Whatever it is you’re doing to stay active, hydration is key – even in the winter time. We’ve got to get that water back in our bodies, as well as replenish the electrolytes that we lose in the course of sweating. One of the latest that I’ve gotten to try out is the Gnarly Fuel2O Hydration.
As with many hydration products, Gnarly offers a few different flavors: the limeade (which we tried), a tropical (which we presume is a fruit punch) and then a caffeinated cherry cola flavor. A single scoop just adds 100 calories to your intake, and provides 250mg of sodium per serving as well as the electrolytes chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium (pulled that direct from their product page). In short, it’s going to help your body recover from what you put it through.
When it comes to hydration, it’s not like I can quantify in any detail how quickly I recover, or how well hydrated I feel. I mean, it gets the job done, so there we go. For me, then, I look at two things, primarily: how well it mixes in water, and how it tastes. On the first point, the Gnarly Fuel2O Hydration is the best-mixing powder I’ve tried. In fact, I feel like I almost didn’t need to stir it. Sure, it kicks up a cloud when you pour the scoop into your water, but once it hits the water, it just starts dissolving and falling down. In other words, I had zero clumps of powder I had to scrub out once I was done drinking it.
For flavor, the Gnarly Fuel2O Hydration has what I would call a fairly standard limeade flavor, one that just feels right for drinking while you’re active. What I really liked here is that, even with the salt and electrolytes in there, the Gnarly did not feel slippery on the tongue. Some brands have those balances off a bit, and it gives you a weird mouthfeel; that is definitely not the case here.
If you want to add some Gnarly Fuel2O Hydration to your workout routine, a bag (which has 25 scoops-worth) runs $34.95, while a box of 10 tubes (which is 20 servings) is $28.95. And if you decide you like the flavors and need it to be part of your normal routine, you can setup subscribe-and-save to knock another 10% off of the prices. gognarly.com