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Qea
02-28-2002, 11:17 AM
I've been using 100g of malto as my post-workout carbs

I'm thinking of changing it cuz

1. although its high GI, it's a complex carb.
2. it has the texture and taste of goo :(

I wanna ask you guys what you think is a good post-workout carb choice and why

1. malto
2. dextrose
3. 50/50 dextrose/malto

thanks!
:D

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-28-2002, 11:38 AM
use the 50/50.

Qea
02-28-2002, 11:56 AM
why though? i read an earlier post u put up about too much dextrose not being able to cross some membrane or what not.

you were drunk apparently, so i didnt get any of that

why not straight up dextrose?

Wizard
02-28-2002, 12:50 PM
Whatever..

Their absorption time is almost the same.

The amount of the consumed carbohydrate is far more important for raising blood sugar levels and thus insulin levels.

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-28-2002, 12:58 PM
Yeah Wiz, but i recall reading that only about 50g dextrose (or so) can cross the membrane.

I've totally forgot the rest of this idea btw.

Smoothie
02-28-2002, 02:40 PM
What about carbs from a sports drink like Gatorade etc?? I know it is glucose and fructose, but since your body is absorbing it quickly, does it matter where the carbs come from??

And whats the difference between dextrose and malto??
Thanks!!

Qea
02-28-2002, 02:43 PM
erm. what membrane?

Qea
02-28-2002, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Smoothie
What about carbs from a sports drink like Gatorade etc?? I know it is glucose and fructose, but since your body is absorbing it quickly, does it matter where the carbs come from??

And whats the difference between dextrose and malto??
Thanks!!

maltodextrin = complex carb, high GI, bland taste
dextrose = simple carb, high GI, sweet taste

fructose replenishes liver glycogen, not muscle glycogen.
i might be wrong, but glucose is dextrose

..now, back to my original question ...

:D

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-28-2002, 04:05 PM
The membrane is the muscular membrane.

Glucose enters the muscle via active transport across this membrane, but only so much can be actively transported at one time. If you take in too much it'll just be oxidised and won;t get pushed into the muscles. The malto takes a bit longer to digest since it's a glucose polymer and so it gets there a little bit later and so there's more chance that the glucose will be taken up by the muscle. This is why a 50/50 mix is suggested.

Maki Riddington
02-28-2002, 07:12 PM
Yes, but as I mentioned before, what constitutes too much?

Qea
02-28-2002, 08:31 PM
bumpity bump

I curious to know too

:D

Maki Riddington
02-28-2002, 09:35 PM
Sorry, I should have clarified that it's not known yet.

Qea
02-28-2002, 11:01 PM
Hmmm

So would dextrose be a good choice, or malto-dextrose then?

Anyone else have any input on this?

:)

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-01-2002, 07:43 AM
Exactly Maki, so just half however many carbs you take in post workout and use half for dextrose and half for malto.

Qea, either would work.