Maltodextrin – different types some bad some good – is it a fibre? Sisel Lean

I was questioned about Maltodextrin in Sisel Lean and as always Sisel does it best. Tom Mower knows how to make every product using the best possible ingredients that benefit the human body

Pure Maltodextrin if you google it you will find a number things that are stated about it:

Maltodextrin is generally considered a bad ingredient in protein supplements because it has a high GI rating between ( 85 to 105)  and negates the effects of vitamins and minerals.
“Maltodextrin is not a complex carbohydrate and, therefore, does not provide the long-term energy benefits of a true complex carbohydrate. Natural complex carbohydrates contain vitamins and minerals that help your body use the carbohydrate as energy. Maltodextrin, however, does not contain vitamin and mineral nutrients. Since maltodextrin is a very large molecule, your body will use its own supply of vitamins and minerals to assimilate the maltodextrin. This can potentially deplete your body of these very important vitamin and mineral nutrients.”


Sisel Lean includes Maltodextrin (Fibre) which is very different from pure Maltodextrin.

Sisel Lean contains a “Resistant” Maltodextrin called Fibersol.

The Fibersol Sisel use is a patented process and creates a different type of maltodextrim compound designed to keep it from digesting fast and greatly slows its rate (low GI). It is also organic, so it absorbs toxins as it moves through the digestive system. It also binds to “ghrelin receptors” which signal hunger pangs, thus blocking the production of ghrelin and the signal to the brain it delivers. Fibersol then stimulates “satisfaction receptors” which produce PYY hormone that makes you feel full and satisfied.

Dr Becky explains further:

Becky Natrajan Maes M.D. is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. For 13 years she operated a thriving private practice in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with the highest honors from Hahnemann University Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed her sub specialty training at the University of Arizona.
From what I understand we have is a resistant maltodextrin product so that over 90% of it cannot be digested so it doesn’t tax the nutritional needs of the body. It’s a bulk fiber and soluble and helps to hold everything in suspension and solution but it’s demand on nutrients to use it is insignificant because it’s digestive resistant. Resistant maltodextrin results when starches can be put through an additional process that changes the type of bonds connecting one unit of sugar to the next.. Your body doesn’t have the enzymes to break these new bonds, so this process turns regular maltodextrin into a type of maltodextrin that resists digestion. As a result, it’s similar to dietary fiber and doesn’t provide calories or affect blood sugar. Resistant maltodextrin is also used as a food additive, but it fulfills different roles than regular maltodextrin does. For example, it helps improve the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners.

Resistant maltodextrin is fermented by good bacteria in your large intestine, which produces energy and helps keep the acid-base balance in the best range for the intestine to work properly. It ferments at a slower pace than soluble fiber, so you’re less likely to experience side effects such as gas, reports ADM Specialty Food Ingredients.

Resistant maltodextrin may help keep you regular by increasing stool bulk. It also supports the growth of good bacteria. When a group of men took supplemental resistant maltodextrin, they excreted significantly more good bacteria, which is a good indication that the number of bacteria in the gut had increased, according to a study published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
Dr B

Further information:

History of Fibersol (Sisel has its own unique patient version, because Sisel is a manufacturer and does things one step above the rest……the article below explains generally what resistant maltodextrin’s are)

Last Updated on March 27, 2023 by Katie Sisel Distributor

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