Dextrose (also known as glucose or corn sugar) is a monosaccharide or simple sugar that is about 20% less sweet as cane sugar.
Raw materials:It is derived entirely from corn starch, is low-cost, and contains no fructose or lactose.
Nutritional value:Dextrose is frequently used by athletes to quickly replace nutrients that are being used up in their workout. It is frequently used both before and after each performance.
Uses:Dextrose is commonly used as a sweetener, a source of rapidly absorbed energy and a carrier in water soluble medications (D5W). This sugar is the chief source of energy in the body.