Glyco Core™ ﬂoods your body with 29 grams of high quality carbohydrates from 8
different sources that digest at different rates (fast, medium, slow) to provide a sustained release of energy in order to fuel optimal performance and replenish muscle glycogen (energy) stores. Glycogen acts as the primary fuel source for activities such as weight lifting, sprinting, and endurance exercise…without sufficient stores fatigue sets in quicker and your exercise session can come to a grinding halt. In fact, research has shown that as little as 30 minutes of exercise can deplete glycogen stores up to 40% while more intense exercise lasting 60-90 minutes can deplete stores considerably more. When carbs, such as those found in Glyco Core™, are consumed immediately post workout, a super compensation of muscle glycogen stores is possible; ultimately having you prepared to tackle your next training session with full intensity. What’s more, carbohydrates help ensure that hard-worked muscles are not deprived the protein and nutrients they need to recover and repair. By training with Glyco Core™ you are allowing optimal replenishment of glycogen in your muscle and liver – supporting enhanced performance, faster muscle recovery and higher endurance.
- Cyclic Dextrin – Maintains a slow release of energy, offering the ideal interaction between carbohydrate breakdown and the normal release of free fatty acids. The result: superior carbohydrate absorption and superior endurance.
- Waxy Maize – A complex starch derived from corn that is high in amylopectin (polysaccharaide) which is converted into glycogen and helps sustain energy levels.
- Dextrose – A fats digesting carbohydrate that is absorbed by the body almost immediately; helping to fuel exercise and rapidly replenish glycogen stores.
- Glucose Polymers – Shown by research to delay fatigue and increase performance.
- Gymnema Sylvestre – Reduces glucose absorption from the intestine and improves uptake of glucose into cells.
GLYCOGEN LADDER MATRIX
Sweet Potato Powder:
A low GI (glyceminc index), complex carbohydrate that aren’t as readily stored as fat and are also a rich source of anti-oxidants.
Dextrose is a simple sugar (carbohydrate) that is quickly absorbed and can help replenish muscle glycogen (energy) stores after exercise.
• Glycogen serves as the main fuel source for exercise such as weight training, running, and sprinting.
• Therefore, it is important to replenish stores after exercise to perform at optimal levels for subsequent sessions.
• One study found dextrose supplementation for 8 weeks improved 2000-meter time trial rowing performance compared to placebo.
Glucose polymers are short chains of glucose molecules and are considered a complex carbohydrate.
• Glucose Polymers are absorbed quickly through the lumen of the gut and leave the stomach quickly. This helps prevent upset stomach that might be experienced with other carbohydrates.
• Research shows glucose polymers can delay fatigue and increase performance.
A low GI (glycemic index), slow digesting, complex carbohydrate that provides a slow release of energy and helps prevent spikes in blood sugar.
• Oats may also help regulate cholesterol and are a very good source of fiber
• Some studies have indicated that the compounds found in oats may protect against oxidation in the cardiovascular system that can be induced by the presence of copper.
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin:
Cyclic Dextrin is a clinically studied carbohydrate that is rapidly absorbed and provides fuel (glycogen) to working muscles.
• Cyclic Dextrin is highly soluble and promotes fast gastric emptying times; virtually eliminating any gastric distress often associated with less advanced carbohydrates.
• Cyclic Destrin maintains a slow release, offering the ideal interaction between carbohydrate breakdown and the normal release of free fatty acids. The result: superior carbohydrate absorption and superior endurance.
• In 2013 human clinical trials of Cluster Dextrin, 24 adult male athletes showed that during cycling exercise, the group administered 15 grams of Cluster Dextrin performed better than those who took the same amount of a maltodextrin.
Waxy maize is a complex starch derived from corn that is high in amylopectin (polysaccharaide) which is converted into glycogen and helps sustain energy levels.
• Waxy maize is thought to enhance glycogen (energy) resynthesis to a greater extent than other types of carbohydrates.
Blueberry Juice Powder:
The most anti-oxidant rich food in the world that is also a good source of vitamin C.
• The antioxidant and anthocyanin content of blueberries makes them particularly effective at reducing cognitive decline, supporting cardiovascular health, protecting the liver, and reducing liver fat buildup.
• They may also have a role to play in promoting the growth of nervous tissue and reducing neurological inflammation.
CARB LOAD MATRIX
Banaba Leaf Extract:
Banaba, is a plant whose leaves have been used for anti-diabetic purposes. It contains a variety of molecules such as corosolic acid which may confer benefit to glucose control.
• It can inhibit uptake (digestion and absorption) of carbohydrates to a degree, and can also aid in their deposition into cells from the blood stream (resulting in a reduction in blood sugar).
• A study conducted by Judy et al. (2003) found indivduals who supplemented with banaba leaf extract for 15 days were able to reduce blood glucose by 20-30%.
Alpha Lipoic Acid:
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a mitochondrial fatty acid that is highly involved in energy metabolism. It is synthesized in the body and can be consumed through eating meats and minimally in some fruits/vegetables.
• ALA has been shown to keep insulin levels lower and act as a mild appetite suppressant.
• ALA has also been shown to be of benefit against various forms of oxidation and inflammation. These effects carry on to benefits that protect one from heart diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, and neurological decline with age.
• ALA is also a potent anti-oxidant compound. It works with mitochondria and the body’s natural anti-oxidant defenses.
• It is also seen as an anti-aging compound since it can reverse some of the oxidant damage related effects of aging.
Contains compounds that act as an insulin mimetic to help reduce blood sugar levels and improve glucose tolerance.
Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract:
Gymnema Sylvestre reduces glucose absorption from the intestine, improves uptake of glucose into cells, and prevent adrenal hormones from stimulating the liver to produce glucose, thereby reducing blood sugar levels.
Q: What is the best way to take Glyco Core?
A: As a dietary supplement take one serving 1 to 2 times daily.
Q: When is the best time to take Glyco Core?
A: For optimal results take 15 minutes prior and immediately after your workout.
Q: I heard carbs are bad for you…is this true?
A: Believe it or not carbs (glucose/glycogen in the body) are the preferred fuel source for muscles; especially during anaerobic activities such as strength training. Without them fatigue sets in and workouts end prematurely.
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Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin:
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Banaba Leaf Extract:
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Alpha Lipoic Acid:
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