Super Carb
NutraBio

Super Carb

25G Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin Combined With 822G Electrolyte Complex
Scientifically Validated To Increase Performance*
9.8  out of 10  (9 Reviews)
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30 Servings
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Price: $32.99  ($1.10 / Serving)
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Product Overview

SUPER CARB

  • Rapidly fuels performance with no stomach discomfort*
  • Replenishes glycogen stores for accelerated recovery*
  • Supports peak athletic performance*
25G

Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin

822G

Electrolyte Complex

No

Added Sugar

NUTRABIO SUPER CARB: A SUPERIOR CARBOHYDRATE FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE*

NutraBio SuperCarb: A Superior Carbohydrate for Superior Performance NutraBio SuperCarb is an innovative product designed to fuel performance through the use of the patented carbohydrate Cluster Dextrin®. Unlike typical carbs such as dextrose or fructose, Cluster Dextrin® is a low glycemic, highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD) with a high molecular weight and ultra-low osmolality. These properties of HBCD make it highly soluble, virtually eliminating the gastric distress often associated with less advanced carbohydrates.* Cluster Dextrin® also maintains a slow release, offering the ideal interaction between carbohydrate breakdown and the normal release of free fatty acids. The result is a superior carbohydrate that delivers smooth, constant energy and replenishes muscle glycogen stores without spiking blood sugar levels that are already within a normal and healthy.*

By itself, SuperCarb is an ideal fuel source and a better alternative to sugar-laden sports beverages that can cause bloating, sloshing, sugar crashes, and other stomach-related issues. Furthermore, SuperCarb includes a cleverly crafted electrolyte blend designed using Albion Lab's premier mineral complexes as electrolyte donors. These help ensure efficient muscle contractions while helping to minimize the potential for cramping due to dehydration from training hard.* SuperCarb (available unflavored) can also be added to any pre-, intra-, or post-workout product when sustained energy is needed for long, intense workouts or to help restore depleted muscle glycogen.*

From the information presented above, it is easy to see why the Cluster Dextrin® found in SuperCarb is the most advanced super carb available and is far superior to lower quality carbohydrate sources. No other carbohydrate can rival its effectiveness and ergogenic properties.*

As with all NutraBio products, SuperCarb contains no banned substances, fillers, additives, or mystery dosages hidden in a proprietary blend. What you see is what you get, and NutraBio is 100% legitimate and 110% committed to bringing you the cleanest products ever created. You TRAIN WITHOUT COMPROMISE, and we've put every effort into designing SuperCarb WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Without Compromise Since 1996

Founded in 1996, NutraBio is the original No Proprietary Blend, No B.S. honest brand. 15 years ago we revolutionized the supplement industry by introducing 4 quality commitments:

  1. NO proprietary blends and full label disclosure
  2. NO fillers, excipients, or additives (except flavor)
  3. Full efficacious dosages of every active ingredient
  4. Manufacturing our own products to control every aspect of quality.

Two decades ago we set the goal of providing our customers with the most effective, clean and honest supplements available. Since that very first day, we have led the charge in supplement innovation with science-backed therapeutic doses and full label disclosure.

We manufacture our products in our own FDA registered and audited facility. We are GMP certified and manufacture to exceed 21 CFR Part 111 cGMP regulations. We don't compromise on quality so you don't have to compromise on results.

WHY IS SUPER CARB SUPERIOR TO
OTHER CARB PRODUCTS?

100% PURE CYCLIC DEXTRIN

CLINICAL RESEARCH

NON-GMO

CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE*

ULTRA-LOW OSMOLARITY

BENEFITS ATHLETES OF ANY AGE

CAN IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE*

100% LABEL TRANSPARENCY GUARANTEED

WHERE CLINICAL RESEARCH ECLIPSES THE HYPE.

Compared to other carbohydrate sources, Cluster Dextrin® is research proven to enhance endurance performance, and lower markers for exercise-induced hormones after exhaustive exercise.* No other carbohydrate source can demonstrate clinical data like this.

  • In a 2013 human clinical trial of Cluster Dextrin®, 24 adult male athletes showed that during cycling exercise, the group administered 15 grams of Cluster Dextrin performed better than those who took the same amount of a maltodextrin.*
  • An additional research study conducted in 2015 found that swimmers who supplemented with HBCD before doing intervals at 75–90% VO2 max were able to improve time to exhaustion by 70% compared to when they supplemented with either water or glucose.*
  • Lastly, a 2014 study conducted by Suzuki et al. found that triathletes who consumed HBCD before a race had a reduced stress hormone response and lower urinary cytokine levels com pared to when they supplemented with glucose. This suggests that HBCD lowers the normal inflammatory response of exercise, which in turn increases performance and decreases time spent recovering.*

Even better, in clinical research, highly branched cyclic dextrin has been shown to lower markers for stress hormones after exhaustive exercise when compared to other carbohydrates.* When you combine this with the fact that it's sustained release and doesn't increase inflammatory markers like some other carbohydrates on the market, it then becomes a truly remarkable performance aid.* Can any carbohydrate source demonstrate clinical data like this? Not until now.

