Now Foods, Dextrose Powder, Quick Energy Fuel, 10 lbs (4536 g) (Discontinued Item)
By Now Foods
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- 100% Pure
- Quick Energy Fuel
- Mega Size
- All Natural: No Aspartame, No Sucralose, No Acesulfame-K
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
- Vegetarian Product
Dextrose, or glucose as it's also known, is a monosaccharide that is approximately 30% less sweet than pure or refined cane sugar, and is not associated with either fructose or lactose. It is derived entirely from corn, making it natural, effective, and easily utilized by the body. Its fine texture and moderate sweetness make dextrose versatile for a wide range of applications. However, it offers an especially important effect for athletes. As a simple sugar, it is well-tolerated by most individuals with healthy blood sugar levels, and can be consumed before, during, and after the most intense training sessions.
From an athletic performance perspective, dextrose can help ensure that hard-worked muscles are not deprived the protein and nutrients they need to recover, repair, and replenish. Dextrose has a high glycemic index (GI) rating which allows it to enter the bloodstream very quickly. This action stimulates a powerful and almost instantaneous insulin response. Insulin is a natural hormone with strong anabolic properties that helps drive nutrients into the cells of hungry muscle fibers, such as creatine monohydrate, beta-alanine, L-arginine, L-carnitine and others. NOW Dextrose is 100% pure and manufactured under NOW's strict quality standards.
As a dietary supplement mix 2 level tablespoons of Dextrose Powder in 16 oz of water or juice. Consume before, during and after intense exercise for best results. Double this recipe if engaging in prolonged exertion of 2 hours or more. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Whey Protein Isolate, Pyruvate and Creatine.
100% pure dextrose from corn
Contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
This product is sold by weight not volume
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
|Serving Size: 2 level Tablespoons (20 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 226|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||18 g||6%*|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I'm just going to say this in a nutshell: This stuff gives you the energy you need while exercising. I'd almost fall asleep on my yoga mat before! Now I get through my whole exercise no problem. It also keeps you from losing muscle by keeping your body's glucose levels up. Great stuff, awesome price.
For the past few years I'd been trying to develop my upper body - not to get huge and beefy - all I was asking for was a little more muscle. My efforts were fruitless until I learned that, in addition to protein, simple carbs are also important post-workout. So I started taking this just over the past week and I can already feel and see the difference.
Affordable and great
Posted by 5249659154849602454 on Jun 10, 2013
Instead of using this for energy before a workout, I take it after my workout together with whey protein. Works well for me
Suggested to use by acupucturist for migraines
Posted by Reviewer3133076 on Mar 26, 2013
This product has helped reduce migraines ands helps me feel more clear headed.
This stuff is great.
Posted by Reviewer2286827 on Jun 17, 2012
I use this in place of table sugar for smoothies and other foods.
Use dextrose instead of sugar or fructose
Posted by Reviewer1857932 on Nov 06, 2011
Fructose is processed in the liver and then turns into fat as well as being harmful to your heart. Sugar is a chemical combination of dextrose and fructose therefore it is not quite as bad as high fructose corn syrup which is found in most processed foods. Dextrose is not as sweet as sugar therefore you need to use about 50% more.
Posted by Reviewer1089400 on Sep 25, 2010
I enjoy being able to adjust the sweetness and control the caloric content of my pre/during/after workout protein shakes. I am extremely happy with your product. Not only does it do the job but in this quantity it will last a long time. I don't like commercially prepared protein shakes because they are too sweet and have too many calories per serving. In addition I received my order in just a few days after I placed it! You've got a customer for life1