In the not to distant past, the carb of choice used in meal replacement powders was maltodextrin. Today we have a couple interesting carb products that might be better choices for meal replacements, namely cyclic dextrin and isomaltulose.
Plazma and MAG-10 have a combo of these two carb sources, cyclic dextrin probably being the greater percentage due to its gastric emptying abilities. This is great for the peri-workout window (before, during, after training), but I’m not too sure how wonderful the gastric emptying is for a meal replacement.
Isomaltulose is basically a slower digesting sucrose (glucose + fructose) that seems to be better for meal replacement if one wanted to add extra carbs, but I’m not sure.
I am starting to use more Metabolic Drive (still use a crapload of MAG-10, that won’t change) and want to consume more carbs with it. Great minds at Biotest: what’s your opinion of the “better carb” to add to Metabolic Drive for the function of meal replacement?