If you are interested in Super Starch or sports nutrition in general, then the following presentation by Peter Attia is definitely worth watching. He also wrote a blog post about it titled Introduction to Superstarch – Part I .
To make rewatching certain parts of the video a little easier, I wrote down when Peter was talking about what:
Table of Contents
- What this talk is about
- Why is he interested in this topic?
- What impacts physical performance?
- Phosphate metabolism
- How do we get energy (phosphate) to our cells?
- Difference between glucose and glycogen
- Aerobic vs anaerobic metabolism
- Definition of a “calorie” — calories of carbohydrates, proteins and fats — How much calories do we burn?
- Fat vs glycogen as our main energy source
- 15:50 – 23:40
- Why can’t we only use fat?
- 23:48 -
- Metabolic flexibility vs metabolic inflexibility
How can we replace glycogen during exercise?
- Current products for glycogen replacement
- Current forms of simple carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
- Downsides of simple carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
- Complex carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
- Evolution of carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
- What would be an ideal product for glycogen replacement?
Glycogen Storage Disease & SuperStarch
- What is Glycogen Storage Disease?
- What do patients with Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) have in common with athletes?
- Hydrothermally modified starch (time-released glucose) — Super Starch
- Two internal studies of SuperStarch
- An external study of SuperStarch (this is about this study)
- Generation UCAN — Disclosure — Products by Generation UCAN
- Testimonials about SuperStarch
- Closing thoughts
- The external validation study of SuperStarch: Ingestion of a high-molecular-weight hydrothermally modified waxy maize starch alters metabolic responses to prolonged exercise in trained cyclists.