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Josh June 17, I have a question, recently I brought this unsweetened green tea powder to mix in my drinks, I am thinking of drinking this on a regular basis, but I found out it has maltodexin in it as a first ingredient, then the second ingredient is green tea powder. The calorie content should be very low if not zero. And these are just a few ingredients that Beachbody travels around the world to ensure they only get the most potent ingredients possible. Oz, the Doctors, Health Magazines, and several News stations have also covered them over and over again as the best for health and weight loss…. Which leads me to my final point:

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Combine Your Favorite Flavors: I have celiac diease and when I took my probotic pill or plant enzymes i got very bloated and my stomach got sick feeling. I look up the ingredients and it had maltodextrin.

My friends doctor informed her not to take maltodextrin due to it being gluten. Please give me your input. It depends on the grain that was used to make the Maltodextrin mdx. I have severe Chronic Lyme Disease and sugar is an intense inflammatory problem for me. I am working at following a diet which helps to lower and repair the havoc caused by this hideous disease. I eat super fruits and lots of good vegetables but there are times I want to eat something that requires a sweetener.

Outside of agave nectar, is there a sweetener to put on fruit,cereal or to bake with? I had heard Stevia in the Raw was much healthier than refined sugar so recently purchased a bag of it. First listed ingredient was maltodextrin. Do you have healthier suggestions as a substitute to use when I feel I absolutely need a sweetener? If you take it sparingly, it may not be that bad.

Agave nectar for me would be the go to. You should be able to find some stevia without Maltodextrin in it though. You said md can be made from corn, rice or wheat and soy? How will this percentage affect me? See how you react to it, but my opinion would be to avoid. Remember, md is only really good to have after a workout in a drink, not in a snack or food. Lower GI foods such as agave, and table sugar often founds in muffins,sweets,cookies,and soda also have fructose which gets stored as fat initially.

Hey Kris, it seems a lot of your points are unfounded. First, carrots have a GI of 35, which is really low, not high. You also make it out to be that carbs of any kind, even whole food derived complex carbs, are bad. The body was designed to utilize carbs for energy. Whole grains have a lot more going for them than fiber, they have protein, vitimins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Whole grains can still get stored as fat for someone not exercising, but not nearly as fast or as bad as fact acting sugars can.

Furthermore, you are slightly mistaken that fructose get stored as fat initially. When fructose is digested, the liver has three options of what to do with it: Strawberries , you will probably not store fructose as fat in most circumstances. I had a lot of ensure and some sport drinks powerade with my last child. I was eating LOTS of food ensure and bananas being the main 2.

Could this ingredient have anything 2do with it? Surprised that no one having systemic yeast infection has responded. Even more expensive than pure Stevia but also available in health food stores. Which caused me to check the list of ingredients. Not legally wrong but do these companies have any morals? Or is it just greed?

Thanks for the forum. Also to note, Stevia even by itself in large quantities can be harmful. I also learned that people wanting to use stevia are being screwed by the companies selling it!

It would take extra work, but the stevia plant can be bought and grown like a houseplant and used without the need for additives.

I have no idea how strong that would be or how many plants you need. I grow stevia for personal use. I plant nursery sets very poor results when I started from seed, which are quite expensive a couple of weeks after the last frost in mediocre soil and water every other day I live in a very dry climate.

Dry the leaves on a screen, or in your dehydrator at degrees for a few hours. When completely dry crumbly when rubbed between fingers cool to room temp and store in a jar with tight-fitting lid.

Real, unadulterated stevia, when dried, looks like dried leaves, not like the lily-white powder of the processed stuff. Maltodextrin is a real hazard to diabetics. My wife is a type 1, insulin dependent and she cannot use any product with maltodextrin in it. I was impressed by the viewpoint from all angles, and by the general attitude in the comments. Cascadian Farms Granola Any thoughts on it? Other than it being excessively sweet, I quite like it.

Glad you like the article Eric! I personally love making my own granola from scratch with oats, macadamia oil, raw honey or raw maple syrup, and other stuff like different nuts, maybe some dried fruits, and even some flavorless whey protein. Im trying to tell my mother in law to stop using herbal life products for te ingredients in there ae horrible here re some in her herbal tea concentrate supportsenergy and metabolism… maltodextrin, fructose, orange pekoe extract and other extracts now the other supplements a liftoff tablets by herbal life ready for this… citic acid, sodium BENZOATES, sodium bicarbonate yellow number 6 corn syrup solids and other interesing ingredients sigh how can i scare her more when i have already told her about the effects of these ingredients???

Perhaps a documentary on such ingredients would help. Also, familiarity breeds contempt, i. Perhaps hearing it from someone else will give her a fresh perspective.

