Waxy Maize Starch

Waxy maize starch, also known as waxy corn starch, was originally discovered in China. It contains no wax, but appears waxy when viewed under a microscope. It is considered to be superior to many other varieties of corn or maize due to its high amylopectin content, a type a polysaccharide which gets absorbed more slowly by the body and is easily converted to glycogen to supply working muscles with energy during exercise. It has been proposed that waxy maize starch can boost energy levels and endurance to allow longer more effective workouts and reduce recovery time.