NOW Carbo Gain (maltodextrin product)
I find it hard to stomach a lot of carbs without bloating like I'm 10 months pregnant, so mixing maltodextrin in my shakes is ideal. Carbo Gain is very reasonably priced at BB.com, and considering NOW's reputation for simple and effective products, I thought I'd give it a whirl.
$16.99 for a whopping 7 lb. tub!! The handle is conveniently placed on the lid, but I neglected to screw on tightly and spilled white powder all across my floor and clothes (which looked rather suspicious to my girlfriend). My only complaint here is that the tub does not come with a scoop. Luckily I have extras in stock
Like most other maltodextrins, Carbo Gain carries a mild sweetness that i do not care for. It tastes nothing like dextrose or sugar, so I cannot make a comparison. I prefer CytoCarb's virtual tastelessness.
Herein lies the biggest problem. No matter how much i stirred or shaked, this stuff left big and small clumps. It clumped even with one 14g scoop in whey and 8oz of water. It drove me NUTS!!
If you can handle chugging funky globs at the bottom of your shake, you probably won't mind this product. I switched back to CytoCarb because it mixes without any problems.
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