Q: UCAN says it gives you energy. What should I expect to feel and will it keep me up all night?
A: UCAN gives you steady energy without sugar or stimulants. When we say energy, we mean calories! The SuperStarch™ carbohydrate (energy source) in UCAN delivers a slow-release of complex carbs to steady your blood sugar and gives you steady, long lasting energy without the spike & crash. In terms of what you feel, it will be a balanced feeling of energy and not the jittery feeling or energy surge that keeps you awake.
Q: I've just started working out again and I feel really out of shape. I only workout for about 45 minutes at a time. Is UCAN just for athletes or is there a way I can use it too?
A: UCAN is not just for athletes- it’s for anyone who is active! UCAN is the ideal pre-exercise fuel, especially when you’re just starting a new fitness program. The stable blood sugar UCAN provides helps prevent the feelings of fatigue and weakness so often experienced with a blood sugar crash during exercise. Avoiding the crash is critical whether you’re doing the Elliptical for 45 minutes or competing in the Boston Marathon! By consuming UCAN prior to your workouts, no matter the length or intensity, you’re setting the stage for your blood sugar to remain stable throughout the duration of your workout to help you stay energized from start to finish.
Q. How does the SuperStarch™ carbohydrate in UCAN help support fat burn?
A: One of the most unique characteristics of the SuperStarch™ carbohydrate in UCAN products is its low-insulin response, which is also the reason it helps support fat burning. When blood sugar is elevated after you eat a sugary food, insulin is released from the pancreas as a response. Insulin’s job, in this case, is to get the blood sugar back down to an acceptable level. When insulin is elevated, it temporarily blocks fat burn while it regulates the rise in blood sugar. In other words, a rise in insulin means a decrease in your ability to burn fat for fuel! SuperStarch™ exerts such a low impact on blood sugar that the insulin response, in turn, is also very low. This means that SuperStarch™ is a carbohydrate (energy source) that does not inhibit your ability to burn fat for fuel compared to other carbs. For more info, check out the results of our published and peer-reviewed research.
Q: Are there other ways I can use UCAN outside of exercise?
A: Definitely! UCAN bars are a great snack between meals to help curb cravings and avoid a crash. Our UCAN Energy Powders can be added to your protein shake or smoothie for a sustained energy boost. Adding UCAN to your shake will help it last longer by giving you a slow-release of complex carbs. Mix UCAN with protein, healthy fats like nut butter, vegetables and fruits for a healthy meal replacement shake for steady, long-lasting energy with added nutrients
What is the shelf life of UCAN products?
The UCAN Energy Powders and Hydrate have a 2-year shelf life and the UCAN Bars have a 1-year shelf life. The “Best Buy” date is printed on the product packaging.
Once mixed with water, the UCAN Energy Powder and Hydrate should be consumed within 48 hours.