Active Hydration works with your body to maximize absorption of water and electrolytes, with clean, light flavors and no funky aftertaste. Created for shorter or less intense efforts when you don’t need the calories of Endurance Fuel.
Most hydration drinks have a strong flavor to cover the salty taste of electrolytes. With Active Hydration, we’ve taken a different approach by carefully balancing acids and bases and Vitamin C to create a neutral-tasting base. This allows Active Hydration’s fruit flavors to shine through cleanly without being overpowering, in keeping with the light flavors you’ve come to expect from Tailwind.
Active Hydration takes advantage of active transport mechanisms found in the small intestine to maximize hydration. Active transport mechanisms act like pumps to move sugars (glucose or fructose), sodium, and water across the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. Active Hydration contains the ingredients needed to activate these transport mechanisms. Hydration drinks lacking sugar can’t take advantage of these active transport mechanisms.
Active Hydration includes grass-fed bovine collagen peptides. Studies of collagen supplementation combined with exercise show promising results improving joint functionality. Vitamin C is a necessary cofactor in collagen synthesis and functions as an antioxidant. This is an emerging area of science. Please see the references HERE for more information.
There’s one word for the aftertaste of typical hydration drinks: Yuck! Most have an overly strong flavor with extra sweetening to cover salty electrolytes. Diet sweeteners are often used to avoid adding calories, leaving a pronounced aftertaste. Active Hydration is different because we start with a neutral base (see Clean, Light Flavor above), lightly sweetened with cane sugar so the fruit flavors shine through cleanly with no funky aftertaste.
The composition of our fuel matches what the gut absorbs. Our Endurance Fuel is made with all-natural ingredients and organic flavors. It mixes crystal clear with water to meet your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs, no matter how big a day is in front of you.
Endurance Fuel’s glucose/sucrose fuel takes advantage of how our bodies absorb nutrients. The combination of fuel, electrolytes, and water has a synergistic effect, allowing the body to absorb more of each. Once in the bloodstream, the glucose fuels muscles directly, allowing athletes to go longer at higher intensities.
Not all stomachs can handle the sticky sweetness or hard-to-digest molecules found in most nutrition products. Sipping Tailwind provides steady, small doses of fuel that pass right through the stomach. The composition of Tailwind’s fuel matches what the gut is made to absorb, so Tailwind enters your system quickly, without taxing the digestive tract.
We researched it. We tested it. We asked experts about it, so you don’t have to. Protein during exercise doesn’t improve endurance, but it does correlate with GI distress. Studies show no significant endurance difference between carb-only and carb-protein drinks. Protein is a complex molecule that is hard to digest, potentially shutting down your digestive tract during exercise and causing stomach issues.
Tailwind Recovery mixed with water is the perfect post-workout recovery drink. We add complete protein, electrolytes, healthy fats from coconut milk and just the right amount of carbohydrates. Recovery Mix is also non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, soy free and dairy free.
Recovery Mix contains the right kinds and amounts of carbohydrates to restore energy after a hard workout. We use simple sugars, dextrose and sucrose, that are easy to digest and go straight to your bloodstream to take advantage of the “golden hour” after exercise when the body can replenish glycogen stores more quickly than at any other time due to insulin sensitivity.
Only complete protein is used to rebuild muscle, while incomplete protein is burned as energy or has to be filtered by the kidneys. We start with organic rice protein and supplement with the nine essential amino acids to make a perfectly complete protein. Tailwind Recovery Mix contains 3x more complete protein per gram than whey protein isolate, making it much more efficient for rebuilding muscle and sparing kidneys from extra work during recovery.
Recovery Mix contains sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium to restore electrolyte balance* and replace what you sweat out during your exercise. *Meets WHO hydration standards.
To get the same protein, carbohydrates, and electrolytes found in one serving of Recovery Mix, you’d have to eat all of this: