Understanding why someone would take a carb drink in the first place helps you understand why CARBION+ is vastly superior.
Carbohydrates are the most effective and readily available workout fuel you can take.
Properly supplemented, they provide a highly stable and reliable energy source for optimal performance – shifting to fat metabolism and protein breakdown via gluconeogenesis is dramatically less effective and reduced performance is the result.
Supplementing with carbs is one of the best ways to prevent cortisol levels from rising and subsequently, catabolic muscle tissue breakdown from taking place.
Recovery from intense training and replenishment of glycogen stores.
How is CARBION+ Different?
Firstly, since we disclose what’s in the product, it’s pretty easy to research and hold us to what we put on the label. What you see in our formula are truly engineered carbs with research that shows how these complex and highly branched carbs behave in the body. We have taken 6 carbohydrates, all with much, much higher complexity than a sugar and then provided a range of complexity, not unlike what you would find in food like rolled, cooked oats.
THE DEGREE OF COMPLEXITY OF CARBOHYDRATES INDICATES THE LENGTH OF THE CHAIN OF GLUCOSE MOLECULES
The degree of complexity of carbohydrates indicates the length of the chain of glucose molecules; at the very low end you have monosaccharides, only a single glucose molecule such as dextrose or fructose. The larger the chain gets, the longer it takes enzymes to break down the links that bind them together. This is where the glycemic index (GI) comes from; the highest numbers come from the simplest, shortest chains because they are absorbed extremely quickly and the most complex and longest chains are the lowest numbers.
This is due to the time required to allow the alpha-amylase enzyme to break down the long chain polysaccharides into single glucose, galactose or fructose molecules that can then be absorbed. It is a common myth that these larger chain polysaccharides can be directly absorbed, they cannot. The human digestive tract only absorbs simple sugar molecules. Since these very large chains require such a large amount of digestion, they absorb over a longer period of time.