Cluster Dextrinis a low glycemic, highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD), which has a high molecular weight and ultra-low osmolality.
These properties of HBCD makes it highly soluble and promotes fast gastric emptying, virtually eliminating any gastric distress often associated with less advanced carbohydrates.
The result is a superior carbohydrate that delivers smooth, constant energy and replenishes muscle glycogen stores without spiking blood sugar levels.
Cluster Dextrin® is research-proven to:
Research on cluster dextrin:
Cluster Dextrin® has the same molecular weight as maltodextrin but with more “branching.”
Branching refers to short chains of poly- and oligosaccharides that “branch” out from the main starch molecule. This enhances digestion. Research on Cluster Dextrin® has demonstrated that it has faster gastric emptying time, reducing the potential for upset stomachs, and improves endurance performance.
This is why it is the primary carbohydrate in our SustainElite sports drink.