Dextrose (or glucose) is an extremely fast absorbing, simple carbohydrate with a high GI (glycemic index). Bodybuilders and athletes use dextrose to generate an insulin spike to put glycogen back into muscle cells that has been lost during training. Due to the fact that insulin is such a highly anabolic hormone it takes not only glucose to the muscle cells, but also carries amino acids, glutamine and creatine along. If your goal is to gain weight and build muscle you need to get the most from your post training supplementation. Dextrose is an effective means to optimise supplement absorbtion during and after a training session.
How much Dextrose should you take?
Studies have shown that is 60-75g of dextrose is needed to induce an insulin spike after a training session .