CARBO SPRINT EXTREME GEL is a food supplement for sports people that contains carbohydrates
for coping with the extra energy demand of people involved in intensive physical activities; it also
contains taurine and caffeine (144mg/100g).
Carbo Sprint eXtreme contains a combination of carbohydrates and sugars with rapid, moderate and
slow absorption rates (dextrose, fructose and maltodextrins), plus caffeine and taurine, which give
it a remarkable tonic and ergogenic effect.
Dextrose is a simple sugar that becomes promptly bio-available in the blood circulation. From the
chemical standpoint, dextrose is a monosaccharide with six carbon atoms (it is a hexose and, to be
more precise, an aldohexose because it has an aldehyde function); it is a chiral compound, the
enantiomer most abundant in nature, and it is dextrorotary (it turns rightwards in relation to the
plane of polarized light), hence the name dextrose. This sugar is the main source of energy in the
cells of the human body and many other complex or extremely simple organisms, such as certain
Fructose is a simple sugar that is metabolized mainly in the liver, but the enzymes that use it have a much lower affinity for it than for the more common sucrose (a
disaccharide formed by glucose bonding with fructose), so fructose is used more slowly and more gradually. Large quantities of fructose are stored in adipose tissue,
from where it is used when glucose is in short supply after being activated by the hormone glucagon. Fructose does not alter blood sugar levels and consequently
does not influence the release of insulin by the pancreatic cells.
Maltodextrins are the product of starch splitting by the enzyme alpha-amylase. Starch is a long glucose polymer consisting of chains of amylose (in a linear chain)
and amylopectin (in a branched chain). These long glucose chains simply provide a reserve of sugars that are gradually released to sustain the body’s energy reserves
for as long as it takes to complete a given physical activity.
Use: the recommended dose is 1-2 packets a day, to be taken before or during training.
Ingredients: water, maltodextrins, dextrose, fructose, Acidifier: citric acid, taurine (0.14%), caffeine (0.14%), Preserving agents: potassium sorbate, sodium
Precautions: do not exceed the recommended daily doses. The product should be used as part of a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach
of children. The product is not suitable for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding, or by individuals particularly sensitive to caffeine. Avoid any simultaneous use of
alcohol and tobacco.