Coach Jeff

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UCAN for Marathon Nutrition: A Review of the Research to See if it Really Works

Is Generation UCAN a groundbreaking product when it comes to marathon nutrition? Or, is this yet another case of manipulating research studies to make marginal improvements seem more significant.

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years around super starch, Generation UCAN. We talk to a research scientist to find an unbiast look at the product

That’s the question we’re going to try to answer by delving into the actual research studies during this interview with Evelyn of the Carbsane blog.

Evelyn is a research scientist who loves examining the actual scientific studies of nutritional products, specifically those that deal with carbohydrates. Given her very practical and scientific approach to nutrition, she is the perfect guest for us since we’re all about the research here at RunnersConnect.

In this interview we’re going to talk about the “super starch” called Generation UCAN and whether the research studies found on their site support it being a superior carbohydrate source for marathon racing.

Specifically, we’re looking to see if the research indicates using this product will or should change your approach to race day nutrition.

What we’re not doing in this podcast is recommending one product over another. We simply want to look at the research to verify any claims and see what we can really find.

As we move through this podcast you’ll here us referencing specific studies and graphs. These studies and the graphs can be found below.