GU Hydration Drink Tabs Review

by Bruckner Chaser, Swimming & Ocean Sports Editor

GU Hydration Tabs

GU Energy Lab’s new Hydration Drink Tabs offer athletes an easy to use, great tasting, low-calorie drink option that can serve a role in not just your training program, but in all areas of your endurance life. Each tube of GU Tabs contain 12 tabs, and the tubes are available in both 8 {MSRP $52} and 4 {MSRP $24.95} packs at local retailers and online at

Available in Orange, Strawberry Lemonade, Tri-Berry or Lemon Lime flavors each GU Hydration Tab contains just 10 calories with 320 mg of sodium and 55 mg of potassium. Gu Tabs are made with all vegan ingredients. Using them is as simple as dropping one into 16 ounces of water. Once the tabs hit the water the fizz begins, and they completely dissolve in about a minute. Maintaining proper hydration requires a mix of water and electrolytes during activity for optimum performance and these can be a key part of hitting that balance. How we perform and feel beyond the training and racing parts of our lives is equally impacted by maintaining an ongoing level of optimum hydration. The ease of use and taste of GU’s Tabs make it easy to create and follow this critical part of a performance plan for every part of an endurance life.

From summer boardwalk runs on the Jersey Shore, to walks along the humid streets of Philly in July, GU Tabs are something to have in your training bag, car, work desk and suitcase at all times. Being able to maintain an electrolyte balance without extra calories is critical in hot conditions in and out of competition, and often following a daily plan in life is harder than following a nutrition plan on a long bike ride. The great tasting and refreshing GU tabs encourage an optimum daily water intake and help anyone maintain an optimum hydration and electrolyte balance. If “Road Warrior” describes you as much as “Triathlete” or “Runner” GU Tabs are also a must have if long, dry flights are part of your regular schedule. Half a tab dropped in a cup of water may help make that training run a little easier after you check in for your next destination race.

Training programs and life are difficult enough to balance, so thanks again to GU for making the nutrition side of the equation that much easier and tastier.

Bruckner Chase is a triathlon and swim coach, ocean lifeguard trainer, endurance waterman and ocean advocate whose marine and community endeavors have taken him to waters around the world is places such as Australia, American Samoa, Denmark, Greece and Poland. He is a global ambassador for the Lifesaving World Championship 2018 organizing committee, and he is the Technical Director and Media Ambassador for the Red Bull Surf + Rescue Championships. Closer to his home in New Jersey he is a member of the Sea Girt Beach Patrol and the founder of the Ocean City Swim Club. He is a professional member of the US Lifeguard Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Swim Coaches Association.

Bruckner’s athletic career spans the most challenging events on water and land. He competed as a professional triathlete, and he continues to be an elite level competitor in every endurance sport he takes on. On the water Bruckner has completed multiple ultra-distance swims and paddles in some of the harshest conditions imaginable: a record setting no wetsuit swim in Alaska, a 22-mile swim of Lake Tahoe and historic swims between the islands of American Samoa. Bruckner competes in professional surf lifesaving sports across multiple aquatic disciplines. He is the fifth American in history to compete in the iconic Coolangatta Gold Surf Iron Man in Australia, and in 2016 he became the only American to finish the event three times and the first to earn a spot on the winner’s podium.

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