Best Carbohydrate Supplements

(Last Updated On: August 26, 2019)

We have to be very careful when consuming carbohydrates because too much of a good thing can hurt us instead of helping us. Eating only carbohydrates cannot be a healthy diet to be continually consuming. This is why it may be healthier to take carbohydrate supplements instead. There are many carbohydrate supplements available on the market today. The key to staying healthy is to find the right supplements to support a healthy diet not hamper it.

It does not have to be a complicated process to choose the right carbohydrate supplement just pick the one that will work best for your diet and goals. It really is not a hard choice to make and in this article, we will endeavor to help you make that choice. We will offer reviews on some carbohydrate supplements being offered on the market today.

EFX Sports Karbolyn Fuel Complex Carbohydrate 

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It is a fast-acting, long-lasting, high-performance fuel which is a pre-workout “carb load” that takes minutes instead of hours to be released. It also replaces glycogen faster by replenishing it quickly after the workout. It is 100% free of gluten, stimulants, and sugars. It may be made of all natural ingredients. It gives the body energy and endurance.

Feedback: The customer tried the 2.2lb.tub to make sure it did not tear them up somehow. The customer tried it with no ill effects so they switched the 4.4 lb. and it is working well for them. They try it with coffee and protein shake which does not sound too healthy. They consumed it with their watermelon and they claim it does not really change the taste of anything. It has sped up their recovery time and it has not made them sick to their stomach. They do not get the spike other products have given the customer. They rated the product 5-stars and they say they are very happy with the product.

This customer says they have used the product 6 times pre-workout. They claim it just sits in their stomach and it has affected their workouts or in other words, they have not been able to workout. The customer days they use other products and the products have worked very well for them. The product is not for them and they will give it to a friend. The customer rated the product one-star. This sounds rather strange because the product was designed to enhance the pre-workout stage by boosting the person’s energy. Anyway, this client rated the product one-star.

This customer says this stuff is not for them because they did try it after their friend–the customer considers an amateur bodybuilder–recommended it to them. The friends use it after his workouts and he says it helped him a lot. This client tried the supplement and he claims he had to hold his stomach in because it felt gaseous and bloated. He never had to hold his stomach in before. He rated the product 2-stars but the product is not supposed to make your stomach bloat or feel gaseous.

This customer says they are 33-years-old and they are in decent shape. He claims he is 175 lbs. and his waist is 31 inches but he has not gained any belly fat since using this product. He would notice if he gained belly fat and if he did gain belly fat he may be in bad shape. He rated the product 5-star after using it for 50 days and consuming 2 bottles. The review really does not tell if it really helped the customer or not. He writes he did not gain any belly fat but he didn’t lose any either. He does not mention any other benefits it may have given him. He does not mention any benefits the product has given him. A useless review to be totally honest.

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NOW Sports Carbo Gain Powder, 8-Pound

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The product is the same great product but it is packaged in a new bottle with a new look. It is a complex carbohydrate and it has a seal that says the product has no illegal ingredients in it. The product is tested at the retail level 4 times a year for safety reasons. The product is certified to be free of any banned substances. The product is packaged by a family-owned company in the United States. The description does not say what ingredients the product has or how it is made.

Feedback: The first customer had issues at the beginning of consuming the product. They had diarrhea and upset stomach. They were living on Immodium and Pepto-Bismol for the first two days using the product. A friend advised this customer they should try the product because it is good for weight gain. The customer said they would tough it out and write an update later. They updated the review a couple of weeks into consuming the product. The upset stomach and other side effects have disappeared and the customer will write another update. The customer rated the product 4-stars but the customer did not write if he received any benefits from using the product or not.

The customer should be concerned that they had such a violent physical reaction to consuming the product in the beginning. They had diarrhea and an upset stomach which could indicate they have deeper physical problems. The customer had some violent side effects to the product.

The customer says they ordered the product at various times and they tried it in all different types of containers. Tupperware, plasticware, water bottles, etc. and they used other products with it but they claim it had a consistently bad taste and the person rated the product one-star. The person claims the product taste even worse over time. This is the first review saying the product tastes bad. Another customer says they tried this product and they have gained 10 lbs since using the supplement so it is really benefiting them. This customer rated the product 5-stars.

The customer says the product has helped them to gain weight very quickly. It tastes really bad but the customer can tolerate the product by mixing it in a drink mix or crystal light mix. The customer rates the product 5-star but says the taste is weird-tasting. You would think the customer would have rated the product lower because it tasted so bad.

The customer says the product came sealed and this was a good thing. The customer has tried it twice mixing it with a milkshake and an orange juice and it made the shake thicker. It did not alter the taste of the product. But the only problem is the person has not consumed the product enough to tell if it would benefit them or not. So, the review was written way to early to be of any value for other customers. The review should not have been written this early in the game. The customer rated the product 5-stars which is definitely premature.

Universal Nutrition Carbo Plus Dietary Supplement

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The product contains glucose polymers, but it contains no sucrose or fructose but fructose is a natural source of sugar. It is unsweetened and unflavored and it gives the body a lot of energy. This is the extent of the product description which is very limited.

