dextrose is a fast acting high glycemic carb which is great for that post workout insulin spike, but if you can't find a protein powder with it I wouldn't worry too much. just about any whey protein will be acceptable as long as its not 0 carbs like isopure.
I have also heard that dextrose is the carb of choice post workout. It is also true that most protein powders do not have this. However, I think there are recovery drinks that have both.
My favorite protein, and I think it is the most popular overall, is Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard. IMO easily the best tasting and best mixing brand (especially with skim milk).
You can find a 5lb jug for $40 online. Then you can buy Dextrose separate and just mix them together.
I will be adding this to my protein drinks as well after I work out. One thing I learned from joining SP, is that my low carb diet isn't beneficial for my long term goals. I need the carbs to give my body additional fuel so that my body doesn't go after my lean mass for fuel :)
One thing that I should add though is about fat - Remember that not all fat is bad. You should increase your EFAs (essentail fatty acids) - maybe not post workout - but add it to your meals. EFAs come only from your diet and are essential for preventing muscle breakdown and recovery - as well as other benefits like reducing your bad cholesterol and increasing the good. Please look into research on this too. :)
Edited by: MN-MOOSE at: 4/3/2010 (12:50)
Right now, someone with a whole lot less is doing a whole lot more.
I have been researching protein powder, keep in mind it's important for me to get a good powder that isn't to expensive. What I understand the best powder is Whey with Dextrose. I have been researching them and didn't see dextrose in any of them? This is what I learned from my little bit of research.
AFTER HARD WORKOUT PROTEIN Whey protein powder mixed with some type of liquid thus creating a whey protein shake Between 0.15-0.25 grams of protein per pound of your body weight (so a 175lb person would shoot for between 26-43 grams at this time).
CARBS Dextrose is the choice for a post workout carb Between 0.25-0.4 grams of carbs per pound of their body weight from dextrose (a 175lb person would shoot for between 40-70 grams). Stick more towards the lower/middle end of their range.
WATER - drink plenty of water
You should NOT be eating fat. Simply put, fat slows down digestion.
Get this meal into your body within 1 hour. If possible, within 30 minutes would be even better.
Carbs will be used by your body to restore muscle glycogen. Carbs also create an insulin spike which helps to move nutrients into your muscle tissue quicker.
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