Nuun hydration tablets £6

New flavours for 2012

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2012 sees five new flavours of Nuun tablets: Strawberry Lemonade, Grape, Fruit Punch, Lemon Tea and Tropical, bringing the total range up to 11.

You drop one tablet into 500ml of water (although we usually use a 750ml bottle and prefer the more dilute taste) and wait a couple of minutes while it dissolves. They contain no sugar or carbohydrates, which means no extra calories – just electrolytes, vitamins and minerals to keep you hydrated and fend off cramp. 

They can leave your mouth feeling slightly dry, but that keeps you drinking regularly and therefore more hydrated, so it kind of works out. A tube contains 12 tablets, stores easily in your backpack and is perfect for long rides.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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