We get many questions about this incredibly unique drink, so we figured we would create an FAQ page for all things ENDURE and palatinose!
Palatinose (Isomaltulose) is a naturally sourced carbohydrate purely based from sugar beet. The energy Palatinose provides is more balanced than regular carbohydrates thanks to its low-glycemic index, meaning it does not spike your blood glucose level. Palatinose improves fat oxidation, essentially the process in which your fat is broken down into smaller molecules leading it to be burned into energy. Improving fat oxidation leads to prolonged energy supply, therefore improving physical performance. It is 100% vegan, kosher, halal, and non-GMO.
My stomach gets upset when I drink sports beverages during exercise, how is this different?
Because Palatinose isn't a fermentable sugar, it shouldn't cause the same abdominal discomfort that characterizes many other carbohydrates. Consumers should be able to use products containing Palatinose without bloating.
Is this product safe for my kids to drink?
Yes. It is naturally sourced low-glycemic carbohydrate purely based on sucrose (a sweet usually crystalline substance found in many plants) from sugar beet. It is 100% vegan, kosher, halal, and non-GMO.
I am diabetic and worried about the sugar content. How is Palatinose different?
Palatinose is a low-glycemic carb that has been shown to not only be safe for people with diabetes, but beneficial.
In people with type 1 diabetes, the ingestion of Palatinose instead of glucose during moderate carbohydrate loading prior to exercise improves blood glucose control and protects against hypoglycemia while maintaining running performance.
In people with type 2 diabetes, studies have shown that Palatinose reduces insulin secretion and lowers blood glucose fluctuations.
The chemical bond between the glucose and fructose molecules in Palatinose is so strong, making it take longer for the human body to break down. Consequently, Palatinose is digested very slowly and glucose is released into the bloodstream in small quantities that won't cause excessive insulin peaks.
Palatinose is, therefore, an ideal ingredient to use in foods intended for people who suffer from insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome, hypoglycemia and diabetes.
Is this drink Keto friendly?
This can depend on each person's body and diet. Palatinose (isomaltulose) is a low-glycemic carb that promotes fat oxidation, essentially the process in which your fat is broken down into smaller molecules leading it to be burned into energy, but no studies have been conducted to conclude it keeps you in ketosis.
I'm pregnant, is it safe?
YES! In fact, studies have shown reduced gestational weight gain and a lower proportion of large birth weight for gestational age.
What does "slow release carb" mean?
Palatinose is slow to be digested and absorbed so it is released into the bloodstream gradually. After ingestion, digestion of Palatinose occurs in the small intestines. The maximum velocity or rate at which an enzyme-catalyzed a reaction is known as the Vmax. The Vmax of Palatinose is 4.5 times slower than that of sucrose. Therefore, the absorption of energy as carbohydrate is prolonged, providing sustained endurance with a low impact on your blood sugar.
Will this comply with my low carb diet?
The simple answer is yes, but, this depends on your purpose of low carb diet. Most people use a low carb diet for fat loss and Palatinose is ideal for this since it promotes fat oxidation during physical activity.