First, please check this out:
Either yet another supplement company is trying to make a quick buck by depending on people’s ignorance and throwing around marketing buzz-words OR I have been totally misguided in my “knowledge” about maltodextrin.
As far as I know, maltodextrin IS TECHNICALLY a “complex carb” BUT……… the bonds that compose maltodextrin are very weak, and readily broken apart in the stomach; moreover, the chain is extremely minimal in composition. Maltodextrin results in a glycemic response similar to that of dextrose having a VERY HIGH glycemic index rating and therefore can cause a large insulin response.
Now, Shocker Nutrition claims that their Complex Carbs Product with “100% pure maltodextrin” is “metabolized at a slow, steady rate that can help to sustain energy level” AND (here’s the best) “Maltodextrin has a low glycemic index which provides for a steady insulin release”.
Perhaps I am really just a DUMB belle OR perhaps Shocker Nutrition is misguiding their consumers.
Can somebody PLEEEEEZE shed some light on this topic?