Karbolyn® is a homopolysaccharide (relatively complex carbohydrate) and is made up of many monosaccharides joined together by glycosidic bonds. These are very large bonds that are branched macromolecules. Karbolyn® is a patent pending carbohydrate that contains very unique properties. Because Karbolyn® passes through the stomach very quickly, it acts like a pump, pulling water and nutrients along with it. This high tech carbohydrate actually moves through the stomach faster than dextrose or sugar. Karbolyn® also has a higher solution osmolarity than dextrose, sucrose or many other carbohydrate powder mixes on the market. This is due to the unique properties found in the patent pending process. Karbolyn®is completely sugar free.
What is Karbolyn® used for?
Karbolyn® was invented for the sole purpose of carbohydrate loading. It was designed for elite athletes looking for a fast, safe and high performance way to easily load the muscle with accessible muscle energy (glycogen). Karbolyn® has been instantized, so it mixes instantly! If you are looking to diet for a show or pack on some mass, Karbolyn® is the ideal carbohydrate to get the results you are looking for.
The downside of simple and complex carbohydrates
Simple carbohydrates have the ability to enter the bloodstream quickly. However they also stimulate a strong “spike” in insulin, a rapid rise and fall of insulin levels. It is good for a quick burst of energy but not for sustained endurance (see chart on left hand side). Complex carbohydrates do provide sustained endurance. But, they are slow to digest, can cause your muscles to hold excess fluid and may also leave you feeling bloated and lethargic.
Getting started with Karbolyn®
As a general rule, athletes need between 150-900 grams of carbohydrates per day. The demands of their sport and lean body mass will dictate the actual amount. For example, competitive bodybuilders reduce body fat levels as low as possible to reveal greater muscle definition. Therefore, these athletes generally keep their carbohydrate consumption towards the lower end of the scale.
Athletes competing in sports that involve sudden and intense short bursts of energy will want to maintain a carbohydrate level near the middle of the scale. Examples are football players, basketball players, soccer players, hockey players, and powerlifters.
Finally, endurance athletes, such as triathletes and long distance runners, have much greater energy demands. Therefore, their carbohydrate intake should be dramatically higher.
How to use Karbolyn®?
As a dietary supplement, mix 1 scoop (50 g) of Karbolyn in a shaker with 500 ml of water.
AS PRE-WORKOUT FORMULA
Use Karbolyn® 30 minutes before your workout or competition to have maximum muscle fuel available. Karbolyn® will provide sustained energy to your muscles. Karbolyn® is absorbed quicker than dextrose, maltodextrine and fructose, and will keep your energy at the upper level for a long time.
DURING YOUR WORKOUT
Mix 50 g of Karbolyn® with water and consume during your workout. When you exercise multiple hours you can consume 40 - 50 g per hour depending on your weight and the intensity of your activity. If you take another energy drink based on carbohydrates and you can find dextrose, fructose, or maltodextrine on the ingredient list, it is time to change. Karbolyn® will give you so much more benefits.
AS POST-WORKOUT FORMULA
Take 30 - 50 g Karbolyn® and mix this with a BCAA complex or/and a protein source immediately after your workout.
Performance with Karbolyn®
The only way for these athletes to get as lean as they need to be is to create an energy deficit within their body, so that their body is forced to rely on stored body fat as an energy source. The way to make this happen is by reducing calories among all three of the macro nutrients; fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Therefore, bodybuilders won’t consume as many carbohydrates as athletes who compete in endurance type sports.
A bodybuilder should consume 1-2 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body mass. For example, a bodybuilder who weighs 82 kg would want to consume 163-245 grams of carbohydrates daily.
Power athletes require explosive bursts of power for a short duration of time. A power lifters activity is strictly anaerobic. Although a power lifter will not require the same amount of carbohydrates as an endurance athlete, they still must rely on adequate levels of carbohydrates in order to fuel their immediate explosive movements.
A bodybuilder should consume 1-2 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body mass. For example, a bodybuilder who weighs 82 kg power lifter should try to consume 3-5 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body mass. For example, a power-lifter that weighs 95 kg would want to consume 286-477 grams of carbohydrates daily.
This applies to athletes that compete in sports such as football, basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, and cross fit. These athlete’s engage in moderate busts of intense activity. Although these athletes exert their bodies less intensely than power-lifter would, the duration of time that their bodies are being exerted is significantly longer. This means these athletes will require even more carbohydrates.
A professional athlete should consume 6-8 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body mass, For example, a competitive athlete with a body mass of 102 kg would want to consume 613- 818 grams of carbohydrates daily.
This includes long distance runners, bikers, and triathletes. These athletes stress their bodies for a longer duration than athletes that compete in other types of sports. They may not exert as much immediate force on their bodies as other types of athletes do, but sheer duration which these athletes perform will cause their cortisol levels to surge. Therefore, endurance athletes must take in considerably more carbohydrates on a pound per pound basis in order to combat the effects of cortisol and provide long term energy.
An endurance athlete should consume 8-10 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body mass. For example, a triathlete with a body mass of 68 kg will want to consume 545-681 grams of carbohydrates daily.
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