CARBION+ HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING FUEL
CARBION+ delivers a reliable, sustained energy source to power you through the toughest training.
Infused with all 4 key electrolytes: Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium.
Recover from intense training and replenish glycogen stores.
CARBION+ helps to limit the secretion of cortisol levels; the hormone that breaks down muscle.
WHY DO I NEED CARBION+?
Understanding why someone would take a carb drink in the first place helps you understand why CARBION+ is vastly superior.
CARBION+ is a performance blend of 6 High-Molecular-Weight, Long-Chain Carbohydrates fortified with Electrolytes for Hydration and plant extracts for superior absorption. Carbohydrates are the most effective and readily available workout fuel you can take. Properly supplemented, they provide a highly stable and reliable energy source for optimal performance – shifting to fat or protein for workout energy is dramatically less effective and reduced performance is the result.
Supplementing with carbs is one of the best ways to prevent cortisol levels from rising and subsequently, catabolic muscle tissue breakdown from taking place. This is a major factor as to why taking CARBION+ results in a more rapid recovery from intense training. If you’re training hard, supplying high-quality carbohydrates during training improves performance & recovery with every workout.
CARBION+ is 100% Sugar-Free and delivers a reliable, sustained energy source to power you through the toughest training.
HOW DOES CARBION+ WORK?
What CARBION+ has done is to select a broad range of extremely complex and increasingly less complex engineered carbohydrates to provide a combination of absorption rates that deliver reliable, sustained energy. Specifically, CARBION+ has 5 types of varying complexities of carbohydrates. To best understand how CARBION+ works, it’s helpful to compare it to a typical sports performance drink often made up of dextrose, sucrose or fructose.
Drinks with a high osmotic pressure, such as drinks made up of simple sugars, are held in the stomach much longer before they are sent to the upper small intestine to be absorbed, and therefore readily available for the body to convert to energy, or fuel. While in the stomach, the drink with the simple sugars provides no fuel for training because it has not reached the place where absorption can take place. It also leads to uncomfortable stomach bloating and because the sugars once they move to the small intestine are passed through the gut very quickly, it can lead to a rapid sugar dump and subsequent crash.
CARBOHYDRATES ONLY ABSORB IN THE SMALL INTESTINES. NO CARBS ARE ABSORBED IN THE STOMACH.
- Simple sugars stay in stomach longer
- Once in the small intestines absorption happens very rapidly
- Rapid absorption increases blood sugar and increases insulin
- Complex carbs (high-molecular weight) are released from the stomach quickly
- Due to their long chain structure, enzymes must break them down
- Absorption takes place over a longer duration
- More sustained, longer release into the blood stream and less insulin at once
Drinks with a low osmotic pressure, such as CARBION+, are emptied from the stomach to the small intestine much quicker. However, due to the fact that CARBION+ is made up of varying complexities of slow to fast absorbing carbohydrates, the rate at which they are absorbed by the small intestine is much slower.
In addition to the physiological advantages that the lower osmotic pressure provides, CARBION+ has two other advantages that provide an even greater benefit. One is the electrolytes within the formula. Fortified with 4 key electrolytes including: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium. This provides an even lower osmolality within the formula and increases the level of hydration of the athlete consuming it.
The second advantage is the blend of three plant extracts; Prickly Pear Extract, Bitter Melon Extract and D-Pinitol that help to reduce the threshold at which insulin receptors trigger to signal cells to absorb nutrients. Simply stated, less insulin is required to initiate the uptake of blood glucose into cells, meaning more actual fuel in the muscle and less in the blood.
How to use:
As the label indicates you can take CARBION+ Pre, During and Post Training. Clearly each timing has its benefits.
DURNING TRAINING (Recommended)
CARBION+ is most commonly taken during intense training. Mix prior to your workout or event and start consuming 2 servings as you start training and consume throughout your workout. You will initially begin your training by tapping into your existing glycogen stores and as CARBION+ absorbs and begins working your body will naturally shift to its most preferred and efficient fuel; glucose. This will effectively power your training, spare glycogen, blunt catabolism and power your recovery.
If you are taking it Pre-Training the main goal is to LOAD UP and fill your muscles full of glycogen for maximal performance. This should really only be done when you have depleted your glycogen. So, in the case where you are Cycling your carbs by taking them only around training time and eliminating them outside of training, you would eat few, or no carbs and focus on fats and proteins. Approximately 45 to 60 minutes before training, take 2 servings. You would also take an additional 2 servings following training.
Taking CARBION+ immediately following your event or training is an excellent way to fuel recovery and replenish glycogen stores. This can be combined with CARBION+ taken during training if you have an exceptionally long training session or event. Your level of fatigue should be your guide.