Perhaps the most advanced form of carbohydrate with unmatched absorption that will give you incredible, fast-onset, long-lasting workout energy and dramatically accelerate your recovery without causing unwanted fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels
- Better solubility and absorption than virtually any other carbohydrate source
- Sustained maximum energy without unwanted sharp increases in blood glucose or insulin levels
- Provides sustained energy faster than almost any other carbohydrate without a sudden drop in performance as seen with dextrose and other high-glycemic carbohydrates
- Can delay the onset of fatigue by up to 70% and significantly increase training performance
- Is more effective than dextrose and maltodextrin according to studies
- Can reduce the inflammatory response after exercise and accelerate recovery.
- Thanks to fast stomach passage no unnecessary load on the digestive tract when taken before and during training
What is Cluster Dextrin and why is it far superior to virtually all other carbohydrate supplements?
Cluster Dextrin is a relatively new, innovative form of carbohydrate that is enzymatically produced from starch and has very interesting benefits for athletes that classic carbohydrate supplements cannot offer.
Compared to dextrose, maltodextrin and co, cluster dextrin has a higher molecular weight and osmolarity due to its unique complex molecular structure. In addition to this, it is much more soluble than most other carbohydrates and can be absorbed better and faster by the body.
All of this means that Cluster Dextrin can pass through the stomach much faster than other carbohydrate supplements and reach the small intestine much more quickly, where it is absorbed and released into the bloodstream (2). This means that Cluster Dextrin provides you with energy faster than virtually any other carbohydrate source, while being much less taxing on the digestive tract.
However, fast energy is only one side of the coin. Most fast carbohydrates such as dextrose can also provide relatively fast energy, but they have a decisive disadvantage: they are completely absorbed into the blood very quickly, which leads to spikes in blood sugar levels and a resulting strong insulin reaction. The insulin quickly lowers the blood sugar again, which leads to a rapid drop in your performance after a short performance peak.
Quite apart from the fact that no athlete needs such a roller coaster of performance, such blood sugar fluctuations are also anything but healthy in the long run.
Again, Cluster Dextrin is vastly superior. In addition to providing energy faster than most other carbohydrate supplements, it raises blood sugar levels less but in a stable manner for a longer period of time, which means nothing more than long-lasting, maximum energy without a dip.
Fast-acting and long-lasting energy is exactly what you need to perform at maximum levels for longer during intense and brutal workouts that will result in maximum gains in strength and muscle mass. For endurance athletes, this means longer maximum performance that can and will make the difference between winning and losing.
In addition, it has been shown that cluster dextrin can significantly reduce levels of stress hormones and markers of inflammation in triathletes compared to dextrose, which will not only further enhance your performance, but also significantly accelerate your recovery after training (5).
All this sounds almost too good to be true in theory, but what does it all look like in practice? Numerous studies provide a clear answer here. These studies show, for example, that cluster dextrin increases performance during exercise more than maltodextrin, which is so popular among athletes (3).
Other studies have shown that cluster dextrin can extend the time to onset of fatigue during exercise by up to 70% compared with dextrose (4, 5, 6).
Why Cluster Dextrin is better tolerated during exercise than other intra-workout carbohydrates
Compared to other carbohydrate supplements such as dextrose and maltodextrin, Cluster Dextrin has a higher molecular weight and osmolarity, which means that it passes through the stomach much faster and therefore stays in the stomach for a shorter period of time (2). This not only means that it can provide energy more quickly, but also that it is much less taxing on the digestive tract during exercise than other carbohydrate supplements that can cause a feeling of fullness.
In addition to this, most carbohydrate supplements like dextrose and maltodextrin attract large amounts of water, which can cause them to pass through the small intestine faster than the small intestine can absorb them if you consume too much of these carbohydrates at once. When these carbohydrates enter the large intestine with all the bound water, it can lead to what's called osmotic diarrhea - which is about the last thing you want during exercise.
Cluster Dextrin is different. Thanks to its fast gastric passage and excellent solubility, it puts much less strain on the digestive tract than virtually all other carbohydrate supplements on the market, even when consumed during exercise - which has been proven beyond doubt by several studies (1, 2).
What are you waiting for? Get GN Cluster Dextrin today to take your workout performance, muscle building, and recovery to a whole new level.