Thanks for the article Jed. I really like it, but found when I took quite a lot of it, I. I normally have no adverse reactions to food. The ingredients list a heavy inclusion of Maltodextrin. Any thoughts greatly appreciated, thanks. Not sure I follow Brian. Maltodextrin is a complex carb because it is a long-chain saccharide polysaccharide. As I mention in the article though, Maltodextrin still has a high glycemic index despite the technicality of it being a complex carb.

I arrived at your article about maltodextrin while researching some of the ingredients in the popular probiotic supplement: Keybiotics, by Whole Body Research. I am disappointed to find unfavorable comments about maltodextrin as well as about fructooligosaccharides FOS.

Maltodextrin with a glycemic index of ? One index uses White Bread as the main reference point i. Glucose on the White Bread Index is , as it is much more easily absorbed than white bread. The number I used in this article is from the White Bread referenced index. Maltodextrin enters the blood stream faster than White Bread, and thus has a number greater than I came across this post while researching additives in a supplement I have started taking, which contains maltodextrin.

I am a little confused … is it added to some of their items and not others? Were one of those the supplement you are referring to? As you can see from my article, Maltodextrin can be used post-workout to help speedily deliver protein if also included to broken down muscles. This is, in my opinion, the only beneficial nutritional use for maltodextrin. If you want to know more about shakeology, check out my Shakeology page.

I am seriously thinking of drinking it. Soylent is awful, too much processed crap, and Maltodextrin should not be a primary source of carbs.

Shakeology is immeasurably better, and even then you have to eat whole foods to make up most of your diet. You want results, you have to work for it, just like anything in life. Wow, I came across your article when I googled Maltodextrin because I noticed it is in my iced tea powder — which is just plain Lipton tea, supposedly no sugar or flavors.

I have been on a sugar-free diet and cut out everything including sugar-free gum and thought I was doing well. How disappointing to find that I have been guzzling this sugar-like substance! I do usually drink just water or brew green or black tea, but when I am super busy I was using instant. Just goes to show how insanely processed everything is these days!

Thanks for your info. Any thoughts on this new product Soylent? One of the main ingredients is maltodextrin. Apparently, you can use it to completely substitute food. The creator was recently on the Colbert Report, so the product is getting a lot of publicity. It is one thing to use a shake for a meal or snack replacement, I do so with Shakeology all the time, but to have Soylent as the MAIN source of food?

No, there is no way that is gonna be good for you. The fact that maltodextrin is one of the primary ingredients should be reason enough to steer clear of the stuff.

I have two questions for you. I do have concerns about Shakeology, though, as Consumerlab has raised concerns about the lead content Is Bestbody working to change this other vegetable sources…? The fact of the matter is that the Shakeology sample that was used in the Lead study was an old Greenberry formula, which was already being replaced when the study came out.

You can read more at this link here. When possessive, use its instead. Thanks for all your research! Shakeology still remains undefeated in my book. The best article in this post, i love it thanks for this ideas and i really happy to follow you.

Thanks for this post too much! Check with your doctor on the extra iron to be sure. MSG is just free glutamin acid, having no macronutrients or caloric content. Do you get paid by Shakeology or receive any benefit? If someone purchases Shakeology I do get a benefit, as well as other Beachbody Products. Beachbody sells Whey Protein, but I would never recommend it because you can get better for cheaper elsewhere.

Mdx is the product of an industrial process right? Why are food manufacturers allowed to lie and pretend their products are natural when they are not? Food companies are allowed to do this because the FDA is a joke. You always have to do your own research to see if what a company is purporting to be true really is.

I was reading a earlier artical about maltodextrin which stated that the ingredient was not a complex carbohydrate but your artcle states that it is. Which is truth here? It is technically a complex carbohydrate. Maltodextrin is by no means a healthy sugar substitute. Unbeknownst to me, under ingredients, Maltodextrin is listed at the first ingredient, with Stevia second. This ticks me off. Reading labels is a must.

Ingredients are probably the only true thing on the label. Thanks for posting this blog. Also, beware its other names. Maltodextrin is bad if it has nothing to do in body like repairing muscle tissues or giving energy. So if you are not working out, doing any sports, do not need high energy level, avoid using maltodextrin containing products. That is the message I picked up from this article. Vegetables carrot, celery, onion ; salt; hydrolized corn protein; Maltodextrin; Cane sugar; canola oil; Yeast Extract; corn syrup solids; dried potato; natural flavor; turmeric.

Well, at least your not using loads. I have knee problems and i been taking turmeric but it contains maltodextrin. Is that ok or what other herb supplement would you recommend? It has help me a lot. Just get a different brand of turmeric.

Not every brand includes maltodextrin. I would imagine that the amount would be very small in such a supplement, but if you are trying to be as natural as possible, just search for a brand with better integrity. Herbalife has crap ingredients in them for trying to be meal replacement shakes. Shakeology is way better. One reason to keep an eye out for maltodextrin in ingredients is that for some people, it can cause extreme discomfort and IBS symptoms within minutes of ingesting maltodextrin.

