New Flavors in Hydration with Gnarly Nutrition

If you’re an active person, you’re not only going to need sustenance. That not only comes from eating right, but you are also likely to need supplemental drink options to replace all that you are sweating out and repair your body correctly.

There are about 1000 types of electrolyte and protein powders out there and it’s getting harder and harder to figure out which one is right for you. Gnarly Sports Nutrition gets that, and we think they offer a better choice than many of the others.


Gnarly’s powder-based sport drink called Hydrate electrolyte mix comes in two different sizes – a 40 serving bag that I have found useful during garage weightlifting sessions, and a 5-pack of single serving travel sticks that are great for running. There were historically three flavor options – Orange Pineapple, Raspberry, and Ruby Red Grapefruit (my favorite), each of which is loaded with B Vitamins and electrolytes. BUT NOW, two new flavors have been released – Salted Margarita and Lemonade!

Much like the grapefruit, I actually really enjoyed the Salted Margarita a lot! I’m not keen on super strong flavors or sugary sweetness mid-run, and for me, the balance here hit the spot perfectly. The powder is easy to mix, easy to drink, and a simple swish of a water bottle or handheld mixed things up perfectly.

My stomach tends to be on the sensitive side, so trying anything new is always a risk and not something I would attempt before heading out for 10 miles in Forest Park. But I had no issues and no concerns with this one. It settled in my stomach well and seemed to provide sufficient energy and hydration for my workouts.

I love that the ingredients list is pretty short and simple, and includes a lot of B vitamins as well as electrolytes – and only 4 grams of added sugar in a serving is a big plus! The Salted Margarita also comes complete with extra sodium.

Honestly the combo of function and taste really have me a Gnarly convert now.

Products & Price:

  • Hydrate
    • $5.00/5 sticks
    • $27.45/can

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Thank you to Gnarly for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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