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Carbohydrates and their derivatives

Maltodextrin:

What is this ?

Maltodextrin is a complex sugar (polysaccharide) resulting from the partial degradation via water (hydrolysis) of a starch (cereals) or a starch (potatoes). It is therefore made up of several simple sugars.

What is it for?

Maltodextrin prevents the depletion of muscle glycogen stores thanks to its rapid breakdown into simple carbohydrates. Indeed, during physical activity, the body obtains energy by breaking down available carbohydrates, first favoring intake through food.

Depending on when it is ingested, maltodextrin will not have the same role, if it is ingested during training it will help maintain carbohydrate stocks to maintain endurance but if it is taken after training it will play a role in muscle recovery because it will regenerate carbohydrate stocks more quickly.

In addition, the consumption of maltodextrin helps reduce cortisol levels (“stress hormone”) and triggers an “insulin peak” which allows carbohydrates to be stored.

Where can it be found in Stimium® products?

Photo Stimium® Boost + link to the product

Source of energy for the muscle / Improves alertness and reduces fatigue / Contributes to normal energy metabolism / Powerful antioxidant

Photo Stimium® Boost Powder + link to the product

Source of energy for the muscle / Improves alertness and reduces fatigue / Contributes to normal energy metabolism / Powerful antioxidant

Photo Stimium® Pro-Nrj + link to the product

Improves performance and alertness / Reduces muscular and mental fatigue.

Glucosamine sulfate:

 

What is this ?

Glucosamine is a carbohydrate from the osamine family (an alcohol OH group replaced by an amine NH2 group) whose structure is common to that of glucose. It plays a precursor role in the addition of a carbohydrate group (glycosylation) to proteins and lipids.

What is it for?

Glucosamine has an important role in relieving joint pain , particularly osteoarthritis. In fact, glucosamine is a precursor of glycosaminoglycans which have an essential role in the structure of cartilage, in particular thanks to their strong water retention capacity .

Glucosamine also allows the production of proteoglycans present in cartilage. It thus helps regenerate cartilage and improve joint mobility .

Finally, glucosamine is combined with sulfates to allow better absorption and distribution .

Where can it be found in Stimium® products?

Stimium® Joint Flex + link to the product

Synergistically effective in joint inflammation, mobility and flexibility problems / Avoids morning stiffness

Chondroitin sulfate:

 

What is this ?

Chondroitin sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan (polymer of sugars with an amine and sulfate group), which is present in connective tissues and particularly in cartilage.

 What is it for?

Chondroitin sulfate has effects similar to those of glucosamine sulfate. In fact, it also relieves joint pain and helps slow the effects of osteoarthritis .

Chondroitin sulfate also plays a role in water retention in the cartilage, which allows the formation of synovial fluid ensuring lubrication of the joints. It also allows cartilage to be rebuilt and inhibits the enzyme that destroys it (hyaluronidase).

Most often in wellness products, chondroitin sulfate is combined with glucosamine sulfate to maximize their effects.

Where can it be found in Stimium® products?

Stimium® Joint Flex + link to the product

Synergistically effective in joint inflammation, mobility and flexibility problems / Avoids morning stiffness

 

Hyaluronic acid:

 

What is this ?


Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (polymer of sugars with an amine and sulfate group) present in connective tissues (particularly in joints, epithelial and nervous tissues.

What is it for?

Hyaluronic acid like chondroitin sulfate allows water retention and therefore the production of synovial fluid which allows lubrication in the joints. Hyaluronic acid therefore has an action for the treatment of joint pain.

It can also have functions in hydrating the eyes and skin , it is an essential part of anti-aging and hydration cosmetic products.

Where can it be found in Stimium® products?

 

Stimium® Joint Flex + link to the product

Synergistically effective in joint inflammation, mobility and flexibility problems / Avoids morning stiffness

Bibliography:

Food supplements intended for athletes , ANSES opinion, November 2016

Micronutrition and nutritherapy, Jérôme Manetta