Carbohydrates are an indispensable benefit for hard-training athletes who want to improve their endurance, get bigger or slim down.
Intra-Carb increases your performance so you can train longer, with more energy and without crashing. Unlike many other carbohydrate formulas, Intra-Carb does not upset your stomach, cause bloating or give you an insulin spike and crash. It is designed to provide a constant level of insulin release, which is great for controlling muscle protein breakdown. The formulation utilises the synergy of three carbohydrate sources: Highly branched cyclic dextrin to direct glucose out of the stomach Isomaltulose (as Palatinose®), a disaccharide that causes a steady rise in blood glucose Dextrose whose rapid absorption into the bloodstream promotes insulin release This superior combination creates the positive balance of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and breakdown we all crave. The secret to Intra-Carb's powerful, yet long-lasting, easy-gut punch comes from the synergy of the three carbohydrate sources we have combined:
Intra-Carb contains highly branched cyclic dextrin (as 10 grams of Cyclic Dextrin®) to improve gastric emptying1 and minimise gastrointestinal discomfort during exercise [including belching and gas, which your training partner will appreciate2]. By delivering glucose from the stomach3,4 to the small intestine and bloodstream faster5, Cyclic Dextrin® can improve performance6-8 and maintain higher glycogen levels during exercise9, giving you a head start in recovering for your next workout10. To ensure a sustained, crash-free increase in blood glucose during your workout or when using Intra-Carb, we have also added 5 grams of Isomaltulose (as Palatinose®) to Intra-Carb. Palatinose is a disaccharide that produces a steady rise in blood glucose, but at a base level much lower than even table sugar11. Finally, we added a small amount of dextrose (glucose), the carbohydrate source commonly used as a standard for determining the glycaemic index (GI)12. [The GI of dextrose is higher than essentially all types of rice products, for example13.] The rapid absorption of dextrose into the bloodstream will promote insulin release14, so including a small amount in Intra-Carb promotes the positive balance of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and breakdown we are all looking for, as long as you have been diligent enough to consume protein with your carbohydrates15,16. There you have it - a simple but powerful formula! Intra-Carb combines the fast action of dextrose with the smooth and sustained input of glucose from Cyclic Dextrin® and Palatinose®, respectively, to give you the benefits and versatility of both slow and fast carbohydrates, all in one product.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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