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Maltodextrin/Dextrose PWO


For my usual PWO shake I take one scoop whey protein (22g) and 1/4 cup steel cut oats (27g carb) blended in a glass of skim milk. I know water is faster dissolving, but I am a milk believer.

Anyway, is this PWO sufficient? I am 6’1 185lbs and almost 16 years old, been working out for two years. Would taking Malto/Dex after every workout be harmful at my age?

Should I double the scoop so I get 44g of protein after workouts?


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Your Welcome,

Thanks Phil. I’ve already seen those articles, but they don’t answer my question. Would taking Malto/Dex for PWO, probably around 50g, be fine for a teenager?

Those articles also don’t mention anything about oats for PWO.

These are two sugars derived from food sources that you’ve probably eaten for most of your life. Unless you have a highly unusual medical condition, they shouldn’t harm you at any age. They are ubiquitous (read: so common you don’t even notice them) in countless processed foods.

Oats? Well, they’ll always be healthy. They’ll never be bad for you. But two factors come into play.

Firstly, the theory behind PWO’s is to peak the insulin and amino acid profile in the blood stream at the same time. Oats are fibrous and slow-digesting, so they tend to work against the purpose of the drink.

Secondly, PWO’s are ideally followed by a larger meal about an hour or so after the drink. In theory, oats would fill you up more and may steal some of your appetite for that subsequent meal.

But I wouldn’t get too fussy about such things.

Whey hydrolysate (Surge) is preferred in this situation, and the two sugars (also in Surge) would do a better job creating an anabolic environment than milk and standard issue whey, But your PWO is better than nothing, with or without oats.

Oats sufficient, yes optimal prob not. Hows it working

Surge, Malto, Dex safe 13 yes its sugar and simple starch.


No sugar is bad for 16-year-olds. It will rot your teeth or some shit.



I’m going to be adding some sugar carbs to my pwo shake consisting of whey and oats.

I’m wondering whether I should add Maltodextrin or Dextrose? Or should I buy both and mix 50/50?

EDIT: Answered my own question.