Now® Sports Carbo Gain

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100% Complex Carbohydrate

NOW® Carbo Gain is a 100% purecomplex carbohydrate supplementderived from maltodextrin, an easilydigestible blend of complex carbohydratesfrom corn starch. Maltodextrincontains “glucose polymers”, linkedsugar compounds that are easier forthe body to assimilate and use.Glucose polymers are metabolized at aslow, steady rate that can help to sustainenergy levels during endurance orientedworkouts and/or athleticevents and support weight gain. CarboGain contains virtually no protein, fat orfiber and is a convenient source ofenergy for active individuals.* Look toNOW® for all of your high quality sportssupplement needs.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1/2 Cups
Servings Per Container 63
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 190.00
Total Carbohydrate 47.00 g15%
Sugars 2.00 g
Carbo Powder 50.00 g **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Mix a 1/2 cupof Carbo Gain in each 16 oz. of wateror juice. Consume before, during andafter intense exercise for best results.Double this recipe if engaging in prolongedexertion of 2 hours or more.

Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin

No Salt, Yeast Free, No Wheat, Gluten Free, No Soy, No Milk, No Preservatives


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Pyruvate for Sports & Fitness


Why Do Athletes Use It?*

Some athletes say that pyruvate helps them lose body fat and also helps boost metabolism and increase endurance.

What Do the Advocates Say?*

Pyruvate appears to promote weight loss by increasing the metabolic rate. There is good research based on human studies showing that pyruvate helps to promote weight loss in overweight people on low-fat diets.

Although pyruvate promotes weight loss, which is good for heart health, it is important to monitor cholesterol levels as it may reduce HDL ("good") cholesterol.

How Much Is Usually Taken by Athletes?

Three controlled studies of untrained individuals using a combination of 6 to 10 grams per day of pyruvate and an exercise program reported greater effects on weight loss and body fat compared with those taking a placebo with the exercise program.1, 2, 3 However, controlled studies of the effects of pyruvate supplementation on exercise performance have tested only trained athletes, and these athletes did not experience improvements from pyruvate supplementation. Seven grams per day did not improve aerobic exercise performance in cyclists,4 and an average of 15 grams per day did not improve anaerobic performance or body composition in football players.5

*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.

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The information presented by Healthnotes is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2017.