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Maltodextrin, Enough to Do Damage?


#1

Recently bought muscle milk to take as a pre bed time and an occasional mrp. I like the idea about the mct's and the concept of "naturally" producing more creatine. However, upon reading the ingredients, I found that it contains maltodextrin. I know that some products put a neglible amount in, for example the animal pak multivitamin product I take contains maltodextrin, but given that it has 1g of carbs, I figure there can be no more than 1g of maltodextrin in.

I follow the Berardi eating plan of separating fats and carbs in meals, and have a hard time thinking that I might be including something as high on the GI index as malto with all the fat content of muscle milk. Any insight into this is appreciated.


#2

In the ingredients Maltodextrin is listed after cocoa powder, so there cant really be a lot of it.


#3

chuckle

Bump... i want to see what a few people have to say.


#4

Damage? It's 1g of carbs, so of course it can do major damage! If you drink that every night, all those carbs might add up to a pound of fat in 2 or 3 years!!

Don't take any chances, send me all your stash of MuscleMilk, I'll dispose of it safely.


#5

Sorry for not clearing this up....the 1g I was referring to was the reference I was taking to the malto in Animal Pak. It says on the label 1g carbs, and being a small amount with basically a mulitvitamin I am not concerned. This example was meant to mean that there is no more than 1 g of malto in this. However, in Muscle Milk, it is 12g carbs I believe, 2 being fiber, 6 sugar, which means the rest, the staggering 4 grams that it is might be malto.

I'm not meaning to obsess over this , but I am just not a big fan of high gi carbs with lots of fat. I was simply wondering if this amount was trivial or in worse case scenario if 4 grams was enough to get the insulin soaring.


#6

Not to be a prick, but why even bother?

Low-Carb Grow! is the best bed mate I've ever had. She doesn't even ask you what you're thinking about.

(Man, I hope my girlfriend doesn't read this. . .)


#7

Could you indicate the exact point between 1g and 4g where you become "concerned?" I'm guessing 2.79

I'd go with trivial.