Is Glycomaize Paleo?


Glycomaize is a starch derived from corn. Since corn is not Paleo, we can’t qualify glycomaize as Paleo-friendly either. It contains a form of starch that is easily digested, so it has been touted by athletes as a way to quickly pump glycogen back into your muscles after a workout.

Starch Sources

Despite the heavy marketing, glycomaize has not been proven to be any more effective at replenishing glycogen stores than other forms of starch. You’re better off eating a sweet potato, or even some rice after a workout than glycomaize.

Leave it to the Pros

Mark Sisson agrees there is no real use for glycomaize for those of us living a Paleo lifestyle.