Nuun – Enhance your water

This week I want to talk about ways to enhance your water for your next outdoor activity or exercise sessions while providing your body much needed nutrients using Nuun products (pronounced ‘noon’). They specialize in electrolyte replacement products that can give you more energy, stamina and lesson recovery time when exerting yourself without tons of added sugar or alternative sweeteners. 

We all know the importance of staying hydrated. Especially in hot, dry climates. I find plain old water bland and personally hard to drink if not cold unless I am extremely thirsty. In the past I would normally use a sugary powder to flavor my water so that I could still drink it even if warm. Then I found a better way.


Nuun is my go to brand because they have so many flavors across a range of categories with both tablet and powder formats.  I’ve been using them for the past seven years for long-distance cycling (25-100 miles in a day) and hiking/backpacking adventures.

Hydration tabs 

Their hydration tabs come in plastic tubes of 10 that are water resistant to keep them dry.  I always have a tube in my backpack and keep one in my car’s emergency kit as well.  I keep several more tubes on the shelf for everyday activities.  Their compact size make it easy to carry and each tablet is made for 16 oz. of water (enough for a standard size bottled water).  It takes 2 tabs for my 32 oz. water bottle.  They dissolve in a matter of minutes and provide just enough flavor to the water to make it more refreshing while providing nutrients to my body without all the sugar of other products.  I tend to drink flavor enhanced water during and after my activities, but you could certainly also drink it before.


I have not tried their powder products yet but imagine they are just as effective.  The one plus is they dissolve instantly where the tabs take a few minutes to dissolve.  The powders can come in canisters or a box of single serving packets.


Their website is sale focused but there is other information about their products and community. You can order products off their website or find it on store shelves everywhere.  They do offer a 15% discount when you create a monthly subscription with them.

For those just getting started they have a 6-in-1 Hydration Starter Kit and an All-in-One Training Kit in addition to 7 other bundles that provide some savings off individual products.

Hydration Quiz

Have trouble making decisions? Not sure what to try? Use their “Find your Nuun” hydration quiz that recommends the best product based on your answers to 5-6 questions.  For the more decisive types, you can probably figure that out for yourself just by reading each category description.

Electrolyte Drink Categories & Flavors

This is the list from their website. As you can see they have ten different categories (5 tablet and 5 powder) and a large selection of flavors to choose from.  This represents a huge expansion of their product line since I started using them seven years ago.  I primarily use the Sport line but have been contemplating trying a few others.

Sport (tablet)

  • Provides a great balance of ingredients for mineral replenishment and optimal hydration before/during/after your workout.
Nuun Sport
Nuun Sport + Caffeine

Immunity (tablet)

  • Proprietary blend of anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and electrolytes fight back against common cold and flu symptoms.
Nuun Immunity

Vitamins (tablet)

  • Perfect for an everyday hydrating boost, Nuun Vitamins provides what your body needs: 11 essential vitamins and minerals.
Nuun Vitamins
Nuun Vitamins + Caffeine

Rest (tablet)

  • A soothing blend of magnesium, potassium and tart-cherry for some extra R&R.
Nuun Rest

Energy (tablet)

  • Energizing ingredients with a lasting lift. Our innovative blend is crafted with a trio of high-voltage ingredients for a sustained energy boost.
Nuun Engery

Endurance (Powder)

  • Designed with efficient carbohydrates and optimized electrolytes to keep you moving.
Nuun Endurance

Instant (Powder)

  • A rapidly rehydrating formula with optimized electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.
Nuun Instant
  • Strawberry Lemonade *NEW

Immunity3 (Powder)

  • Combining Vitamins, Electrolytes, and Prebiotics, Nuun Immunity3 harnesses the power of hydration to provide a triple pathway of support for the immune system.
Nuun Immunity3

Prime (Powder)

  • Our plant-based pre-workout drink mix is designed with electrolytes, vegan BCAAs and adaptogens to hydrate, increase focus, and support your muscles.
Nuun Prime

Recover (Powder)

  • Our post-workout drink mix packed with carbohydrates, electrolytes and BCAAs.
Nuun Recover


Impressively, all their products are certified Vegan, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Informed Choice, Non-GMO and Climate Neutral.

If you haven’t tried Nuun before, I highly recommended doing so.  I know there are other players in this space but none with the variety of flavors and blends for specific situations.

Do you use Nuun or another brand? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Last Updated on October 29, 2021