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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Maltodextrin???

    Anyone know the nutrient breakdown for this in powdered form?
    I have 5kg's but can't find what calories it holds.
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    50g per 1/2 cup

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    Where do you get powdered Malodextrin?

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    I don't understand why weight gainers don't list this ingrediant as a sugar on the label. They claim it's a "complex carb", yet its GI is comparable to dextrose, hardly complex IMO. Is it just marketing BS?

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    It is a sugar, but it is technically a complex carb since it is a glucose polymer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
    It is a sugar, but it is technically a complex carb since it is a glucose polymer.
    Yea but so is sucrose, and most regular foods classify that as a sugar on the nutrition label.

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    Sucrose contains a glucose unit and a fructose unit (note, this is not a glucose polymer...a glucose polymer consists of many glucose molecules joined together). Sucrose is termed a disaccharide which is properly termed a simple sugar (which consisits of monosaccharides and disaccharides).

    Maltodextrin is a large chain of glucose units, or a polysaccharide. Oligosaccharides and polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates, but the glucose molecules in maltodextrin have very weak bonds which make it very easy to digest, and not much slower than dextrose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
    Sucrose contains a glucose unit and a fructose unit (note, this is not a glucose polymer...a glucose polymer consists of many glucose molecules joined together). Sucrose is termed a disaccharide which is properly termed a simple sugar (which consisits of monosaccharides and disaccharides).

    Maltodextrin is a large chain of glucose units, or a polysaccharide. Oligosaccharides and polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates, but the glucose molecules in maltodextrin have very weak bonds which make it very easy to digest, and not much slower than dextrose.
    I see, thanks for clarifying.

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    Thanks for the info guy's and Built!
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    Here's something related to my previous post that I found interesting:

    http://www.ast-ss.com/dev/qa_search/...ext.asp?ID=687

    Apparently the GI of maltodextrin is highly variable depending on the length of the glucose chains. Maybe a weight gainer wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.

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