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Carb10

Carb10™ is a healthy, low-osmolality and low-glycemic prebiotic carbohydrate. Unlike maltodextrin-based supplements – which can cause unnatural spikes in blood-sugar levels (and the crashes or bloating that typically follow) – Carb10™ is a source of clean, sustained energy perfectly suited to endurance, cleaner calories, and the physical demands of any dedicated athlete.

What it does

Carb10™ has a low blood sugar and insulin response for a cleaner calorie, low osmolality for fast gastric emptying, and prebiotic support of the gut microbiome.

Carb-loaders have come to accept the effects of maltodextrin, but Carb10™ provides 82% lower insulin response and 27% lower blood-sugar response than maltodextrin. This is important because excessive insulin is associated with fat gain, as well as other adverse health effects. Carb10™ is a cleaner calorie for weight gainers adding lean mass, not fat mass. Its prebiotic properties help improve gut health.

With high osmolality carbs like maltodextrin, gastric emptying is slow. That means you can feel bloated with fluids sloshing around in your stomach while exercising. With an osmolality of just 30 mOsm, Carb10™ easily passes through the stomach without GI distress and is ideal for endurance athletes.

How it works

Carb10™ low osmolality enables it to speed through the stomach and provide energy to the brain and muscles. So rather than causing bloating, Carb10™ passes rapidly into the large intestine where it aids in the gut microbiome – all without causing a spike in insulin.

Dosing

Dosing is “as required per product.” In a clean gainer, for example, it could use as much as 50 grams of Carb10™. In an endurance gel, it could us as much as 30 grams. Dose as per the number of calories you want.

Typically gels and other endurance products using maltodextrin or dextrose stop at 100 calories (~20g). The reason is that adding more calories in these carb forms can cause GI distress. It’s possible that Carb10™ low osmolality could allow a larger dose without GI distress, enabling endurance athletes to go longer between fueling periods.

References

  1. Ziegenfuss et al. The effects of Carb10 TM on serum osmolality, concntrations of glucose and insulin, and gastric emptying time: a pilot study. Unpublished. 2014.
  2. Seewi et al. Effects on parameters of glucose homeostasis in healthy humans from ingestion. European Journal of Nutrition. November 1999.
  3. Belobrajdic et al. Dietary resistant starch dose-dependently reduces adiposity in obesity-prone and obesity-resistant male rats. Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012.

This information was put together with the help of the creator of TeaCrine, Compound Solutions.