Category: Science

The Great Sugar Debate

The Great Sugar Debate

Sugar is one of the most controversial ingredients in sports nutrition products. The mass over-consumption of sugar in the U.S. and its contribution to the obesity epidemic has demonized sugar as the worst thing a human being can put in their body. Period. Nutrition...
Fueling at High Altitude

Fueling at High Altitude

With the Leadville 100 races on the horizon, we thought we’d give our Tailwind community some pointers for high altitude fueling. “The Race Across the Sky” pushes the body to the extreme for 100 grueling miles at 9,100 – 12,600 feet. To put this in perspective,...
Tailwind: Your Personal Hydration Station

Tailwind: Your Personal Hydration Station

All too often in endurance sports, athletes get so focused on their calorie and electrolyte intake that they forget about the most essential component, water. Proper hydration plays a critical role in delivering oxygen, hormones and nutrients to our cells. Why?...
SALT: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

SALT: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Many Tailwind users wonder about the science behind one of Tailwind’s main ingredients, salt, and its impact on performance and the body. To begin with, most athletes think that Tailwind contains sodium to prevent cramping, but its primary function is actually...
Challenges Faced by the Endurance Athlete

Challenges Faced by the Endurance Athlete

Why I created Tailwind Tailwind grew from my own personal experiences as an endurance athlete. I learned the hard way how important nutrition is to performing your best and enjoying the effort. I tried virtually every product on the market, but couldn’t find a...