Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Revolution™ is our raw powder form of highly branched cyclic dextrin. Cyclic dextrin is a clinically studied carbohydrate that is rapidly absorbed and provides fuel (glucose) to working muscles.
Cyclic dextrin also:
- Is a High Molecular Weight / Low Osmolality Carb - perfect for quick gastric emptying and fueling muscle
- Steady glucose release makes Cyclic Dextrin a low-impact carb.
- Improves time to exhaustion during interval training, potentiating fat loss effects.
- Minimizes stress and inflammatory responses to exercise, speeding recovery.
In fact, a 2013 study found cyclists who consumed 15g of highly branched cyclic dextrin during exercise outperformed their counterparts who took the same amount of maltodextrin.
All carbohydrates are not created equal. Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin is the best source of carbohydrate for fueling exercise, and Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Revolution™ is a deliciously flavored production of HBCD with electrolytes for better hydration and muscle function.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin
Cyclic Dextrin is a clinically studied carbohydrate that is rapidly absorbed and provides fuel (glycogen) to working muscles.
- In cyclists supplementing with either HBCD or maltodextrin, HBCD was shown to dramatically enhance performance vs. the same quantity of maltodextrin.
- During HIIT, supplemention with HBCD extends time to exhaustion by 70% vs. glucose, greatly enhancing cardiovascular gains and fat loss potential of training.
- Athletes consuming HBCD instead of their normal sports drink report fewer gastrointestinal disorders and side effects.
- Use of HBCD during athletic events has been observed to reduce stress hormone and inflammatory cytokine response, leading to improved performance and recovery.
Q: What is the best way to take Highly Branched Cyclic Destrin?
A: As a dietary supplement, mix 1 serving of Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Revolution™ (28 grams) in 16-20 fl. oz. of water or your favorite beverage. Stir, and enjoy!
Q: I heard carbs are bad for you...is this true?
A: Believe it or not, carbs (glucose/glycogen in the body) are the preferred fuel source for muscles during most athletic activities, such as strength training. Without carbs, fatigue occurs and workouts end prematurely.
"Problems" with carbs arises from misuse and overconsumption, typically of high-sugar foods, combined with a sedentary lifestyle.
During dieting and cutting, low-impact carbs, like Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Revolution™ are optimal choices because they have little to no negative impact on insulin levels, so they do not disrupt fat burning while still enabling high levels of training.
Q: What other MuscleSport raw products do you recommend stacking with Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Revolution?
A: To promote the optimal metabolic environment, we recommend stacking Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Revolution with L-Carnitine for maximal glucose and fat oxidation.
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin
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