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Feb 1, 2012

Nuun review and Giveaway!!!

3 miles today....done!

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Nuun contacted me recently to see if I would have an interest in testing and reviewing their product.  While I'm sure many of you runners/cyclists know, but for those of you that don't know, they make Electrolyte drink tablets to help you with Hydration during/after running/exercise.  Here's what I was sent:


A cool waterbottle with their logo on it and two flavors - Strawberry Lemonade and Tri-berry.  Each tube contains 12 tablets.  Here's what the tablets give you:

Each tablet makes 16 oz. of Nuun and gives you the following:  360 mg of Sodium, 100 mg of Potassium, 25 mg of Magnesium and 13 mg of Calcium.  It has less than 8 calories.  NO sugar.  No high-frutose corn syrup.  No artificial flavors or colors.

Both flavors that I tried had a good taste to them.  The taste is basically a flavored water with a very light taste.  What I mean is that it does not taste syrupy(is that a word?) or heavy so it's enjoyable to drink.  I'm sure many of you have been to races where you tasted the drink they were giving out and it was too heavy/sugary for you to drink and then keep running.  This is not the case with Nuun.  Nuun also has a good aftertaste as well.

As most of you know, I have not been a big fan of drinks like these.  Many do not have a good taste or are not good for you.  Actually there has only been two brands, including Nuun, that I have actually liked.

Nuun is really simple to use.  Drop a tablet in your waterbottle, wait two minutes and it's ready to drink.  Here's what the tablet looks like:

The price is also extremely reasonable at only 46 to 50 cents depending on how much you purchase.  Actually, I'm not sure you could find anything less expensive in the electrolyte drink area.  As you know, I'm also a big fan of companies that help the environment.  In this case, using these is helping save twelve 16 oz. plastic bottles from going into the landfill.

Flavors, flavors, flavors! - lots of flavors to pick from including Lemon+Lime, Tri-berry, Strawberry-Lemonade, Grape(which is co-branded with Team in Training and 15% goes back to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - awesome!), Orange, Fruit-Punch, Kona Cola, Citrus Fruit, Lemon Tea, Tropical, Banana, Goji Berry Green Tea, Tangerine Ginger, and Cucumber Mint.

You can purchase these in single flavors of four packs or you can get a mixed four pack of four flavors.  You can also order a 100 count box of single serve tablets as well.  A great way to get a good mix of flavors too.

Overall, I would highly recommend these and I believe you will find them to be a staple in your hydration plan going forward no matter what you are training for.

To learn more,

Click HERE to go to their website.

Click HERE to go to their Facebook page

Click HERE to go to their Twitter page

Would you like to try Nuun?  In addition to the samples they sent me, they also included a four pack sample for me to give away to one of my lucky readers.  The four pack has Fruit Punch, Grape, Strawberry Lemonade and Tropical in it.  It will give you enough to make 48 - 16oz. drinks.


Here's the rules to win:

1) Be a follower of Detroit Runner and let me know you are(1 entry)
2) Go to Nuun's Facebook page, "like them" and let them know that Detroit Runner sent you.  Even if you are already a fan, let them know Detroit Runner sent you and let me know here(1 entry)
3) Go to Nuun's Twitter page and follow them.  Even if you are already following, let them know that Detroit Runner sent you and let me know here(1 entry)
4) Answer the question:  "What do you use to hydrate during/after your run?"

Four ways to win!  Good luck!  Contest to end February 8th.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

77 comments:

  1. Huge fan of Nuun. Addicted really... I ran out the other day and am waiting on my fix to arrive in the mail :) following, of course!

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  2. I'm a follower of yours... and a HUGE fan of nuun!

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  3. I use nuun throughout my long runs and races. Other than that, just water....

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  4. I already LIKE nuun on FB, and posted about your awesome giveaway!

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  5. I follow nuun on twitter, and tweeted about this great giveaway!

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  6. I'm a follower of Detroit Runner. Love Nuun!

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  7. Liked their FB page and told them you sent me!

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  8. I use either Nuun or water to hydrate.

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  9. I like nuun on facebook and told them you sent me!

