Intra Carb came about from requests from our customers. Specifically, we heard your desire to create something that had more carbs for longer workout sessions, but without more amino acids. Many of you told us about bad experiences with carbohydrate formulas that either upset your stomach or gave big spikes with big crashes. So, when we started developing a high-performance carbohydrate supplement, we knew it had to check these three things:
☐ Gut friendly
☐ Rapid and sustained glucose in the blood system
☐ No crash
Let’s break it down.
We’re a big fan of highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD). It’s more easily absorbed by the body than any other carb source because it has low osmotic pressure which enhances gastric emptying. This minimizes gastrointestinal bloating and discomfort during exercise and gets glucose from the stomach to the small intestine and bloodstream. Studies have shown that HBCD enhances endurance exercise performance and lowers the rate of perceived exertion. Another major plus is that HBCD doesn’t cause insulin to spike.
We’ve included Isomaltulose (as Palatinose®). Palatinose is a disaccharide that produces a steady rise blood glucose, but at a baseline level much lower than even table sugar. It improves fat oxidation during physical activity which is key to prolonged energy supply. It also supports a low glycemic index.
We’ve added a small amount of dextrose because of its ability to rapidly enter the bloodstream jump-starting insulin release. It also replenishes glycogen stores to aid in muscle repair.
What does all of this mean for you? Endurance, endurance, endurance. This is your go-to supplement for endurance sports such as running, cycling, soccer, football, etc. Also if you are powerlifting or harder gym workouts—this is the boost you need to muscle through.
When to take Intra Carb
This depends on your particular situation. Let’s look at some scenarios.
- Harder workouts. Our recommendation is to use 1 scoop of Recoveryduring all workouts and on the really hard ones, add in an additional scoop of Intra Carb.
- Endurance sports. 1-2 scoops to drink throughout your physical activity.
- If you are trying to gain weight, you can supplement a meal or two a day with a scoop of Intra Carb. Many find that drinking carbs is easier to digest.
- If you have issues with appetite you can even use Intra-Carbto get in some carbs more easily as well. Because you won’t suffer from bloating or discomfort with Intra Carb, it is a good solution when you just don’t have an appetite. (We’ve all been there.)
There you have it – a simple, but powerful formula! Intra Carb combines the rapid actions of Dextrose with the smooth and sustained entry of glucose from of Cyclic Dextrin® and Palatinose®, respectively, to give you the benefits and versatility of both slow and fast carbohydrates, all in one product.