For example, with myself, within minutes into eating a dish with maltodextrin in it, I get severe gastro pains and IBS issues think explosive , and find myself in or needing to stay near a bathroom for the next 48 hours.

From my looking around, it seems quite a few people have this issue. So if anyone is finding they have the runs immediately after or during eating certain things, and no dairy is involved, this is a possibility. This is a lot to absorb. I also have hypoglycemia which further complicates this. Could this be a short term solution to helping me put on some pounds until I can get this dialed in better? Is there any difference in buying malto from a brew shop vs. Not entirely sure what you are asking, but I know from others with IBS, supplements in general are hard to handle unless accompanied by a well-balanced diet.

I have a bag in front of me and number one under non- medicinal ingredients is Maltodextrin So what gives Thanks. Hi Joe, you are actually correct. Likely the small amount of maltodextrin is for better dilution with liquid.

I notice that even Stevia, Stevia in The Raw, etc. Is there any way to get Stevia naturally without these additives, and is Stevia ok? Thank you so much for this information. I am on the Ketogenic diet and bought a big bag of Stevia for use in tea, etc. I saw Maltodextrin on the label, and Stevia Leaf Extract and decided to look it up. I had a fleeting thought when I bought it wondering how they get the stevia leaf, which is green, into a white product. It is so misleading for companies to put a sugar-free natural product onto a worse-than-sugar product, and then label it as no carbs and sugar free.

I am so tired but not giving up! You can buy green stevia dried, with crushed leaves but it is a matter of whether you have a taste for it. Thanks for the clarification on maltodextrin. I have a really hard time getting enough calories because paleo is so expensive and I have lost a descent amount of weight. I am really working hard on finding the right protein to gain weight and finally found one that has a lot of good calories. Would it be acceptable for me to use this protein? Is it closer to a sugar or a grain?

Maltodextrin is almost grain deprived, either by rice, or most comply corn, though sometimes from tapioca. But it also act similar to sugar.

So can glyphosate cross over the process? The main question I have is how does Maltodectrin affect diabetics. Since maltodextrin is absorbed more quickly as well, sugar spikes seem very possible. This 1 keeps bad bacteria from being excreted and 2 prevents nutrient absorption. Hi, thank you for the great article. I have some questions I would be grateful if you answered. First, you mentioned how maltodextrin is only good to use as a workout recovery supplement.

How intense does the training or duration need to be for this product to be suitable? What type of training or group of athletes will it most benefit? If your goal is weight loss or trimming down, is it best to avoid maltodextrin at all costs even if you train intensely? I really love this product versus real stevia products because it is not as concentrated and bitter as the ones with only pure stevia as the ingredient.

The maltodextrin in stevia in the raw definitely helps dilute the sweetness to the perfect level for me…. I use a lot of this stevia in my recipes and would not want to raise blood sugar. Lastly, I heard that malto causes water retention, is this true? Jed, Thank you for the information. Would it take more than that to cause an issue? I would imagine such a small dosage not to be an issue, though it depends on your diet and individual biology. Just want to make sure Cacafe coconut tea that had maltodextrin is safe to drink?

Maltodextrin is considered safe by the FDA. Should the amount of malto be a concern if I, lets say, eat two chicken thighs. Last thing I want is a sugar spike. The overall production process of maltodextrins starts with the wet milling operation which consists of food grade enzymes. The delicate production process has been witnessed in Shafi Gluco Chem with not only exclusive quality but also the moderate carbohydrates preserved in a product. Is Maltodextrin Bad for You? Your email address will not be published.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Also, one commenter also pointed out that most of the corn used to make Maltodextrin is GMO sourced i.

So once again, be warned, Maltodextrin has very limited useful purposes. Jed Olson 24 Posts Jed is a fitness and travel enthusiast.

Any suggestions… Post a Reply. Krista April 24, Ron Martynow December 20, Shakeology does not have malto Post a Reply. Jed January 25, Lulu March 9, Jed Olson June 2, Jed Olson February 15, Harlem February 26, Have a great week.

Jed Olson February 27, It even has ingredients that are produced from formaldehyde Post a Reply. Mike November 24, I am sorry to disappoint you and hope that you will continue to enoy Naked Juices. Karen June 24, John March 9, Jed Olson March 9, Patrick May 12, Melinda Rhodes March 28, Essie Stewart January 27, Frost May 4, Maltodextrin is good if your are trying to gain weight Post a Reply.

Michelle August 30, Paul January 17, Yes, a previous comentor, Jean, Pointed this out. Yet another reason to avoid it.

Judy February 8, Jed Olson February 9, Thanks for the expertise Judy! Ida Hughes May 3, Yet wheat is one of the grains that maltodextrin can be made from. Linda June 12, Dee Williams February 25, Jed Olson February 25, These six pounds were the first step and what got me motivated to really produce a change.

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