The Science of UCAN SuperStarch®
UCAN SuperStarch -VS- Sugar
It's important to maintain steady sugar levels during the day, training and racing. The advantage of steady sugar levels is to use fat for fuel efficiently, stable and long-lasting energy, protect lean muscle, and reduce sugar cravings.
How SuperStarch is cooked?
*Hydrothermally cooked without chemicals or enzymes*
Why is SuperStarch better than Sugar or Maltodextrin?
Reason 1: No sugar or stimulants
SuperStarch is a super carb and does not contain any sugar or stimulants.
Reason 2: Gentle on the Stomach
Since molecular weight and low gastrointestinal pressure are inversely related (more weight results in less pressure), SuperStarch rapidly leaves the stomach and intestines, and is more gentle on the stomach.
Reason 3: Time-Released Digestion
SuperStarch promotes a positive delayed and continual glucose absorption over time. The results lead to a minimised hormone insulin response.
Reason 3: Low Glycemic and Hormone Insulin Response
If the carb consumed does not significantly raise blood glucose or hormone insulin levels, then your body will efficiently use a combination of fat, ketones and carbs for energy sources.
* Reasons why from Dr. Jeff Volek, expert researcher in low carb athletic performance and Chief Science Officer and Co_Founder of Virta Health.
Independent Scientific Study
UCAN Company commissioned an independent IRB study at the University of Oklahoma to study the effects of SuperStarch in athletes.
Three major findings from this carefully controlled, double blinded experiment confirmed SuperStarch:
Why not fuel with plain cornstarch?
Molecular weight matters when fueling. The bigger the molecular, the easier it is for the body to digest the food into energy, and easier on the stomach.
How about Keto or Low Carb High Fat Diets?
Adding UCAN SuperStarch to your nutrition plan is another tool to further enhance athletic performance without significantly impacting insulin and ketone levels. Learn more here.