What Is Maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is used as a sweetener and is added in the food that we consume. It is used as a substitute to sugar by diabetic patients. It is also used by body builders, who add it to their protein drinks. It increases the calorie content of the food and hastens the absorption of nutrients by muscles, following a work out.
Maltodextrin Dangers And Health Effects
There have been several studies, which have shown that the use of maltodextrin is not completely safe. Though Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the food addictive, there are claims of the food having certain side effects including allergic reactions among people with celiac disease and allergies to other food products.
Side Effects Of Maltodextrin
Some of the noted side effects of the use of the food addictive include,
- Unexplained increase in weight, due to increase calories content
- Bloating and flatulence
- Allergic reactions characterized by itching, rash, allergic rhinitis or asthma.
- Hypoglycemia, caused due to rebound, is also been reported among body builders.
There is no research or adequate documentary evidence about the harmful effects of the food additive; however side effects can be manifested on ingestion or mere tropical application of the food addictive. Avoid the overuse of the food addictive and consult your health care provider for details.