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  10. I follow nuun on twitter and sent them some love!

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  11. During and after my run I will use water or nuun/gatorade depending on the length of the run.

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  12. I'm a follower and LOOOVE NUUN!

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  13. ...and I just sent them some love on Twitter (have been a follower)

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  14. ...and now I follow Nuun on FaceBook.

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  15. I follow you and @ministryofnuun on Twitter and I tweeted about your giveaway. I use Nuun religiously and found it very helpful on long runs to hydrate. What I like the most about it? It's not sugary! - Kristin

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  16. Lets see, I follow your blog, I follow NUNN on twitter, I usually just use water, but I think it may be time to start with something extra because I am a heavy sweater

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  17. I like Propel in the grape flavor and really want to try Nuun.

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  18. I followed them on Twitter and said that you sent me.

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  19. Never tried Nuun, curious to see how it tastes. I usually use the clear kind of G2 when running, then chocolate milk after.

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  20. i follow you through google reader

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  21. I tend to stick to GU Brew during a run. my friend uses Nuun so i'd be interested to try it. post run is always lots of water and sometimes chocolate milk.

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  22. I use Nuun on my runs but am almost out. These flavors look yummy!

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  23. I'm a follower. Usually I just drink water and if I need calories I have shot bloks or gu chomps (gel doesn't even remotely appeal to me), but I'd be super interested in trying nuun. I guess I also drink powerade... nothing special here.

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  24. I usually just drink water. I have never tried Nuun, so I'm going to be honest and not Like their page until I have tried their product.

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  25. I drink water! I recently found NUUN at a local running store. I'm training for my first 8K in March and just came across it there and they recommended trying it, so I did and I love the Citrus Fruit! I liked them on FB and has put Detroit Runner sent me! GREAT giveaway, thanks! :)

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  26. Went to Nuun's fb page and told them you sent me

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  27. Went to Nunn's twitter and told them you sent me

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  28. I drink tons of water before and after. I haven't tried Nuun yet! I guess I'm missing out big time.

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  29. Before a run I try to drink as much water as possible. After a run, I like to drink chocolate coconut water.

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  30. I like Nuun on fb, and I said that you sent me.

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  31. I'm a proud follower of Detroit Runner!!

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  32. I liked nuun on facebook and let them know you sent me:)

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  33. I tweeted nuun! https://twitter.com/#!/JennsAdventures/status/164896022588424192

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  34. Hmmm, after my runs I'm using guzzling water! If I'm particularly dehydrated that day I'll drink some coconut water at some point to get back to normal or close to it:)

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  35. I started ollowing them on twitter! (and you also!)

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  36. After a run I go for water and milk :)

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  37. I just started running more than 3 miles, so far Ive used water and smoothies. Im ready to 'move up' in the running world!!

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  38. Max out my entries, Jeff. I love free stuff! All requirements have been met. FYI, I fuel up with Gu and never heard of Nuun, so i would officially call this effective blog marketing.

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  39. I usually just use water for my runs, along with a gel or two. A protein shake with some electrolyte powder when I am finished. Would love to try some Nuun.

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  40. My favorite way to hydrate is just plain H2O :) I'd love to try Nuun though.

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  41. I use Nuun after shorter runs and during my long runs. Would love to win some free supply. Thanks!

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  42. I've been a follower for many months now. Its good to hear about fellow Michiganders.

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  43. I use Nuun currently for long rides, especially in the heat. It works great to fend off cramps and restore energy.

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  44. I use Nuun to hydrate with usually, I also sometimes use the Hammer Endurolytes which is not quite as good.

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  45. I like Nuun! Posted on their FB page as MagMileRunner.com to let them know.

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  46. Currently I hydrate with water during/after a run. If I need fuel, I prefer the more natural products like Clif and Honey Stinger. I've wanted to try Nuun for awhile but haven't yet.

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  47. of course i use nuun to hydrate during my runs!

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  48. I liked Nuun on FB and told them you sent me!

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  49. I usually just drink water after a run to hydrate, but I have heard great things about Nuun and would love to try it!

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