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Simple Sugars Post Workout?

what is the most effective way way to get simple sugars in your post workout protein drink ?

And the cheapest .

[quote]jjay wrote:
what is the most effective way way to get simple sugars in your post workout protein drink ?

And the cheapest . [/quote]

They are not the same. The most effective is a Surge or a drink of 1/3 malto, 1/3 dex, and 1/3 hydrolyzed whey which is almost exaclty the same as Surge. The cheapest is probably gatorade and a protein source or chocolate milk.

I beleive dextrose powder, but there could a better option that I don’t know of.

Well there is malto in one of my protein’s where would I get dextrose powder ?

[quote]jjay wrote:
Well there is malto in one of my protein’s where would I get dextrose powder ?[/quote]

I used to buy mine from Kent Nutrition. A 10 lb bag for $10. But I think they might have gone out of business. You could look into it.

I get my malto and dextrose from a store that sells equipment to make your own beer.

You can get malto and dextrose from www.bulknutrition.com NOW Foods brand sells a lot of bulk sugars. I use malto/dextrose in my PWO shakes.

I have the same question as the opening poster.

I was thinking about simply adding x grams of granulated sugar to my whey… anyone have any thoughts on this approach?

thanks in advance.

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:
I have the same question as the opening poster.

I was thinking about simply adding x grams of granulated sugar to my whey… anyone have any thoughts on this approach?

thanks in advance.[/quote]

In a pinch this will work and is better then nothing, but if budgeting to the inth degree isn’t an issue Surge is the way to go.

You have the correct ratio of amino acids, whey hydrolysate, and high glycemic carbs, to kick start the repair process to optimum levels.

As far as budgeting goes Surge in my case is only used post workout three times a week, so it lasts a good while. There really isn’t a need for me to use it any other time. Metabolic Drive and Grow! Premium Whey fill all other protein shake needs.

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