Carbohydrates

Low glycemic index food

by Editorial staff

last updated: September 15, 2017

The glycemic index is a tool used to measure the rate at which the carbohydrate sugar enters the bloodstream. Carbohydrate foods are sweet (candy and sweet) but also all fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses and dairy products.


The major carbohydrate-based dietary supplements

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: July 18, 2017

There are five main carbohydrate supplements commonly found on the market: cyclic cyclodextrins, maltodextrin, vitargo, ribose and glucosamine. Let's clarify their characteristics, recommended dosages and any adverse effects.


Glycemic index and glycemic load of foods

by Editorial staff

last updated: June 14, 2016

How important is the glycemic index of foods? What is the difference between glycemic index and glycemic load? What are the foods with low, medium or high glycemic index?

Cyclodextrins: the new frontier of carbohydrates

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: June 25, 2015

Highly branched cyclodextrins (HBCD), the evolution of the existent Vitargo, Waxy maize and Karbolyn, represent a new class of carbohydrate-based supplements, but what are the advantages to them?

Insulin mimetics and the management of blood glucose

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: April 17, 2015

Over the years carbohydrates have been exalted and demonised, but the real problem lies in optimising their function. Let's take a look at what insulin mimetics are and what role they play in the management of blood glucose