FUEL: SUGAR-FREE, ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE ENERGY
CYCLIC DEXTRIN, CARB10™, AND WAXY MAIZE PROVIDE CONSISTENT AND SUSTAINED HIGH-INTENSITY ENERGY DELIVERY.
Your body’s preferred form of fuel is glucose. It would rather use this carbohydrate than any other type of substrate. The carbohydrates you eat for fuel all end up being converted to glucose. The main factor for utilization comes down to timing, which is influenced by the type of carbohydrate, molecular weight, molecular structure, gastric emptying, and the amount consumed. Leveraging only one type of carbohydrate limits the amount that can be converted to usable fuel.
In order to prevent timing gaps in the conversion of carbs to glucose, we at Classified Nutrition developed FUEL. With equal portions of 3 specific carbohydrates (highly branched cyclic dextrin, Carb10™, and waxy maize), each having their own unique speed of absorption of conversion to glucose, you will have a steady stream of fuel for the entire training session, as well as post-training benefits such as speeding up the reloading of glycogen stores, enhancing recovery, and promoting a physiological state of repair and tissue adaptation. It will change the way you train, adapt to training, and recover from training.
Here’s the ingredient breakdown:
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin
Highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD) is gaining a large following in the supplement world lately, and for good reason. It has a very high molecular weight, but a very narrow molecular weight distribution, which results in a very low osmotic pressure. In real world terms, HBCD spends very little time in the stomach. After ingestion, it moves quickly to the small intestine where it is rapidly broken down into glucose, which can then travel to working tissue and be used immediately as fuel. Due to its unique molecular shape, it has the potential to bind to other molecules, like amino acids, and speed up their rate of gastric emptying as well. Research now shows that HBCD reduces perceived exertion, and may reduce the stress response during extended exercise. If your goal is to provide the body with as much usable fuel as possible, to maximize training and performance, then HBCD must be a part of your training nutrition.
Carb10™, a natural, gluten-free pea starch, works as an intermediary fuel source. It provides similar caloric (fuel) loads when compared to common carbohydrate supplements like maltodextrin; however, it does not elevate blood sugar or insulin levels, and has a much faster rate of gastric emptying when compared to traditionally supplemented carbohydrates. Carb10™ provides the energy you need while maintaining both insulin and glucose control, without stressing the digestive system, so you can maintain your training and competitive intensity.
Waxy maize starch is a corn-based carbohydrate. It was carefully selected to round out this carbohydrate trio due to its slow-to-digest nature and structural characteristics that prevent spikes in insulin. Waxy maize increases fat breakdown and utilization during prolonged exercise (which increases the total amount of usable fuel during exercise and competition), and reduces the metabolic strain that occurs when the body shifts from predominantly carbohydrates to predominantly fats during extended high-intensity sessions.
With FUEL, you get 3 distinct carbohydrate fuel sources: HBCD at the start, Carb10™ for when you are in the zone, and waxy maize to see you to the end. They all work toward the same purpose: providing more usable FUEL to your body so you can train harder and longer, adapt more rapidly, and repair fully.