Carbs . . . what are they?
Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient for high-intensity training, as they provide energy to fuel the body during intense physical activity. Carbohydrates are stored in the muscle and liver as glycogen, which can be broken down and used as energy during exercise. Consuming carbohydrates before and during high-intensity training can help maintain blood sugar levels, prevent fatigue, and improve performance.
How do I take Carbs?
One of the best ways to consume carbohydrates before high-intensity training is through a meal or snack that contains complex carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. These types of carbohydrates are digested slowly and provide a steady supply of energy throughout the workout.
Another option is to consume easily digestible carbohydrates, such as sports drinks or gels, during the workout. This can help to maintain blood sugar levels and prevent fatigue during intense exercise. The problem with most of these is they are not fast gastric emptying and can cause some bloating or stomach discomfort.
Are Some Carbs Better than others?
Carb10 and Cluster Dextrin are newer trademarked forms of carbohydrates that are being used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts as a way to improve performance. Carb10 is a legume based complex carbohydrate that is made from pea starch and has some probiotic properties, making it easily digestible. This form of carbohydrate is absorbed quickly and helps to maintain blood sugar levels during intense exercise.
Cluster Dextrin, also known as Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin, is a form of carbohydrate that is made from amylopectin. It is highly branched and has a lower molecular weight, making it easy to digest and absorb. This form of carbohydrate is quickly absorbed and helps to maintain blood sugar levels during intense exercise.
Both Carb10 and Cluster Dextrin are considered to be better forms of carbohydrates for high-intensity training because they are easily digestible, quickly absorbed, and help to maintain blood sugar levels during intense exercise. Because of this they can be found in our newly launched Fuel Point.