Adding Carbs to Protein Supplement

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by semajes, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. semajes

    semajes New Member

    Can you add sugar to pre and post workout protein shakes or does it have to be dextrose?
     
  2. Arbitro

    Arbitro New Member

    1) Yes
    2) No
     
  3. semajes

    semajes New Member

    Is there an advantage to using dextrose?
     
  4. Arbitro

    Arbitro New Member

    My understanding is that dextose is a less complex molecule than regular sugar, broken down & digested quicker. It is also less sweet than refined sugar. And cheaper.
     
  5. Younglifter14

    Younglifter14 New Member

    dextrose will replete glycogen stores in the muscles.. sucrose (table sugar) is a mixture of fructose and dextrose... some goes to refill muscle glycogen, the other liver glycogen.
     
  6. semajes

    semajes New Member

    Thanks for the info, guys [​IMG] .
     

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