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10-11-2006, 09:23 AM
I see alot of people talking about taking dextrose and or maltodextrin after a workout, and i was wondering why they did that? Do you take it with your pwo shake? I use muscle milk pwo, should I add dextrose? What benefit would that have, any links or info would be much appreciated. I saw splenda contained both those sugars, is that what you take? Thanks!

10-11-2006, 10:20 AM
Dextrose/maltodextrin is pure glucose. After working out, your glycogen stores are depeleted and need to be replenished. The fastest way to do this is to eat dextrose.
Splenda is not dextrose. You can buy dextrose from a local brewery (brew-your-own-beer/wine place).

10-11-2006, 10:44 AM
totally covered in Get Built - Issue 2: http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=274

10-11-2006, 12:11 PM
Ill take a look at that link. Thanks!

10-11-2006, 04:18 PM
its like the 2nd or 3rd question asked, so scroll down a hair. its the question about sugar.

10-11-2006, 06:16 PM
While were on the subject, corn syrup is dextrose, correct?

10-11-2006, 06:47 PM
No. Corn sugar is dex, not corn syrup as far as I know.


10-12-2006, 08:53 AM
right, dextrose = corn sugar

corn syrup is different.

11-26-2006, 02:22 PM
Can someone explain why exactly to take dextrose?
What will it do for me?

I've read all the links and still don't really understand the purpose of dextrose.

11-26-2006, 03:09 PM
Then you clearly havent read them now have you? ;)

11-26-2006, 03:13 PM
(edit isnt working :|)


11-26-2006, 04:04 PM
Why does glycogen need to be restored quickly after working out? What is the purpose of taking dextrose with creatine?

11-26-2006, 04:48 PM
Drink dextrose = raise in blood sugar = raise in insulin

Insulin encourages cells to uptake nutrients. Its main purpose is to lower blood sugar by taking the sugar into cells and out of the blood. Luckily amino acids and other nutrients go as well.

Taking creatine with dextrose is a more efficient way of getting the creatine into the tissues where it is needed. I'm not sure how effective this is though but it is standard practice. Apparently the newer forms of creatine (Creatine Ethyl Ester) dont need dextrose to improve uptake.