Nutrition & Supplements for Runners

Proper nutrition and hydration are key to a runner's performance and health. If you’re looking for the best running foods and snacks, explore RunUnited’s range of running supplements, including running gummies, electrolyte tablets, hydration drinks, recovery drinks, energy gels, energy bars, and protein bars, all made only by trusted brands, such as Honey Stinger, Nuun, Skratch, and more.

What to Eat Before / During / After a Run

Before: The best running foods to consume before running should be rich in carbohydrates to act like a starter motor. Energy bars are a portable, easy-to-digest option that provides quick energy.

During: Running gels and energy chews are the best snack to fuel with during the run because these are easily absorbed and deliver essential carbohydrates for endurance. Also, electrolyte drinks (and electrolyte tablets to be added to water) replace lost minerals and prevent cramps or muscle fatigue.

After: Recover faster by consuming proteins. Protein-based recovery drinks offer the necessary nutrients for optimal recovery and aid in rebuilding muscles while replenishing glycogen stores and restoring electrolytes.