A standard ketogenic diet is low-carb – very low-carb. But you’re no standard human! You have needs!
Maintaining a low-carb or ketogenic lifestyle is okay for those who are not active. By no coincidence whatsoever, these are the conditions that the ketogenic diet was first investigated and, for the most part, continues to be investigated today.
For those that perform 0 exercise, they get 0 carbs. In actuality, walking and other minimal acts of physical activity translate to the accepted 30-50g range for carb intake. Few have stopped to ask, “what if I do more than just walk around?”
For those daring to question, we have the answer. You simply get more carbs! The body simply can ONLY burn carbs when exercising at high intensity. If you’ve ever felt your muscles burning – that’s high intensity!
This is exciting news, but there is a right way and a wrong way to strategically adding carbs to your diet. First, consider amounts. Second, consider the glycemic index. For most workouts, ~20g of carbs will cover your body’s needs for what it will burn during exercise (though hundreds may be required – y’all know who you are).
As for the glycemic index of carbs, low GI are better for maintaining ketosis while high GI are better for quickly increasing the available carbohydrate necessary to fuel exercise. Ideally, a combination mostly composed of low-GI with just enough high-GI are used to power training sessions and drive adaptations, like enhanced fat loss, muscle gain, strength, and endurance.
Keto SuperCarb™ was engineered specifically for this purpose – it is the perfect carb source for low-carb and keto dieters. That’s not just because Keto SuperCarb™ has an optimal distribution of low-GI and high-GI carbs, but because it contains BHB, virtually guaranteeing that you will not void your ketogenic state!
- Carb10® has virtually no impact on blood insulin or glucose levels, yet provides carbohydrate to fuel muscles.
- That’s not all, Carb10® has resistant starch properties, benefiting the gut.
- HBCD & Carb10® are proven performance-enhancers, improving muscular endurance and explosiveness.
- goBHB® ketones provide alternative fuel substrate and maintain ketosis.
- Precisely selected ratio of BHB salts provide optimal electrolytes to replace what you lose in sweat.
For those that have ever felt like exercising was a little more difficult or you couldn’t quite get a pump like you used to, some of that has to do with carb shortage. Remember, high-intensity exercise – the kind that makes your muscles burn – requires carbs. If you’re not feeling the burn, maybe you just need some carbs – some Keto SuperCarb™!
Keto SuperCarb™ may be used by anyone following any type of diet, and it may also be used for any mode of exercise. E.g., cardio or weights.
Keto SuperCarb™ should be used prior to, during, or after workouts. For best results, we recommend light sipping during the 10 minutes leading up to exercise and finishing Keto SuperCarb™ 15-30 minutes prior to finishing the session.
For super precise and accurate dosing, download our e-book, The New Rules of Keto.
For good enough dosing:
Consume at least 1 serving (1 scoop) of Keto SuperCarb™ for every hour of exercise. If you train like an absolute badass, use 2 servings per hour.
Zero-Impact Pea (Pisum Sativum) Starch (Carb10®)
Pea starch is composed of regular and resistant starches, providing benefits to performance and overall health.
- Low-Glycemic carb that provides clean, sustained energy
- 82% lower insulin and 27% lower blood sugar response vs leading sports drinks (maltodextrin)
- Low osmolality quickly empties from the stomach, reducing the heavy gut feel or “sloshing”
- Proven performance enhancing carb, Carb10® enhances muscular power and explosiveness.
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin
Also known as HBCD, this source of carbohydrate is another starch with more optimal digestion kinetics than common carbs that also has documented abilities to improve athleticism.
- HBCD is advantageous to traditional carbohydrate sources for its high molecular weight. This helps it clear the stomach and reduce gastrointestinal distress.
- HBCD also shows enhanced absorption kinetics compared to the most common powdered carb, maltodextrin.
- Compared head-to-head with other sources, HBCD has improved cycling, swimming, and running performance vs. water, glucose, and maltodextrin by as much as 70%.
Organic Cane Sugar
Sugar is rarely considered a good thing. For exercise, though, it’s the best way to quickly increase blood glucose. An important consideration during exercise.
- For exercise, we want some glucose available right away because some types of exercise can only use carbs. Specifically, the energetic pathway of anaerobic metabolism, or the glycolytic (glucose cutting) pathway. Without them, we can’t perform optimally.
- Keto SuperFuel™ contains 2.5g of sugar as organic cane sugar for an instant supply of cellular energy for high-intensity exercise. 2.5g is equivalent to about half of the amount that will be naturally found in the blood stream at any given time.
- With the logical assumption that an athlete is not chugging Keto SuperFuel™ while resting, the “outflow” of glucose into muscles to power exercise will more than make up for the gradual introduction of 2.5g quick glucose.
- In combination with the more sustained and moderate action of HBCD and Carb10®, a perfect balance is achieved and exercise is fueled without unnecessary blood sugar spikes or crashes.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium goBHB®
BHB may be the new frontier of fueling. It is the most available form of fat.
- BHB is, for our intents and purposes, a short chain fatty acid – 4 carbons, to be specific. Compare that to ~10 carbons for MCTs.
- Ketones, mainly BHB, are proven ergogenic aids.
- Increasing ketones via a ketogenic diet has robust endurance-enhancing effects. Keto cyclists show improved 100km time trial performance and power output vs. carbohydrate dependent cyclists. Better yet, keto cyclists weren’t required to refuel during the 100km test, while carb-dependent cyclists drank carbs throughout – imagine how fast the keto group would be with fuel… superfuel! As Keto SuperCarb™.
- BHB supplementation by itself has also noted marked improvements in time to exhaustion in cyclists and the ability to promote fat oxidation at higher exercise intensities.
Q: Why Would I Use Keto SuperCarb™?
A: Keto SuperCarb™ is THE fuel source for low-carb and keto-adapted individuals that want to maintain an active lifestyle. Drinking Keto SuperCarb™ near training optimizes fuel substrate availability to guarantee you will have the best workout – we won’t question your drive, we know you’re working hard out there. Keto SuperCarb™ ensures you have all the cellular energy to perform at the highest level, and for lifters, this specialized formula increases muscle fullness and vascularity.
Q: How Do I Take Keto SuperCarb™?
A: As a dietary supplement, mix 1 serving (1 scoop) in 12-16oz of cold water and drink before or during exercise. Energy needs are directly proportional to training volume. Therefore, if you’re training for more than 1 hour, you may need 2 servings spread out over that time. If you train pretty hard, you may need 2 servings per hour. If you’re an elite, world-class athlete, you probably know what you need already – 3 servings per hour.
Q: Why is the Electrolyte Profile so Important?
A: In all Archetype Nutrition™ products, we’ve carefully dosed the mineral-bound BHB ingredient for optimal electrolyte profiles. Keto SuperCarb™ features more sodium to replace what you lose in sweat, calcium to promote optimal muscle function, potassium to keep cellular electrolytes balanced, and magnesium to reduce the chances of muscle cramping.
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