Clinical Trials

Clinical trials conducted on LIVSTEADY™ demonstrate that it uniquely delivers long-lasting energy, maintains stable blood sugar, and is different from the other types of carbohydrates commonly used in sports nutrition products. Dive in and learn more about the science.

1) A Breakthrough in Carbohydrate Technology

The history of sports nutrition is one of spikes and crashes in blood sugar. LIVSTEADY represents a revolutionary change in sports nutrition, replacing sugars and maltodextrin with a new carbohydrate that keeps blood sugar steady for hours with no highs and no lows.

Renowned carbohydrate researcher Dr. Jeff Volek takes us through the history of carbohydrates and sports nutrition, the problems with the old approach, and then reviews the science around the new approach – the UCAN LIVSTEADY approach.

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2) Type 1 Diabetes Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Study

This clinical study demonstrated that LIVSTEADY™ (referred to as SRS in the study) could be used to control/limit hypoglycemia in individuals with Type 1 Diabetes. Ten volunteers with T1D were fitted with continuous glucose monitors for two periods of 3 days when undertaking their normal routine or when consuming LIVSTEADY before sleep.

The study showed that LIVSTEADY™ did cause nocturnal blood glucose to be maintained at a higher concentration and that it restricted the tendency to develop hypoglycemia.

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3) LIVSTEADY™ Endurance Running Study

The consumption of a single serving of CHO beverage prior to a 3hr run elicits significant alterations in energy metabolism compared to just water, with slow CHO (LIVSTEADY™) burning significantly less total carbohydrate and more fat than a rapidly digested (Maltodextrin) carbohydrate. The LIVSTEADY™ CHO provided a more stable and consistent energy metabolism profile, in addition to the most stable glucose concentration during the run. These findings provide evidence that slow absorption CHO (LIVSTEADY™) provides consistent blood glucose and sustained exogenous energy supply during a sustained 3-hr endurance run when given in a single dose.

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