Post-Workout Carbohydrate Super Fuel
After your workout, you have emptied your muscle’s fuel tanks. These fuel tanks hold precious muscle fuel called glycogen. Glycogen is made of long chains of glucose molecules that get broken down to fuel everything from your brain to muscles to organs. In muscles where much of it is stored, glycogen functions as an immediate reserve source of glucose for muscle cells. Following intense workouts, we drain much of our reserves. However, refueling is necessary after your tank is drained.
It’s well known that you need fast-digesting protein after training to help repair the muscle tissue you just damaged and switch your body into repair, rebuild, and recovery mode. The quickest way to put the gas back in muscle fuel tanks is a carbohydrate. Some carbohydrates can cause gastrointestinal distress making a postworkout carb hard to consume. Others spike your blood glucose too fast causing some people to experience a blood sugar crash and become ravenous!
if you’re an athlete, you know the importance of carbohydrates. Without them, performance suffers. For this reason, Driven Nutrition® uses the most advanced carbohydrate on the market, called Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin, found in GlycoDrive™!
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD or Cluster Dextrin) is clinically validated to increase performance to tremendous levels while limiting any semblance of gastrointestinal distress. It achieves this by having a high molecular weight and ultra-low osmolality. Osmolality is an indicator of how fast a liquid will move through the stomach, which is why no carbohydrate on the market can compete with GlycoDrive™.
Even better, in clinical research, highly branched cyclic dextrin has been shown to lower markers for stress hormones after exhaustive exercise when compared to other carbohydrates. When you combine this with the fact that it’s sustained release and doesn’t increase inflammatory markers like some other carbohydrates on the market, it then becomes a truly remarkable performance aid. For athletes who have high training volume, this becomes important in combatting training stressors that hinder your performance and results.
What’s even better is our GlycoDrive™ is a stand-alone form of HBCD. This means you can add this to any of our protein supplements to create your own like adding it to Driven Vegan™ to stay vegan or add more to our PostWOD™!