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We review these new electrolyte tablets from Nectar.

Nectar Hydration Tabs

Nectar Hydration Tabs

The Nectar range of sports nutrition products is expanding rapidly and the latest additions are these Sports Hydration Tabs. They come in three different flavours. As far as we could tell there’s nothing revolutionary about the ingredients; each tab makes up a hypotonic drink containing five ION electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride and calcium). They are low calorie, giving just 1.3-2kcal per 100ml, so you can use them alongside other carb products to keep you hydrated during a hot race. The instructions that come with the tabs say each one makes a strong drink in 500ml of water and a weaker tasting drink in 750ml water – with the lemon/lime flavour we actually found the more concentrated 500ml impossible to finish, but at a weaker concentration it’s refreshingly sharp. Each tube contains 20 tabs, which represents good value.

Works as well as any hydration tabs if you like the taste, and is pretty good value too.

Performance 3/5
Value 4/5
Overall 3/5

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