NOW Dextrose is a premium grade grain-source complex carbohydrate powder that you can use to strategically add carbs to protein shakes or other drinks. Use NOW's Dextrose carbs to enhance plain protein powder's ability to help you recover from intense exercise and blunt the release of the catabolic hormone cortisol. NOW Dextrose powder has a fluffy white appearance and neutral taste, so it blends well into anything without affecting taste.
Dextrose Description from NOW
Dextrose (also known as glucose) is a monosaccharide or simple sugar that is about 30% less sweet than cane sugar. It is derived entirely from corn, is a low cost, and contains no fructose or lactose.
From an athletic performance perspective, dextrose can help ensure that hard-worked muscles are not deprived of the protein and nutrients they need to recover, repair, and replenish. Dextrose has a high glycemic index 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.
Discuss with your physician before taking if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medications. Stop use and discuss with your physician if any negative effects occur. Do not exceed suggested dose. Do not take if pregnant or lactating. Must be 18 years old to use this product. Keep away from children. Do not use if seal has been tampered with. Store in a cool, dry place. California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.