Dextrose is simply another name for glucose. Click here.

Conclusions and Summary:
It is a natural sweetener and an important part of the human diet. However very refined forms of glucose rarely exist in nature (honey is an exception). The body is not used to large quantities being consumed over a short period of time.

Unless exercising or engaged in sport activity, glucose drinks and dextrose tablets are best avoided. Note: mental exercise also uses glucose, it is the fuel the brain uses. A few dextrose tablets or sweets can help delay mental fatigue during exams or intensive study.

Name Calories / Gram Sweetness Index Glycemic Index Calories / Spoon-Equiv
Dextrose 4 0.75 100 21

Taste: -------- Good
Aftertaste: ---- No
Concerns: ----- Some

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