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    Maltodextrin

    I just want to confirm if Maltodextrin is the best postworkout carb (due to it being a complex polymer but with a very high GI rating of 105, I think). true or false ?

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    true it's very good, as is dextrose.

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    hi there,

    i was doing some research, and isnt dextrose just another name for pure glucose. i'm sure its good due to the high GI but itsnt it bad due to it being a simple sugar, whereas maltodextrin is a complex carb?

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    maltodextrin is coplex with very high GI index, and dextrose has about same GI index, but is consider simple carb. Quite franky i have never been able to tell much difference, both are good in post workout shake to get glucose levels back.

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    Maltodextrin is actually an entire class of complex carbs. There is what they call a DE rating, dextrose equivalent. The higher the DE number, the more the maltodextrin behaves like dextrose and the higher the GI rating. I use Parillo Pro-Carb. It's DE rating is in the 15-25 range, thus a low GI rating. I use it anytime, not just post workout. This information was given directly to me from John Parillo, for those of you who know who he is.

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