Hydration For Everyone

hydration is important whether you're running a marathon or a marathon of errands. A consistent intake of water throughout the day is the easiest way to start living a healthier lifestyle. Drinking more water everyday can lead to increased energy levels, it can support healthy body function, and can help increase the absorption of nutrients.

hydration and your body

Water helps cushion and lubricate joints, organs, and tissues.

Water is a major component of sweat.

During exercise waters absorbs heat from working muscles, releases heat through sweat which helps maintain body temperature.

Water is a component of saliva, and helps digest food.

Water helps speed up the absorption of food, and can help turn food into energy.

Water helps eliminate metabolic waste products through urine.

The darker the urine, the more concentrated - aim for a pale color.

83% of blood is water.

75% of the brain is water.

Proper hydration keeps mental acuity high.

75% of muscles and 22% of bones are water.

Dehydration of just 3% can have an impact on your body and it's ability to function well.

hydration 101

  • Dehydration

    A mere 2% loss in body weight through sweat while exercising has been known to decrease exercise performance greatly. Dehydration cannot only lead to decreased performance, but it can cause muscle cramping, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. In order to prevent dehydration, hydrate according to thirst, replenish lost electrolytes with Nuun Active or Nuun Energy, and drink more water throughout the day.

  • Sweat Loss

    Average sweat losses ranges from 1-1.5 liters per hour; however, is very dependent on (but not limited to) the individuals fitness level and environmental conditions. Sodium is the most abundant electrolyte lost via sweat; therefore, it’s important to consume sports drinks with higher amounts of sodium during the activity.

  • Electrolytes

    Electrolytes are tiny particles that are electronically charged and are lost to some extent via sweat when exercising. Electrolytes play a key function in maintaining fluid balance, and supporting normal body function. Sodium and Potassium are the two electrolytes needed at greater quantity, due to their important roles in fluid retention and preventing muscle cramping respectively. Magnesium and Calcium complete the electrolyte profile by aiding in muscle contractions and movement.

  • Water

    Consuming an adequate amount of water throughout the day can help increase energy, and delay the onset of fatigue, it can keep your skin and hair healthy, it can help digest and absorb food faster. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends the adult men intake about 3.4 liters per day, and the adult women intake 2.7 liters per day in order to maintain healthy body functions.

  • Hyponatremia

    A serious condition, in which blood sodium levels are significantly decreased, resorting in a negative balance within the internal Na/K pump. This incidence can occur when an athlete consumes too much plain water. With over-hydrating with plain water you can flush out critical electrolyte stores that are needed for working muscles and normal body function. To avoid this situation, consume an electrolyte rich drink while exercising.

how does nuun help?

Healthy Hydration

our electrolyte enhanced drink tab is gluten free, dairy + soy free, safe for clean sport, and made from plant based ingredients

Speed Of Absorption

nuun uses a combination of effervescent technology and non-gmo sourced dextrose so that your body can absorb fluids and nutrients faster

Electrolytes

nuun contains an optimal blend of electrolytes that keep you hydrated for all levels of activities - whether you are running a marathon or a marathon of errands

Nuun Hydration For Every Lifestyle

Nuun Active

you sweat - nuun active hydrates + replenishes

packed with electrolytes and using clean ingredients, nuun is the perfect sports drink for your active lifestyle

Nuun Energy

you need a lift, nuun energy elevates your hydration

with caffeine from green tea extract, b-vitamins, and electrolytes, nuun energy helps to maintain high levels of energy

Plus For Nuun

you push yourself - plus for nuun fuels you faster

add to nuun active or energy to create an ultimate fast fueling and absorbing sports drink

Nuun All Day

you want to stay healthy—nuun all day revitalizes

nuun all day triggers the body's natural reaction to drink more water by up to 90%

U Natural

stay balanced and refreshed with u natural hydration

u makes it easy to stay hydrated during less intense activities.  stay balanced and refreshed

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