Carbohydrate Recommendations for Strength and Endurance Athletes

Due to the unique energy demands of strength and endurance-based sports, athletes who participate in these activities have different carbohydrate requirements for fueling optimal performance. Aerobic endurance athletes and those who train for 60 minutes or more a day (think runners, cyclists, MMA fighters) should strive to consume 8–10 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight daily to replenish glycogen levels.* On the other hand, athletes who do not train aerobically for more than an hour each day (weight training, sprinting, football) should strive for 5–6 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram body weight daily.

When and how many carbohydrates should I consume before, during, and after exercise?

The following table outlines general recommendations for carbohydrate consumption before, during, and after exercise. However, athletes may need to experiment with different protocols (timing, types, and amounts) to produce individual optimal performance.

General Carbohydrate Intake
  • Eat 55–65% of total daily energy as carbohydrates with a variety of natural carbohydrate food sources, including fruits and vegetables and their juices, as well as whole grain products and low-fat dairy.
  • A general recommendation for athletes is 6–10 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight, depending on gender, type of sport, and training intensity and volume.
Carbohydrate 3–4 Hours Before Exercise
  • For an adult, 200–300 grams of carbohydrate 3–4 hours before endurance exercise maximizes glycogen stores at the onset of exercise and thus enhances performance. Body size, particularly glycogen storage potential, accounts for this broad range.
Carbohydrate 30–60 Minutes Before Exercise
  • Ingest 50–75 grams of carbohydrate 30–60 minutes before exercise. Two scoops of NutraBio SuperCarb would cover this amount.
Carbohydrate Immediately Before Exercise
  • If carbohydrate is to be consumed immediately before exercise <5 minutes), 50 grams (less for women) can enhance performance without overloading the stomach at the onset of exercise. Two scoops of NutraBio SuperCarb would cover this amount.
Carbohydrate During Exercise
  • An endurance athlete should strive to ingest 30–60 grams (1 to 2 scoops of SuperCarb) of carbohydrate per hour of endurance performance to maintain normal blood glucose levels. Strength-trained individuals may also benefit from this amount if exercise goes beyond 60 minutes and is high intensity.
Carbohydrate After Exercise
  • Ingest carbohydrate as soon as possible after completing a glycogen-depleting exercise session. SuperCarb makes an easy and convenient choice.
  • Ingest 1–1.5 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight during the first 30 minutes after endurance exercise and every 2 hours for at least 4–6 hours after that.
  • Ingesting carbohydrate late in an endurance bout may be beneficial if recovery time before subsequent exercise is limited <one day).

*Table Courtesy of Sports Nutrition & Performance Enhancing Supplements Textbook (Smith-Ryan & Antonio, 2013)

Carbohydrates Are Not Bad For You

Carbohydrates have been cast in a negative light the past few years with so-called experts stating they cause weight gain, excess body fat, adverse blood lipid profiles, and a host of other problems that can wreak havoc on your health—all of which are simply not true. However, what these experts fail to tell you is that carbohydrates are the preferred source of fuel during high-intensity, anaerobic exercise such as sprinting or weight lifting. Consuming adequate carbohydrates, which are broken down into glucose in the bloodstream or stored in muscle tissue as glycogen, ensures you have the stamina to power through workouts without hitting a wall. In fact, various professional fitness organizations recommend 50–60% of total daily calories should come from carbohydrates to produce optimal performance in athletes.

On the other hand, low carbohydrate consumption can cause the body to use protein as energy, which in turn affects the ability of muscles to repair and recover. Simply put, carbohydrates are king when it comes to exercise performance. It should be noted, though, that not all carbohydrates are created equal. This is why NutraBio formulated SuperCarb using the patented advanced carbohydrate Cluster Dextrin®.

