I really enjoyed using the Tailwind Nutrition single use pouch for the first time. One 3.8oz pouch contains 4 servings, which states to mix with 48 oz of water (I used about 40). 48 oz is a lot of liquid for even a long run for me, so I shared with DrToothy. She ran 9 miles and consumed a 12oz bottle, and I consumed the rest during an 18 miler run.
I would normally eat a couple gu’s or gels (or some other food) during a run that long, but with the calories and electrolytes within this, I decided to consume only the Tailwind to see how I felt.
The short story is that I felt great! My energy levels seemed even throughout and I never felt an oncoming “bonk” or drop in blood sugar. I certainly started to feel a little more tired toward the end of the run, but that should be expected. I felt pretty good the rest of the day too and the next.
I had the berry flavor, which really reminded me of cotton candy flavored gum. The flavor was somewhat sugary, but I disproportioned the water slightly so that could have been why. Either way I still liked it.
The “single use” pouches 3 for $10.50, which I already thought was a decent deal, especially when I only use for long runs. Also if just using by myself, I would probably only use 1/2 pouch per run.
Overall, I was very pleased with this product!