Glucose Disposal Agents – also known as GDA’s, help the body to break down carbohydrates and use them more efficiently. The primary function of a GDA is to move glucose into the muscles instead of fat cells. Taking a GDA with your pre-workout meal will enhance the uptake of carbohydrates into glycogen within the muscle providing fuel and energy for exercise as well as enhancing muscle pumps and providing a greater muscle connection.
Shuttle is our revolutionary GDA formula using selected natural extracts to promote lean muscle gain and fat loss through optimisation of the body’s insulin sensitivity.
Banaba Leaf Extract – A natural extract native to tropical Southeast Asia, has been used to treat diabetes in medicine for centuries. It contains over 40 bioactive beneficial compounds. One compound, corosolic acid – is able to increase insulin sensitivity and enhance glucose uptake. Ellagitannins – another compound, is also able to promote glucose uptake by activating glucose transporter type 4 – a protein that transports glucose from the bloodstream into muscle and fat cells. Banaba leaves contains a high number of antioxidants, able to protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals negatively impact DNA, fat and protein metabolism and promote disease. Studies have also linked Banaba leaves with the ability to limit the formation of fat cells and fat molecules.
Berberine – Supports blood glucose management. Able to reduce insulin resistance and improve the sensitivity of insulin on the liver, muscle tissues and fat cells. Also able to reduce inflammation within the body and provides anti-oxidant effects.
Cinnamon Bark Extract – Used medicinally for thousands of years, it supports fat burning by speeding up the metabolism. Cinnamaldehyde – a compound found in cinnamon, increases insulin sensitivity and improves blood glucose absorption. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Ecklonia Cava Extract – A nutrient rich marine algae. Shown in various studies to improve diabetes symptoms by reducing insulin resistance, normalising blood glucose levels and reducing oxidative stress. Ecklonia’s polyphenols are potent in reducing fat accumulation. Ecklonia is able to inhibit DGAT by more than 50% – a vital enzyme involved in triglyceride synthesis. Triglycerides are circulating fat molecules that lead to fat cells. Ecklonia is rich in vitamins and minerals, fibre, protein and beneficial plant chemicals.
Fenugreek Seed Extract – Shown through studies to reduce body fat, increase lean body mass and improve muscle strength and performance. Fenugreek extract is able to increase muscle creatine uptake to provide energy and endurance during exercise. It can accelerate the rate of glycogen re synthesis during post-exercise recovery.
Combined, all of our ingredients create our powerful GDA. Don’t allow those extra carbohydrates to go straight to fat gain, assist your body in using them for your muscles, providing you the energy and strength that you need during exercise or activity. What better way to assist your body than with the best, natural extracts?