It’s a genuine question.
I was joking because I was surprised to learn (here on tnatino, on another thread) that we also need carbs after w.o
I was 100% sure that a whey shake was enough after the workout.
So, you suggest dextrose to mix with the shake ? You guys drink gatorade ?
I wanna know all the options.
Try to avoid fructose - it isn’t evil, it just helps to replace liver glycogen; something that is important but not entirely what you are looking for after an intense workout.
Table sugar is 45 - 55% fructose so about half of it isn’t what your muscles are needing right after a workout.
Gatorade contains table sugar and high fructose corn syrup so not idea for replacing muscle glycogen.
Fat free candy will contain a lot of sugar of which half will be fructose. Not ideal.
Fruit juice will contain naturally occuring sugar as both fructose and glucose - not ideal and even worse if it enriched with sugar.
I would believe your cheapest option would be dextrose or maltodextrin.
But in all reality it isn`t going to make all that much of a difference what you consume after so long as you are eating enough on a daily basis. After about 3 hours muscle glycogen is restored provided you have eaten something that is digested quickly soon after a workout.
Don`t feel bad about asking a question or making a joke about something that someone knew the answer to a long time ago.