True Nutrition's Premium Maltodextrin is derived from rice rather than corn, which may help to reduce much of the cramping and bloating that is commonly associated with carbohydrates that are derived from corn. During this process the starch of the rice is either exposed to acid or enzymes to partially digest and break down the starch into smaller polymers. Similar to the human bodies first steps in breaking down carbohydrates. Though these polymers are derivatives of Dextrose, Premium Maltodextrin is complex in nature and has a slower digestion time. These glucose polymers are metabolized at a slower rate compared to its "sister" compound, and should be used accordingly during sporting activities. Premium Maltodextrin has a very bland taste, and very little sweetness if any. Premium Maltodextrin easily dissolves into many different liquids and needs no blender or shaker to be palatable.