Dextrose is a simple carbohydrate, also known as glucose, which is derived from corn starch and rates very highly on the Glycaemic Index (GI). This high GI rating means it is able to provide an instant supply of energy directly after consumption.
Dextrose has shown to raise blood sugar levels and can be ideal for anyone looking for a quick increase in energy levels. This property is especially useful for people engaging in high intensity and endurance training as it can rapidly shuttle energy to the body, both pre and intra workout and also enable quick replenishment of glycogen levels post workout. Dextrose causes insulin levels to spike, such fast digestion gives a burst of accelerated onset of energy and the body produces a signal to utilise the most recently ingested nutrients and significantly improves the absorption of a range of other beneficial nutrients like amino acids from protein and creatine. By delivering these nutrients to muscles as quickly as possible, you can maximise recovery and activate protein synthesis (muscle building) almost immediately.
Mix 1-2 scoops with desired amount of cold water or flavoured beverage (adjust amount of liquid to suit your flavour requirements). Dextrose is particularly effective when mixed with creatine, whey protein and glutamine. The insulin spike created by the dextrose will move nutrients from these other supplements into the muscle cells very fast. Dextrose can be mixed with any liquid of our choice as it has high water solubility and can also be seamlessly stacked into a protein shake.