True athletes understand the importance of carbohydrates. Carbs are the main source of fuel for the body. Without carbs your body will use muscle for fuel- that is bad! Carbohydrates replenish glycogen stores and shuttle nutrients into the muscles to aid in recovery meaning they can enhance the effectiveness of other supplements like protein. Carbs can be taken before during and after intense training to improve endurance and to preserve and build new muscle. See all of our quality carbohydrates below.