From Generation UCAN: Generation UCAN, powered by SuperStarch, stabilizes blood sugar and minimizes insulin response, delivering several scientifically validated benefits:
- Optimized performance with steady energy when you need it, without the spike and crash of sugar and maltodextrin based products.
- Sustained energy with time-released delivery of glucose, keeping you above baseline longer.
- Enhanced fat burn allowing you to improve body composition as you burn fat for fuel during your workout and keep burning fat while you recover due to suppressed insulin response.
- Speedier recovery as your body is able to use protein to repair and restore your muscles rather than for energy, since blood sugar is stable.
- No gastric distress, because SuperStarch is a large molecule that passes through the stomach quickly and is digested slowly in the intestines.
Available in flavors Tropical Orange, Pomegranate-Blueberry, Lemonade, Cranberry-Raspberry, and Plain
I first tried UCAN before a long marathon-training run a few years ago. Because of a route detour, the run ended up going a couple miles longer than planned, but I felt fine. Usually after a super-long run, I feel absolutely desperate for food RIGHT AWAY. With UCAN, I remember just feeling fine and even rather than feeling like I had to eat everything within reach. I used it for the rest of my long runs and the marathon in that training cycle, and I really think it helped me avoid bonking in that last 10k. Because it helps utilize fat for fuel, I think my glycogen stores lasted longer, helping me finish strong in that marathon. I’ve used it in a couple more marathons with positive results.
Recently I’ve started drinking UCAN before early-morning workouts, and I really notice my energy level feels higher throughout the day after the workout instead of feeling really tired. It’s a nice, calm feeling.
The flavors I’ve tried are really gross and medicine-tasting, but the plain powder goes down fine for me. Just be aware that the plain flavor does not include added electrolytes like the flavored varieties.
I will definitely continue to use UCAN before long-long runs and marathons.
After hearing about UCAN for over a year from some of my training partners I finally gave it a try about a year ago. I still remember the first time I tried it, I was just starting to train hard for Boston 2014 and I had a 14 miler with 8 at gmp. After asking many questions and getting tips on how to make it not so chalky I gave it a try. Whoa!! What a difference it made. I had lots of energy for my run and I had no GI distress. Plus I did not have to fuel during that run. For runs less than 20 miles I find that I do not need to fuel anymore during the run.
I usually 1/2 plain and 1/2 lemonade in a blender with some ice. I recommend that if you can you blend it. While it is still not my favorite thing to drink it works so well, it is worth it. I have since used it for many long hard workouts, 9 1/2 marathons and 2 full marathons. Before UCAN I struggled to fuel correctly during my workouts and races. I know have it figured out and am so happy with how I feel when I use UCAN. I highly recommend UCAN!!!!
I started using UCAN 4-5 years ago after my chiropractor recommended it to me. I had been struggling with GI distress during races that were causing me to not fuel, bonk and have less than stellar performances. Justin told me that there was “a new product from this small company in Connecticut that some of the pros (MEB!) are starting to use and having some success. Its a little chalky, but you might want to look into it” I came home that day and looked on the Generation UCAN website. I read the science behind UCAN and it made sense to me, so I decided to order some…and it really has been a game changer for me. A couple of times, I have decided to try some other product, but I would experience GI distress and then come right back to UCAN. My favorite flavor is the tropical orange and I always recommend to people that they blend it…it helps to eliminate the chalkiness. I use the superstarch before runs and workouts, as well as before and during races including half marathons, marathons and a half ironman triathlon. The energy is long and sustained, as it helps your body get into a fat burning zone more quickly. I love how simple it made my fueling for my half ironman. Where most athletes were having to fuel every 45 minutes or so on the bike and then every 2-3 miles on the run, I fueled a total of 4 times during my race…once in T1, twice on the bike, and once in T2. I completed the race in just under 6 hours on about 600-700 calories and never once felt energy deprived or like I needed fuel. I recommend UCAN to anyone and everyone I talk to. It is a great product and has made all the difference for me.