Great question, I’ve been wondering the same thing myself as I’ll often fuel moderate 60min workouts with 30-60g/hr depending on how I feel and how intense the workout is.
I tend to use approx 1:1 or 1:0.8 ish.
use sucrose which is even cheaper. I’ve done 60g plain maltodextrin for a decade+, I liked it for a long time because its pretty flavorless. At that low of dosing there is no advantage to significant amounts of sucrose included, other than cost(from sucrose). I now use table sugar(sucrose) or powdered gatorade and try to keep the glucose around 60g/hr
I don’t think you mean maltose, but rather maltodextrin. The latter is a complex carbohydrate polymer. Maltose is a disaccharide made of 2 glucose molecules bound together. However the interesting thing is that 1 g of maltose would have a lower osmality than 1g of glucose. Doubt it would make a big difference though.
I’ve found no disadvantages. Shake well. Dissolves much easier than malto, too. Sucrose as in plain table sugar, granulated, yes. Powdered also works and is only 1% corn starch so might dissolve easier? Not sure. Haven’t bothered to use that instead of granulated. I just shake it up!
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