Dextrose, also known as glucose, is chemically considered to be a simple sugar and is the main source of energy for the body. Glucose serves as the major source of energy for living cells. It is carried to each cell through the bloodstream. The body makes glucose from all three elements of food (protein, fat and carbohydrates), but mostly from carbohydrates. Doctors sometimes give dextrose to patients via fluids containing varied amounts of sugars when their bodies cannot get enough sugars. Dextrose is usually administered through injection and given at a doctor’s office, hospital or clinic. For example, when diabetic hypoglycemia is severe enough to cause unconsciousness, it may require intravenous dextrose.
Endurance athletes can benefit from taking dextrose. Also, those who are looking to maximize their muscle building and weight gain from workouts benefit from taking dextrose supplements after working out. Endurance athletes can get similar benefits by drinking a sports energy drink containing simple carbohydrates.
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