Yamamoto® Nutrition - "GlycoBol®" - Cluster Dextrin™ Carbohydrates
Yamamoto® Nutrition's "GlycoBol®" - Cluster Dextrin™ Carbohydrates For Intra-Workout Purposes
Yamamoto® Nutrition now presents "GlycoBol®". "GlycoBol®" is a dietary supplement that is recommended for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who participate in intense and prolonged physical activities. Yamamoto® Nutrition prides themselves on using only the original CLUSTER DEXTRIN™ (a.k.a highly branced cyclic dextrin or HBCD) 100% Made in Japan. Carbohydrates are macronutrients that contribute to the recovery of normal muscle function (contraction) after strenuous and/ or prolonged physical exercise involving muscle fatigue and depletion of glycogen stores in skeletal muscle. It sounds scientific, but that is because it is. In the following paragraph, you will be given an explaination on why CLUSTER DEXTRIN™ is superior to other carbohydrate sources (in simplified terms).
Conventional maltodextrin is derived from starch using an enzyme which randomly breaks starch. On the other hand, CLUSTER DEXTRIN™ is produced using an original enzyme. Therefore it is a cluster structured unit degraded from starch. Cluster Dextrin has a narrow molecular weight distribution as well as a high molecular weight. This is where the benefits of using a carbohydrate source such as this comes into play:
1) High Solubility
2) Fast (GET) gastric emptying time
3) Enhanced stamina.
When comparing the solubility to other macromolecule carbohydrate, it will be evident that HBCD is more soluble. Insoluble carbohydrates can not physically be efficiently digested as an energy source. Fast gastric emptying time is also a benefit of HBCD. Compared to glucose, HBCD moves faster from the stomach to the small intestine. Osmotic pressure is a key factor when transferring carbohydrates from the stomach to the small intestine. Lower molecule carbohydrates such as glucose dissolve well in water. However, the osmotic pressure of the solution is high. When designing a sportsdrink based on this specific type of energy source by adding other vitamins and minerals, the drink's osmotic pressure exceeds the optimal range. However, as the osmotic pressure of HBCD is close to nothing, it facilitates development of a new hypotonic sports drink with other nutrients that are considered ideal to be taken in conjunction with carbohydrates.
Stamina is another strong benefit of HBCD. In theory, there are 2 ways to provide the muscle with energy: ingesting glucose or burning stored body fat. A combination of both provides the best result which results in more stamina. Once carbohydrates enter the small intestine, they break down and get transferred to the bloodstream as glucose. While the body is at rest, a large amount of glucide degrading enzyme secreted on the small intestine wall, accelerates this process. During the performance of physical exercise, it is generally known that the quantity of glucide degrading enzyme declines. However, sports drinks based on low molecule carbohydrates such as "GlycoBol®" easily transfer to the bloodstream, causing blood sugar leves to shoot up and thus leading to a significant amount of insulin secretion (the process in which the body's blood sugar-lowering hormone is produced and discharged from the beta-cells in the pancreas). Insulin secretion ultimately ends up preventing the body fat from burning. On the other hand, cluster dextrin is gradually degraded and absorbed to the bloodstream. As a result, there is no sudden rise of blood sugar, no insulin overload and free fatty acids are created normally, becoming a constant energy source for the muscles.
(*)The beneficial effect is obtained by the consumption of carbohydrates from all sources totalling the equivalent of 4 g/kg of body weight, with an intake in doses starting within the first 4 hours after intense and/ or prolonged exercise involving muscle fatigue and depletion of glycogen stores in the skeletal muscles, and concluding 6 hours after exercise.
This new class of carbohydrate-based supplements, defined as "designer glucose polymers" or highly branched cyclodextrins (HBCD), are the next evolutionary step for the various carbohydrate-based products on the market. HBCD is a source of energy that can be used by any athlete who engage in physical activity that goes on for longer periods of time.
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