SuperCarb the Optimal Carbohydrate for Intense Training: Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD):

  1. Maximizing Workout Performance with Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin

    In the realm of strength training and sports performance, Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD), especially as found in NutraBio’s Super Carb, is rapidly gaining popularity. This carbohydrate source is preferred by many athletes for its rapid gastric emptying rate and minimal impact on blood insulin levels. Let’s explore why HBCD might be the missing piece in your supplement regimen.

    Super Carb with Cyclic Dextrin: Enhancing Intense Workouts

    HBCD is ideal for those engaged in strenuous training sessions. Its benefits, as highlighted in research by Takii et al., include longer endurance capacity, as demonstrated in swimming mice, and a lower rise in blood glucose levels compared to other carb sources like dextrose or waxy maize. This implies faster absorption and reduced insulin spikes, both advantageous during intense workouts.

    Strategic Use of Super Carb for Peak Performance

    Given its properties, Super Carb is most effective when used intra-workout. Prior to training, slower-digesting carbs, such as oatmeal or sweet potatoes, paired with a quality protein like NutraBio Whey Protein Isolate, are recommended. Post-workout, faster-digesting carbs are beneficial for quick glycogen replenishment.

    However, during training, the fast gastric emptying and low insulin response from Super Carb ensures a steady supply of energy, optimizing your workout sessions.

    Embracing Carbs for Enhanced Training Results

    Many athletes avoid carbs except post-workout, but incorporating them during training can significantly improve performance. Super Carb, with its special HBCD formulation, aids in adding more weight, reps, and intensity to your workouts without negatively impacting your physique, assuming a balanced nutrition plan.

    Optimal Usage of Super Carb

    • When to Use: Sip intra-workout
    • Amount to Use: About 25 grams (1 serving) per 10-15 working sets, depending on muscle group size
    • Water Ratio: 1000ml per serving/scoop
    • Optimization Tip: Combine with a serving of IntraBlast for each serving of Super Carb