Beverages containing Cluster Dextrin™ are characterised to combine highly concentrated carbohydrate content and fast gastric emptying. Therefore, the carbohydrate energy, moisture, and electrolytes consumed during exercise can be re-supplied promptly. In a study (Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 63: 2045-2052, 1999) confirmed that administration of Cluster Dextrin™ to mice significantly increased the swimming time (=endurance) in endurance swimming compared to administration of water and glucose solution).
Furthermore, Glico investigated ‘the critical swimming time’ of top swimmers in a pool. Compared to water and glucose drinks; the beverage containing Cluster Dextrin™ scored significantly better.