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Tailwind Nutrition Review (2018)

A few months ago I received a package from Tailwind Nutrition in the form of their Endurance Fuel (Berry).   With all the companies that produce nutritional aids for athletes there are lots of choices and it can certainly get a bit confusing, so the bag sat on my shelf for a while.

Over the last 2 weeks I have been using Tailwind’s powder for my indoor trainer rides and I have to say I am impressed.  The taste (Berry) is great and at least for me, zero stomach issues.  The powder mixes easily with water and leaves little residue once mixed.

Tailwind Nutrition Berry

Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel

Leadville 100 2009

As one who has participated in various Ironmans and even the Leadville (100 miles of running), nutrition is super important to excel at peak performance.

When I raced Leadville in 2009, I went with 16 other people and only 1/2 of our group finished.  Of the 8 DNFs in our group, nutrition played a major role in not finishing.  Of the ones that did finish, all but top racer still had nutritional issues during the race.

Personally I slug along for the last 50 miles feeling like I was going to lose my cookies.  Just thinking about it still makes me feel a bit queasy.  Obviously my nutrition plan didn’t work as I had wanted it to, so I am always on the lookout for nutritional aids.

Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind Nutritional Supplement FactsTailwind Nutrition hails from Durango, Colorado and the founder, Jeff Vierling, was looking for a way to fuel up during endurance events that wouldn’t result in an upset stomach and as a result cause a DNF somewhere on the course.

Tailwind makes a powder mix specifically designed for endurance events and it comes in a self serve 200 calorie stick pack and a 30 serving bag.

You can buy Tailwind in a stick pack bundle ($17.50), Individual bags ($35.99) and multi-pack bags for ($130.00).  Tailwind also makes a caffeinated mix for ($38.99).

To use the powder, simply mix it with water.  Each scoop contains 100 calories and for a 24 ounce bottle you should add 2-3 scoops for best results.  For events that last an hour or more it is recommended to use roughly 2 scoops per hour.

  • Convenient and Easy To Use.
  • Lightweight: Lightweight, portable stick packs- Just add the powder to water and go.
  • All Natural Ingredients – Non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free! Easy to Digest.
  • No Gut Bombs: No gut bombs, cramping, bloating or upset stomach.
  • Tasty All Day: Light refreshing flavor that develops the longer you go! Delicious- cold or HOT! Dissolves completely. Rinses cleanly out of bottles and hydration packs, with no artificial colors.
  • Simple and Complete: Your sole fuel source- no need to supplement with gels, electrolyte chews, or pills.
  • Made in the USA: Owned, operated, formulated and hand-prepared in Durango, Colorado

Tailwind Nutrition Usage

Natural Ingredients And Organic Flavors

Non-GMO Dextrose (Glucose), Non-GMO Sucrose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Caffeine (Caffeinated flavors only).  Gluten free/vegan/no soy/no dairy

Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel Bottom Line

Tailwind Nutrition seems to have done their homework and the fuel seems to work as designed.  I did find it a bit more sticky than some other powders I have used, especially if you have multiple scoops in your bottle.

The powder mixes really well with water and is easy to clean when done.

You can pickup Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel on Amazon.

Check Out Tailwind Nutrition’s Website ( for more information.

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Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel


Summary Fantastic endurance fuel that mixed really well with water.

Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel

About The Author

Tom Crandall

Tom has been writing about photography, cycling, running and fitness since 1988, covering everything from the product reviews to the latest in fitness trends. Tom is the Editor-in-chief of,,,, and a few other publications, he began racing in college while getting an Information Resource Management degree at George Mason University. Based in the photography and cycling-crazed city of Austin, Texas, with his wife Kathleen and pug Olaf, Tom enjoys running, walking or riding most every day.

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