4. Use specific supplements like Citrimax and Alpha-lipoic acid. Although the human data on Citrimax (the trade name for hydroxycitric acid) is few and far between, empirical evidence suggests that it’s use during the carb-load significantly decrease carb spillover to fat and leads to better carb-loads. Additionally, Citrimax tends to blunt hunger and can help to prevent overeating during the carb-up. A dosage of 750-1000 mg taken three times daily, at least 30 minutes before meals, is the recommended dose. Additionally, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an anti-oxidant and glucose disposal agent (29) which has shown great use during carb-ups for many individuals on the CKD. In comparison to chromium, magnesium and vanadyl sulfate, ALA appears to work significantly better. A dosage of 200-600 mg per day is a good place to start as far as dosage but be forewarned that it can get expensive quickly.
I used it this morning for the first time in addition to my normal meal, substituting two scoops of the powder in water for a glass of low fat buttermilks. It seemed fine though a little too sweet for my taste. The up side is that it has milk in it that is free of hormones. I cannot get any milk like that in my grocery store. Later I went out to run errands and found that I had boundless energy, like I was 15 or 20 years younger. I felt great. Now in the afternoon my heart function seems a little unstable and I have a slight pain in my left side. I may try it again in a few days with just one scoop and see what happens. Maybe I just have to get used to it. Maybe I have to get rid of it. Don’t know for sure yet.
Carbohydrates are the primary type of macronutrient found in most plant foods, although exactly how many carbs a plant food has depends on the specific type. Whole foods that are higher in carbs, such as sweet potatoes and other root veggies, beans/legumes, and fruit, are often encouraged on higher carb days. Some of the healthiest foods in the world — such as leafy green veggies, cruciferous veggies, artichokes, asparagus, sea veggies, herbs and spices, for example — are actually pretty low in carbohydrates and therefore suitable for both high-carb and low-carb days.