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MaltoDextrin Vs Gainer


#1

Hey guys,

I'm going for a bulk but I want to cut sugars as much as I can. Alot of the high end gainers have MaltoDextrin as the carb source and a low sugar count, which is great, but expensive.

Should I just buy a container of MaltoDextrin and mix Whey, and Flaxseed oil together and have a higher quality lean gainer shake?

Also, I know MaltoDextrin is a complex carb source with a high GI. Should I worry about much fat gain/storage since it's digested so quickly?


#2

Why is this great?


#3

It's great because I'm not looking for a PWO shake where sugar is needed. It's more of a meal replacement and a source of calories when I'm on the go and I can't get a meal down.


#4

2 Scoops Metabolic Drive
2 Bananas
1 Cup Oats
1-2 Tbs. Flax

My favorite weight gainer, and trust me, I drink plenty of them to know.


#5

How is maltodextrin better than sugar in this case?

The GI for maltodextrin is 137, whereas sucrose is about 90.


#6

Try it and find out. I mix malto and whey, but no fats for my weight gainer. Whenever i do, its my breakfast or 2nd PWO shake. I do notice gaining in size, and for the most part relatively less fat. The stuff is cheap, so go for it.


#7

The GI for maltodextrin is 137 ? Which maltodextrin though, there are lots.


#8

I'm using something called Gold Metal Carbs ... contains

INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Yielding the following Glucose Polymers: Polysaccharides, Oligosaccharides, Dextrose, Maltose


#9

Good question.

Which maltodextrin is used in most supplements like this?


#10

Well it depends, it should say really but it does not always.