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## dextrose measurements

anyone know the correct measurements fot dex? how do you measuere out 80 grams?

2. doesnt it come with a scooper?

im not sure but i think 1 tblsp=5g

3. i take my protein scooper and do double the amount of dextrose than protein... easy enough for me. i put 2 scoop protein, 4 scoop dextrose. (this is using 100% whey which is 23g for 29g protein so it measures out easily)

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my dex is 4 grams sugar per 1.25 teaspoon and i am assuming that we are talking 80 grams sugar when we talk 2:1 ratio

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yeah thats a good call, thanks alot, i appreciate the help

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1/2 cup is 75 grams according to swolecat i believe. What i did was i took 1.25 tsp per 4 grams and multiplied it by 20 to get 80 grams. thats 25 teaspoons total. divided approximately by 3 tbls per teaspoon gives you 8 tablespoons. I dumped 8 tablespoons into a 1/2 measuring cup and its about dead on. you cannot go by doubling the scooper of your protein for sure. I have 1 100% whey protein that is a 20 grams a scoop and is 1/2 the size of my other protein which 25 grams a scoop. One is more dense of a powder than the other.

i take my protein scooper and do double the amount of dextrose than protein... easy enough for me. i put 2 scoop protein, 4 scoop dextrose. (this is using 100% whey which is 23g for 29g protein so it measures out easily)

i think u are grossly miscalculating how much dextrose you are adding to your shake. 2 scoops of optimum whey = 46g protein and 2 scoops of dextrose USING the optimum whey scooper = about 75-80g or 1/2 cup.

so since you are adding 4 scoops you are intaking 160g of carbs.. bad idea.

8. Originally Posted by HiFi
i think u are grossly miscalculating how much dextrose you are adding to your shake. 2 scoops of optimum whey = 46g protein and 2 scoops of dextrose USING the optimum whey scooper = about 75-80g or 1/2 cup.

so since you are adding 4 scoops you are intaking 160g of carbs.. bad idea.

My Optimum Nutrition whey package says each scoop is 28g and contains 23g of protein, therefore, you could do 2 scoops whey(46g pro), and 3 scoops of dex(84g carb) to roughly get the 2:1 ratio.

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to be sure just look at how much sugar is in each serving. then go by that

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my dextrose from supp direct is 75g for 1/3 cup

11. Originally Posted by HammerCurler
My Optimum Nutrition whey package says each scoop is 28g and contains 23g of protein, therefore, you could do 2 scoops whey(46g pro), and 3 scoops of dex(84g carb) to roughly get the 2:1 ratio.
Wrong, dextrose is a lot more dense than protein powder. I just weighed 1 level optimum nutrition scoop of dex and it comes out to 48.7g. So, at 3 scoops you're getting nearly twice what you thought.