I had been using Power Meal for several weeks and noticed I didn’t get that mid-morning slump in energy with it, so I decided to complete some testing on myself around training and performance in terms of blood and fitness.
- Watt bike test
- Bloods glucose testing
- Continuous blood glucose monitor testing
Testing: Glucose (sugar) Levels
Each meal listed in the chart below was consumed on a day when I had planned a training session earlier in the day. Blood Glucose measurements were taken fasted, after 30minutes, 60 minutes & 120minutes. I rested throughout the whole 120minutes prior to training each time.
The main findings were that both the Power Meal (69g carbohydrate) and carb 10 (50g carbohydrate) did not cause any rise in glucose (and therefore no rise in insulin). This contrasted to the meals which contained oats & fruit. As expected, the eggs, avocado, and bacon also did not cause a rise in glucose (as this meal contains minimal carbohydrates)
Graph: Blood glucose on the vertical axis rises (on a 30minute test) in response to eating oats, potatoes & fruit, but not with PowerMeal or Carb10.
Prior to starting Power Meal, I undertook a 30minute maximal effort test on the watt bike (8th Jan 2020)
- Weight 77kg
- 30minute average power 311Watts.
- Power to weight ratio of 4.04W/kg.
Retest 6 weeks later following use of 2 scoops Power Meal per day (20th Feb 2020)
- Weight 73.5kg
- 30minute average power 338Watts
- Power to weight ratio of 4.60W/kg.
The reduction in weight (from loss of fat, not muscle) along with the increase in fitness led to an 18% improvement in my cycling power to weight ratio in a 6-week period by using Power Meal as a source of carbohydrates.
The meal replacement protein shake, Power Meal has the ability to significantly improve performance, aid with weight loss (from fat), and reduce glucose and therefore insulin levels.
This means for me, that following a typical night of eight hours sleep, then using either Power Meal/Carb10 prior to training the following morning, I am able to get easily up to 14-16hours per day without any rise in glucose or insulin. This will have many benefits for me now as an athlete, but also as an anti-aging strategy, long into the future, as my risk of developing diabetes and other complications from raised glucose levels has been greatly reduced.
What is power meal?
Power Meal From FX Supplements
Scientifically Formulated by medical doctor, 44-time full Ironman, and 8-time KONA world championships Dr. David Minkoff. “Power Meal” is a complete meal replacement and is the ideal endurance performance training fuel to initiate adaptation to “metabolic flexibility” and “fat adaptation”. This is due to the addition of Carb10, a major advancement in healthy, low-glycemic carbohydrates which avoid unnatural spikes in blood sugar levels. Power meal is the perfect nutrition-based endurance formula for athletes who are trying to attain metabolic flexibility as they can get up to 2hrs carbohydrate without a negative insulin response.
The unique carbohydrate in “Power Meal” Carb10TM provides 82% lower insulin response and 27% lower blood-sugar response which is a major advancement for athletes who are trying to attain metabolic flexibility as they can avail of up to 2hrs carbohydrates without a negative insulin response. This is turn helps endurance athletes such as Ironman or marathon runners reduce VLA Max (carbohydrate dependence) and improve Fat Max.
If you need to train each morning due to evening commitments and can now do so at intensity without the need to add carbohydrates or maltodextrin sports drinks each day.
At a Glance:
- Highest quality protein source
- Low glycemic carbohydrate energy to get your energy up fast
- Vitamins and minerals for optimal health
- Powerful superfood blend for full-spectrum nutrition
- MCT Oil to provide long-lasting energy and keep you full for hours
- Only 150 calories
- Zero sugars added
- Sweetened only with pure Monk Fruit Extract (Luo Han Guo)
- Delicious and creamy in two flavours: Dark Chocolate and Natural Vanilla!
What is Carb10TM?
Carb10TM is a major advancement in healthy, low-glycemic carbohydrates from Compound Solutions available through FX Supplements Europe. Unlike maltodextrin-based supplements—which can cause unnatural spikes in blood sugar levels (and the crashes or bloating that typically follow)—Carb10TM is a source of clean, sustained energy perfectly suited to the physical demands of dedicated athletes, busy professionals, and those attentive to maintaining a healthy weight.
Carb10TM eliminates the digestive discomfort caused by many carb formulas. That makes it ideal for creating everything from healthier dietary supplements and satisfying meal-replacement products to nutrition-based endurance formulas and sports drinks.
How does Carb10TM work?
Low osmolality enables Carb10TM to speed through the stomach. So, rather than causing bloating, Carb10TM passes rapidly into the large intestine where it aids the gut microbiome — all without causing a spike in insulin.
Healthful benefits of
Carb10TM energy supplement:
• Minimal blood sugar and insulin response
• Fast gastric-emptying formula reduces bloating
• Low osmolality
• Mixes easily and tastes neutral in food and drink
• Prebiotic, non-allergenic, non-GMO, and gluten-free
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