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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dextrose (Overview)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people can have some sensitivities to one or another. Then there is stevia, which is plant based. Btw-just because something is natural doesn't necessarily make it safe. The saying-everything in moderation, is the best way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
469 doctors shared insights

Dextrose (Overview)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Yes: Dextrose is a sugar, made by processing starches (such as corn starch, rice starch, or wheat starch). Due to the extensive processing, dextrose is considered gluten-free. ...Read more

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A blood sugar level of 1000 requires you to have IV dextrose, why?

A blood sugar level of 1000 requires you to have IV dextrose, why?

IV insulin: A diabetic whose glu is 1000 is usually someone who is very ill and in the hospital, and this person will likely get IV insulin. Dextrose is glucose, and would not be given. However, once the Insulin lowers the glucose to about 150-200 the hospital doctors may want to continue the Insulin but then give extra glucose with the Insulin to reverse the abnormal metabolic condition, the acidosis. ...Read more

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Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose is it bad?

Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it might raise blood sugar and Insulin requirements. But so are a lot of other things when taken in extreme amounts. ...Read more

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Is there any sickness that is is treated by giving dextrose?

Dextrose: We use that to treat diabetics with hypoglycemic reactions. Also starving kids with diarrhea and vomiting. There is no reason that anyone that can eat should use it--unless you want to sweeten your coffee. ...Read more

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How does dextrose affect rbc?

See below: Glucose is essential as an energy source for RBC and other cells in the body. Excess glucose, as in diabetes, binds to proteins and alters their structure and function and at very high levels shortens the life span of red cells and of the person. ...Read more

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What are effects of dextrose powder?

It's sugar: And it's exactly the same as eating the same amount of table sugar. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of dextrose powder?

None. : Hi. Boy, THAT was easy! Dextrose is just glucose. Do YOU think powdered sugar does you any good...unless you're a diabetic treating hypoglycemia??? 4 calories/gram ...Read more

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Can dextrose 50% be used in bodybuilding?

It's sugar: I don't know how you would use it. It's sugar water. I guess if you wanted to recover your glycogen stores it might be useful. Otherwise i see no difference in that and drinking a gatorade after working out. ...Read more

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Why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need. ...Read more

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What does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products atp (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine. ...Read more

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Can dextrose prevent you from being intoxicated?

No but . . .: Avoiding alcohol & other mind altering medications will prevent you from being intoxicated. Yeah, i know, not the answer you wanted but hey, the truth sometimes hurts. With that said, having some (fatty) food in your stomach when you imbibe might slow down its absorption such that you're less likely to get drunk but you need to know your limit. Besides no benefit from exceeding 2 drinks/d in men. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of taking creatine and dextrose?

Dextrose: There is no need to take dextrose, sugars are in everything you eat. Creatine is just a weight builders hype. You spent a lot of money when you could have had a good steak instead. Eat and enjoy what your body needs to pound yourself to death the next day. I am an experienced marathoner and triathelete. ...Read more