Gels & Supplements
Anyone who’s run long distances through the woods or up a mountain trail knows how important it is to stay hydrated – and how important it is to supplement your water with a proper balance of electrolyes and calories. While nothing can ever replace the value of pure H20 out there, trail running hydration supplements should also be a part of your routine.
Offering energy boosts, a healthy balance of electrolytes, anti-fatigue capabilities, and a performance-enhancing mix of fat and carbohydrates, these energy gels and chewable tablets ensure that your body has what it needs to push harder and go further. Especially important when you’re going over long distances, trail running hydration supplements are fast becoming a staple for outdoor adventurers and runners, bikers, and racers alike. And because so many of them are designed to take up less space, you don’t have to feel weighed down by the equipment you carry.
Choosing the Right Trail Running Hydration
While finding a good, healthy hydration supplement used to be a challenge, the real issue now is deciding between the many different options on the market. GU Energy Gel packs work well when you want a lightweight and easy-to-access boost you can pull from your pocket. If you want a tablet that easily dissolves into your current backpack hydration system, the great-tasting CamelBak Elixir provides electrolytes in five great flavors. You can also save the boost for after your workout, when Hammer Recoverite makes all the difference in maintaining muscle mass.
Trail running hydration isn’t just about making sure you get enough water – it’s about enhancing your performance and making it possible to safely push your limits. Thanks to companies like GU Energy, Honey Stinger, Nuun, Hammer Nutrition, and Rock/Creek, it’s a lot easier to stay healthy and active out there, and that’s something we all look forward to.