Several of our fitmixer® products contain isomaltulose, a naturally occurring sugar found in honey and sugar cane. Unlike many artificial sweeteners, isomaltulose is entirely digested to provide nutritional benefit for the body. In contrast to sugar (or sucrose), isomaltulose breaks down slowly, rather than starting as soon as it enters the body. This slow breakdown allows isomaltulose to offer several fitness and health benefits.
We all know the effects of eating sugar: a burst of energy gets you up and on your feet only to be followed later by a crash that leaves you even more tired than you were before you ate the sugar. This high and crash is caused by the spike of blood glucose that follows consumption of sugar. Isomaltulose, as mentioned above, is digested more slowly than sucrose. This results in lower amounts of glucose being released into the blood over a longer period of time—extending your energy while removing the high and crash. Because isomaltulose is naturally occurring, you don’t have to worry about the aftertaste or lack of nutrition that comes with most artificial sweeteners. Isomaltulose gets digested entirely in the body, all of it being used for nutrition and energy. Because isomaltulose doesn’t provide a quick energy source for the body through a rapid spike in glucose levels, the body must use alternate forms of energy—such as body fat. Through this process, isomaltulose promotes weight loss by putting fat stores to work. With fitmixer®, you’ll get the lasting energy you need with the great taste you love.
As mentioned above, isomaltulose doesn’t break down immediately when it enters the body. With sucrose, breakdown begins in the mouth, causing dental problems including cavities. Isomaltulose doesn’t start breaking down until it leaves the mouth, making it better for dental health.
Isomaltulose’s slow digestion process does more than provide the body with extended amounts of energy, it is also has been shown to be a great alternative sweetener for individuals with diabetic conditions when compared to sucrose. Isomaltulose has a low glycemic index and is digested more slowly than sucrose, leading to prolonged glucose delivery and a low glycemic response. This means that the blood glucose levels will stay low while you get a great tasting source of extended energy.
Give fitmixer® with isomaltulose a try and feel the difference today!