Isomaltulose is a low-glycemic carbohydrate from beet juice that promotes active rehydration and improves fat oxidation, prompting the body to burn fat for energy.*
- Absorbs much slower than traditional, non-functional carbs, delivering sustained energy for extended periods.*
- Induces minimal insulin prompting the body to burn stored fat for energy production.*
Isomaltulose is a carbohydrate manufactured from sucrose harvested from beet juice. It doesn't cause tooth decay and has a mild, natural sweetness. It's vegan, kosher, and non-GMO.
Isomaltulose has a low glycemic index (GI) and prompts the body to burn body fat for energy by increasing fat oxidation. That means isomaltulose provides sustained energy while releasing free fatty acids from fat tissue.
One study finds that endurance athletes who use isomaltulose burn 25% more fat than athletes who use maltodextrin.
Another study finds that isomaltulose causes insulin to rise approximately 55% less than regular table sugar.
That same study also finds isomaltulose increases glucose uptake in muscle.
Isomaltulose also hydrates better than conventional carbohydrates and hydrolyzes completely in the gut, so there's no bloating or intestinal discomfort.
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