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maltodextrin, good or bad?

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2009/07/28 13:11:20 (permalink)
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maltodextrin, good or bad?

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been looking at going back onto a weight gainer just make sure im getting enough carbs in everyday, but almost all weight gainers get the carbs from maltodextrin. does this carb cause an insulin spike? and therfore lead to fat gain?
 
also ive tried MHP "up your mass" this weightgainer gets its carbs from oats and barley, but a 2kg tub is 40pounds and lasts only two weeks. so too dear for me.
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    chrisj88
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    Re:maltodextrin, good or bad? 2009/07/28 13:12:56 (permalink)
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    sorry i meant to place this in the supplements forum, can it be moved?
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    Re:maltodextrin, good or bad? 2009/07/28 14:18:20 (permalink)
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    insulin spikes dont make you fat.. too many calories makes you fat

    malto is fine but i prefer to get most my carbs from solid, starchy carb sources such as rice, pasta, wholemeal bread etc



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    Re:maltodextrin, good or bad? 2009/07/28 14:49:19 (permalink)
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    ^^^^ agree with above re insulin spikes.

    CNP Pro-Fuel is a good option as is SIS PS22.

    "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit"


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    Re:maltodextrin, good or bad? 2009/07/28 17:31:18 (permalink)
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    Generally if you;re young and lean then these types of product aren;t going to present a problem. Especially if you're training hard.

    Probably not an issue, but that is not the same as saying they are the best thing though....

    Work out the cost that you can get protein for and then work out how much you're paying for the product. Chances are you are probably paying over the odds of the malto.

    I insist that clients use whole foods as much as possible. Protein is the hard and expensive thing to get to buy that in supplement for and then add on oats, bananas, pasta etc etc. All readily available with the right planning.


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    Re:maltodextrin, good or bad? 2009/07/29 12:27:35 (permalink)
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    Agree with Loz, God gave us so much natural goodness in foods, use them and if they're brown they're usually good for you.
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    Re:maltodextrin, good or bad? 2009/07/29 12:41:15 (permalink)
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    I use it 50/50 with dextrose pre n post workout (protein too). I get up at 6 to train and it seems to wake me up and make me alert when training.

    Then after training im absolutely starving for a big meal ! Seem to have no cravings for sweets/chocolates/crisps etc since taking it, so id take it mate.
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