Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate made from either corn, rice or potato starch, with a molecular chain shorter than other complex carbs. It is largely used by athletes because it provides quickly the right amount of energy during the exercise. It also replenishes stores of sugar in muscles during recovery after intense activity.
Differently from other carbohydrates, Maltodextrin can be easily digested, so it doesn’t slow down the body. Its high glycemic index helps to provide a constant level of energy in time, without creating spikes of drops of glycemia. Maltodextrin has also the characteristic to be not too sweet as other additives used to make sport supplements, so it doesn’t leave an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Following your workout, your body needs high glycemic index carbs to quickly restore blood glucose levels that may be dropping from a hard exercise session, and promote an anabolic (growth) state within muscle proteins. If you just take in a simple carb like dextrose though, you actually reduce the body’s ability to transport these carbs swiftly into the body due to a chemical state is known as osmolarity.
Maltodextrin is high in calories, so If you're trying to lose weight, you will want to avoid maltodextrin.
Maltodextrin can be used anytime of the day as an effective energy source. However, we recommend to take it during or directly after training to assist the body's anabolic state. Add the desired dose to water or other sports drinks or supplements.
FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD:
Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and an appropriate physical training or exercise program. It is recommended to check with your professional healthcare before using this product. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
How is this product packaged?
This product is supplied in resealable 1kg bags.
What is the difference between Maltodextrin and Dextrose?
• Dextrose is a monosaccharide (composed of one sugar) and maltodextrin is a polysaccharide (composed of multiple sugars). This makes a difference in the speed that your body can absorb the carbohydrates.
• Because of the above, Dextrose is absorbed by the body slightly faster than Maltodextrin.
• Dextrose tastes much sweeter than Maltodextrin. Both carbs are great to boost insulin and also refill glycogen stores after you finish your lifting.
Which one you choose depends on your personal taste and what you find works best for your body.
Can I mix Maltodextrin and Dextrose?
Sure! A very popular alternative is to combine both carbohydrates in a 50:50 ratio. This combination will optimise glycogen replenishment, hydration, and performance.
Has this product been tested?
We have strict quality control systems to ensure the highest quality and purity of the product. To see the latest results, send us a message