International Protein Extreme Carbs Energy & Glycogen Recovery Formula has been specifically developed to enhance post-workout glycogen synthesis, improve anabolic recovery and provide a convenient source of energy rich carbohydrates.
Glycogen reserves become depleted during physical activities, like weight training or sport, stimulating the body to store glycogen. Glycogen synthesis occurs for 4-6 hours after exercise, with the most rapid rate occurring in the first 2 hours. At this time insulin sensitivity is at its peak so there is an enhanced ability to absorb sugars needed to replenish vital energy reserves. To maximize your recovery, Extreme Carbs provides rapid, moderate and slowly absorbed carbohydrates and a powerful insulin potentiator to help promote glycogen synthesis and maximise insulin sensitivity.
Extreme Carbs provides high Glycemic Index (G.I) glucose to initiate muscle glycogen replacement and take advantage of the body's natural recovery systems. The glycogen recovery formulation is supported with fructose, which preferentially restores liver glycogen. The combination of glucose and fructose has the ability to further increase insulin levels, enhancing the body's anabolic state. Medium Length Glucose Polymers continue to supply a steady stream of glucose to depleted muscles while easily digested, low-allergy rice starch breaks down more slowly, providing glycogen replenishing carbohydrates for the entire peak glycogen synthesis phase.
Extreme Carbs is far more advanced than standard glycogen replenishment drinks and basic glucose polymer products. To ensure that high levels of energy replenishing carbs get into your depleted muscles where they are needed, Extreme Carbs contains PromilinTM. This revolutionary new ingredient has been shown to promote glucose-induced insulin release and may assist with the transport of glucose to skeletal muscle, where it can be used for energy, recovery and muscle growth, rather than be stored as bodyfat. Derived from fenugreek seeds, research shows the unique bioactive compound in PromilinTM (4-hydroxyisoleucine) encourages the body to use insulin more efficiently, improves insulin sensitivity, promotes lean muscle mass and aids anabolic recovery.
Extreme Carbs has a neutral, mildly sweet taste so it can be added to other foods, especially protein shakes, without affecting their taste or making them unbearably sweet. Varying the amount of liquid you add will give you a thinner or thicker consistency depending on whether you want a light, refreshing post-workout recovery drink or a thicker, more filling meal replacement. Extreme Carbs is the most comprehensive High Energy Multi-Phase Carbohydrate Recovery formulation available for athletes serious about results.
Who should use International Protein Extreme Carbs?
Men & women over the age of 15 who undertake high intensity physical training programs, either anaerobic or aerobic, three or more days per week. Training activities include, but are not limited to weight training (bodybuilding, power-lifting), boxing, martial arts, football, rugby, track and field, swimming, cycling and motor sports. Extreme Carbs is designed to provide energy rich carbohydrates and assist muscle glycogen replenishment, muscular endurance and reduced muscle breakdown in highly active individuals, especially elite athletes. Exact results will depend on the type of training program used.
- Is it lactose free?
Whilst not noted on the product label. International Xtreme Carbs should be lactose free. We are unaware of any milk products included in the formulation. Always read the label prior to consuming.
- Is it gluten free?
Based on the label we are viewing International Protein Extreme Carbs appears to be Gluten Free. We comment further though that the facility which manufacturers this product though is not a Gluten Free certified facility and thus certain amounts of gluten whilst unlikely, may be present in International Protein formulations through cross contamination.