The Bottom Line on Carbohydrates and Why SuperCarb Should Be Included in Any Performance-Enhancing Stack

It is hard to argue that carbohydrates are not the most valuable macronutrient that fuels performance. While most research on the benefits of adequate carbohydrate consumption has been performed in endurance sports, there is an emerging body of evidence that carbohydrates play a vital role in sports such as weightlifting, football, and soccer. Without a doubt, carbohydrate is the most important energy-yielding nutrient for optimizing performance in most sports with a greater work output. Furthermore, lack of dietary carbohydrate has been linked to performance limitations in these sports. According to Smith-Ryan and Antonio (2013), "Strategic carbohydrate consumption before, during, and after exercise training should be a foremost concern for athletes to maximize muscle glycogen levels before the onset of exercise, as well to provide energy to muscle during exercise and hasten recovery of glycogen after exercise is complete."*

NutraBio SuperCarb can help athletes from all sports meet their individual daily carbohydrate requirements, provide energy before and during workouts, and replenish muscle glycogen stores post-workout.*

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
9.8
9 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
10
1 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9.6
5 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
10
Raw Unflavored
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Aug 01, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Raw Unflavored

Best Carb recovery drink in my opinion. I also like Glycofuse by Gaspari but this SuperCarb is one step better. I always choose unflavored for Versatilty. I can mix with my intra BCAA or my post workout protein isolate. With this product I’ve avoid post workout crash from the pre-work or just sheer exhaustion. Also helps with cravings because I’m loaded with carbs that actually address my glycogen levels. Very happy with this product and Nutrabio brand, I have recently switched to nutrabio products because of the better, cleaner, more transparent options.

Feb 25, 2018
9
 

Good carb product but the raspberry-lemonade flavor was not my favorite.

Dec 20, 2017
9
 
  • 10 Kiwi Strawberry

For what it's suppose to do I'd say it works. The science is definitely there it's been proven. Absorbs pretty quickly and lasted throughout my workout. They use what they call "Cluster Dextrin" which is suppose to work better than the average maltodextrin. My pumps felt fuller and the next day my recovery felt improved. No stomach discomfort or issues while taking this. I love the fact that they show the research and their label is transparent. Mixed very well. Was satisfied with the results it gave me while taking it. I prefer to take this before a preworkout not mixed. Just my preference. Tasted amazing too. Worth checking out if you've yet to use a carb supplement. Just remember to keep up with real food too folks!

Dec 18, 2017
10
 
  • 10 Raspberry Lemonade

Thanks to Kon Rock got me the hookup on a 60 serving tub of this deliciousness. I will say I was pleasantly surprised not only from the 60 serving tub but the nice transparent label from Nutrabio. This has 25g of cyclic dextrin and lately I have been loving intra workout carbs as it keeps my endurance up and feeling nice and full pumped during my sessions. The taste with this is on point not too sweet/strong but just right in my opinion. I'm comparing this to gaspari glycofuse which is more comparable to me then say Sizeon as Sizeon has a bit more to it. The price point for this is right on especially for what you get. This will definitely be a staple for me in the future as I want to try the other flavors. Overall great price point, ingredient profile, and best of all actual results in the gym which is what matters!

Dec 17, 2017
10
 
  • 10 Raw Unflavored

I received a 60 serving tub of the unflavored version of this Cyclic Dextrin supplement and after adding 1 serving to my pre-workout and an additional serving to my intra-workout beverage which consisted of bcaa's for a little over 2 weeks know I figured it's time to give feedback on this supplement. This is suppose to be a performance and recovery supplement and I can honestly say after running this the way I mentioned it definitely works great in the way it was designed to work. The powder mixes flawlessly with no taste so it doesn't effect the flavor of anything you mix it with and it hit's your stomach so lightly with no stomach distress so it is ideal to sip on combined with your intra while you train. I train on an empty stomach so the carbs in this powder work differently from the stimulants in pre's where the energy you get from this powder is more of an endurance that helps keep you going through your workout and I noticed by also having it combined with my intra I was able to last longer to do more work in the gym and I noticed my overall recovery was definitely accelerated. I was coming back from an injury where I hadn't trained in about 8-10 weeks so I should have felt muscle soreness but honestly I felt none while utilizing this Cyclic Dextrin both pre and intra for each and every weight training workout I've had in a little more than two weeks. Overall I definitely recommend giving this Super Carb a try especially in the unflavored version because it blends well with any flavored supplement. I feel this is a supplement more for an advanced weight trainer who tends to have longer workouts in the gym and wants something that will give them more endurance and recovery without causing any stomach issues that other carb sources might create.

