What are the best carbohydrate supplements to take?
Our picks for the top carbohydrate supplements was made with plenty of research and trial to save our readers time when choosing the best carb supplement for them. If you are working out hard you will need energy, that’s just a fact, also carbohydrate supplements can be hardgainers best friend. You can click here to check out our last years write up on the carbs and how exactly they work.
When it comes to carbohydrates we have two types:
Simple Carbohydrates- are simple sugars you get naturally from fruit, milk or sugar. They digest fast, but they don’t fill you up.
Complex Carbohydrates- are bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans etc… considered the “good” carbohydrates, for their fibers,vitamins & minerals which take longer to digest insuring you stay fed longer.
Carbohydrate supplements are popular with many who live busy lifestyles and do not have the time to eat as much as they burn during their training, this is where you can use a good carb supplement as a meal replacement, but we do not recommend completely replacing your meals with carbohydrate supplements. Carbs taken pre-workot or during will help blood glucose levels for enhanced performance. Carbs taken post-workout help with faster absorption of protein. To reduce storing fat I would recommend taking carbohydrate supplements closer to your workout time because you are burn more energy.
We have put together what we feel are the top 10 carbohydrate supplements on the market and will get the job done. Always consult a doctor prior to taking any supplements, and reading the labels is essential, especially if you have certain allergies. Carbohydrate supplements can be a great addition to your stack and when used correctly the results will follow.
Top 10 Carbohydrate Supplements for 2014
MHP, Dark Matter, 2.64 lb
Increases Protein Synthesis Faster Than Whey
Dramatically Spikes Insulin and Replenishes Glycogen
Multi-phase Creatine Transport & Cell Volumizing Matrix
New Technology for Rapid Absorption and BioAvailability
Optimum Nutrition Glycomaize
35 grams of concentrated carbohydrates per scoop
Packed with fast-acting, high-molecular weight Waxy Maize Starch
Trehalose for intermediate energy
Contains Carbogen digestive enzymes to enhance utilization
Carbo Gain 100% Complex Carbohydrate, 8 lb
100% Pure Maltodextrin
Supports Weight Gain
Supports Sustained Energy and Endurance
All American EFX Karbolyn 35lbs
Fast-acting, long-lasting, high-performance fuel
Pre-workout: quickly ‘carb-load’ in minutes not hours
Post-workout: replenish muscle glycogen for faster recovery
100% sugar-free, stimulant-free and gluten-free
VPX Carbonx 2.2lbs
Increases Thermogenic Effect of a Meal Over 70%.
Increases VO2, RMR, Endurance & Fat Utilization.
Increases Endurance 78.1% Better Than Glucose.
Sustained Insulin Response / Ultra Low Glycemic Index.
Far More Thermogenic than Waxy Maize.
Pro Supps Karbolic
Pterosport Technology that uses anti-oxidants and carbohydrate-synthesizing compounds. Includes an Electrolyte Complex to support fluid balance and muscle function during hardcore workouts. Added TAURINE and BETAINE for improved performance.
AllMax Nutrition CARBION+
Great as a Pre-, During-, or Post-Workout Carbohydrate
Has 6 Sources of Carbs
Different Molecular Weights
CARBION+ Prolongs your training sessions
Contains Electrolytes for Muscle Funciton
Gaspari Nutrition GLYCOFUSE
Calories – 100/1 scoop(28g)
Total Carbohydrate – 25g
Accelerates Performance and Glycogen Loading.
No Sugar or Gluten.
Contains 25g of Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin.
Dextrose Powder 100% Pure 10 lb
Easily Utilized by the Body
Natural Energy Source
Evogen GlycoJect – Glycogen Injection Matrix
GlycoJect by Evogen is a carbohydrate loading formula designed to drive glycogen and critical nutrients to the muscles during hardcore training for increased performance. It it great for pre and post workout. 100 calories per scoop, and it is sugar free.