As you prepare for hiking or climbing whether it is just a day trip or a few days, it’s vital to think about keeping yourself properly hydrated. Some people have a tendency to forget this important necessity when they’re right in the thick of a hike or scaling up several different routes in the great outdoors.
While water is ideal for hydration, sometimes it just isn’t enough. For those who are more aggressive hikers and also if you have a long hike ahead of you as far as an approach to certain climbing routes, you’ll want something more than water. As you sweat, you lose common electrolytes in your body such as sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate. Without a balance of these substances, functionality of our bodies becomes less than normal and can eventually lead to critical conditions such as certain organs shutting down.
Instead of passing out on the trail from the lack of proper hydration, pop a Nuun tablet in your water. What is Nuun? It is an electrolyte-enhanced sports drink tablet that turns your water into a refreshing drink that will keep you optimally hydrated wherever you are. Nuun is absorbed quickly to provide the optimal salt balance to prevent cramping.
The tablets come in a little water resistant tube that is easily stored in your pack without taking up a lot of space. That’s definitely more than you can say about hauling the extra weight of sports drinks in your backpack or opening your pack only to find the powder of a sports drink covering everything.
The taste of Nuun is invigorating. It’s not too strong, but it has enough taste that really just hits the spot as you’re trekking through the canyons. There is no sugar in the tablets, and it is effervescent so it dissolves quickly. There is no need to shake the water bottle to mix it as it is properly dispersed after dissolving. No caffeine was added to the tablets, so you can enjoy drinking it anytime of day.
You’ll really enjoy the convenience, taste and optimal hydration that Nuun provides. It comes in several flavors including lemon-lime, tri-berry, orange ginger, and tropical mix. They also have U-hydration which is a new tablet that is more for the light hikers and comes in nice, mellow flavors.
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