- High glycemic index carbohydrates
- Immediate energy source
- Glycogen replenishment
- Ideal post-workout
What is Dextrose?
Dextrose by HSN Raw Series is a type of carbohydrate of high glycemic index that produces an immediate energy supply. It is perfect to take in the most energy demanding moments like the post-workout period.
Glycemic Index of Dextrose
Dextrose has a high glycemic index, which provokes a large insulin release (insulin peak) which will be strategically used in the previously mentioned moments. Insulin is a powerful anabolic hormone, which helps introduce nutrients into the cell circulating in the bloodstream.
Benefits of Dextrose
Because of this feature, dextrose is usually combined with other elements such as creatine, BCAA's and even protein, resulting in truly remarkable results when the goal is muscle mass build-up.
However, dextrose can also be useful for those who keep a high sporting performance and require an energy shot, to refill there reservoirs.
What is Dextrose used for?
Dextrose is a form of glucose derived from starches, and is often used, in sports world, as an energy source to load glycogen stores and keep insulin levels high in certain moments, such as the peri-workout:
- Just before training
- During training
- Right after training
BCAAs and Dextrose
We can prepare a beverage and start drinking it just before the workout, and carry on with it during training. With this combination, we provide BCAAs that will serve as a first contribution for this regeneration, in addition to stimulating the synthesis of proteins; Along with a constant maintenance of the energy supply, of rapid absorption, with Dextrose.
Whey Protein and Dextrose
Combining a powder protein or Whey Protein with Dextrose is a great option to recharge our body with essential nutrients with which to begin the recovery process. As a recommendation, we can prepare a shake by adding in a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio (favoring the carbohydrates):
- 25g of Whey Protein
- 25-50g of Dextros
Creatine and Dextrose
One of the most common uses of dextrose is to combine it with Creatine to enhance the absorption of the later. By generating an insulin spike, this hormone will cause nutrients that travel through the blood to be introduced into the muscle cell. In this situation, if we include creatine at the same time, we can induce its maximum usage.
We can combine in the same post-workout shake, the 3 supplements: Whey Protein Creatine Dextrose
Who can benefit from Dextrose?
- Athletes looking to keep normal blood sugar levels during prolonged exercise, delaying fatigue and maintaining performance.
- Ideal to take after training with a protein shake, since dextrose stimulates the insulin release, replenishes spent glycogen and enhances protein synthesis.