NOW Foods Dextrose
What is NOW Foods Dextrose?
Now foods dextrose as the name suggests is pre dextrose powder.
This is a naturally sweet carbohydrate which is ideal for post-workout nutrition.
After exercise our bodies need fast acting nutrients, in particular carbohydrates. Dextrose is a very high glycemic index carbohydrate source. This means it produces a very high insulin spike after ingestion.
This is ideal post-workout for a number of reasons.
The first and most important role this serves is to at as a nutrient driver pushing nutrients into the muscle cell where they are needed most.
The other benefit of dextrose/insulin is anti-cortisol properties it carries.
When insulin levels are high in inhibits cortisol which is a stress hormone often associated with intense exercise.
How do I take it?Mix 30-100gm NOW Foods Dextrose with your favourite whey protein isolate immediately post-workout to accelerate recovery.
How much does it cost?
This is $29.95 and packs 227 total serves making it $0.13/serve.
Should I take anything else with this for best results?
This is perfect to be taken alongside a fast acting whey protein isolate such as Rule 1 R1 Protein. This combined with with NOW Foods Dextrose makes an ideal post-workout recovery shake.