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MALTODEXTRIN POWDER
         

    
  • PROMOTES WEIGHT GAIN
  • EXCELLENT FOR USE BY ENDURANCE ATHLETES

Maltodextrin is a flavorless complex carbohydrate usually derived from corn starch. It is also called "modified corn starch" or "glucose polymers". Maltodextrin may also made from potatoes, rice, or other starchy sources. All nutrients (proteins and lipids, in addition to carbohydrates) ultimately are delivered to your muscles as glucose.

Carbohydrates are the body's first resource for energy. Even though it is a complex carbohydrate, it is digested faster than other complex carbohydrates from unprocessed foods such as whole grains, but not as fast as simple sugars. Therefore, it produces sustained energy and replenishes glycogen you use up during training. It can be mixed with protein powder.

Each gram of maltodextrin converts to approximately 4 calories. Most weight gain mixes contain significant amounts of maltodextrin. Its other uses are as a texturizer and bulking agent in foods and to improve the flow characteristics and the feel of liquids in the mouth without increasing sweetness.