NOW Carbo Gain is pure maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate derived from corn. Maltodextrin is comprised of "glucose polymers", which are chains of glucose molecules that are easy for the body to digest and assimilate. Maltodextrin can help to sustain energy levels during endurance exercise by enhancing muscular energy stores. Furthermore, maltodextrin use during exercise can help the body cope with the biological stress produced by intense training, thereby supporting the post-workout recovery process. Carbo Gain represents a convenient way to fuel your body with the quick, but sustaining energy it needs during intense physical activity.* Natural - No Aspartame, No Sucralose, No Acesulfame-K. Vegetarian/Vegan.
I take Carbo Gain before and after a workout session. It helps cut down lactic acid or muscle pain/soarness. You can not drink this straight though! I did once and it was awful, but once I mixed it with Kool-Aid it was awesome.
This is just straight up maltodextrin, so not much to review. There isn't much taste unlike the sugary sweetness of dextrose. However, it makes for a slower release of carbs and is great mixed with protein powder and dextrose after a workout. I tried to find maltodextrin in a smaller size, but it doesn't seem to go bad if you keep it sealed and dry. My only major complaint is that it clumps up easily, but I don't' mind the clumps too much.
Not manufactured with Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. This product is sold by weight not volume. Store in a cool, dry please after opening.
Ingredients: Pure Maltodextrin (from Corn)(Non-GMO)
Recommended Use: Mix 2/3 cup of Carbo Gain in 24 oz. of water or juice. Consume before, during and after intense exercise for best results. Double this recipe if engaging in prolonged exertion of 2 hours or more.
Before beginning any program of weight loss, consult your health care practitioner. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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