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Indigo Inhibiting Carbs


#1

I know Indigo can inhibit amylase and cause some carbs to not be absorbed. How strong of an effect is this? I’m trying to gain right now so the last thing I woild want is hindering absorption.


#2

<a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G does not “inhibit” carbs. It is not a “carb blocker.” It basically puts carbs to work, shuttling them toward muscle gains instead of fat storage. The <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/indigo3g_repartitions_nutrients_into_muscle_instead_of_fat"target=“new”>Original Indigo-3G Article gets into the science more.


#3

Its mentioned in an article that it inhibits alpha amylase, and TC even chimed in on a thread a while back confirming this…


#4

HEre, from the very article you just posted

“GI Tract ? Taken prior to meals, C3G decreases amylase and glucosidase, effectively decreasing the speed and extent of carbohydrate digestion.”


#5

Yes, but that is very different than “inhibiting absorption” as you stated. Your fears are unfounded there. If your goal is muscle gain without fat gain, Indigo-3G is a great choice.


#6

No worries, Sideshow. Indigo 3G is all about manipulating carbohydrates so that they’re stored as glycogen in muscle tissue. I’m currently working on an article that explains the process pretty well, I think.


#7

I’m looking forward to it!


#8

Thanks Sideshowdoc!