Isoride® Dextrose is a high GI (glycemic index), fast absorbing type of simple carbohydrate. Dextrose is used by savvy endurance athletes to induce an insulin spike and replace glycogen in muscle cells which is lost during training. The higher on the glycemic index the carbohydrates are, the faster they are absorbed. Dextrose is very high GI and is absorbed extremely fast, which makes it an excellent source of instant energy.
It's not candy. It's fuel for optimal performance.
Isoride® Dextrose is a simple sugar, also known as glucose, which is extracted from grapes. Simple sugars have a bad rap in general due to concerns regarding obesity and diabetes. High GI carbohydrates are more likely to be stored as fat in average people because they give the body too much energy at one time, more than it needs. However, glucose is an essential nutrient. Your body uses blood to carry the glucose to the cells of every organ for the purpose of energy production. Sugar (as glucose) is the primary fuel that your body and brain runs on.
Carbohydrates enter the blood stream as glucose and have to be either burnt as fuel for energy, stored in muscle cells as glycogen or stored in fat cells as triglycerides. As the glucose is in the blood stream the body stimulates the release of a carrier hormone insulin, which essentially, takes the glucose from the blood and determines where it is to be deposited.
There are times when only the best will do. For endurance athletes, the pure form of glucose provided by Isoride® Dextrose is exactly what is needed to fuel your cells for strength, speed and endurance. As you might expect, it tastes pretty good as well!