These are basically Fizzies from the 1960s1970s. Can't say whether or not they help with cramping, since I don't cramp often enough to prove they kept cramps away. They taste okay and give some salts, but I will probably not be buying them again.
Have been using Fizz for over 5 years, and I swear by them. When doing extreme workouts in the heat, I will notice I get dizzy when sitting and then standing, this lets me know I am off on my electrolytes. Pop one in a glass of water and soon everything is back in order. Taste is good.
I've been using these for years. I take them out on long rides and when it's time to refill my water bottles, I buy vitamin water - there are 2 mango flavors - add a fizz mango and you get all the electrolytes (from the fizz) with some sugar and vitamins from the vitamin water.
I have a hard time staying hydrated on weekends. Drinking lots of water helps to an extent, but I often find myself cramping (quads) during Sunday night soccer games. Then I gave these a try. No more cramps and it tastes good. I've tried the grape and grapefruit so far and they're both good enough that my 3.5 year old thinks he's getting a special treat when I let him have some.
Overall I'm impressed with every Hammer product I've tried - I especially like how they justify their ingredients with scientific studies and leave out as much as possible.
Good price at BTD and the taste is okay. I think it helps on hot days to have these. I hate bonking. I want to enjoy the ride. I can see why it is important to replace electrolytes. I know I sweat buckets on hot days and this helps me a lot.
I break a tablet in half and put one half in one water bottle and the other half in a 2nd water bottle. Taste is okay and I think the electrolytes are needed on those hot days when you are riding 2-3 hours.
I am a heavy sweater and need lots of sodium. I put two Fizz in a water bottle and supplement with capsules. Lime Lime and Grape are my two favorite flavors. Had stomach issues with other products - but I do randonneuring, so 12-18 hours on the bike can put stress on digestion.
I've found the Hammer Fizz to taste quite bad in comparison to Nuun. I just had a Lemon-Lime and it tasted terrible.
I cant comment on the nutritional/electrolyte content between Nuun and Hammer Fizz.
This is a very good electrolyte replacement product. Just pop a tablet or two in a water bottle an you are set. The tube fits easily into a jersey pocket. I have had goods results with many of Hammer's products
I ordered this to cut out the carbs from sugar in the average sports drink. The sweetness of powerade or gatorade almost gagged me once it had warmed up. This is not so sweet like that and is palatable while warm.
However keep in mind, you will need to replace those carbs in other ways on longer rides. Wish it came in a caffeinated version!
I tried these as an alternative to Nuun which I really enjoy. I like the simplicity of both brands, but these Hammer Nutrition tablets are seriously lacking in flavor. I wouldn't buy them again.