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Amino Z Waxy Maize Powder
Every single day there seems to be a new supplement hitting the market promising all these amazing results. But what many people fail to realize is that, more often than not, the simple supplements are actually the most effective.
And one group of supplements that have stood the test of time are carbohydrate powders.
However, there are actually a number of different carb powders that you can get your hands on, all sharing a number of key similarities, in addition to some specific and unique differences.
And one such carb powder is Waxy Maize.
What is Waxy Maize Powder?
Waxy Maize Powder is a specific type of carbohydrate supplement derived from a unique type of starch known as “waxy starch”.
Waxy starches are essentially a type of carbohydrate that is found in rice, corn and barley. With this in mind, waxy “maize” refers to the fact that this particularly waxy starch comes from corn.
Now you might be wondering why it is described as “waxy”, which comes down to the way it looks under a microscope. In short, if you take a detailed look at waxy starch using a strong enough microscope, it looks like wax.
However, I should note that is where its similarities with wax stop...
From a structural perspective, Waxy Maize contains large quantities of what is known as “amylopectin starch”. This type of starch is an energy dense carbohydrate that is well regarded for its digestibility.
You see, this particular type of starch is very easily absorbed by the gut.
This means that it is transferred from the digestive tract into your bloodstream at a rapid rate. And as I am sure you can imagine, this can have some rather notable benefits.
1. Better Recovery
Arguably one of the biggest benefits associated with the supplementation of Waxy Maize Powder comes down to its impact on recovery .
Because this particular carbohydrate powder is easily absorbed, it causes a rapid increase in blood glucose concentrations after consumption. And this increase boosts the secretion of the hormone insulin.
This is rather important, because insulin can be thought of as our primary “energy storage” hormone. It is thought as such because it promotes the movement of carbs and proteins from your blood, and into your muscle tissue.
This essentially makes them more available for your body to use for repair and regeneration.
With this in mind, consuming waxy maize powder in conjunction with a fast absorbing protein powder can cause a significant increase in your rate of repair and recovery. This will also come with faster replenishment of your muscle glycogen stores.
The big thing here is that when you accelerate your recovery between training sessions, you are able to train harder for every single training session. Over time, this means better training quality, and seriously large improvements in strength and performance.
2. Enhanced Muscle Growth
This benefit kind of piggy backs upon the previous one, but that does not make it less important.
The increase in insulin secretion (and the enhanced shutting of proteins into the muscle tissue) associated with the consumption of waxy maize powder has been shown to increase “muscle protein synthesis” -- which is the process your body uses to make new muscle tissue .
This suggests that supplementing with waxy maize powder can contribute to accelerated muscle growth when taken post workout.
And much like recovery, this is going to be magnified when it is combined with a fast digesting protein powder like whey -- making them the perfect combination for your post workout shake .
3. Greater Energy for Training
We have already outlined in detail that waxy maize is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. Importantly, once it is in the bloodstream, it is quickly taken up by the muscle tissue and converted into the form of muscle glycogen -- which is one of the primary fuel sources your body uses for high intensity exercise.
With this in mind, supplementing with Waxy Maize before (or even during) training can cause a subsequent increase in exercise performance by making sure that you have enough energy available throughout your entire training session .
The benefits here are twofold.
Firstly, this is simply going to make you feel better during your sesion. Rather than leaving the gym in a state of complete and utter exhaustion, you are going to leave with enough energy to sustain you through the rest of the day.
In this manner, training also becomes more enjoyable.
Secondly, this increase in energy availability ensures that the quality of your training sessions remain high from start to finish. This means more reps, heavier loads, and over time, larger improvements in muscle strength and size.
More energy = more gains.
If you are after a high-quality carbohydrate powder to take around your training sessions, then waxy maize is a great option.
Because it is absorbed into the muscle tissue at a rapid rate, it can cause improvements in energy, performance, recovery, and growth -- making it one of the most effective options on the market.
1. Ormsbee, Michael J., Christopher W. Bach, and Daniel A. Baur. "Pre-exercise nutrition: the role of macronutrients, modified starches and supplements on metabolism andendurance performance." Nutrients 6.5 (2014): 1782-1808.
2. Roy, B. D., et al. "Effect of glucose supplement timing on protein metabolism after resistance training." Journal of applied physiology (1997).
3. Tang, Jason E., et al. "Minimal whey protein with carbohydrate stimulates muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise in trained young men." Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism 32.6 (2007): 1132-1138.
4. Haff, G. Gregory, et al. "Carbohydrate supplementation and resistance training." The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 17.1 (2003): 187-196.
Total Serves per Package: 67
Serving Size: 15.0000g
|Per 15g Serve||Per 100g|
|Energy||263.6 kJ||1757 kJ|
|Protein||0.9 g||6.2 g|
|Carbohydrate||14.4 g||96 g|
|Complex Carbs||14.4 g||96 g|
|Sugar||0 g||0 g|
|Fibre||0 g||0 g|
|Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Caffeine||0 mg||0 mg|
|Sodium||0 mg||0 mg|
Waxy Maize Powder
Mix 1 serve with 250mL of water and mix well with a shaker. Suggestion: Take intra-workout for an additional source of energy.
Please note that the nutritional profile will vary according to your flavour selection.
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