Nuun has been updating its various sports hydration products, and Nuun Endurance, designed specifically those expecting to be out on the course for more than 90 minutes, will replace Gatorade at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s water stations on October 20.
Some commercial sports drinks contain a lot of sugar, artificial dyes and unnecessary chemicals–things that more health-aware athletes are trying to get away from, since they do nothing to improve either performance or health (and may do the opposite). Nuun unveiled its new Sport product earlier this year, and now endurance athletes in Canada can enjoy Nuun Endurance, formulated with their specific needs in mind.
According to Nuun, “as more research into hydration science demonstrated the ineffectiveness of traditional sports drink formulas, runners demanded healthier options with cleaner ingredients designed specifically to hydrate for high-intensity activities.”
- Complete electrolyte profile, including potassium chloride
- Sodium 380 mg / Potassium 200 mg / Magnesium 20 mg / Chloride 80 mg / Calcium 15 mg
- Sugars sourced from dextrose and cane sugar
- 3.3% ratio of carbohydrate to water
- third-party verified Non-GMO Project, Informed-Sport and Kosher
- gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan
- 60 calories and 15 grams of sugar per serving
Formulated as a powdered mix rather than a tab, Nuun Endurance is non-GMO and Informed Sport certified (Informed Sport is a third-party quality assurance program for sports nutrition products), kosher, vegan and gluten-free–which means you can rest assured there’s no funny stuff in your hydration product. It comes in four flavours: Mixed Berry, Citrus Mango, Lemon Lime and caffeinated Strawberry Lemonade, and is available in 16-serving tubs (for CDN $32) or single-serving packets. The Strawberry Lemonade flavour contains 25 mg of caffeine derived from organic green coffee beans.
Nuun Endurance’s delivers just enough electrolytes to optimize hydration, and its low sugar content is designed to minimize the potential for gastric distress.
Nuun Endurance will soon be available at outdoor stores like Mountain Equipment Co-op (which will be the only place you can buy the Lemon Lime and Citrus Mango flavours for the first six months), or you can order it online here. And if you’re racing Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, you can taste it on the course (Sunday, October 20) or at the expo (Friday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Exhibition Place, Enercare Centre, Hall D).
UPDATE: On October 24 Nuun announced that Nuun Endurance will take the place of Gatorade at the Los Angeles Marathon, which takes place on March 8, 2020, and continuing through at least 2022. In addition to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the Pittsburgh Marathon and the Cowtown Marathon also switched to Nuun in 2019, joining numerous other running events across the US.