Axe & Sledge Demo Day (30 Servings)
Better strength, better endurance, better hydration, better pumps, better recovery… it all sounds a little too good to be true but that’s what we’re told to expect from Axe & Sledge's Demo Day. Carbohydrate supplements are anything but new but we have come a long way from just using pure maltodextrin. Axe & Sledge have come into the carbohydrate market with the plan of creating the one and only glycogen replenishment supplement you will ever need. So the question is, have they done it?
Carbs, carbs and some more carbs, and some other ingredients too. It’s safe to say this isn’t your typical carbohydrate formula, Axe & Sledge have really put together a very unique formula.
Let’s quickly breakdown the carbohydrates in Demo Day.
Carb10™ - Fast digesting, minimal increase in blood sugar & insulin
Cluster Dextrin® - Fast digesting, minimal increase in blood sugar & insulin
Palatinose™ - Fast digesting, minimal increase in blood sugar & insulin
Hang on a second, we have 3 different carb sources that all react the same and provide similar benefits? Yes, that’s pretty much spot on. It then begs the question of why? We can only speculate but we believe the reasoning is the greater the variety the better. Instead of providing all the carbohydrates from a single source; we are getting 3, very unique and high quality, sources of carbs.
While all 3 carbs sources do provide similar benefits in regards to digestion rates, blood sugar increases and also insulin responses… similar is not the same as identical. Each source will be digested just that little bit slower or faster, provide that little bit less or more increase in blood sugar and insulin response and also provide that little bit shorter or longer duration of energy. In short, 3 sources of carbs are better than 1, especially when they are 3 very high-quality sources used in Demo Day.
To help our body utilise these carbohydrates better we then have Cinnamon Bark and Alpha Lipoic Acid. These two are thrown into the mix to help out with 2 main benefits; the first being increasing our bodies ‘insulin sensitivity’. Insulin sensitivity is the measure of our responsive our body is to the consumption of carbs. The more ‘sensitive’ we are, the better our body will respond and then utilise the carbs. The other benefit is the improved ability to reduce blood sugar levels. When we consume carbs our blood sugar increases and our body does what it can to reduce this level back to what our body considers ‘normal’. The more efficient we are at reducing blood sugar levels back to normal the better utilised the consumed carbohydrates will be. We personally, would have loved to have a larger dose of these two in this formula, but you can argue, some is better than none.
Finally, we have GlycerPump® and L-Taurine; these 2 are used to help maintain and improve our hydration throughout our workout. L-Taurine has been used for years in intra-workout, hydration and even post-workout formulas for its benefits in electrolyte balance control as well as increasing hydration levels in the body. GlycerPump® is typically seen in pump and pre-workout formulas but this ingredient has some amazing endurance benefits. GlycerPump®, when consumed with adequate fluids, can cause a state of ‘hyperhydration’. It essentially forces our cells to open the gates and take in more than the usual amount of fluid. This increased hydration has incredible benefits for endurance, muscle pumps and recovery.
We've got some of the best quality carbohydrates on the market, ingredients to make our body utilise carbohydrates better and then ingredients to put us into a state of hyperhydration. We told you Demo Day wasn’t your typical carbohydrate formula.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (31g)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Legume-base starch derived from
pisum sativum 15,000mg
Highly branched cyclic dextrin 11,000mg
Glycerol Powder 2,000mg
Cinnamon Bark 50mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50mg