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    Maltodextrin or Dextrose?

    Which one is better for energy/gaining weight/muscle?

    I only use it pre, during, and post workout, if that makes a difference.
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    Originally Posted by ProWrestler
    Which one is better for energy/gaining weight/muscle?

    I only use it pre, during, and post workout, if that makes a difference.
    You can use both but most ppl would opt for dex.
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    Originally Posted by Steve_W
    Neither .
    ^^^^^^^
    I recommend you try some oats.
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    Originally Posted by ProWrestler
    Which one is better for energy/gaining weight/muscle?

    I only use it pre, during, and post workout, if that makes a difference.
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    Originally Posted by young_squatter
    ^^^^^^^
    I recommend you try some oats.
    I eat oats throughout the day but Derek and many other intelligent people use a faster acting carb pre/post/during workout. Such as dex or malto, I was just wondering which would be BETTER. I currently use dextrose, but thats b/c its cheaper not necessarily better.
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    Originally Posted by ProWrestler
    I eat oats throughout the day but Derek and many other intelligent people use a faster acting carb pre/post/during workout. Such as dex or malto, I was just wondering which would be BETTER. I currently use dextrose, but thats b/c its cheaper not necessarily better.
    Actually..... Derek uses Oats/Skim Milk + Whey... Check out his Year for Improvement Journal to start.. There are no real life benefits over taking dex/malto over a Complex Carb such as oatmeal..
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    Dextrose and Maltodextrin are too close in composition to bother splitting hairs about them. Both are easily absorbed glucose. Personally I use Now Foods Carbo Gain 100% Maltodextrin powder to mix with my shake. Previously, I was using table sugar in my shake but all those heaps of sugar were disgustingly sweet. The maltodextrin in contrast is only mildly sweet and tastes great!

    I believe dextrose is slightly cheaper than malto. I bought my malto online for $10 bucks total with shipping for a 2 lb. tub. If you shop it online you find it for about that price. Try Now Foods they seem like a reliable company.

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    Originally Posted by zoo
    Dextrose and Maltodextrin are too close in composition to bother splitting hairs about them. Both are easily absorbed glucose. Personally I use Now Foods Carbo Gain 100% Maltodextrin powder to mix with my shake. Previously, I was using table sugar in my shake but all those heaps of sugar were disgustingly sweet. The maltodextrin in contrast is only mildly sweet and tastes great!

    I believe dextrose is slightly cheaper than malto. I bought my malto online for $10 bucks total with shipping for a 2 lb. tub. If you shop it online you find it for about that price. Try Now Foods they seem like a reliable company.

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    Thanks zoo for answering my question STRAIGHT and not saying "oats" I figure Ill just stick with my dextrose, which I buy from the bb.com cyberstore and its made by NOW like your malto.
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    Originally Posted by zoo View Post
    Dextrose and Maltodextrin are too close in composition to bother splitting hairs about them. Both are easily absorbed glucose. Personally I use Now Foods Carbo Gain 100% Maltodextrin powder to mix with my shake. Previously, I was using table sugar in my shake but all those heaps of sugar were disgustingly sweet. The maltodextrin in contrast is only mildly sweet and tastes great!

    I believe dextrose is slightly cheaper than malto. I bought my malto online for $10 bucks total with shipping for a 2 lb. tub. If you shop it online you find it for about that price. Try Now Foods they seem like a reliable company.

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    there is no glucose in dextrose... they are two different sugars
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    Originally Posted by cobain67 View Post
    Actually..... Derek uses Oats/Skim Milk + Whey... Check out his Year for Improvement Journal to start.. There are no real life benefits over taking dex/malto over a Complex Carb such as oatmeal..
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    Typically I use Dextrose pre-workout only on my cutting cycle. With a low carb diet I typically still allow sugar right at workout time, it slows down my weight loss a little bit but I'm ok with that because it helps with energy and lean gains. During my workout I just rely on my pre-workout supplement and don't take more dextrose during my intra-workout time, but post workout I will always take some to spike my insulin levels and to help me absorb my creatine and amino acids. (I do this regardless of bulking or cutting.) Hope this helps. -Josh
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