Tailwind Nutrition was developed for endurance athletes but it works for the rest of us, too. We tested it on a Great Lakes SUP trip recently and gave it high marks all around–for flavor, convenience, and the gentle but strong energy/endurance boost.
I knew the first day we would be paddling 20 km of open water, and high wind was in the forecast. We wouldn’t be stopping for lunch. So we premixed Tailwind Endurance Fuel into our water bottles. I didn’t drink mine quickly; I took sips as I paddled, over a four-hour period. And I didn’t feel hungry as lunchtime came and went.
The paddling was arduous, the headwind was fierce, but we all dug in and kept paddling around the exposed, remote island chain to our destination (the only bay with shelter from the prevailing west wind). Pulling over was not an option. If you stopped even for 20 seconds, the wind blew you out into open water. We needed Tailwind.
Tailwind Endurance Fuel is available in 30- and 50-servings bags, and also in easy-to-carry foil stick-packs (perfect for paddling trips) that contain 200 calories worth. Endurance Fuel is available caffeinated and non-caffeinated. You can also try Rebuild, the protein-rich recovery drink for post-training and -racing.
IT’S ALL ABOUT ABSORPTION
Tailwind’s glucose/sucrose formulation takes advantage of how we absorb nutrients. The combination of Tailwind’s fuel, electrolytes, and water synergistically allows the body to absorb more of each. Once Tailwind enteres the bloodstream it fuels muscles directly, allowing athletes to go longer at higher intensities.
When you’re sweating, Tailwind’s electrolyte profile replaces what you’re losing. The composition of Tailwind’s fuel is calibrated for what the gut absorbs, so it enters your system quickly, without taxing the digestive tract. We can attest to this—no tracts were taxed.
Tailwind doesn’t taste like medicine. It tastes good. You’ll want to drink it all day.
ENDURANCE FUEL (CAFFEINATED) 30-SERVING BAG
No time to make coffee? Caffeinated Tailwind meets all your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs, plus it adds 35mg of caffeine per 100 calories. Raspberry Buzz, Green Tea Buzz, and Tropical Buzz flavours are available in 50 and 30 serving bags, as well as 200 calorie stick packs.
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