What is Dextrose?
Dextrose also referred to as glucose, this simple sugar is the major fuel for cell function in the human body. It is the dextrorotatory isomer of glucose, meaning it is glucose in its active form.
What is the Glycemic Index?
Glycemic index measures the rate in which carbohydrates enter the bloodstream. The higher on the glycemic index the carbohydrates are, the faster they are absorbed. Pure Source Nutrition Dextrose is very high GI and is absorbed extremely fast.
How do Dextrose Works?
In the human body dextrose is the main energy source for living cells. It is absorbed and used by cells with the help of insulin. When the body has too much dextrose, it is either converted to fat or stored as glycogen. Glycogen can then be converted back into dextrose when dextrose levels are no longer high. Then dextrose is metabolized by the muscle tissue and turned into ATP, the direct energy source for muscles.
Dextrose is used as a nutritional supplement for bodybuilders to help put on muscle mass. When used after a workout, dextrose will cause an insulin spike leading to increased blood flow into the muscles and better absorption of vital nutrients like protein and amino-acids. Dextrose is used commercially as a sweetener; it is approximately half as sweet as ordinary table sugar and is used in brewing and wine making. It can also be administered intravenously as medicine if a person cannot drink fluids.
100% Pure Dextrose
|of which sugar||45.50g|
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When and How to Use
As a pre-exercise supplement we would recommend consuming approximately 25-30g of Dextrose. During exercise its use is optional, but if you are adding it to a beverage we would suggest a figure in the region of 15-20g, to be consumed gradually throughout your exercise period. As a post-exercise supplement we would recommend immediately consuming approximately 50-75g of Dextrose.