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Carbohydrates

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While carbohydrate is the body’s primary source of energy, the speed at which ingested food is available to the muscles as glycogen (energy) depends entirely on the type of carbohydrate. Fast release carbohydrates, also referred to as simple carbohydrates, convert to energy very quickly.

While we are often told to avoid simple carbohydrates, there are three primary occasions when they are actually an advantage:

Pre-training: It is too late to have a carbohydrate source that digests slowly as the training session will be finished long before the food is converted to energy. Fast release carbohydrates solve this issue, with an almost immediate supply of energy.

During training: As with pre-training, the only fuel source that can be used as energy during a session is fast release carbohydrates. They are ideal for particularly intense sessions, or sessions of a long duration.

Post-workout: When training has finished, this is an ideal time to replace the fuel that the body has used throughout the session. Fast release carbohydrates replace fuel as quickly as is possible. The increase in insulin levels that fast release carbohydrates result in, can help shuttle nutrients (including protein for muscle growth) into the muscles.

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    Vitargo®

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    Patented sports performance carbohydrate Clinically proven to improve performance* Super soluble (Vitargo S2) version
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  2. Sweet Potato Powder

    Sweet Potato Powder

    $14.99
    Perfect carbohydrate source for bodybuilders & dieters Full of natural vitamins & minerals Low glycaemix index
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  3. Quinoa Flour

    Quinoa Flour

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    Nutritious super grain Fantastic source of quality protein International grain of the year 2013
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  4. Ultra Fine Scottish Oats

    Ultra Fine Scottish Oats

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    Premium quality ground Scottish Oats 100% natural – no added ingredients Low GI carb source which is high in fiber
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  5. Maltodextrin

    Maltodextrin

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    High GI complex carbohydrate Combine with protein for a DIY weight gainer Ultra low pricing
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  6. Complete Recovery™

    Complete Recovery™

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    Fast absorbing Waxy Maize & Whey Protein Isolate 3g Leucine & 3g Glutamine for optimal recovery Added HMB & Tart Cherry Extract
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  7. Complete Hydration Drink™

    Complete Hydration Drink™

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    Maltodextrin, Dextrose & Fructose Added BCAA, Electrolytes & Vitamin B6 Maintenance of endurance performance
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  8. Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (Cluster Dextrin®)

    Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (Cluster Dextrin®)

    $17.99
    Advanced carbohydrate supplement Highly soluble for better absorption Rapid gastric emptying time
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  9. Maca Powder

    Maca Powder

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    Gluten free low GI carbohydrate Rich source of vitamins and minerals Plant protein high in amino acids
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