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Sugar.....or is dextrose essential?

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2007/06/16 19:12:49 (permalink)
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Sugar.....or is dextrose essential?

For my PWO shakes I have been using dextrose(supplies have run low), but does anyone use sugar instead. I understand ordinary sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose but would it really make a great deal of difference?
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    AUTIGER
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    RE: Sugar.....or is dextrose essential? 2007/06/16 19:21:46 (permalink)
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    in a PWO, sugar would be fine since your trying to restore glycogen levels and fructose is good for a quick refill. I usually have a fruit in the PWO meal
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    RE: Sugar.....or is dextrose essential? 2007/06/16 20:30:15 (permalink)
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    actually table sugar is a combo of fructose and sucrose. Sucrose is used for energy, what the body does not use up in sucrose content gets converted to bodyfat immediately. Best bet is to use dextrose as this will refill muscle glycogen and not have this issue
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    RE: Sugar.....or is dextrose essential? 2007/06/16 20:32:34 (permalink)
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    theiopener

    table sugar is sucrose
    sucrose = glucose and fructose (a disaccharide)
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    RE: Sugar.....or is dextrose essential? 2007/06/16 20:42:32 (permalink)
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    Ideally Glucose is a better option, but if like me you hit a skint part of the month and run out of supplies, then table sugar is an option if its all you have in the house.

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    RE: Sugar.....or is dextrose essential? 2007/06/16 20:59:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    theiopener

    table sugar is sucrose
    sucrose = glucose and fructose (a disaccharide)

    whoops im losing my head today here, sorry my bad
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