrition for the first time and having an incredible 27 mile run, the problem became apparent to me! I'd been taking in low-quality calories, causing me miserable experiences deep into my runs. I rarely finish long training runs and wish it was in my schedule to run more! After such a wonderful experience on my last long run, I'm excited again for the next. If you've not tried this stiff, you're missing out!
Posted by Lyndie on 2nd Oct 2015
Tailwind has been great at helping me ditch all those gu's and chews and sports drinks! I could never tolerate any of them to begin with. I tried things like whole foods, but I had to carry around so many raisins and pretzels, i thought I was going to need a backpack just for all my products. Then I found Tailwind it has everything I need and all I have to carry is some water bottles! The best part it tastes great! Thank you!
Posted by Jon on 28th Sep 2015
I have always found it necessary to include diverse sources of nutrition and hydration in my long training runs (plus additional supplements for electrolytes). No matter what I've tried in the past there is no source of calories that I can stomach on its own for more than a few hours at a time. Tailwind has really changed things for me. I truly can run for over 5 hours now, feeling energized and not at all nauseous or bloated, just on Tailwind. I personally like the the mandarin orange best, sometimes mixed with lemon! My only slight criticism is that the unflavored does have a distinct sweetness to it - given that, I prefer to just drink one of the flavored varieties.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Sep 2015
I couldn't be happier with my Tailwind experience. Fueled with tailwind for my first 50K and got through it without any stomach issues and without running out of needed energy.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Sep 2015
Training for my first full marathon has included some trial and error in finding the right nutrition. A friend of mine recommended Tailwind so I thought I'd give it a try. I started off with the stick pack bundle so I could find my flavor and test it out before buying an entire supply. I loved it! The flavors are subtle in a perfect way, and if you aren't a fan of flavor then the naked unflavored variety is great. Once I started using Tailwind I had no need for gels, chews, salt tabs, etc. Tailwind kept me going. I decided Mandarin Orange was my favorite flavor and I love training with Tailwind.
Posted by Shelly on 25th Sep 2015
I love the Naked Tailwind. No tummy issues!!!! I can eat, gels and regular foods along with the Tailwind. 50 milers here I come!!
Posted by Jon Rauterkus on 24th Sep 2015
I have tried numerous endurance/refueling/hydrating/makeyoufeellikeamillionbucks types of drinks over that last, well, million years or so and Tailwind is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Luckily I got to try it out during the hottest part of the year and it delivered every time. Going to definitely pack some for the RAGNAR Trails run next week.
Posted by Antonia on 24th Sep 2015
I'm running the 8hours of Hell series in south Florida- one event every month from May -October between the hottest hours of 10am - 6pm. The goal is to run as many trail loops as possible during the 8hour time period. Tailwind is the hydration provided at the aid stations, and has been key to my ability to continue for the full 8hours. I'm a sweater, and Tailwind replaces everything I lose to the heat without making me ill.
Posted by David on 22nd Sep 2015
I hated having to juggle gels and bars and other nonsense. When I started using Tailwind, I was able to just focus on my run and not on anything else. The taste is fine and washes clean from my hydration lacks and bottles with hot water and a tad of soap. I can still smell which bottles had Gatorade in then before. Tailwind does no such thing, as it is all natural.
I only wish this was a little cheaper and the shipping rates weren't so height....
Posted by michael schaffer on 22nd Sep 2015
I have been working on my nutrition for a while now and a steady diet of Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel with an occasional mini Payday bar do the trick for me! I love the fact that I know I am getting the fuel & electrolytes my body needs to keep me going all day.
Posted by Aaron on 22nd Sep 2015
I got this because my body was eating itself on long rides which made my glucose levels go up. I find that when I drink Tailwinds when I ride I have more energy and less fatigue. I feel better when I ride, I feel better after I ride. It really is magic for me.
Posted by Mike B on 21st Sep 2015
I have used tailwind for several 50k races and have had great results, no stomach problems, no bonking, it just makes it easy for me to dial in my nutrition one bottle per hour does the trick.
