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HBCD [1kg] Carbohydrate Ciccone Pharma

HBCD [1kg]

Ciccone Pharma
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HIGHLY BRANCHED CYCLIC DEXTRIN is a specialised type of cyclic dextrin formed when enzymes are used to convert starches into clusters and converted into longer chains by using branching enzymes. Cluster Dextrin (Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin) is a new type of dextrin that is produced from amylopectin via cyclization reaction of a branching enzyme.

HBCD is superior to simple carbs such as waxy maize, dextrose etc… These carbs have a high osmolality triggering receptors in the small intestine that reduce the rate of gastric emptying. HBCD has a low osmolality and an increased molecular mass due to its unique branched structure which causes the digestion to drastically increase and get to the muscles a lot faster with no bloat.

HBCD has the unique characteristic that not only supports rapid post training recovery during the anabolic window, but as a intra or pre it is also extremely efficient at shuttling the performance amino acids like creatine, bcaa, beta alanine to working muscles more efficiently and significantly faster.

HBCD produced from waxy corn starch using a branching enzyme has an average molecular weight of 400,000 with a narrow size distribution. Pre/Intra & post training supplements include HBCD as a carbohydrate component because it has high solubility, low viscosity, and is tolerant to retrogradation.

Gastric emptying time is shorter for drinks containing HBCD compared with glucose and standard dextrin due to having a much lower osmotic pressure and this also results in less gastrointestinal disorders developing in humans during exercise.  The superior uptake and metabolic digestion related properties of HBCD makes it a superior choice of carbohydrate for serious athletes wanting to remain anabolic, improve nutrient uptake and facilitate high intensity workouts that require the rapid replenishment of muscle glycogen stores and efficient absorption with no undesired bloat.


  • Mix 1 level scoop into 300ml chilled water and consume during and after training.


Use this product as a food supplement only. Intended for healthy adults over the age of 18. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Do not use if any known sensitivities to any of the ingredients exist. Check with your doctor before use should you be on any medication. Consult a physician prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Food supplements should not replace a varied diet. Contents sold by weight not volume. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF YOUNG CHILDREN.

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