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What is it?
Highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD) is a next generation simple carbohydrate. Recent clinical studies suggest that HBCD offers these benefits
- A rapid gastric emptying time based on its low osmolality (no cramping)
- Faster absorption of nutrients
- Mixes easily in any liquid using a shaker cup
- Promotes endurance and recover
- Zero bloating
Why use it?
Today everyone wants to needs to keep fueling their bodies whether in competition, the gym or intense training sessions. Drinking sugary drinks may cause a person to feel bloated or tired, despite the initial rush of energy provided. This is a negative factor in any of the situations mentioned. Highly branched cyclic dextrins may have the potential to replenish energy levels at a rate more rapid than long known carb sources such as dextrose, maltodextrin, and waxy maize starch following intense exercise. So someone looking to drive carbohydrates, BCAAs or fast-absorbing proteins such as PeptoPro into the blood faster and benefit from nutrient profiles would want HBCD.
Another advantage of HBCD is that it is perfect for athletes who may use insulin or compounds that stimulate IGF-1 production. Increased levels of insulin or IGF-1 can lead to hypoglycemia and what better way to combat hypoglycemia than to use a fast-absorbing, simple carb such as highly branched cyclic dextrin.
How and when should one use it?
There are 3 scenarios centered around training for HBCD use.
Try taking one-half scoop of HBCD with your favorite pre-workout product to increase muscle fullness and promote endurance.
Combine HBCD with any amino product or PeptoPro to keep the aminos and carbs flowing into the hungry muscles.
Use HBCD with any of our proteins to help muscles recover.
As a dietary supplement, mix 1-2 servings with 12-20 fluid ounces of your favorite beverage before, during, or after intensive exercise.
Highly branched cyclic dextrin
Although this product may not contain one or all of the following, this product is manufactured in a facility that handles milk, soy, egg, peanut, nut, tree, fish, crustaceans/shellfish, and wheat products.