Gear Pick: Nectar Hydro Sports Hydration Tabs

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Nectar Hydro Sports Hydration Tabs (£6.99)

Cedric says: Nectar Hydro Sports Hydration Tabs are a new way to hydrate from the company that revolutionised recovery drinks: For Good Shakes. They are designed to help to replace the electrolytes you loose when you sweat, without the added calories of a regular sports drink.

Each virtually calorie-free (1.3-2 cals per 100ml) hydration tablet delivers five essential electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and chloride) and is available in three fruity flavours: Lemon & Lime, Summer Fruits and Orange. One tablet dissolved in 750ml of water creates a pleasant taste. Summer Fruits came out on top as our favourite flavour.

As with almost all sports nutrition products, it’s hard to gauge how well these tabs perform compared to popular brands like High5 and Nuun. Trial and error is often the best approach when you’re looking to find out what works for you.

I found that the Nectar Hydro Tabs worked well for rides of 90 minutes to two hours. On longer rides or during races, using the tabs with gels or your favorite sports drink should help to prevent cramp. There are 20 tabs in a packet so they’re good value too.

To buy, or find out more, visit the Nectar Hydro website.

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