Feedback: The product has had only 20 reviews written about it. So, it is not a well-known product. The product description is lacking which may not help the product to sell. The customer claims this product is a great addition to his pre-workout routine. He consumes it on an empty stomach and it provides him with a lot of energy in the morning. He adds it to various drinks and it has not changed the original taste of the drinks. This is a very uninformative review. The customer rated the product 4-stars.

The customer says the review may be out of place here. The customer suffers from mild allergies and is allergic to shellfish, peanuts, and gluten, and the customer says this product is processed on machines that process these foods he is allergic to but this cannot be proven. He says he really wants to like this stuff but every time he consumes the product it makes him feel agitated and makes him feel uncomfortable and he gets an itchy feeling all over his body when he consumes the product. He rated the product one-star and she should not take the product anymore because it causes such problems in his body.

The customer says it was a card powder at a decent price. The customer says they consume it on an empty stomach in the morning. He takes it as a pre-workout supplement before he actually works out. He says if you want carbs in a drinkable form then this product will do the trick he writes. He rates the product 4-stars but he does not say how the product helped him or helped his performance in his actual workouts. So, this is a pretty inconclusive review because it does not give any details if the product was effective it or not.

How does this consumer know that this product form will benefit others when he does not write whether it helped him or not. The customer says this product was a game changer for him because he could not put on weight. He was 6”1 and weighed 150 lbs and he could not gain weight. He used this product and he claims he has put on 10 lbs and now he weighs 160 lbs. And he is holding. It has no flavor so he adds it to amino acids or other drinks. He rated the product 5-stars. But if he stops consuming the product will he keep the weight or will he lose the weight?

All the person writes in this review is that it is good for the price. He rated the product 4-stars but he does not say why he rated it so high or why it is good for the price. The client does not write any specific details as to why the product worked for him. This is an ambiguous review because we do not know if it is effective or not.

Clean Carbs | Complex Carbohydrate Supplement

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This product is made from 100% pure carbohydrates from whole foods. It gives the body high-sustainable levels of energy. It is made from sweet potatoes, yarns, and oats. It will help to fuel your workouts and exercise performance the company claims. It will not give your body sugar spikes like some of the other cheap carbohydrate products will. Again, this is what the company claims.

Research says your body burns glycogen rapidly during high-intensity and endurance workouts. It is critical to restore glycogen stores as soon as possible after intense workouts. It is said that this product will restore the glycogen reserves quickly. This is the extent of the product description which does not tell us much about the pros and cons of the product. The company does not cite the research sources they mention in the product description. The product description does not list any ingredients found in the product so we cannot tell if it is a good, healthy supplement to consume or not.

Feedback: The product has had only two product reviews written about it so it is not a well-known product. It will be difficult to tell if this is truly a good product or not because there were only two reviews written about it. The first review is uninformative, to say the least, it may as well not have been written. The customer writes “great product” and that it is so we do not know if the product helped the customer or not. He does not say why it is a great product or why he rated the product 5-stars.

Obviously, the product helped the customer because he says it is a great product and he rated it very high. But he does not elaborate why it helped him so much or why he will buy it again or not. He does not write if he gained any weight from consuming the product. The second review is not much better. The customer writes that most carbohydrates are cheap corn maltodextrin. But is this is true then why doesn’t the customer support this observation with some scientific evidence. He says these cheap carbohydrate drinks taste bad as well.  He says that a quality carbohydrate powder is made from real food and mixes well into drinks. These observations do not say why a customer should buy this product or not. The customer does not write if the product helped him to gain weight or muscle mass. He rated the product 5-stars but this is useless because he doesn’t say why he rated it so high. Both reviews do not offer any quality information about the product.

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Muscle Feast Whole Oat Powder 8 Pounds

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The product is made of oats and it stirs well in milk or water. ⅓ of this power drink is worth one full bowl of oatmeal. It supplies low GI for long term energy release and is great for replacing flour and cooking. Replacing flour and cooking may be an exaggeration. This is the extent of the product description and take note that none of the ingredients are listed in the product description.

Feedback: The customer is 60-years-old and he has been lifting for 40 years and developed an allergy 5 years ago. This limits what supplements he can take. He says this is a good supplement to use and it mixes well with liquids and it doesn’t have a foul taste. He says it has worked well for him and he likes to drink it with coffee and honey at breakfast. But he does not write how the product helped him personally. He rated the product 5-stars but he does not say why he rated it so high.

The next customer really writes a useless review as he tells us nothing about the quality of the product itself. He says that oats are good for the heart but he does not say why this product is good for his body. He writes a few sentences about oats but really nothing about this product itself. The customer writes that the product is worth 3-stars but he gives us no clue as to why he gave it only 3-stars.


The article has covered some of the better carbohydrate supplements available on the market today. So, carbohydrate supplements are supposed to help people who are trying to gain weight but have trouble doing so for whatever reason. These products can help people to gain weight and some reviews said the product the person was taking helped them to gain weight. Read through the reviews and give one of the carbohydrates supplements a try.     

Some of the products are made from whole foods and generally will mix well in most drinks. They also will help people to gain weight if they are taken properly and when and how they are supposed to be taken.

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.