This is actually very simple. PWO, A mixture of carbs and proteins are ideal (usually a carb/protein ratio of 2:1, sometimes higher). Im not sure what you mean by “why do people not like too much carbs in a PWO drink”.
Carbs will be broken down and absorbed as sugar (glucose). This sugar will then enter your bloodstream and your pancreas will send insulin to remove it. The sugar that is removed will be stored in your muscle as glycogen (muscle energy). When you ingest your carbs with protein, this insulin spike will also remove the amino acids from the protein and shuttle it to your muscles.
If a person adds a whey protein powder into water there usually isn’t any significant amount of carbs, however you can then manually add dextrose or maltodextrin (carbs, which can be bought at health food stores) into your shake.
Too make things even easier, you can buy Surge (which is sold here in the store) which is a 2:1 carb/protein shake used for PWO recovery. If you ask around here, Surge comes highly recommended. Im not familiar with cytogainer, but it sounds like a weight gainer, which is usually crammed with WAY too many calories and sugars for one serving. Hope that cleared things up. [/quote]
Good post. I’ll also add that having glucose added to an electrolyte drink will enhance the absorption of the electrolytes (the ones lost in a workout) via those Sodium-glucose pumps in the small intestine.