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    Difference between glucose and dextrose post workout

    How does taking in glucose or dextrose differ for post workout?

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    Our goal post workout is to maintain a prompt digestion rate so nutrients can transport swiftly and efficiently to our muscles. With that said, it has been shown that this process slows when the ingested fluid contains a high osmolarity concentration .Osmolarity is dependent on the number of particles in a solution. That is, a100-milliliter solution with 20 glucose molecules will have a higher osmolarity then a100-millileter solution that only contains 10 molecules. The shorter chain length a carbohydrate has, the higher it raises the solution's osmolarity. Therefore, it is no surprise that a pure glucose solution (or dextrose, a monosaccharide) induces very high concentrations of solute ...in a nutshell Dextrose is already broken down, this makes it easy to digest...your body will have to break down table sugar b/c it has more glucose molecules

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    I think what that post was trying to say is that Glucose=Dextrose. Is that an easier less scientific answer? When you get glucose tabs (for diabetics) their ingredient is dextrose.

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    Dextrose = glucose, period. Just a synonym. As taken from abcbb:
    "Dextrose, commonly called glucose, d-glucose, or blood sugar, occurs naturally in food, and is moderately sweet. It is a monosaccharide (basic unit of carbohydrates, C6H1206) and has a high glycemic index (digested carbohydrates ability to raise blood glucose levels, also called Gl) ranking at 100."

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    One more definition

    "Dextrose: Better known today as glucose, this sugar is the chief source of energy in the body. Glucose is chemically considered a simple sugar" from medicine dot net.

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    ABCBB???



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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    ABCBB???



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    jesus every time somebody here hears that name it starts a new bashing thread or everybody just laughs....

    u gotta love the lat spread summa those 14 year olds have though!

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    lol

    I agree the forums are, umm, not that good but the actual site has some decent articles.

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