Maltodextrin is a form of long chain carbohydrate made from corn, rice, tapioca, maize, wheat or potato starch and is easily soluble in water which is important for its’ palatability. Maltodextrin is commonly added to food to enhance sweetness and texture. Maltodextrin can be either in liquid or powder form. Maltodextrin is often used in many foods (including sports drink and energy gels) as the source of carbohydrate.
VPAs Maltodextrin is in a powder form and made from corn, rice and potatoes. The product is made by hydrolysis. Hydrolysis, uses water, enzymes and acids to break the starch into small pieces, which results in a white powder consisting of sugar molecules. Basically, it involves extracting and isolating the starch from the corn, rice or potatoes and creating a powder.
Maltodextrin is quickly absorbed by the gut and it can elevate blood sugar faster than glucose. Although the general rule is that a diet comprised of high glycaemic carbohydrates can be unsatisfactory, consuming a product such as maltodextrin powder does play an important role in sports performance and recovery.
Maltodextrin can be used by anyone who wants to get the most out of their training, accelerate their progress towards their goals or gain weight. Maltodextrin is often used by endurance athletes, however it can be used by bodybuilders, strength athletes, those who enjoy HITT or Bootcamp, as well as those who hit the gym to stay fit.
There are several benefits of Maltodextrin powder.
Here at VPA we believe that our Maltodextrin powder has little to no taste but it is considered to have a hint of sweet flavour to it. The idea is that a good quality Maltodextrin powder is tasteless with a slight sweetness to it, meaning you can have it in plain water or add to other products. VPAs Maltodextrin powder taste is comparable to other products on the market.
VPAs Maltodextrin powder can be taken on its’ own in water, low fat milk or juice.
Yes, Maltodextrin can be taken with dextrose, we recommend a 1:1 ratio for optimal absorption benefits.
Maltodextrin can be used at any time of day as an effective energy source.
Maltodextrin is made from 100% high-quality natural ingredients. We believe that to produce the best maltodextrin, you need to use the best ingredients. See the ingredients for a complete list.
One serve of VPA Maltodextrin is 40g. One 1kg bag of VPA Maltodextrin has 50 serves. One and a half-heaped tablespoon of Maltodextrin is approximately one serve, but we recommend weighing your product for accuracy.
We recommend adding 1 scoop (equivalent to 40g) of maltodextrin powder to 300ml of water, low-fat milk or juice. Stir or shake for 20 seconds, or until completely dispersed.
The ingredients in VPAs Maltodextrin powder is 100% Maltodextrin.
Yes, non-resistant maltodextrin is a carbohydrate which contains calories and can thus provide energy. VPAs Maltodextrin Powder does not contain any protein or fat, it is purely a carbohydrate containing 39.9g of carbohydrates per serve (40g).
Resistant maltodextrin does not provide energy as it has undergone an additional process in order to be indigestible.
Maltodextrin and Dextrose are both long chain carbohydrates, from a chemical perspective they are both different, but from a sports/training perspective they provide similar benefits for the athlete or body builder. For more information on Dextrose go to (https://www.vpa.com.au/products/dextrose-monohydrate)
Waxy Maize on the other hand is low on the glycaemic index scale compared to Maltodextrin and Dextrose and is a semi-slow digesting source of carbohydrate.
Yes, our Maltodextrin powder is gluten-free. The only ingredient that we use is 100% maltodextrin and it is gluten-free.
Yes, our Maltodextrin powder is lactose-free. The only ingredient that we use is 100% Maltodextrin and it is lactose-free.
Our raw natural ingredients for our Maltodextrin powder are derived from corn, rice and potatoes making it suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Maltodextrin is generally safe and does not have side effects or dangers provided it is consumed at the specified quantities. Please note, that Maltodextrin Powder needs to be consumed with the specified amount of liquid to avoid the possibility of gastrointestinal upset.
However, it doesn’t hurt to consult a medical professional, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions.
To get the most out of your Maltodextrin powder it should be kept well sealed, protected from moisture, light and heat. Storing in a cupboard with the bag completely closed is ideal.
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Unfortunately, we do not have samples of Maltodextrin powder available. You can view our sample range here (https://www.vpa.com.au/category/sample-packs)
We sell Maltodextrin in either 2 x 1kg bags or 4 x 1kg bag.
Please ask a medical professional such as a GP or dietitian before using Maltodextrin when pregnant or breastfeeding. There is nothing inherently unsafe in VPA products for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please refer to this blog for more information. (https://www.vpa.com.au/protein-safe-for-pregancy)
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You can read all customer reviews of VPAs Maltodextrin powder by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the review stars above the product name. Maltodextrin currently has a 4.8* rating. Read some reviews of Maltodextrin below.
“Great carb and goes perfect with dextrose as a post-workout refuel” - Stephen H
“Love it, helps me hit my calories and macro goals everyday and perfect post-workout” - Shannon K
“A great complement to my muscle gainer...giving me more energy before, during and after training” - Franck G
“This complex carb is so easy to drink and feeds my muscles for hours after my workout!” - Ben M
We source the highest quality ingredients for our Maltodextrin from production facilities in Australia. We only deal with credible and reliable local suppliers with who we have developed a great working relationship with over time.
Our Maltodextrin and other products are blended and packed at our export-grade production facility in North Brisbane.