Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Product Review - MyProtein Waxy Maize

Hey Guys,

Today I want to talk about Myproteins Waxy Maize.

Waxy Maize is a low osmolity carb source that has a high molecular weight. In English this means that it is vastly absorbed by the body without bloating the stomach and making you feel full.

Here is what MyProtein Had to say about it,

What is Waxy Maize Starch (WMS)?

Waxy maize starch is a complex, long-chain, high molecular weight carbohydrate that is free of sugar and lactose. Our Waxy Maize Starch has a high percentage of Amylopectin (95-99%) and a low percentage of Amylose (1-5%). Amylopectin molecules are larger, heavier and easier for the stomach to digest. Therefore, foods that have little Amylose and lots of Amylopectin are more rapidly digested and absorbed.

What are the Benefits of Waxy Maize Starch (WMS)?

Waxy maize starch has a much higher molecular weight than dextrose and maltodextrin, as a result it therefore passes through the stomach much faster, eliminating the risk of stomach discomfort. Not only this, but WMS acts like a pump, pulling the nutrients along with water into the body tissue at the correct speed and osmolality for your body to fully utilise. This means when consuming WMS there is no stomach cramping and no bloated feeling. Since WMS is absorbed so rapidly it can easily be consumed whenever a fast release of energy is required.

Who is Waxy Maize Starch (WMS) Suitable for?

Waxy maize starch is suitable for almost all individuals including vegetarians and vegans. Ideally, WMS is suitable for those who are physically active and want to increase their energy levels through the intake of complex carbohydrates.
And here is the nutritional breakdown,
Per 50g:
Energy: 750.0kJ 
Energy: 176.5cal 
Protein (as-is): trace 
Carbohydrates: 44.0g 
of which starch: 44.0g 
of which sugars: trace 
Fat: trace
The ingredient is of course only Waxy Maize.
So what does this mean and what good is it?
Waxy Maize is perfect for anyone who wants to drive nutrients into their muscle during or after intense exercise. It is a perfect powder to add to a whey isolate for workout nutrition and the addition of this will rapidly speed up your recovery.
I highly recommend waxy maize and have many clients use it as it is EXTREMELY good value for money and does provide a massive benefit when it comes to fuelling sessions and recovering from those sessions.
The only thing bad I have to say about it is that you have to be careful when measuring it out as the stuff gets bloody everywhere.
Handy Hint - Never let your giant dog pick up a bag of this stuff and swing it round your kitchen. Bad times...
Stay Healthy,