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iLUDEd
03-05-2005, 10:45 AM
i recall browsing through the forums a while ago, and heard mention that most of the sugar in the powdered version of gatorade comes from dextrose.

so i bought a tub, and the ingredients states the following;
sucrose, gluclose, food acid (330) and other ingredient to give it the flavour etc.

does the dextrose fall under "gluclose"? because on my bag of dextrose, the ingredient on the pack says "d-gluclose".

or is gatorade powder made outside of america made with different ingredient?

JSully
03-05-2005, 12:33 PM
I use powerade powder, and it's ingredients are dextrose and sucrose.

Optimum08
03-05-2005, 12:43 PM
:withstupi....powerade powder is mainly dex and it is listed that way in the ingredients...

CiteCollegiale
03-05-2005, 12:58 PM
glucose and dextrose is the same thing if im not mistaken

Vido
03-05-2005, 02:31 PM
glucose and dextrose is the same thing if im not mistaken

They're different, but it's irrelevant. You don't HAVE to use dextrose. People preach about it like it's god's gift to earth, but it really makes no difference.

GEOFF361
03-05-2005, 04:49 PM
i use gatorade powder, seems good to me

iLUDEd
03-06-2005, 12:05 AM
powerade powder is mainly dex and it is listed that way in the ingredients


I use powerade powder, and it's ingredients are dextrose and sucrose

powerade powder? hrrm, maybe i got it mixed up with gatorade.. ill check it out when im at the supermarket next, cheers!

manowar669
03-07-2005, 11:51 AM
Difference is minimal, not that important.

Canadian Crippler
03-07-2005, 01:48 PM
My gatorade powder lists it as Sugar, Dextrose, Citric Acid, etc.

I'm sure 'sugar' means sucrose though.

AllUp
03-07-2005, 02:23 PM
They're different, but it's irrelevant. You don't HAVE to use dextrose. People preach about it like it's god's gift to earth, but it really makes no difference.
It IS gods gift to earth, just like me! =P
j/k, about the powder - they state different types, although I'm sure the majority is dex when thinking about gatorade's claims and what it supposedly does.. I believe they may have to list the other stuff if detectable amounts are present.

Built
03-07-2005, 05:40 PM
In Latin, the word dexter means "right" (hand).

Dextrose is a name for the most common, naturally occuring isomer of glucose.

Because it is able to rotate plane-polarised light to the right, it's called D-glucose, or dextrose. It's also sometimes called dextroglucose.

I'll crawl back to geekdom now.

CarlP
03-07-2005, 08:13 PM
:bow: Excellent.