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matrix5089
06-12-2005, 12:41 PM
Is there a difrence between dextrose and maltodextrin ive been doing ultra fuel pwo shake its 100g of carbs 29g of sugar. i was wondering if getting just pure dextrose would be better for pwo.

Built
06-12-2005, 01:49 PM
Malto is just two dextrose molecules weakly joined. It's got a slightly different osmolality than dex, but no real difference in terms of effect. I mix 'em half and half because pure dex is so sweet it makes my teeth shiver.

User either one, or both.

As you may already know, these sugars are better than regular sugar for training because regular sugar is basically a fructose molecule bonded to a dextrose molecule. Dextrose is preferentially taken up by muscle glycogen. Fructose is preferentially taken up by liver glycogen.

matrix5089
06-12-2005, 04:01 PM
so is the ultra fuel just as good even though it only has 29 sugars out of 100 in a serving.

Built
06-12-2005, 05:25 PM
Ultra fuel has fructose in it, and I'm more than sure it's overpriced crap. I'd just get dextrose and maltodextrin.

matrix5089
06-12-2005, 05:58 PM
how should i take it a 50/50 mix

Built
06-12-2005, 06:32 PM
How should you take a 50/50 mix of dex and malto?

I just toss it into my post workout shake with creatine.

Drai's
06-12-2005, 07:40 PM
I think he meant "how should I take it, a 50/50 mix?"...just worded poorly. And yes, that would be good.

matrix5089
06-13-2005, 02:31 PM
sorry about that yes dai's thats what i meant.

Canadian Crippler
06-13-2005, 02:42 PM
If the two are the same thing essentially, why not just take all malto?

Drai's
06-13-2005, 02:51 PM
If the two are the same thing essentially, why not just take all malto?

I believe they digest at different rates, dextrose being quicker.

Built
06-13-2005, 02:58 PM
They have slightly different osmolalities, that of dextrose being higher. Dextrose alone can lead to bloating because of its slower rate of gastric emptying. Mixing the two seems to work well.
http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/magazine03/dextrose.htm

Plus straight dextrose is SOOOOO SWEEEEEET it's cloying!

bigsethmeister
06-13-2005, 03:03 PM
w00t! GOTS TO HAVE TEH OSMOLALITY!

Built
06-13-2005, 03:04 PM
Word.

YungLifter
06-13-2005, 03:30 PM
Hm where can I find malto and dex? What type of stores, im not the big on buying stuff off the internet. Would I be able to find it in like a pathmark or gnc?

Built
06-13-2005, 03:37 PM
Places that sell beer and winemaking supplies sell malto and dex.
Malto is sold as a beer conditioner called "brew body" in Canada.