Now Foods, Mega Pack, Carbo Gain, 100% Complex Carbohydrate, 12 lbs (5.45 kg) (Discontinued Item)
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NOW Carbo Gain is a 100% pure maltodextrin, an easily digestible complex carbohydrate derived from corn. Maltodextrin contains glucose polymers, linked sugar compounds that are easier for the body to assimilate and use.
Glucose polymers are metabolized at a slow, steady rate that can help to sustain energy levels during endurance-oriented workouts and/or athletic events and support weight gain. Carbo Gain contains virtually no protein, fat or fiber and is a convenient source of energy for active individuals.
Mix a 1/2 cup of Carbo Gain in 16 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.
100% pure maltodextrin from corn.
Contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
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|Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (50 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 109|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||47 g||16%*|
|Carbo Powder||50 g||+|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
+ Daily Value not established.
I use the maltodextrin on long distance (2 hours and over} biking for muscle glygogen replenishment while riding. It works great, and I don't have to eat much while on the bike. The problem is the container. It is awkward to get the powder out of the sack and when you close the sack the powder puffs out--and I doubt if it's a good idea to breathe that stuff. A big plastic jug with a big opening (like the 7# Carbo Gain comes in) would be much better. And how about throwing in a cheapo 1/2 cup measuring cup---woulld be very handy.
The common ingredient in many of the high priced sports drink powders is maltodextrin. Get it here at a fraction of the cost.
Now foods mega pack
Posted by 5689793635674790699 on Jul 17, 2013
I haven't opened it as my diet has changed.
Posted by Reviewer1740557 on Mar 16, 2010
I use this maltodextrin in my homemade endurance exercise "recovery drink". It is a great value and true to label. Way cheaper than the commercially available products and you have total control over the recipe.
Posted by Reviewer2648558 on Jul 01, 2009
Great stuff! I use it when climbing mountains. I mix it with honey and water to form a paste (similar to Hammer Gel) and suck about an ounce every 20 minutes. I need no other snacks or power bars during an all-day climb/hike. It really keeps me going.
Now Foods Carbo Gain
Posted by Reviewer2984700 on Jun 23, 2009
I love this product and have been using it for years. I mix some in with my protein powder several times a day between meals and before and after sports in order to get some complex carbs in the mix. If Carbo Gain is ever discontinued, I'd really be lost for an alternative.