Maximize your training with Dextrose

by Jared Ballard

All types of athletes use Dextrose, a fast absorbing simple carbohydrate, to produce an insulin spike and replace lost glycogen in muscle cells during training. Carbohydrates enter the blood stream and are immediately used for energy, stored in muscle cells as glycogen or stored in fat cells as triglycerides.

Dextrose enters our system very fast and stimulates a high insulin response. Insulin is a very anabolic hormone, which means it builds muscle. Insulin not only delivers glucose to muscle cells, but also proteins, amino acids, creatine, glutamine and other essential nutrients such as creatine, glutamine and other essential nutrients.

Dextrose is the perfect energy source for people trying to gain lean muscle. It is also great for endurance athletes because it is easy to digest and doesn’t cause stomach discomfort like some other sugars.

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Dextrose is even more effective when mixed with other ingredients found in NanoHydr8 like BCAA’s and other amino acids like glutamine. The insulin spike created by dextrose will move these grouped nutrients, found in NanoHydr8, into the muscle cells rapidly.

Dextrose could kick athletes’ sports performance up a notch, new research shows.

The report by Laura Dunne, MD, of Ohio State University’s Sports Medicine Center appears in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Dextrose vs Ribose

  • 8 week study
  • 31 athletes on Ohio State rowing team
  • Athletes were timed rowing 1.2 miles (2,000 meters)
  • For 8 weeks athletes drank beverages containing either dextrose or ribose. Rowers were not told which drink they received.
  • Researchers found that the rowers in the dextrose group improved their times by 15.2 seconds. While rowers in the ribose group only improved by 5 seconds.

Dextrose in NanoHydr8

Dextrose drinks are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason: your body is primed and ready to take the nutrients you ingest and use them to provide energy, replenish lost electrolytes and begin repairing your “starving” muscles. What many don’t know, however, is that taking dextrose pre and post-workout can maximize your gains and help you get the most out of this all-important workout window. A good workout hydration contains essential amino acids, electrolytes, minerals, B-vitamins and dextrose.

NanoHydr8 was developed not as a sports drink but as a unique rapid absorbing, nano amplified, enhanced performance hydration that energize, replenishes and repairs.

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