BENEO announced that their slow release carbohydrate Palatinose™ (isomaltulose) will be the power behind Nth Degree Low GI, a new low glycemic index performance beverage created for endurance, performance and energy. Derived from sugar beets, Palatinose is a healthy, low glycemic, functional carbohydrate that is fully digestible and provides a prolonged energy supply in the form of glucose.
Palatinose is coined as "the next generation sugar" because of its unique vital function, offering key features and benefits such as:
- Digested fully yet slowly supplies the body with the full energy of carbohydrates over a longer period of time
- Generates a much lower effect on already normal blood glucose levels compared to higher glycemic index sweeteners
- Promotes the body's own fat oxidation (fat burning) during physical activity as well as during rest, as proven in several studies at the University of Freiburg, Rehabilitative and Preventive Sports Medicine