ISA Alpha Carb
ISA ALPHA CARB
ALPHA CARB WITH CLUSTER DEXTRIN
- IDEAL FOR PRE, INTRA, AND POST
- SUPPLIES ENERGY FOR INTENSE TRAINING
- IMPROVES MUSCLE RECOVERY
- 2:1:1 RATIO OF BCAA
- ADDED GLUTAMINE
- 25 GRAMS TOTAL CARBS
- 30 SERVINGS
IMSOALPHA’s Alpha Carb contains 30 servings muscle-building energy. This unique blend includes a 3 carb sources unlike most competitors in the marker. Maltodextrin, Dextrose, and Cluster Dextrin are combined to provide an extended release of energy to power your workout from start to finish. The slow release of carbs will replenish your body and feed your muscles the nutrients it needs to grow and recover.
What makes this supplement superior is its added ingredients: BCAAs and Glutamine. Immediately following an intense workout session, the muscles are depleted of their glycogen reserves. Glutamine helps resynthesize and restore these levels. It is also important for muscle building, strength, and overall stamina, even after your workout.
Apart from the Carb sources, we've added other ingredients to help speed up the recovery process.
Read our Optimal Alpha Blog to learn more about the benefits of Carb supplements:
Your body first requires energy before exertion like lifting weights. Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP, is the only source of energy that can drive your muscles to contract. Unfortunately, muscles only store enough ATP to support muscle contractions for a few seconds; therefore, it must be replaced.
If it is not replaced, not only will strength suffer, but sets will be terminated early and intense training will be nearly impossible. Consuming carbs will allow glucose to be in the bloodstream, available for immediate use for energy.
Supplementing with carbs improve performance, but it can also increase muscle growth.
This mainly occurs due to the actions of insulin as consuming carbs prompts your body to release insulin.
Insulin is also anti-catabolic, meaning it prevents muscle loss by keeping the catabolic hormone cortisol at bay. One of the cortisol functions is to break down proteins (muscle tissue) and convert into energy. When insulin levels are high, cortisol levels are lower. This is the primary anti-catabolic power of insulin.
During training, the body is in a catabolic state as cortisol levels are high. Some of this muscle loss can be counteracted by consuming carbs before and during training.
Cluster Dextrin is highly soluble and has a fast-gastric emptying time thanks to which it can be brought rapidly to the smaller intestine. In there, it breaks down and enters the bloodstream. It resultantly maintains high blood sugar levels and doesn’t inhibit the burning of your body fat. Overall, it’s a much-needed dose for you before, during, or after every workout.
Maltodextrin is actually a complex carbohydrate which is manufactured from either rice, potato starch, or corn. Its molecular chain, however, is shorter as compared to other complex carbohydrates. It includes loosely bonded glucose molecules and is directly absorbed through your gut. As such, it can raise insulin and blood sugar levels significantly, which is why it is extremely beneficial as an intra and post workout supplement.
If you aren’t sure as to whether you need a post-workout meal or drink to give the much-needed spike to your blood sugar upon hardcore training, then you should consider dextrose. Dextrose is the perfect supplement for your regime and you’ll soon see how its benefits are staggering. If consumed, it fulfills the need for a post-workout meal or drink on its own because of its blood sugar-spiking abilities.
Glutamine can help you out with resynthesizing carbs once you are done with your workout session. Immediately following a hardcore training session, the muscles are completely depleted out of their reserves of glycogen, and as such, it is recommended that you take an intra or post workout glutamine dose to restore the glycogen reserves.
BCAA’s are another extremely beneficial component of a highly effective intra or post workout meal. Apart from reducing breakdown and increasing protein synthesis, they have more positive benefits. They can even improve the intensity of your workout!
All in all, Alpha Carb is one of the best products for muscle recovery. Read more about carb supplements here.
Suggested Use: Mix one rounded scoop with 12 ounces of water. Vary the amount of liquid for taste preference. Can be taken Pre, Intra or Post workout.
*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.