Dextrose (also known as glucose) is a monosaccharide or simple sugar that is about 20% less sweet compared to cane sugar. It is derived entirely from corn, is low-cost, and contains no fructose or lactose. Dextrose is commonly used as a sweetener, a source of rapidly absorbed energy and a carrier in water soluble medications. This sugar is the chief source of energy in the body.
Dextrose is used by bodybuilders and athletes in their post workout shakes to create an insulin spike. Insulin is an extremely anabolic hormone, and spiking insulin after an intense training session can help move nutrients and amino acids into muscle cells and replace depleted glycogen stores.
NOW Foods Dextrose is high grade pure dextrose crystals!