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    Powerade for PWO?

    I know you're suppose to get a lot of carbs PWO, and most people like to use dextrose, but would a simple sugar drink like Powerade be OK? Unfortunately, the 1st ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, but hey, the 2nd ingredient is maltodextrin!

    The reason I ask is because my PWO protein shake only has 20g of complex carbs and 1g of simple carbs. I wanted to suppliment it with a mini Powerade that has 25g of sugar.

    Thanks for the help.

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    No, that and gatorade are actually pretty crappy. They also have ingredients that F with stomach acid concentrations, but I'd have to dig to find that reference.

    Just get some dextrose. Use sweet-tarts until then.

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    honey would probably work too...but like swole said...dex would be optimal and its cheap so why not?

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    There's more surcose (bad) then dextrose (good) in that 25g of sugar...

    Like Swolecat said, buy some dextrose, you can get it from www.barryfarms.com $4 = 5lbs of dextrose + shipping and have some sweettarts or smarties until your dex arrives...

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    Cool, thanks for the advice. My PWO shake is premade so wouldn't adding dextrose to it make it disgustingly sweet? If so, what are some other things I can add dextrose to that wouldn't taste too bad?

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    it does make it sweet depending on how much protein you use...but you could always drown the dex with some creatine and water seperate first, then drink the shake plain

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