Maltodextrin consists of a complex carbohydrates that are rapidly digested in the digestive tract. Therefore it does not cause any digestive problems and is a an ideal source of quick-release energy. It has a high glycemic index and rapidly replenishes the depleted muscle glycogen supplies.
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Maltodextrin: suitable for each workout as an energy source, that optimally supplements glycogen
Maltodextrin is an oligosaccharide that is in the world of nutritional supplements known as a preferred energy source for athletes and physically active people, but also as a food ingredient. It is created by connecting molecules of glucose (dextrose), a simple sugar that serves as the main source of energy for the human body. Maltodextrine usually consists of three to seventeen glucose units, and is prepared by enzymatic treatment of starch, which provides an excellent source of rapidly absorbable energy.
Maltodextrin from Gym Beam is a special mixture of sugars that are broken down into glucose at the gastrointestinal tract, and because of that it doesn't cause any digestive problems. This is also because bonds of maltodextrin are very weak. After consuming they are rapidly digested, thus forming a simple glucose. Its advantage is that it gives the exhausted body the necessary energy boost for maximum performance. It's an ideal source of energy not only for physical activity, but also during supercmpensation period or dieting, leading up to optimum replenishing of muscle glycogen before, during, but also after any sporting performance. It is soluble in water.
Why use maltodextrin?
We recommend using maltodextrin to increase energy intake. Since it is a complex composition of sugar, it continuosly delivers glucose into the bloodstream, making it suitable to supplement glycogen. Maltodextrin is gradually cleaved in the intestine of the individual glucose molecules, then absorbed and ensuring stable elevation of blood sugar. Active athletes body needs nutrients to improve performance and proper development, therefore it is necessary to supply them.
Maltodextrin and its benefits
- has a high glycemic index,
- ideal source of energy during physical activity,
- rapid and optimal glycogen replenishment after intensive workout,
- excellent absorbency and solubility,
- doesn't cause gastrointestinal problems and is quickly digested,
- suitable for everyone,
- strenghtens the body,
- it is suitable for post-workout drinks,
- supports effective use of fats,
- not sweet and suppresses hunger,
- suitable for power, speed and endurance sports,
- does not contain any gluten or allergens.
Who is it made for?
Maltodextrin is suitable for anyone who does physical performance, during which proper balanced diet is absolutely necessary. Therefore, it is intended for athletes as a nutritional supplement, for the physically active people to increase the energy intake, the regeneration of the body, but also for the elderly.
We recommend 30 g of maltodextrin (2 full scoops) mixed in 500 ml.
Before training: 30 - 45 minutes
During training: Add to your drink
During endurance performance: use only in the second half, or during breaks
For recovery after workout: up to 40 minutes after exercise. Warning! Don't drink more than 50 grams per dose!
How to prepare maltodextrin
This supplement can be formulated in many ways, wether you want to prepare an energy drink by adding water, milk, juice or protein drink. Maltodextrin can be adjusted by heat and taste, so it can be blended into the cottage cheese, yogurt and oatmeal as a good source of sustained release of energy.
|Nutrition Facts||in 100 g|
|Calories||1614 kJ / 380 kcal|
Maltodextrin - GymBeam