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All about Maltodextrin


You may not be aware that Maltodextrin is one of the most popular components in almost all weight-gainer or mass gainer products. This ingredient has a significant effect on the enzymatic process which allows individuals to perform better during exercise process as well as keep the muscles fuller in between exercise routines. This is a natural ingredient which is highly useful especially for athletes and bodybuilders and it comes without the risk of side effects like some other products.

Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that helps individuals perform better and provides more endurance to cope with the demands of heavy stress on the body. Despite being a carbohydrate, it functions more by rapidly degrading the enzymatic process. Maltodextrin supplements are usually added to carbohydrate products as well to provide a quick way to replenish carbohydrate stores that may have been depleted during exercise. Maltodextrin carries about 4 calories per gram just like any other carbohydrate. This ingredient is a very good natural source of energy source that facilitates rapid delivery and absorption of important nutrients by the skeletal muscle tissue. This way the body can replenish muscle glycogen that may have been lost during the exercise routine.

Maltodextrin comes from cornstarch and is very easily digestible in the human body. The process is very similar to what occurs inside the body when digesting other carbohydrates as well. Some forms of maltodextrins are polymers of dextrose that are also referred to as glucose polymers coming in the form of dried powders. These particular powders do not contain much fat, fiber or protein although some products are highly known for having soluble fiber and is very useful in reducing fat and excess weight being carried by the body. The majority of these powders are simply carb based and are used to fill glycogen stores within the body.

Maltodextrin is not a very sweet tasting powder like others. Ingredients like Maltodextrin are found in many weight gainer products which help ectomorph body types put on weight when their body refuses to. These weight-gainer or mass gainer supplements contain more calories than normal protein powders to help individuals move up in terms of weight and muscle and consume more than their average daily calorie intake without having to eat so much in their regular meals that may not be providing enough fuel to help them reach the desired weight they are trying to get to.

Maltodextrin has a bland taste and mixes very well with different types of liquids. It also helps with the ability to improve mixture with protein and other liquids. This is why many bodybuilders or fitness athletes prefer maltodextrin because they can mix it with most anything and take it on the go with them throughout a busy day.

Maltodextrin is best mixed with about 12-16ox of water in a shaker cup to help give a fine mixture after shaking it up. You may also blend it with protein powder since maltodextrin can improve the protein supplement’s ability to mix while the protein’s flavor can improve maltodextrin’s taste. Consume the mix pre-workout, during workout or post-workout to provide enough energy to last all exercises or to quickly replenish glycogen and carbohydrate stores.

Here at NutraCap Labs we have Maltodextrin Powder as one of our premium ingredients. Let our staff help you use Maltodextrin to formulate a product for your next supplement line. To get the process started visit today.


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