Maltodextrin
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Maltodextrin

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What is Maltodextrin?

Maltodextrin is actually a polysaccharide that is derived from natural starch sources. It is obtained via special partial hydrolysis processes and is a glucose polymer. Despite this however, it is actually a complex carbohydrate as opposed to a simple carbohydrate, even though it does have a relatively high glycemic index. This high GI however, is considered very beneficial and it is why maltodextrin is such an effective sports supplement. The high GI means that the supplement is able to release large quantities of energy, in a short amount of time, making it a fantastic supplement for energy-boosting purposes. It is similar in structure to dextrose, although it does not have a sweet taste like dextrose does.

How does it work?

As maltodextrin has a high GI, although technically it is a complex carbohydrate, it is still very easily processed and absorbed by the body, making it very easy for the body to digest. Per gram, maltodextrin provides 4 calories of energy, and, for endurance purposes, this is very important. It provides a relatively slow and sustained release of energy, making it ideal for endurance sports, or for longer than average workouts. The body prefers glucose as its primary energy source, so obviously providing forms of sugar during periods of high activity, is going to increase energy levels a great deal. Increasing carbohydrate consumption means that more energy is present, but not only that, but for post-workout purposes, it is also useful as it creates an insulin spike that is not quite as dramatic as what you would experience with dextrose, but it is still enough to assist with the transportation of nutrients from the bloodstream, into awaiting energy cells.

What are the benefits of Maltodextrin supplements?

Some of the primary benefits associated with maltodextrin supplements include the following:

More energy

The primary benefit associated with maltodextrin supplements is the fact that they have been found to increase natural energy levels. Though complex carbohydrates, they behave like simple carbs and provide a quick and sustained release of energy that is perfect for getting you through levels of prolonged physical activity.

Enhanced nutrient absorption

As mentioned, maltodextrin is still able to provide a spike in insulin levels, which, when it comes to post-workout nutrition, is incredibly important. Post-workout, our muscle cells are starved of energy and protein and are able to absorb more than usual, due to the fact that they have expanded slightly. Getting protein, amino acids, and other nutrients into the cells as soon after a workout as possible, is essential, which is where an insulin spike proves useful. Insulin shuttles nutrients from the bloodstream, into awaiting muscle cells, so consuming maltodextrin along with a post-workout protein shake, is highly beneficial.

Improved intestinal health

Another fantastic benefit of this carbohydrate, is the fact that it helps to improve intestinal health. It passes through the small intestine and stomach undigested, before being fermented in the large intestine via healthy bacteria. This produces short-chain fatty acids that have been found to improve colon cell health, and intestinal cell health. 

    How and when should it be consumed?

    For optimal results, experts recommend consuming this product post-workout, in consumption with other products designed to assist with muscle growth and repair. Experts recommend consuming 35g – 50g of maltodextrin, along with your post-workout protein shake, no later than one hour after you exercise.

    Maltodextrin Supplement Facts

    Maltodextrin Supplement Facts

    Maltodextrin VS Dextrose

    Although similar to one another, dextrose and maltodextrin are still very unique. Dextrose is a simple sugar that is absorbed incredibly rapidly. It has a very sweet taste, due to the fact that it is a simple sugar. It is therefore used by the body much quicker than maltodextrin. Maltodextrin, as it is a complex carbohydrate, provides a more sustained release of energy, although it has still been found to be very beneficial when consumed post-workout, with other supplements. The main differences between the two, are the rates of absorption.

    What can it be stacked with?

    As this supplement is a popular bodybuilding supplement, other bodybuilding supplements can be stacked with it, and in actual fact, work very well when stacked with it. Generally speaking, you can stack it with: Creatine, BCAAs, L-Glutamine, Whey Protein, and Casein Protein.

    Allergen warnings

    Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

    Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 90 reviews
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    Charlie H
    Great product for endurance sport and recovery

    I use it mainly for cycling training and as recovery drink mixed with protein. At 50g per hour, it never gave me any stomach issue. Highly recommend if you are a cost concious endurance athelete.

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    Rachael Hoogendoorn

    Maltodextrin

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    Craig
    Good price, mixes ok

    Good value, mixes ok with a lot of shaking. Tastes fine mixed with gatorade

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    Neil Bartley
    Maltodextrin

    I use the maltodextrin in my bottles while cycling. It mixes well and seems to help with energy levels on longer rides. Add some flavoured BCAAs for taste

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    Emmanuelle Grosjean
    The best quality whey for sensitive stomach

    This hydolyzed whey protein is amazing. I was struggling with gastro intestinal diseases that made absorbing protein almost impossible and this Canadian Protein hydolyzed whey was a game changer for me. Now I am able to train again and put back some weight and have energy. Also being lactose intolerant I can confirm this protein is really lactose free and works like a charm.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 90 reviews
    91%
    (82)
    4%
    (4)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    4%
    (4)
    C
    Charlie H
    Great product for endurance sport and recovery

    I use it mainly for cycling training and as recovery drink mixed with protein. At 50g per hour, it never gave me any stomach issue. Highly recommend if you are a cost concious endurance athelete.

    R
    Rachael Hoogendoorn

    Maltodextrin

    C
    Craig
    Good price, mixes ok

    Good value, mixes ok with a lot of shaking. Tastes fine mixed with gatorade

    N
    Neil Bartley
    Maltodextrin

    I use the maltodextrin in my bottles while cycling. It mixes well and seems to help with energy levels on longer rides. Add some flavoured BCAAs for taste

    E
    Emmanuelle Grosjean
    The best quality whey for sensitive stomach

    This hydolyzed whey protein is amazing. I was struggling with gastro intestinal diseases that made absorbing protein almost impossible and this Canadian Protein hydolyzed whey was a game changer for me. Now I am able to train again and put back some weight and have energy. Also being lactose intolerant I can confirm this protein is really lactose free and works like a charm.