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 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!
Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2014
Im 48, a novice runner (running for about 2-3 years). I was looking to take my running a little further. I talked with my PT and he told me about Tailwind.
I had tried many Gels and other products like Osmo. Most of these were too sweet or did not set well with my stomach after prolonged use during runs.
I bought Tailwind and have been using it for some training runs before my first 50K, just to make sure there were no problems. I used it during the race and I must say I felt great. Well, maybe great is an overstatement. This was the toughest race I have ever done. With the help of Tailwind I finished strong placing 11th overall and 3rd in my age group. I have already signed up for my next 50K.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2014
I have used Tailwind the past 3 weeks on 65 mile ride, 60 mile ride, 40 mile ride and also a sprint triathlon this past weekend. My stomach has never felt better but most importantly my endurance and energy was never lacking by only drinking Tailwind. No Gu! No Food! No Water! I'm hooked.
Posted by Chris on 28th Sep 2014
I have been having trouble with endurance on long hikes on the NH 4K footers so was forced to stop. I saw the web site and wrote for some more info concerning my problems. I was answered within 1/2 hour. and was told how to use the product.
I ordered a 30 serving size to try it out. I was amazed and very happy about how it worked for me. I did about a 4 hour hike up Camels Hump and never got tired or hungry. I did get a little out of breath because of my lack of conditioning, but recovered very quickly within a couple of minutes. I did another 2 1/2 hour hike and had the same great results.
I am a new customer. Thank you Tailwind for a great product.. Can't wait to get back to NH.
Posted by Bill on 28th Sep 2014
Heard about this product at a local trail race. It was just a few weeks before my toughest race yet; the Spartan Beast in Killington. 17 miles, over 16,000 + feet of ascending/descending.
I tried it hoping anything would give me an advantage. It worked. I was able to stay hydrated and I believe it gave me that little oomph I needed. No stomach issues at all.
I will continue to test and use the product to find the perfect mixture for me.
Posted by Stephen on 25th Sep 2014
I am an ultra endurance athlete that enjoys the longer distances (50 - 100 miles). Up until now, I've had my fair share of tough training runs, and tough races. My metabolism is realy really high. So high, it seems often no matter what I eat, it's gone 1 hour into the race. As a result, I've experimented with different types of foods. All of them seem to have their pros and cons. Fruit is great on my stomach, and so good when you've been running a long time, but when training, it takes a lot of bulk for the calories. Potatoes are better, but are harder to get down, and sometimes I get GI issues with them. I've tried sweet potato, gels, sugary foods like twizzlers, cookies, granola bars, etc., I've tried the specialty bars like Clif Bars, and all sorts of varients. I liked these, except when I ran out of spit... Then I just could not get them down without water.
After a while, I figured having a liquid diet would be the best, so I tried a product that I felt showed some real promise, and impressive research. I suffered through GI issues for almost 12 hours before giving up in a 100 mile race.
I've only ran with Tailwinds for one training run, but I had absolutely no GI issues. I experimented too... at first it was just a few sips at a time, but after 3 hours, I was more thirsty. I had no water, only Tailwinds, so I downed a whole bunch. I felt fine! No GI issues, and lots of sustained energy. In fact, at that distance, I came close to setting a personal best!
So, what's the verdict? I'm still experimenting, and will be using it at an upcoming 100 km race, but for now, I'm very optimistic!
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 25th Sep 2014
From my experiences so far, Tailwind is the best powder based energy product on the market. I've tried several brands and Tailwind is without a doubt my favorite. It works great, it tastes great and it doesn't upset my stomach. I'm very satisfied and I look forward to integrate Tailwind in my next big race in November.
Posted by Rob on 25th Sep 2014
Have only been on a couple of mid-length runs (12, 22 miles) but so far have relied solely on Tailwind during these. No GI problems and felt sufficiently fueled and balanced throughout. As mileage increases (but thankfully heat & humidity decreases), it will be interesting to see what else, if anything, I need. Overall; very pleased with the results.
Posted by Christine Dancey on 23rd Sep 2014
Tailwind is an excellent product! You get everything you need in one source. Electrolytes, hydration, calories. I have tried both the "big bag" and the small "individual packets" and like them both. The flavors are very good, not overwhelming and no sugary aftertaste. The "no flavor" is also an excellent option for those who prefer water but need the nutrition and electrolytes. Carry less.....carry tailwind, it's all you will need.
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