Thread: Powerade for PWO?
11-02-2004, 10:45 AM #1
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.
11-02-2004, 11:02 AM #2AR Hall of Fame
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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.
11-02-2004, 11:06 AM #3
honey would probably work too...but like swole said...dex would be optimal and its cheap so why not?
11-02-2004, 11:11 AM #4
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...
11-02-2004, 11:15 AM #5
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?
11-02-2004, 11:18 AM #6
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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