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Post W/O Table Sugar


#1

In a pinch, would white table sugar be an ok substitute for dextrose as an insulin spiker? i know it doesn't spike it as high, but...


#2

Yes, sucrose is fine in a pinch.


#3

whoa! Dave Barr responded to my question! awesome! thanks brother!


#4

Sugary pop drinks are ideal. Reason being, the sucrose is already dissolved for you.
There are chemicals you might not want in some though. Just a thought.

I was tryna make this 'ready dissolved / mixed' point in another thread and it fell on deaf ears, but hopefully it makes some sense.

I used to drink Orangina...post workout cos I got it free.


#5

What about Rice Crispy Squares. I can't remember where I heard that, and I have never tried it. Anybody try this?


#6

Puffed rice and sugar maybe glucose syrup in some, but some fat too which will blunt the spike.

Rice Krispies in grape juice that would work. Puke.


#7

but don't most soda's use a large amount of high fructose corn syrup for their sweetening? and if so, am i correct in recalling that high fructose corn syrup doesn't do much in the way of replenishing muscle glycogen?

i could be totally off here.


#8

Glad I read the whole thread, as I was about to recomend corn starch (fructose) from the baking section of the supermarket. I used to use that with creatine as a post workout mix. You have to wet it into a slurry first though, or it clumps.

Maybe not though.


#9

It depends, some are sucrose and glucose syrup or dextrose, and some have the corn syrup in as well. Just check the label.


#10

In a pinch, right? Not ideal. I had thought that sucrose mostly replenishes liver gylcogen (which we don't really want) instead of muscle glycogen, which we do. And which glucose (dex/malto) does.