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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.

Supplement Facts

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.

Serving Size 1/2 Cups
Servings Per Container 63
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 190.00
Total Carbohydrate 47.00 g 15%
Sugars 2.00 g
Carbo Powder 50.00 g **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin

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


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Health Notes

Pyruvate for Sports & Fitness

Pyruvate

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.

Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

The information presented in Aisle7 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. 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 2015.

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NOW NUTRITIONNow® Sports Carbo Gain
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

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Pros

  • Boosts energy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After workout (3)

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    5.0

    Good Product !

    By lucasoccabral

    from Columbia, MD

    About Me Competitive Athlete

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    Pros

    • Boosts Energy
    • Builds Muscle
    • Good Value
    • Quickens Recovery Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Workout
      • Everyday

      Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports Carbo Gain:

      Good product!I shake the whey then I mix the carbo and it does'not has any taste what is good two mix if chocolate whey.

       
      5.0

      Great value.

      By kyle_horner

      from West Palm Beach, FL

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      Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports Carbo Gain:

      Great way to add the exact amount of carbs you need for your post-workout recovery.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good after working out.

      By grumpy_khmai

      from providence,ri

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      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Tasty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Workout

        Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports Carbo Gain:

        i uses this blend with milk and protein powder to make my home made weight gainer.i dont felt bloated or have upset stomac after using it at all.hopefully gnc will continue pushing carbo gain..

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Meets expectations

        By CLAYTON_LANDA

        from Minnesota

        About Me Powerlifter

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        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Builds Muscle
        • Good Value
        • Quickens Recovery Time

        Cons

        • Does not mix well

        Best Uses

        • After Workout
        • Before Workout

        Comments about NOW NUTRITION Now® Sports Carbo Gain:

        Taking this before and after I workout has helped a lot! It takes an hour for it to mix without a blender but the wait is worth it. I mix 2 servings(1 cup) with a quart of gatorade and it tastes good.
        I take 1 serving about and hour before I workout. It keeps me energized through my workout and I don't gas out. I then take another serving immediately after my workout with a protein shake. I no longer get tired after my hard 90-95% intensity workouts.
        I only gave it 4 stars because I have not tried any other carb powders, so I can't compare.

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