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The Benefits of Amylopectin — Waxy Potato Starch

By October 1, 2021 No Comments

Potatoes with eyes, Benefits of Amylopectin Waxy Potato StarchAmylopectin, or waxy potato starch, is a carbohydrate source that’s ideal for athletes or anyone who exercises and wants to replenish muscle glycogen quickly after their workouts. 

Waxy potato starch has a high molecular weight and passes through the stomach and into the intestines more easily than many other carbohydrate sources, making it ideal for a pre-exercise carb boost before endurance activities or for post-exercise recovery. With a mild flavor that most people don’t even notice, it’s ideal for mixing with just about any other pre- or post-workout powdered supplements, including protein, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), or powdered creatine supplements.

Ideal for Athletes
Found mostly in products geared towards those who work out regularly, Amylopectin can be used by anyone in need of a good fast-absorbing carbohydrate source, and it mixes easily by itself or with protein powders and other powdered supplements. It’s best suited for individuals who need an easy-to-digest carbohydrate source to help transport post-workout nutrients into hungry muscle cells more quickly.

Carbohydrate Timing
Waxy potato starch can be used at any time of the day, but it’s most beneficial shortly before endurance events or in a post-workout drink when you’re trying to replenish muscle glycogen and get the nutrients from other post-workout supplements delivered into muscle cells quickly. The Amylopectin gets through your digestive system rapidly and is able to shuttle your protein, amino acids, creatine, and other muscle-replenishing powdered supplements where they need to go…into muscles for quick recovery.

NOTE: Learn more about SAN’s Element as an excellent source of Amylopectin/waxy potato starch that mixes easily and has virtually no flavor at all, so it won’t interfere with any other ingredients in your pre- or post-workout shake.

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