Thought I'd do a quick run-down of how amazing UCAN really is, as we sometimes forget or take it for granted.
We all know it’s a resistance starch, but what makes it so special and how does it work?
Firstly most of us already know that it keeps your blood sugar steady, but what does that really mean?
If you have been using UCAN you will know how it makes you feel, it stops you feeling hungry and makes you feel steady. You would have also noticed that suddenly you can concentrate for a long period of time without feeling distracted or like you have the munchies and need to hunt something to eat every few minutes, this is the feeling of your blood sugar being steady. But what is it doing in your body?
When you eat, your pancreas releases insulin (it also makes enzymes to break down different food types). Insulin as we all know stops your body being able to burn fat for fuel, so that your body will burn up the carbs first (that you have eaten) and if there are too many carbs for your body to utilise it will then store the carbs as fat to burn later.
UCAN has very little effect on the pancreas, so your pancreas barely releases insulin when you eat it.
If you are in ketosis it also won't kick you out of ketosis (depending on how sensitive you are to carbs, but you would have to be super sensitive to be kicked out). The tiny amount of insulin that is released when you eat UCAN is less than the insulin released when you eat protein.
So you can use UCAN and still utilise body fat, and continue burning fat after your workout. Making the best of both worlds, carbs and fat.
It has also been found that athletes using UCAN consistently (1 or 2 packets a day), have leaner body composition.
It is also great for your GI tract as it is fully absorbed (breaks down completely) and releases slowly over time, so less GI issues, which would make anyone happy lol. UCAN breaks down slowly into glucose which your body knows what to do with and how to convert to fuel for your muscles (unlike the fructose in maltodextrin).
So all in all I think it's pretty amazing :oD
Until next time…
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