Posted by Jennifer Terry on 20th Sep 2015
This stuff is a total game changer. I've been running half and full marathons for more than 10 years now (off and on between having kids). I'm training for the NYC marathon currently and decided to try Tailwind after hearing a fellow runner talk about it. It is everything the website says it is. I did a 15 mile training run this morning with only Tailwind. Nothing else. This is HUGE for me. I have never run more than 8-10 miles without having to have gels or chews. I also have a sensitive stomach so I have had to be very careful with my choice of fuel. Fueling has always been a challenge for me...until Tailwind. It tastes great--refreshing. I sipped it throughout my run. No GI issues and I ran a consistent, strong pace throughout my 15 miler. I felt great at the end. I can't even believe how great this stuff is. I was skeptical because it frankly sounded too good to be true but I am so thrilled to have found this. I will be giving all my gels and other products away and switching to Tailwind exclusively and forever. THANK YOU!!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Sep 2015
My ex got me started using Tailwind and I have to admit. That was one thing she did right. I have yet to run a long run without it (longest so far is a 50k) and have never had gut issues using Tailwind. I run with 2 bottles and usually mix one with Naked and the other with Berry Buzz for later in the run. For runs longer than 3 hrs, I'll either carry a 3rd bottle, or if I know there's going to be water available, just a baggie with a pre-measured amount for refilling.
Posted by Ed Scheer on 17th Sep 2015
Tailwind was the drink of choice for the inaugural Hennepin 100 race in central Illinois last week. It lives up to its name. It was all I needed...until I didn't have it. Due to a snafu with the race, it wasn't at a few aid stations. within 10 miles of not having any Tailwind, my calves tightened up in knots. Then I remembered I had my own self-serve packs in my vest along with some salt tabs. I quickly got back on the program of using Tailwind and felt great throughout my first hundred. I barely ate any real food during the race (a cup of chicken noodle soup at mile 52 and again at mile 67) a couple of pickles and a few chips / crackers along the race. Additionally, I ate less then 3 packets of honey stinger chews throughout the race. The Tailwind kept me hydrated and properly fueled the whole time. I was shocked at how good it was and how well it helped me.
Posted by Chris Bunn on 16th Sep 2015
While training for Worlds Toughest Mudder, I run about 125 miles per week. Most runs under 6 miles I don't require any assistance, but on weekend longer runs, I am always battling the hydration/nutrition war. With electrolyte tabs, gu, and sports beans, it gets to be a bit much. And if you get the timing off a bit, your run is miserable. I have used this twice. so far so good. I use a scoop every 10 oz of water. I sip throughout and burn through a 2 liter camel pac in about 3-31/2 hours. No hunger. No cramps. Defiantly a fan. I plan to experiment with the caffeinated version for a little added pep.
Posted by Anthony on 16th Sep 2015
I recently ran the Holden Beach Half Marathon, and used Tailwind during the race. It helped shave some time off my personal record - even in the heat and humidity. I have another half scheduled for October, and Tailwind will be along for the race!
Posted by Brad on 15th Sep 2015
This stuff is the bomb. I use it for any run that lasts longer than 75 minutes. If I'm running more than 2.5 hours, I take extra to add when I refill the bottles. I like the unflavored. It's mellow, you don't even realize you're drinking more than water, and it never gives me digestive problems. It was my only food source through a tough trail marathon (that I was ill prepared for) and the only thing that wasn't a problem was my gut.
Posted by Ron on 15th Sep 2015
Have used it for my last two ultras and won't use anything else again! Great fuel and no stomach issues.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2015
Much better than just Gatorade. Berry flavor is great. Will be my fuel of choice going forward.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Sep 2015
I bought a pouch so I could test it on a few runs before my upcoming 100 mile race (which will have Tailwind as its endurance fuel). Although I have only used it on a few short runs (20 miles or less) - I am amazed with it! With 1 scoop in my water it reminded me of a glass of water with lemon wedge. 2 scoops - still no sugary taste to me - just a bit stronger lemon flavor. Having had issues with Gatorade's sweetness tiwards the end of a recent 50 miler - I am really looking forward to not having that issue with Tailwind.
Posted by Kirsten on 9th Sep 2015
Started running 7 years ago, and during that time was always plagued by stomach issues, so finding Tailwind has been nothing short of a miracle. I've used it on every run since the beginning of July and stomach issues have become non-existent. I'm a definite fan of the naked fuel and am only recently branching out to try the flavors. Getting ready for a 100K attempt in December and making sure I stay stocked on Tailwind is a priority along with my training!
Posted by Loretta on 7th Sep 2015
Having used many options of gels, mixes, etc., I have found Tailwind to be not only the most effective but also have no digestive impact! With my first ultra only 6 weeks away, I am glad to have discovered Tailwind to get me through the difficult summer training months in Florida.
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