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Recently, there’s been a lot of new theories and studies that may help us get to the root cause of muscle cramping. One thing I know for sure is that every athlete (regardless of the level you train and compete at) has, in one way or another, experienced muscle cramping. It is one of those side effects of exercise, of pushing your body to the limit, that I still believe we haven’t solved or found a way to eliminate the onset of muscle cramps during exercise.
There are certain nutritional strategies you can implement to help your body prepare for battle. But before we get into those, we should start with the basics: what are muscle cramps, how do they occur, and why?
By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist
Over the past few weeks we’ve posted blogs on the unique features of our new product PLUS. We want to continue building on the education on why we created PLUS by talking about modularity, your needs for carbohydrates, and how our body uses the nutrients we consume during exercise.
In our blog post on carbohydrates and exercise performance, we mentioned the key roles that carbohydrates play in both hydration and fueling. To quickly recap, carbohydrates role(s) in hydration help the body process the fluid and electrolytes at a faster, more efficient manner. In fueling, carbohydrates play a key role(s) in helping replace liver and muscle...Read More
We'll be discussing all things PLUS this Thursday, June 4th, at 3:30 pm PDT. Join us to learn how Plus can help you fuel faster and more efficiently and ask us any questions you have! For those of you who are unable to join us, we'll post a recording of the webinar the next day.
Below are the directions for joining the webinar.
1. Click on the link (join.me/nuunhydration) at 3:30 pm PDT.
2. The link will direct you to the page shown below. Click "Join via browser."
3. Once the window appears, click on the Phone icon (call by computer) icon on the toolbar to call in. Note: if...Read More
In honor of brand new PLUS for Nuun, we hosted a Twitter chat discussing fueling and hydrating for long distances. Nuun fans had a great discussion of everything they love about long distance training and racing, and our Chief Nutritionist answered their questions about PLUS. If you missed our last #nuunchat, here are the answers to some of those questions.
What is the difference between PLUS and Active/Energy?
Each tab of PLUS contains 5 grams of carbohydrates, and some electrolytes. Active and Energy are electrolytes only, and have a more complete electrolyte profile.
What are the sources of carbohydrates in PLUS?
The carbohydrates...Read More
The idea behind creating a product like PLUS was to help the athlete break up where they get their carbohydrates from, helping them fuel faster and more efficiently. We’ve learned over years of research that carbohydrate and electrolyte needs change over time and with intensity. We knew that with this product our athletes would be able to utilize the fluids and nutrients they’re consuming more efficiently, hence making their workout feel easier.
We conducted an independent study led by our Chief Nutritionist – Vishal Patel. It was hypothesized going into the study that when exercising for longer durations and/or higher intensity sessions, PLUS...Read More
We’re thrilled to partner and work with Kara Goucher, a two-time Olympian, rock star mom, health advocate, and one of most decorated professional American distance runners.
One of the great things about working with Kara is her willingness to put our new products to the test and provide us with feedback. Some time ago, we pitched PLUS for Nuun to Kara, explaining the unique flavorless components and how the fast-releasing carbohydrates and added electrolytes will help fuel her faster for those harder, longer workouts. She was excited we were coming out with a product like this, and was eager to try it...Read More
At Hydration HQ, we’re committed to innovating and helping athletes achieve their personal bests. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our newest addition…
PLUS for nuun!
What is PLUS?
Plus is an all-natural, flavorless tablet with a performance blend of carbohydrates & added electrolytes. When combined with your favorite flavor of Nuun Active or Nuun Energy, it creates the ultimate sports drink.
When should I use PLUS?
PLUS should be mixed with your favorite flavor of Nuun for workouts that last longer than one hour, or for higher intensity sessions. During these workouts, the carbohydrates in PLUS will help your body to use the nutrients more efficiently when exercising for longer periods. This may result...Read More