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Adding Carbs to MAG-10 During Workout?


#1

For various reasons I’m trying to keep the vast majority of my carbs pre- and during-workout. I’ll be consuming a P+C meal 90min out, but was looking to further up insulin levels while I train. I have two main options that I’m looking at:

  1. Cyclic Dextrin (but i’d like to avoid purchasing more supplements; limited budget)

  2. Juice (A relative’s health condition has me juicing veggies and fruits for her; she’s often told me to make some for myself with the ingredients she buys so this is essentially free).

First question: would ingesting carbs while sipping MAG-10 during the workout interfere with its effectiveness?

Second question: If it’s okay to ingest carbs with MAG-10, would there be a problem with picking the Juice option and sipping that as well? It’d probably come to 75g carbs, fyi.

Thanks again for any help.

Max


#2

Fruit and vegetable juice really does nothing for you around the peri-workout period. It’s better to use Mag-10 by itself than hamper the formula with juice. This article gets into the details of the goals of workout nutrition: http://www.t-nation.com/supplements/what-you-dont-know-about-workout-supplementation

If the budget is tapped as far as specialized workout nutrition supplements goes, your best bet is to use Mag-10 around your workout, and concentrate the extra carbs you want in your pre and post-workout solid meal.

In the future you may want to look into <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/surge-workout-fuel"target=“new”>Surge Workout Fuel given your goals, instead of Mag-10. (I’m assuming Plazma isn’t in the cards for you right now.)


#3

Thanks for the advice, Chris. I’ll check out SWF.

Max