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divided
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!

RedSpikeyThing
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).

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

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

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

whiteman90909
10-11-2006, 06:16 PM
While were on the subject, corn syrup is dextrose, correct?

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_syrup

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

corn syrup is different.

DokterVet
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.

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

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

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86459&highlight=dextrose

DokterVet
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?

Davidelmo
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.