Ingredients8.9
Mixability9
Effectiveness8.8
Flavor8.5
Value8.2
Pros
  • Fast-acting carbs for quick energy
  • Mixes pretty well
Cons
  • Price may be high considering serving size and ingredients
  • Orange flavor wasn't the greatest.
8.7Overall Score

GAT Carbotein is a carbohydrate supplement designed to help supply your body with fast-activing enough fuel so you can take your workouts to a new level of intensity.

Let’s take a look at Carbotein to see if it is worth checking out or not.

A Look Inside GAT Carbotein

GAT Carbotein is advertised as a “high-performance glycogen loader,” formulated to provide 30 g of carbohydrates per serving from a blend of special ingredients.

GAT Carbotein features a trademarked FuelGen Blend providing six carbohydrate sources from Maltodextrin, Fructose, Rice Maltodextrin, Potato Maltodextrin, Fibersol, and Isomaltulose.

A quick 30 g of carbohydrates before a workout is a great way to help boost your energy levels so you can work harder in the gym, without needing to slam down a bunch of calories before. Each serving is only 120 calories.

There is also a BCAA Blend included in GAT Carbotein, though I’m not sure if there is a lot of BCAA in Carbotein. I don’t see any protein listed in the nutritional profile, leading me to believe that BCAA amounts may be minimal.

How to Use GAT Carbotein

You can use GAT Carbotein as a pre, intra, and post-workout supplement, depending on your needs.

I used GAT Carbotein as a pre-workout supplement a couple times as well as an intra-workout, sipping on it through my longer leg workouts.

As pre-workout fuel, I thought it was a good supplement. I felt like I was able to squeeze in a couple more reps and sets here and there, and the pump I was able to achieve was great.

Using Carbotein as an intra workout, I felt like I was able to maintain stable energy levels for a good majority of my workout.

Flavor and Mixability

GAT Carbotein comes in two flavors: grape and orange. I tried the orange flavor. It wasn’t my favorite orange-flavored supplement, but it definitely wasn’t terrible –don’t get me wrong. It did have a sweet flavor, and even with about 12 oz. of water the flavor was pretty strong.

Carbotein mixes fairly well. I mixed one scoop each time in about 12 oz. of water. In a shaker cup, I was able to break up a lot of the clumping. Consequently, when I used Carbotein as an intra-workout, I kept it in my shaker cup throughout my workout. Every time before I took a sip, I made sure to give it a little shake.

Pricing and Final Thoughts

Each bottle of Carbotein comes with 50 servings. Considering GAT Carbotein may be referred to by some as a glorified carbohydrate supplement, it’s price tag may be a little heavy. Each bottle retails for about $45.

Overall, if you are looking for a way to boost your energy levels during your workouts without slamming back a bunch of stimulants like caffeine and yohimbine, Carbotein may be what you are looking for. I definitely thought Carbotein benefited my workout. It’s all a matter of whether you would like to consume your carbohydrates through some pre-workout food or get some fast-acting carbs through Carbotein.

 

 

 



About The Author

Brian E.

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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