Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tailwind Nutrition

Athletes sometimes suffer through upset stomachs (and worse), cramps, undrinkable tastes, and juggling drinks, gels, pills, and chews. Nutrition should be simple to use and get the job done so you can focus on going fast. That’s why Tailwind was created--made for endurance athletes by endurance athletes. Tailwind’s dextrose fuel is a form of clean glucose (the fuel that powers muscles and essential organs). It minimizes digestive effort and enters your system quickly, avoiding the stomach pile up that complex sugars and protein can cause.


What Tailwind hears from their customers:
  • "They love that this is all they need – they can just dump it in their bottles or hydration packs and go. Tailwind contains all of the calories and electrolytes so you don't need to supplement with gels, chews, gu's, food, etc.
  • Any stomach problems they were experiencing with other sports nutrition products are gone. This is due to the fact that Tailwind doesn't contain any protein and uses dextrose (glucose) as its energy source vs. a complex carbohydrate (maltodextrin).
  • They love that it's not sweet and syrupy, but instead has a mild taste that gets better the longer you do your activity."





I would agree with Tailwind’s other customers. Apart from the powder easily escaping the pouches in a puff, this is a simple product that does what it advertises. I really appreciated the minimally sweet, minimally processed flavor. Laima thought she could detect the sea salt, which I didn’t notice, but you can read her whole review over at Women’s Endurance Gear. I think what impressed me the most about Tailwind was that it tasted uniformly good when a minimal amount was used as well as when a stronger flavor was desired. The kids seemed to gravitate towards the lemon flavor the most, while I though the lemon and mandarin orange in a strong concentration was my favorite. The berry flavor, while quite tasty, just wasn’t distinctive enough to overtake the other two flavors. The fact that they are organic is a tremendous bonus, as we really try to eschew things with harmful ingredients.

The Tailwind Challenge:

If Tailwind doesn't blow you away, they’ll pay your race fee. Just order the Tailwind Challenge pack—four large containers in your choice of flavors at 10% off the individual price—train with it, race with it, and if it doesn't blow you away, mail them your race entry fee receipt for a refund.

More information available at the Tailwind website, by following on Twitter,  and liking on Facebook.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog, courtesy of Tailwind Nutrition. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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3 comments:

  1. Interesting. Had not heard of this company, but I do like that there are so many upstarts out there now offering so many options.

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  2. We have a lot of local companies offering similar products here in SA. Some are good and some not so good. The local brands are at least much more affordable.

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  3. Nice review Kovas. I ordered some maltodextrin powder and I'm going to try mixing my own. I may give tailwind a try too.

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