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Dex VS Whey in Pre and Post-workout

Why is it typically recommended that Dextrose is preferable post-workout when they both have the same GI ratings? Since complex carbs seem to prefer muscle storage to liver storage versus simple sugars usually having to make their way to the liver first (my understanding, at least), I’ve been curious about this.

Whey is a protein; dextrose is a carb.
Two totally different things.

BTW don’t use “dex.” it’s usually used when referring to DXM, a recreational drug.

Are you talking about dextrose and maltodextrin?