Fitness Labs High Performance Carbs is the ideal stimulant-free complex carbohydrate energy source for boosting your performance in the gym, for competitive events, for endurance activities, or use it as a component of a muscle-building program.
What it is: The only ingredient in High Performance Carbs is a special form of maltodextrin (from corn) containing medium-length glucose polymers. These complex carbs are more readily absorbed by the body and easier to digest compared to many carbs found in food. This makes it perfect for before, during and after exercise when you don't want to feel weighed down.
How it works: These complex carbs give you a competitive edge since they promote glycogen synthesis, the process that replenishes glycogen (carbohydrate stores) in the muscle and liver. Glycogen is the body's most important fuel during intense exercise. The more glycogen available to your muscles, the longer and harder you can compete or train before fatigue sets in. Depleted glycogen levels lead to exhaustion, poor performance and impaired recovery for your next event. Use High Performance Carbs to easily and efficiently replenish depleted glycogen stores, fuel hardworking muscles and restore energy levels.
Use pre-workout: Load your muscles the night before a strenuous workout or event. Then, before the workout, make a pre-workout drink by combining 10g of whey protein or 5g of branched chain amino acids with 10-40g of High Performance Carbs.
Sipping a drink containing High Performance Carbs during workouts can also help your body release insulin, which in turn blunts the effect of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is your muscle's enemy since it tears down muscle and converts it to fuel. One study showed the normal increase in cortisol levels from exercise was reduced by 65% when athletes were given a 6% carbohydrate solution during exercise compared to those drinking water.*
Use post-workout: Another critical time to consume a carb/protein drink is immediately after a workout. Studies show you can increase glucose uptake and protein synthesis over 250% compared to waiting just a few hours.* This post-workout drink should contain at least 15g of whey protein and 1 to 4 times that amount in High Performance Carbs (15-60g). Mix in water or juice. Avoid using milk or more than 6g of fat in this post-workout drink since milk and fats slow digestion.
Carb replenishment rate: To determine the amount of carbs burned during exercise to replenish, use the following guidelines:
Fuel your body with premium energy fuel from High Performance Carbs and boost your performance to new heights!
When to Use:
Before Exercise: Use 1-2 servings 1 hour before workout. For competition, use additional servings the evening before and 4 hours prior to event.
During Exercise: Add 1 serving to 12 ounces of water (or 2 servings to 24 ounces) and mix into a sports bottle to create a 6% carb solution. Drink over a 1-hour period.
After Exercise: Consume 1-3 servings (based on workout intensity) mixed in water within 30 minutes of workout. Combine with at least 15g of protein from whey (WheyFit). This provides a carb-to-protein ratio of 20-60g of carbs to 15g of protein.
With Meals: Add to beverages or foods to increase their carbohydrate content.
With Protein: Take with protein to help increase the body's uptake of amino acids.
Please consult your physician before starting any exercise or nutritional program. If you have diabetes, hypoglycemia or are under a physician's care for any reason, please consult your physician before using this product. Use this product as a supplement to your normal diet, not as a sole source of nutrition.
|5 Tablespoons (21g) Contains:|
Protein0 Carbs20g Fat0 Calories80
Serving Price: $0.25
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