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Fuel your day and curb your cravings anytime, anywhere with UCAN Energy Bars made from the revolutionary ingredient SuperStarch®.
SuperStarch® is UCAN’s proprietary low-glycemic, complex carbohydrate that is changing the way athletes train. Made by applying UCAN’s patented cooking method to a specific strain of non-GMO corn, SuperStarch is real food that is unlike any other. This revolutionary carbohydrate provides athletes with steady, long-lasting energy without the spikes and crashes associated with sugar and other common carbs. Simply put, SuperStarch helps professional athletes unlock their true potential, and it can do the same for you.
SuperStarch’s ability to deliver a steady amount of energy over time while keeping blood sugar levels stable has made UCAN a foundational pillar of nutrition for athletes of all levels. SuperStarch is setting a new standard in sports nutrition.
Real Food, Real Energy - The plant-based bars contain natural nut protein to help satisfy hunger cravings. Trusted by the pros and backed by science, UCAN Energy Bar has also been proven in independent clinical trials to improve your body’s metabolic response to exercise.
Low Sugar, Naturally Sweetened - Reach peak performance with our epic blend of clean, natural ingredients. By stabilizing blood sugar levels, UCAN helps you control cravings and burn fat efficiently, improving overall body composition and wellness.
Digests Easily - Gentle on the stomach and easy to digest, UCAN has a slow time-released absorption profile that provides steady energy to the muscles and brain without the bloating and bellyaches. Fuel your workouts and beyond while avoiding GI distress.
Gluten-free| No Added Sugar | non-GMO | Vegan-friendly | Keto-friendly
Clinical trials conducted on SuperStarch® demonstrate that it uniquely delivers long-lasting energy, maintains stable blood sugar, and is different from the other types of carbohydrates commonly used in sports nutrition products. Dive in and learn about the science of SuperStarch®!
1) SUPERSTARCH ENDURANCE CYCLING STUDY
In the first clinical trial on SuperStarch for athletes, ten highly trained cyclists ingested either SuperStarch or Maltodextrin while providing blood and expired gas samples every 15 and 30 min, respectively, before, during, and after exercise. The major outcome variables were glucose, insulin, fatty acids, glycerol, and fat oxidation during and after exercise. There was a rapid increase in blood glucose immediately after the ingestion of Maltodextrin pre- and post-exercise, which was significantly attenuated by SuperStarch.
In a similar manner, serum insulin levels were markedly higher after Maltodextrin compared to SuperStarch. Peak insulin levels were more than 8-fold higher after ingestion of Maltodextrin compared to SuperStarch. SuperStarch was associated with greater fat breakdown during exercise and recovery as indicated by significantly increased serum non-esterified fatty acids and glycerol levels. There was also a trend for lower respiratory exchange ratios in the SuperStarch trial compared to Maltodextrin indicating increased oxidation of fat.
In summary, the findings from this carefully controlled experiment confirmed our belief that SuperStarch would significantly alter metabolic responses to exercise and promote more efficient utilization of fat while maintaining blood glucose levels.
The consumption of a single bolus of CHO beverage prior to a 3hr run elicits significant alterations in energy metabolism compared to just water, with slow CHO (SuperStarch) burning significantly less total carbohydrate and more fat than a rapidly digested (Maltodextrin) carbohydrate. The SuperStarch CHO provided a more stable and consistent energy metabolism profile, in addition to the most stable glucose concentration during the run. These findings provide evidence that slow absorption CHO (SuperStarch) provides consistent blood glucose and sustained exogenous energy supply during a sustained 3-hr endurance run when given in a single bolus.
The ingestion of SuperStarch in comparison with dextrose before and at halftime of a simulated soccer match attenuated the decline seen in soccer skills during the second half of the match and lowered RER throughout most of the match suggesting a possible carbohydrate sparing effect.