OSAKA, Japan—A study conducted by Glico on Cluster Dextrin® (highly branched cyclic dextrin/HBCD) demonstrated its effectiveness in promoting endurance and reducing fatigue during exercise. (Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry. 2014 Jul; Online. DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2014.943654)
During a cycling exercise, 24 practiced adult males experienced significantly less exhaustion after being administered 15 grams of Cluster Dextrin compared to a similar group given the same amount of maltodextrin. When interviewed, they described more energetic performance at both 30 and 60 minute intervals after taking Cluster Dextrin. Additionally, blood was drawn after 30 minutes and examined for blood sugar levels, which tended to be higher in the Cluster Dextrin group. This suggests that it offers a pronounced benefit in promoting endurance and reducing fatigue during exercise.
As an energy source in sports drinks, Cluster Dextrin® has low osmotic pressure and empties swiftly from stomach to small intestine. There, it quickly breaks down to enter the bloodstream, thereby sustaining a high blood sugar level. This metabolic regime shows Cluster Dextrin® to be the most suitable supplement yet developed for drinks used in the performance of high-endurance sports.
Glico will be on hand at Supply Side West (Booth 18101) this October. Last November, Cluster Dextrin became available for sports nutrition beverages.