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Ace
06-24-2003, 08:11 AM
How many rolls of Smarties should I consume post w/o to get my needed dextrose?

I have been looking for the amount of dextrose in a roll for awhile and I can't find any resources.

Btw..Smarties have 5g of carbs. Here are the ingredients:

Dextrose, Glucose Syrup, Modified Starch, Citric Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Mono-and Diglycerides, Palm Kernal Oil, Artificial Flavors, Maltodextrin, Artificial Colors (including FD&C Blue #2). Made in Holland.

Workhorse
06-24-2003, 09:04 AM
None.... go and buy some pure dextrose from your supermarket or a home brewing store and put some in your post workout protein shake.

Behemoth
06-24-2003, 09:34 AM
I just go by the carb count. Since probably 90%+ is dextrose.

Ace
06-24-2003, 10:42 AM
I suppose I could get some pure dextrose. I had a post workout blend awhile back that was whey/dex/malto/BCAA, but I have ran out. I thought since Smarties taste good and are really easy to take with me, I might as well just start using them. I can take them right after my workout without a problem. I think I will just consider them to have 4g of dextrose because I bet almost all of the content is dextrose.

bradley
06-24-2003, 01:57 PM
According to this thread each little role of smarties contains ~25g of carbs but then again this would depend on the size.

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10735&highlight=smarties

Ace
06-24-2003, 07:33 PM
Here's the link that I found. It says that a 15 tab roll is only 5g of carbs.

http://www.smarties.com/nutr.htm#smart

Ace
06-24-2003, 07:35 PM
Well..I just found this link that says 25g. WTF?

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jhtml?PRODID=128&CATID=100540

EDIT: Nevermind. It says the serving size is 1oz. I weighed mine and one roll is only ~10g.

unshift
06-24-2003, 08:29 PM
i didn't know "Made in Holland" was an ingredient :)

Saint Patrick
06-24-2003, 10:11 PM
There are JUMBO rolls of smarties and small rolls.

The Jumbo rolls have 25g each. Eat two of those

The Small ones have 5g Each. Eat like 10 of those.

I did this for quite a while, but I agree dextrose is easier and more cost-effective.

tcraigscott
10-04-2003, 11:53 AM
Roll of smarties?

Maybe it's only in Canada but don't smarties come in a box and are made by nestle. You know when you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last. Looks like what you guys are looking at are rocket candies.

Anyone else out here share my confusion

tcraigscott
10-04-2003, 11:53 AM
smarties

DarrenEff
10-04-2003, 12:40 PM
Yeah I kept hearing smarties and was thinking the same thing, but they mean Rockets and/or Tingles (as I know them)

bradley
10-04-2003, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by tcraigscott
Roll of smarties?

Maybe it's only in Canada but don't smarties come in a box and are made by nestle. You know when you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last. Looks like what you guys are looking at are rocket candies.

Anyone else out here share my confusion

www.smarties.com

chris mason
10-04-2003, 06:38 PM
If you are trying to replenish your glycogen stores and get an insulin spike post training, just drink a glass of orange juice. That will do the trick.

Actually, as of late, I have taken to consuming a glass of juice with 5g of creatine directly after my workout.

I got that from an article that Bradley referred to a short time ago. It seems to do the trick nicely.

Maki Riddington
10-04-2003, 06:48 PM
Any kind of sugar that bypasses the liver would be better in order to see a quick release of insulin. Fruit juice usually contains more fructose so it would take longer for an increase in insulin (enough to carry nutrients into the muscle cell) to ocurr.

tcraigscott
10-04-2003, 10:34 PM
ok so the verdict on smarties.

http://home.no.net/tstie/Smarties.html

http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/~sjm/canusdic.html

to clarify (because I was considering pounding back chocolate from what I was reading)

If you are Canadian Smarties = Rockets

"A small round chalky type of candy usually given out at Halloween. In Canada, smarties refers to a candy coated chocolate similar to M&M's which you cannot get in the US."

If you are American well heh heh we have both

seniqua
10-06-2003, 01:35 AM
Wonder how come we don't get them here.....the canadian version ????

tcraigscott
10-06-2003, 08:54 AM
yeah for some reason canada has extra's in the chocolate bare (or as most americans would say "candy bar")

I have also heard that you cannot get Coffee Crisps in America? Is this true.

A well we can't get red bul here. Although I did find some quite good alternatives

Stephen Riddington
10-08-2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by tcraigscott
Roll of smarties?

Maybe it's only in Canada but don't smarties come in a box and are made by nestle. You know when you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last. Looks like what you guys are looking at are rocket candies.

Anyone else out here share my confusion :withstupi