Chatting Supplements: Carbohydrates (Cyclic Dextrin, Maltodextrin & Dextrose)
Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit - Chatting Supplements. This week we explore the world of carbohydrate supplementation focusing on 3 particular types. Cyclic Dextrin (Most Expensive), Maltodextrose and Dextrose (Lease expensive) All have a similar goal of improving performance essentially allowing you to go harder for longer. But are all created equal?
We take a look at what these things actually are and then dive into the latest scientific research on them to see if there's any benefit to be had! One particular paper on swimming proved very enlightening! (Although the dose was really high!)
We also discuss if it's worth taking these supplements and whom they might be best suited to. Before any supplementation, though you should try through your diet hence why towards the end we give some information on what your rough total daily carb intake should be.
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If you have diabetes please consult a medical professional before any carbohydrate supplement is taken. This goes for everyone but due to the nature of these types of supplements, those with diabetes are at greater health risk.
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