Palatinose is characterized by a low glycemic index (IG = 32), which makes it a desirable source of prolonged-release energy. The low glycemic index of palatinose goes hand in hand with a low insulin response. Palatinose also contributes to faster absorption of creatine.
Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate, but its molecular chain is shorter than other complex carbohydrates. It increases insulin levels, but in a slower way, thus providing for the longer presence of carbohydrates.