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Corn syrup?: Please define what you mean by worse. Then I can better answer this. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, & absorbed as rapidly as glucose & might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. So same it appears same ...Read more
I would like to know definitively, whether or not, Maltodextrin from corn and High Fructose Corn Syrup are essentially the same ?
Not.: Both may be made from corn (MD is also made from wheat), but HFCS is first and foremost a sweetener whereas MD is often used for its texture or thickening rather than sweetening properties. HFCS is a physical mixture of fructose and glucose whereas MD is a polysaccharide of glucose - usually 3-17 units long. Both HFCS and MD contain a large number of calories. ...Read more
I have a clear protein drink thats orange in color, but it has 5g of digestive resistant maltodextrin as one of the ingredients, is this acceptable?
You're the judge: While i can't speak for canadian laws, in the sates, there is no third party oversight regarding dietary supplements such as protein shakes. Therefore, you serve as your own guinea pig to determine whether any given supplement is tolerable for you or not. Undigested sugars may lead to diarrhea or flatulence but again, this doesn't happen in everyone. You'll find out if you can tolerate it or not. ...Read more
I'm incredibly sensitive to any artificial sweetener (maltodextrin, erythritol, etc). Which kinds are the LEAST laxative causing? Which are the worst?
Non absorbable sugar: A sugar-like sweetener that is not absorbed can be an "osmotic laxative" because it pulls water with it into the bowels. For any noticeable effect, it needs to be consumed in large quantities (many teaspoons/day). This can happen with Xylitol. Aspartame, saccharin, Stevia, and sucralose do not have this effect. ...Read more
Hi doctors, I am a 20 year old male with hypertension. Am i able to consume creatine, maltodextrin and protein for gym purposes?
By all means: I'm glad you're working out and i wish you the best. Cardio will also help maintain your health. Hopefully your hypertension is being treated properly. Perhaps a curble cause of your hypertension may be discovered -- renal artery stenosis from a minor birth defect is often missed in young, otherwise-fit hypertensives. ...Read more
Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?
I take vitamins for joint pain. I've recently become pregnant and want to know if they're safe to take. The ingredients are Univestin, Chinese Skullcap Extract, Black Catechu Extract & Maltodextrin.
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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