View Full Version : no dextrose anywhere?

07-23-2004, 10:57 AM
Ok, I know that dextrose is the best pwo carb source but I can't find it at my local stores and I can't order it online. I don't know what to do. My price range is limited so most of the GNC products are also out. The only options that I have found are Gatorade powder or twin labs ultra fuel. Both of these are only made up of part dextrose and ultra fuel says that is a complex carbohydrate. Which one should I mix with my protein and creatine for pwo or is there another cheap alternative?

07-23-2004, 11:01 AM
Gatorade also has electrolytes while ultra fuel has none. Don't know if that makes much difference though.

07-23-2004, 12:16 PM
Not a big deal.

Just take a tablespoon of Aunt Jemaima Syrup - primarily glucose

07-23-2004, 12:31 PM
http://www.supplementdirect.com/ has it, but beware of the shipping charges.

You can also check your local brewery (if you have one nearby).

07-23-2004, 12:52 PM
I can't order it online
then find a friend or neighbor or something that can...
otherwise just get a protein powder that already has it included, these are a dime a dozen...

07-23-2004, 01:09 PM
I got 7lbs of Malto Dextrin for 16 bucks shipped through 1fast400, they accept paypal even. I suggest you find someone you know who'll let you use their card and buy your supps online.

07-23-2004, 01:42 PM
I went to two home brewing suppliers today, and neither had dextrose, but they had maltodextrin, which I bought. Malto might be overkill, but I'll give it a shot for a few months, just for grins. A bit pricey at $5 a pound, but if it seems to make any difference, I'll buy more, like mentioned above. I have been using Gatorade powder.

I was gonna start a thread on it, but I just have a quick question. How do I measure it? Is it about 5g (20 calories) per teaspoon like most powders? It is very fine powder, so I was concerned it would be more concentrated, given the same volume.

07-23-2004, 01:55 PM
i woulda just went with the gatorade powder

07-23-2004, 03:01 PM
Yeah, but I had the day off, and it was more of a small roadtrip adventure than anything else. Curiosity and all that.

07-23-2004, 03:56 PM
superdrug sell it if in the UK

07-23-2004, 03:57 PM
I think smartees are made with dextrose.