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What is Dextrose?
Dextrose Powder from THE PROTEIN WORKS™ is a simple carbohydrate known as sugar or glucose. Due to its fast digesting nature, dextrose is ideal for endurance athletes seeking to fuel exercise or replenish glycogen stores. When carbohydrates are absorbed by the body they are stored within the muscle as glycogen, once this becomes depleted exercise performance decreases. When trying to achieve a personal best in the gym or on the track recovery is absolutely everything. There are many possibilities to explain why you haven't hit your goals but recovery could be one of them. Perhaps you aren’t refuelling properly. By adding dextrose into your diet you may start to see the finishing touches to your hard work. Containing 50g of carbs, and 200 calories per serving, adding this to your protein shake will help boost those macros and help you pass the finish line with flying colours.
Dextrose Powder Benefits?
Dextrose Powder has some awesome benefits for individuals that enjoy hitting the gym on the regular. Providing your body with fast absorbing carbohydrates to restore glycogen stores ready for your next big training session. Carbohydrates in the form of dextrose powder have been proven to aid the recovery of normal muscle function and contribute towards the maintenance of normal brain function. Adding this to your current protein shakes will give you the ultimate recovery boost. w
Who is Dextrose Powder for?
Dextrose can be used by male, females and all body types. It's incredibly versatile and easily added to any protein shake or other supplements. Being able to rapidly feed depleted muscles after hard intense workouts, is exactly why both strength and endurance athletes use Dextrose in addition to their protein shakes. When looking to add a carbohydrate source to your shake, Dextrose remains one of the best value, simplistic and supported by evidence helping to lift you up, so you can feel fueled throughout the rest of your day.
When is best to take Dextrose Powder?
To get the very best out of your Dextrose powder it's important to consume them at the most optimal time. Carbohydrate needs are influenced by exercise duration and intensity. If you intend on using dextrose during your workout, maximum oxidation rates occur at 60g/hour. This means your body cannot utilize more than 60g whilst exercising, more than this is likely to cause stomach discomfort. When using dextrose to refuel, evidence-based guidelines suggest carbohydrate intakes are relative to duration. Exercise less than 1 hour consume 5-7g/kg/day. Exercise at moderate to high intensity for 1-3 hours then consumption increases to 6-10g/kg/day. Dextrose offers a convenient way to hit your carbohydrate needs to maximise performance. .
What is the best way to take Dextrose?
This question is a little bit subjective and really does vary on your own personal taste. Some enjoy to consume them on their own, but in order to feel their full benefits it's highly recommended to mix it in with a TPW™ protein shake, or TPW™ pre-workout powder, depending on when you wish to take it. Dextrose has even been used in recipes and is commonly added to baking as a substitute to standard sugar.
Why buy Dextrose Powder?
You should buy dextrose if you're looking for a high carbohydrate powder that not only tastes great but offers your body with quick absorption and unparalleled nutrition. Dextrose powder is perfect for strength and endurance athletes, but don't let that put you off if you don't fit into that category, if you take part in high intensity physical activities, then the added glucose will boost your energy levels into next week and help you power through the day ahead.
Our Dextrose powder is just one of the many Carbohydrate powders in our range. To see our full range - check out our carbohydrate powder category
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Serving Size: 50g (one 70ml large heaped scoop)
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Adjust your intake accordingly to meet your specific needs.
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Q. When should I take dextrose?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times. Pre, during and post an intense training session or workout.
Q. What does dextrose taste like?
A. Dextrose is a simple sugar with a sweet taste, typically 20% less sweet than regular cane sugar.
Q. What are the main reasons for using dextrose?
A. To restore used glycogen stores and to provide sustained energy pre and during training.
Q. What does it mean when it states dextrose has a high GI?
A. GI (Glycemic index) provides a measure of how quickly your the sugar levels in your blood rise after consuming a particular food. Foods with a high GI mean they have a rating of over 70 on the GI index, with 100 being the maximum.
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with dextrose?
A. There are no specific health benefits associated with dextrose. It's basic properties are the same as sugar.
Q. Is all dextrose the same regardless of the brand?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a 'Product Profile' which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. How can I tell if the dextrose I am buying is good quality?
A.We only use the very best ingredients here at THE PROTEIN WORKS™.
Q. Is dextrose suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. Yes, it is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Q. Can I take dextrose with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements.
Q. Can I mix dextrose with other things?
A. Yes. It is most common to mix a serving with your favourite protein, or as part of a weight gain blend.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking dextrose?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ dextrose.
Q. What is dextrose?
A. It is a simple sugar and is produced from the starch of corn.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking dextrose alongside my training regime?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it can help increase weight and bulk, and release sustained energy levels.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using dextrose?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those looking to add weight and bulk or looking for a sustained energy release.