Dec 12, 2017
10
 
  • 10 Pineapple

NutraBio sent over a 60 serving tub of Pineapple Super Carb, which is their high-branched cyclic dextrin product! The Super Carb formula from NutraBio is simple, straightforward but excellent: 25 grams highly-branched cyclic dextrin, 525 mg Calcium Potassium Phosphate Citrate, 157 mg sodium phosphate, and 140 mg Di-magnesium malate. The 25 grams of HBCD is a great dose for pre or intra workouts carb. It is also reasonable enough for double-scooping for extra long and grueling workouts. Price is reasonable at $1 per serving for the 60 serving tub. I have really learned the value of carb intake before and during exercise. It really is a way to stave off fatigue and optimize performance. Super Carb does a great job at it too. I workout harder and longer when using Super Carb. Plus, I have better muscle pumps with Super Carb. The two scoop serving has you feeling excellent especially paired with their pre-workout, NutraBio PRE. This is definitely a product I think any type of athlete should check out. The HBCD is a superior carb source compared to most other carb-based sports/lifting products. The Super Carb pineapple flavor is very good! It is a sweet, mild pineapple flavor that is almost entirely without any acidity - at least when used with 14 oz or more of water. It is a very satisfying flavor that I think most would really enjoy! Formula - 10 Effects - 10 Taste - 10 Total - 10

Dec 09, 2017
10
 

As someone who hasn't used many carb supplements in the past, changing things up by using this pre and intra-workout really took my energy levels and stamina to new levels. On my bigger training days like legs and back, I didn't fatigue anywhere near as quickly as I normally would. Great sustained energy throughout my workouts as this product sat extremely well for me in my stomach. No discomfort or bloating and it didn't feel like the addition to my current pre & intra-workout supplements weighed me down at all.

Nov 11, 2017
8
 
  • 10 Pineapple
  • 7 Raspberry Lemonade

I used two servings of the Super Carb: Pineapple and Raspberry Lemonade. The Pineapple tasted very good, and it was quite accurate. The Raspberry Lemonade tasted more like a Cotton Candy flavor to me. The first serving was taken during a workout for which I used a Pre, so I could not really tell if this helped increase my energy. The second serving was taken during a workout for which I took no Pre ... the energy replenishment was felt, it was there, but not the same as a Pre, obviously. As a personal note, I would prefer to use a Pre instead, and a more typical intra, such as the IntraBlast, and save some Calories and Carbs in the process, and also get some real energy/pumps. When using the Pre, the effects of the Super Carb were unnoticeable. The price is right: $1/serving is great. With free shipping over $49, you cannot go wrong. I enjoyed these two servings very much. Would like to buy this in the summer and try on some longer Cardio sessions, such as a longer bike ride of 20-30 miles. It is possible that this might help during extended Cardio workouts. Thank you NutraBio!

Jun 28, 2017
10
 
  • 10 Orange Mango

I took this right after my last rep, I'm a huge user of carb post workout and SUPER CARB was perfect. Flavor was so good, not thick and mixed great after a few shakes. This also has a boost of Electrolyte Omtimizer to help move that lactic build up. I really enjoyed this product, also one thing I have noticed in regards to carbs is digest, and there was zero digestion issues. Nothing but filling the muscles back up and shuttling the nutrients back through the blood to grow. Get this product!!!

60 Servings
60 Servings
$1.00 Per Serving
$59.99

What's in NutraBio Super Carb

Serving Size: 1 scoop (28 grams)
Servings Per Container:30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 95       
Total Carbohydrate 25 g 8%*
Calcium 95 mg 10%*
Phosphorus 80 mg 8%*
Magnesium 28 mg 7%*
Sodium 50 mg 2%*
Potassium 78 mg 2%*
Rapid Glycogen Pre-Loaded System
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (as ClusterDextrin®) 25 g
Electrolyte Optimizer
Calci-K® (Calcium Potassium Phosphate Citrate) 525 mg
Sodium Phosphate (USP) 157 mg
Albion® Di-Magnesium Malate 140 mg
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients:
Flavoring (citric acid 1000 mg, natural and artificial kiwi strawberry flavors 600 mg, malic acid 400 mg, sucralose 100 mg, beet powder 50 mg, acesulfame potassium 35 mg)

Directions For Super Carb:

Based on your performance needs, mix 1 to 2 scoops of SuperCarb into 12-16 oz. of water. Shake well for 30-45 seconds. Consume before, during, or after intense exercise as needed for added energy. Increase your dosage if engaging in prolonged exertion for 2 hours or more.

Use the following directions when mixing into larger containers such as a gallon jug or 5 gallon cooler:

1 Gallon: Mix 10 scoops of Super Carb into 1 gallon of water. Shake well for 30-45 seconds.

5 Gallon: Mix up to 50 scoops of Super Carb into 5 gallons of water. Stir thoroughly for 45-60 seconds.

Warnings: This product is intended as a dietary supplement only. Do not use as a sole source of nutrition.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.