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Nunn tablets

Postby Peddle Up! » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:09 pm

I like to drop lemon and lime Nunn tablets into my water bottle for bike or gym time but at a fiver for a tube it's getting to be an expensive habit. :? Is it possible to buy these in bulk? Thanks.
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby styxd » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:11 pm

Just drop water into your water bottle.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby fludey » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:17 pm

Keep an eye out on Group On, I got a great deal on them from there but you have to wait for the offers.

I know I used to get discount on gels from Wiggle when bought in bulk, as in box of 30 rather than the usual 10 at a time.
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby cougie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 13:40 pm

styxd wrote:Just drop water into your water bottle.


^ this.

How long are you at the gym that you need to replace electrolytes ? Your diet will be sufficient.

I only bother with them once it gets hot in the summer.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Peddle Up! » Mon Mar 11, 2013 13:59 pm

cougie wrote:
styxd wrote:Just drop water into your water bottle.


^ this.

How long are you at the gym that you need to replace electrolytes ? Your diet will be sufficient.

I only bother with them once it gets hot in the summer.


I like the taste. :D :D
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby TheFD » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:04 pm

I agree - I like the taste also. But I also think at the back of my mind if I'm out on a longer ride and am beginning to feel tired then they should be doing some good. I'm sure they probably aren't but in a placebo way I feel they must.
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby cougie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:17 pm

If its just the taste - add some cordial or even a fizzy vitamin c tablet ? They're a lot cheaper than Nuun - £1.25 for 20 tablets.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby team47b » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:40 pm

Electrolyte replacement...

60ml lemon juice
60ml lime juice
1 teaspoon of salt
1 whole squeezed orange
1 litre of water

Keep it in the fridge for when you need it.
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby zx6man » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:44 pm

TheFD wrote:I agree - I like the taste also. But I also think at the back of my mind if I'm out on a longer ride and am beginning to feel tired then they should be doing some good. I'm sure they probably aren't but in a placebo way I feel they must.


wont do anything for the tired feeling unfortunatley :-)

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Navrig » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:46 pm

Peddle Up! wrote:
cougie wrote:
styxd wrote:Just drop water into your water bottle.


^ this.

How long are you at the gym that you need to replace electrolytes ? Your diet will be sufficient.

I only bother with them once it gets hot in the summer.


I like the taste. :D :D



Robinsons No added sugar diluting juice. Dirt cheap and tastier than Nuun.

Keep Nuuns for when you really need it - long hot cycles or when you get cramps after rides.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby marcusjb » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:13 pm

Navrig wrote:Robinsons No added sugar diluting juice. Dirt cheap and tastier than Nuun.

Keep Nuuns for when you really need it - long hot cycles or when you get cramps after rides.


I'd agree.

I am a big proponent of Nuun tablets and use them on long rides in all seasons. One bottle with Nuun, one with water. They have helped solve hydration and cramping issues for me.

But I wouldn't use them in the gym, on the turbo or out doing laps of Richmond Park. They're too expensive for using on short rides and they don't have the benefit.

The taste thing is important - and tasting better than water can encourage you to drink more - but a bit of squash in the bottle does the trick.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Frank the tank » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:50 pm

As others have said only use tablets in the summer when you're on long rides and it's errrrrr hot :shock: some chance. However high5 tablets are cheaper than nunn.
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby marcusjb » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:56 pm

Frank the tank wrote:As others have said only use tablets in the summer when you're on long rides and it's errrrrr hot :shock: some chance.


Consider them in winter as well. I've managed to dehydrate myself much better in winter than I have ever done in summer!

Cold water, the belief that you're not really sweating (whereas the reality in winter is that you're often sweating quite heavily under the layers) all lead to messing up your drinking on a long winter ride quite easily.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Frank the tank » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:01 pm

marcusjb wrote:
Frank the tank wrote:As others have said only use tablets in the summer when you're on long rides and it's errrrrr hot :shock: some chance.


Consider them in winter as well. I've managed to dehydrate myself much better in winter than I have ever done in summer!

Cold water, the belief that you're not really sweating (whereas the reality in winter is that you're often sweating quite heavily under the layers) all lead to messing up your drinking on a long winter ride quite easily.

Fair point.

Personally I don't get too longer rides in in winter 'cos I suffer like a dog once the cold weather kicks in.
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby SmoggySteve » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:33 pm

You shouldn't take too many of them, you will end up forming a habit.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:08 pm

How did we ever manage without gels and drink additives...

Diluted tesco squash goes in my bottles

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby styxd » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:25 pm

Mikey23 wrote:How did we ever manage without gels and drink additives...


Placebos?

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Bobbinogs » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:00 pm

Mikey23 wrote:How did we ever manage without gels and drink additives...


Bag of gravel?

My vote is for the pink lemonade Nuuns, taste lovely but at only 60p per water bottle it means that I will just have to wait a little longer before having 4 grand to drop on a Cervelo.

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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby Frank the tank » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:50 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:You shouldn't take too many of them, you will end up forming a habit.

And some fell on stoney ground fella. :lol:
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Re: Nunn tablets

Postby springtide9 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:58 pm

If you are just after the electrolytes to avoid cramp etc, you can get it in tablet form...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elete-Electro ... 232130c5d2

~£14 for 90 .... and then you can just add squash for taste. They don't dissolve very well, but if you pop one in the second bottle it will be gone by the time you get around to drinking it.

They also do....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elete-Electro ... 53f3c85243

And if you use at the gym/turbo when you know you're going to loose a lot of fluid, then just pop one in the bottle and crunch what's left when you get to the end of the bottle! But not sure how much more benefit this is than say a bit of salt in the bottle.

But although still a little expensive, still much cheaper than Nunn or High5
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