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Scott S
06-06-2003, 06:04 PM
I suddenly ran out of dextrose faster than my protein or maltodextrin... :confused:

Table sugar is 50% dextrose/50% fructose, isn't it? What might be some problems using this instead of the dextrose? Maltodextrin would still make up half of the carbs in the shake.

Thanks.

GhettoSmurf
06-06-2003, 06:18 PM
no, table sugar is sucrose, and i think the GI is around 50-60. why dont you just use extra malto in place of the dextrose?

SoulOfKoRea
06-06-2003, 06:30 PM
I think that table sugar is glucose/cane sugar.

heathj
06-06-2003, 07:00 PM
Use maltodextrin in place of the dextrose.

bradley
06-07-2003, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by GhettoSmurf
no, table sugar is sucrose, and i think the GI is around 50-60. why dont you just use extra malto in place of the dextrose?

Table sugar is sucrose but sucrose is half glucose and half fructose.

I agree just use malto in place of the dextrose. Although some fructose is beneficial postworkout to refill liver glycogen.

body
06-07-2003, 05:32 AM
just to add sucrose is diasschride of glucose and fructose.

Scott S
06-07-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by heathj
Use maltodextrin in place of the dextrose.

I can do that; I've got a fair amount of malto left. My next shake's going to taste pretty weird!

GhettoSmurf
06-07-2003, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Scott S


I can do that; I've got a fair amount of malto left. My next shake's going to taste pretty weird!

what does maltodextrine taste like? i just use dextrose and i know its pretty sweet.

GonePostal
06-07-2003, 01:57 PM
less sweet...

Scott S
06-07-2003, 03:16 PM
It tastes like flavorless powder until your saliva begins to break it down into sugars your tongue can taste.

GhettoSmurf
06-07-2003, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Scott S
It tastes like flavorless powder until your saliva begins to break it down into sugars your tongue can taste.

o, ok. thanks guys. i was just sort of curious