Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Nuun?

Nuun Active Hydration is an electrolyte enhanced drink tablet designed for an on-the-go lifestyle. Packed with electrolytes, light flavor, and made from clean ingredients, Nuun is the perfect sports drink for any of the activities you do. Drop a Nuun tablet into 16oz of water and you’re good to go.

What does Nuun do?

The electrolytes found in Nuun (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium) will help alleviate cramps, help muscles function, communicate and burn energy efficiently.

Where can I find Nuun?

Nuun is sold in over 5,000 outlets in the U.S. and available in over 30 countries. If you're in the US you can find a store here, and if you're not you can find a distributor.

Where is Nuun manufactured?

Nuun is manufactured in Minneapolis, MN in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients.

Can I recycle my Nuun tubes?

Tubes can be recycled at any facility that processes #5 plastics. Go to this website to find a location near you. However, only the tube itself is recyclable. The waterproof stopper is not yet recyclable. 

What are the tiny beads that are enclosed in the stopper?

the tiny beads are made up of silicon dioxide, and help retain any moisture present within the tube. silicon dioxide is non-toxic.

Can I make a batch of nuun, or prepare my bottles in advance?

You can certainly prepare your nuun in advance to make the morning of the race or a training session more convenient. We’ve noticed that refrigerating for several days only affects the flavoring, not the nutrient content or quality.

How long is nuun good for?

Our products have a 24-month expiration date from the time they were produced. The expiration date can be found stamped on the bottom of the tube.

How long will nuun performance stay fresh?

When stored at or under 80 F, with the bag properly sealed the dried powder will stay fresh for two years after manufactured date.

When pre-mixed and refrigerated, performance will stay fresh for up to a week. There may be some settling, just give the bottle a quick shake and it will be properly mixed.

Also, as with all sport drinks, give it a smell or a quick taste. If something seems off discard the serving and mix up a fresh batch!

How should I store performance?

We recommend storing performance the same way as our tablets. Please be sure to re-seal the bulk bags properly after use, and store below 80 F.

My powder is clumping, what should I do?

Given the nature of the product with its higher amount of sugar and real fruit powder, clumping will occur more frequently. We have designed our bags and sachets to mitigate clumping to a certain degree, but we recognize under warmer conditions this can happen.

If the powder hardens up in the sachet, try and break it up before adding it to water. The harden powder will dissolve completely in water; however, it will take a bit longer than free flowing powder.

I opened my bag of performance, and there was no scoop!

Give us a ring or email and we will be happy to send you a scoop! 

Does nuun contain any Genetically Modified (GM) or Genetically Engineered (GE) Organisms or Ingredients?

To the best of our knowledge, the knowledge of our manufacture and suppliers, our products do not contain any Genetically Modified or Engineered Organisms, and/or DNA manipulation in the final product form. We are currently in the verification process on several of our product lines.

Is nuun gluten free?

Yes, all nuun branded products are gluten free. Nuun Active/Energy and PLUS for nuun have been certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerant Group (GiG). For more information visit their website. Nuun All Day does contain trace amounts of gluten from wheat germ oil at levels less than 10PPM which qualifies it as gluten-free by the FDA. 

Is nuun vegan?

Nuun active, energy, and PLUS for nuun are all vegan, and are certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association. For more information visit their website at:

Does nuun contain any banned substances, or ingredients that may come up on a drug test?

All nuun branded products do not contain any banned, or illegal substances. Nuun active, energy, and PLUS for nuun are certified by Informed Choice – Trusted by Sport to ensure our products are safe for consumption. To learn more about the certification visit:

Does nuun contain any tree nuts and/or is nuun manufactured in a facility that processes, handles, or produces products with any tree nuts?

No, nuun does not contain any tree nuts, and is manufactured in a facility that does not contain tree nuts in any product it produces.

Can nuun help me hydrate?

All nuun branded products contain a blend of electrolytes to help aid in physical process of hydration when the tablets are suspended in water.

Can I overdose on nuun?

Most of the nutrients in nuun are water-soluble, any excessive consumption will be excreted through urine. However, some of our products active, energy contain 360 mg of sodium, excessive sodium intake for sedentary individuals can lead to chronic diseases. Our active, energy, and PLUS product lines are meant to be consumed before, during, or after exercise.

Can I consume nuun if I’m pregnant?

Many of our team-members have drank nuun all through their pregnancy. However, we always recommended consulting with your physician prior to use.

Is nuun safe for diabetics?

Nuun active, energy, and all day contains very minimal amounts of both carbs and sugar. However, some of our products do contain 1 gram of dextrose (d-glucose), which is high on the Glycemic Index (GI). We use this ingredient to help increase the rate of fluid and nutrient delivery. The minimal amount of dextrose in our active and energy products will have a little to no impact on blood sugar. We recommended consulting with your physician with any additional questions or concerns.

Is nuun safe for children?

All nuun branded products do not contain any nutrients that cannot be consumed by children. However, daily requirements for children differ to what’s recommended for adults. Some of our products (nuun energy) contain small amounts of caffeine (40 mg per serving), these products when consumed in greater quantities may not be suitable for children. We suggest consulting with your child’s physician prior to use.

Does nuun ship internationally?

Please visit our international distribution page for more information on how to find nuun worldwide. At this time does not ship internationally. 

What do I do if I notice something is wrong with my order, or when I receive the product?

Feel free to email ( or call us Toll-Free at 855-426-6886 with any questions, comments, concerns about your order or the product.