The Health Benefits of Dextrose

Dextrose, chemical formula C6H12O6, is commonly referred to as glucose. However, the two differ because of dextrose’s added water molecule. The food industry utilizes dextrose as a preservative to increase the shelf life of packaged foods. The human body, on the other hand, uses dextrose in a much different and significant manner: dextrose plays a starring physiological role in the human body by delivering energy to cells. In fact, the brain runs almost exclusively upon energy supplied from dextrose. Bell Chem, a nutritional chemical supplier in Orlando, provides prompt delivery of this chemical, along with any others.

Since it is a monosaccharide, a simple carbohydrate, dextrose is easily absorbed through cellular membranes to stimulate muscle cells during performance and recovery.

A substance’s glycemic index indicates its effect on the body’s blood glucose levels. The high glycemic index of dextrose means it is quickly utilized without further breaking down by chemical or mechanical processes. Dextrose works by spiking insulin; in turn, insulin rushes dextrose, proteins, amino acids, creatinine, alanine, carnitine, arginine and other necessary nutrients to cells throughout the body. This rapid influx of nutrients keeps muscle cells at peak performance before, during, and after exercise.

Because dextrose is rapidly absorbed, athletes use it to gain muscle weight, as well as use it for endurance training since carbohydrates provide almost immediate energy for working muscles. Dextrose replaces the glycogen stores in muscles when they are energy depleted from exercise and diminishes muscle recovery time. Bell Chem is a nutritional chemical supplier who offers a large quantity of products from industrial to nutritional to botanical. Contact one of our knowledgeable representatives at 407-339-BELL (2355) for more information about dextrose or any of our other products to enhance your business.