View Full Version : Amino Acids and complex carbs shake (Monster Amino)

03-07-2010, 03:28 PM
Would I take this prior to workout or post workout? I think I would take it post since complex carbs spike insulin which helps protein synthasis. Im not 100 precent sure though.

03-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Honestly, i would take this right after a workout. For one Amino acids are the building block to protein and you're muscles will take in that protein quickly after a workout. Food for the muscle. I believe complex carbs go straight into the bloodstream like simple carbs do. Instant food for the muscle!

03-07-2010, 07:41 PM
Complex carbs do not spike insulin. They raise it but the release is slow enough that you wouldn't really receive any anabolic benefit from it after a workout.

If you're looking to spike insulin, use something like dextrose or maltodextrin. A whey protein plus dextrose/maltodextrin would be sufficient. The amino acid mix will do just as well, those things just tend to be more expensive for no real measurable benefit. Whey will break down into the composite aminos quickly enough.

03-07-2010, 09:53 PM
Ok thanks