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Carbohydrate Supplements

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What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the compounds of Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen that are the primary source of energy to the human body. Human body breaks down Carbohydrates into Glucose that provides energy for the efficient and the effectual functioning of the body. 
 
Types of Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates may be classified into the following two categories:
  • Simple Carbohydrates. These are known as simple or natural Sugars. They are primarily found in Fruits (Fructose), Milk (Lactose), and Honey (Sucrose). These are quick and easy for the body to digest and are the great sources of quick energy.
  • Complex Carbohydrates. These comprise of Starch and Fibers. As the name suggests, they are not easy to digest and therefore, do not provide a quick bust of energy. These come from Breads, Vegetables, Whole Grained Food, Oatmeal, Peas, Rice, and Beans.
Functions of Carbohydrates.
  • Energy Generation. Carbohydrates, when broken down by the Enzymes in the Gastrointestinal Tract, act as the primary source of energy for the human body. They provide energy for the movement of Muscles and for the efficient functioning of the rest of the organs of the body, including the Brain.
  • Energy Storage. Complex Carbohydrates, which the body does not immediately use, are stored in the Muscles in the form of Glycogen, which is readily available whenever the human body requires an extra amount of energy.
  • Smooth Bowel Functioning. Dietary Fibers, which are a form of Carbohydrates, ensure efficient Bowel functioning.
  • Regulating Blood Sugar. Carbohydrates also aid in the functioning of human body by regulating the level of Blood Sugar and by breaking down Fatty Acids.
  • Regulating Body weight. A well-regularized diet of Carbohydrates helps in regulating and maintaining the body weight.
  • Taste factor. Carbohydrates add to the appearance and the flavor of the food. All the mouthwatering delicacies such as, Sweets, Pastries, and Cakes, are rich in Carbohydrates.
What are Carbohydrate Supplements? Carbohydrate Supplements are nutrients, usually in the form of Gels, Powders, Nutrition Bars, or Energy Drinks, which help in replacing the missing Carbohydrates in the human diet. Carbohydrate Supplements can come in handy to squeeze in the sufficient amount of Carbohydrates in a hectic lifestyle when you do not have time for meals. The supplements are especially helpful for sportsmen such as, Athletes, Wrestlers, Boxers, and Body Builders, who indulge in intense physical activities. These people expend a lot for energy during workouts and therefore, need Carbohydrate Supplements to replace the same. If the Carbohydrates burnt during an exercise are not replenished, it may lead to the reduction in the level of Blood Sugar in the body.
 
Dosage. Like natural Carbohydrates, its supplements also come in both the form, Simple and Complex Carbohydrates, and can be taken in with or without food. 
  •  Pre and Post Exercise Supplements. Complex Carbohydrate Supplements containing a high amount of Starches should be consumed before or after exercise, as they release Carbohydrates at a slow rate and ensure steady replenishment of Carbohydrates in the body.
  • During Exercise. Consuming the small amounts of simple Carbohydrate Supplements such as, Energy Drinks, intermittently during work out sessions, spikes the energy level of the body. Complex Carbohydrate Supplements should be avoided during exercise, as they lead to a spell of Nausea and Stomach Cramps.
  • It is advised to carefully check the dosage to be taken, as mentioned on the pack of the supplement. Taking more than the required dosage may lead to an imbalance in the Body Metabolism.
Side Effects of Carbohydrate Supplements.  Carb products don't have any side effects.  Only our miss use and poor diet habits cause negative side effects. Carbohydrate Supplements when taken without the actual fuel requirement may cause chemical imbalances in the body.
  • Increase in Fat. An excessive intake of Carbohydrates may lead to tremendous increase in Body Weight and Fat
  • Increase in Blood Sugar. Carbohydrate Supplements may result in a raised level of Blood Sugar in the body, leading to complications such as, Diabetes.
Carbohydrate Supplements are easily available over the counter, but the intake of the supplements without considering the Body Metabolism and requirement may lead to disparity in the body. Therefore, it is very important to consult your online dietician to get just the right balance of Carbohydrates in the body.
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