Typical macromolecular carbohydrates are less soluble than Cluster Dextrin. On the other hand low molecular carbohydrates exhibit higher osmotic pressure, as does pure glucose solution. Along with other digestible contents typically found in sports drinks, this slows their descent to the small intestine. Cluster Dextrin is faster to the small intestine and faster to ramp-up endurance. Solubility is at the heart of Cluster Dextrin’s functioning. High molecular weight Cluster Dextrin also degrades slowly, balancing insulin secretion with lipid breakdown.
Cluster Dextrin contributes to accelerated muscle building, because carbs help in the development of sarcoplasm, the cytoplasm of striated muscle fiber. Its high efficiency in delivering energy and building muscle, fighting fatigue and moving to the small intestine speedily make Cluster Dextrin suitable for sports drink supplements before, during and after vigorous exercise, to aid in recovery. Cluster Dextrin has been on the market in Japan for more than a decade, and is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) in the U.S. For more information: www.glico.co.jp/en