Maltodextrin is an oligosaccharide (oligosaccharides consist of monosaccharides that are interconnected by oxygen bridges) and is used by athletes and physically active people as a beneficial source of energy. Maltodextrin consists of 15-20 glucose units, which is a simple sugar that serves as a rapidly absorbed source of energy for human body. It is broken down in the small intestine into simple glucose. The product is easily digestible, does not burden the stomach and does not cause digestive problems.
If maltodextrin is taken in good time before exercise and in the right amount, will supply the exhausted body with the necessary energy to achieve maximum performance. It is also an ideal source of energy for supercompensated diets. It is well soluble in water, so its preparation is quick and easy.
Maltodextrin should be used to increase energy intake. As it is a complex of complex sugars, delivers glucose to the bloodstream immediately after consumption and thus suitably supplements the necessary glycogen. In intestine, maltodextrin is then broken down into individual glucose molecules, which are absorbed and steadily increase blood sugar levels. Maltodextrin is naturally gluten-free and is also suitable for heat treatment.
- Maltodextrin - a polysaccharide that is cleaved into shorter chains. It consists of 15 glucose units. It is broken down in the small intestine into simple glucose.