Simple sugars in post workout

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    If simple sugars are key for a robust insulin spike post workout, as I'm sure many of us have heard, then why do so many post-workout protein/creatine recovery products have low or zero simple carbs?

    Is whey protein a sufficient trigger for a strong insulin secretion, or should I add some simple carbs into my post workout protein shake for better results?

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    the post shake should spike in its self, unless you are fully depleted i dont see the need to add simple sugars with that being said i had good results using slinshot with simple carbs post workout
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    post workout,i have a juice and a protein shake..45 mins later a meal with a strachy carb.usually potato
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    Whey protein already maximizes the anabolic effects of insulin. No carbs necessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
    Whey protein already maximizes the anabolic effects of insulin. No carbs necessary
    Details please!!!!!
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    IF guys seem to love just whey post wo but IF or not post workout is when I get my biggest carb intake
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    Quote Originally Posted by "FL3X
    post workout is when I get my biggest carb intake
    Thats the ideal time,i believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcxy View Post
    If simple sugars are key for a robust insulin spike post workout, as I'm sure many of us have heard, then why do so many post-workout protein/creatine recovery products have low or zero simple carbs?

    Is whey protein a sufficient trigger for a strong insulin secretion, or should I add some simple carbs into my post workout protein shake for better results?
    of course you'll get different stances on this issue..diffrent theories and diffrent preferences abound.
    explains why a great many products as you mention tout low/no sugar.
    but - that is a bit misleading as well, because while some of these products claim to be low, they contain that hidden catch-phrase "glucose polymers" which is simply maltodextrin, and malto actually has a higher GI than dextrose.
    my own preference is to keep insulin levels stable as possible thruout the day..but i will consume the majority of my simple carbs following training in regular protocol (ie not training for a show etc).
    try it both ways yourself, and make your own decision on what works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    of course you'll get different stances on this issue..diffrent theories and diffrent preferences abound.
    explains why a great many products as you mention tout low/no sugar.
    but - that is a bit misleading as well, because while some of these products claim to be low, they contain that hidden catch-phrase "glucose polymers" which is simply maltodextrin, and malto actually has a higher GI than dextrose.
    my own preference is to keep insulin levels stable as possible thruout the day..but i will consume the majority of my simple carbs following training in regular protocol (ie not training for a show etc).
    try it both ways yourself, and make your own decision on what works for you.
    I have heard that Cinamon extract or some sort of Conamon can help with keeping insulin levels stable.

    i may be off,but pretty sure t has some effect on insulin.

    Is this true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999 View Post
    I have heard that Cinamon extract or some sort of Conamon can help with keeping insulin levels stable.

    i may be off,but pretty sure t has some effect on insulin.

    Is this true?
    cinnamon does help improve insulin resistance, yes.
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    I have been eating a banana with my shake post workout lately. Not sure how much benefit I have been getting from it, but I seem to "bounce back" after a tough training session faster. Maybe the potassium along with the carbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0
    cinnamon does help improve insulin resistance, yes.
    TY..
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    Details please!!!!!
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21131864

    The biphasic postworkout insulin spike consists of a former portion that acts independently of carbohydrate intake.
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