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Italy48
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Dextrose Post Workout « : August 12, 2016, 05:22:02 PM »
It has been almost two years since I have seen this discussed in the forum (unless I missed it).  What are thoughts on the pros and cons?  I feel it is not a needed supplement as long as you are hitting your daily goals for protein, carb and fat intake and supplementing properly.  Some people I talk to swear by taking this post workout.  I know it is a fairly cheap supplement but not sure I need to waste space in my cabinet on this one.


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« Reply #1: August 13, 2016, 12:00:37 PM »
Dextrose is used to help spike insulin. Unless you are an endurance athlete, there is no need to spike insulin post workout. Your glycogen stores will not be depleted. Some like dextrose, or any simple sugar, pre workout if they are training without a meal. Some will train with simple carbs intra if training fasted as well.
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« Reply #2: August 15, 2016, 06:17:22 AM »
Dextrose is trash and nothing but a cheap, sugar masquerading as a beneficial supplement (same goes for maltodextrin).

There's no need to use it and post workout don't overthink it.

For those thinking of using it intra-workout, it's even worse...it has a high osmolarity and has to sit in the stomach.
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« Reply #3: March 12, 2017, 09:42:42 AM »
I don't see why using dextrose post-workout can't be very beneficial since it most definitely replenishes glycogen stores quickly due to it's high glycemic index rating.


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« Reply #4: March 12, 2017, 12:22:12 PM »
Dextrose just makes me feel gross. Used to be anti carb products, untiI used SizeOn and Carb 10 and changed my mind. Peri-workout carbs can be very beneficial I terms of performance and recovery.

Not necessary, but I see more of a benefit from them than I do BCAAs at this point
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« Reply #5: March 12, 2017, 12:24:23 PM »
Post workout carbs aren't necessary though. Just so we're clear. I'd focus more on pre and intra
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« Reply #6: March 13, 2017, 09:14:50 AM »
I don't see why using dextrose post-workout can't be very beneficial since it most definitely replenishes glycogen stores quickly due to it's high glycemic index rating.

A rapid replenishment of glycogen isn't even necessary post workout...way overrated IMO.
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« Reply #7: March 27, 2017, 06:15:48 AM »
Overrated or not - dextrose is a fast-digesting simple sugar and it will replenish your glycogen fast after an intense workout! That is a fact and you don't have to do it just like you don't have to stretch after a workout - both of these in-actions will have their consequences. If you are up for sugar dives and rigid muscles, go for it!


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« Reply #8: March 28, 2017, 04:54:16 PM »
Overrated or not - dextrose is a fast-digesting simple sugar and it will replenish your glycogen fast after an intense workout! That is a fact and you don't have to do it just like you don't have to stretch after a workout - both of these in-actions will have their consequences. If you are up for sugar dives and rigid muscles, go for it!

Unless one is an endurance athlete and their training reflects that, glycogen stores will not be depleted. For those following a sensible diet and training regime, spiking insulin is not needed.
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« Reply #9: March 29, 2017, 01:45:56 PM »
Overrated or not - dextrose is a fast-digesting simple sugar and it will replenish your glycogen fast after an intense workout! That is a fact and you don't have to do it just like you don't have to stretch after a workout - both of these in-actions will have their consequences. If you are up for sugar dives and rigid muscles, go for it!

You're really still sold on this antiquated idea that you have to spike insulin post workout? I would hardly call it a 'fact'.
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« Reply #10: April 06, 2017, 06:29:40 AM »
I think like others have said, it's all about your goals.  If your an endurance athlete or train twice a day intensely, you may need to replenish glycogen stores quicker.  If you're training once a day, normal intensity, I don't think it is necessary.  I think you could just use whole foods to reach your numbers.


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« Reply #11: April 10, 2017, 11:22:06 AM »
I don't think you need Dextrose or Maltodextrin. I have tried Maltodextrin (similar to Dextrose) using 10 grams of it post workout for about 20-25 days and the only benefits i had is fat and wasted my money. From my point of view you don't have to spike insulin post workout.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 11:23:37 AM by kaka »

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