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Is there a pure source of glucose? Please Help

Commented on October 25, 2017
Created June 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I'm looking for a pure source of glucose that is portable for the occassional. I looked into Dextrose powder, however I found out that most of that stuff is derived from corn. I react very badly to zein so I don't think this is a good option for me. What else is out there?

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on October 25, 2017
at 02:58 PM

Glucose and dextrose are NOT synonomous!  I don't care what you read on wikipedia, you don't understand molecular chirality.

Dextros is Dextro-Glucose or D-glucose... it is the right handed (i.e dextro) glucose molecule.  The obverse glucose molecule is completely useless as far as the body is concerned.

Ede6029838b9d17195c84bab64a5d88d

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Starch does not equal free glucose. Small intestine in perfect condition will liberate most of it. In reality the ratio is much smaller. Impacted small intestine will not break down much of it while free glucose gets absorbed almost 100% in everyone.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on June 15, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Caveman-- Sucrose gets absorbed in the gut differently than glucose/fructose separately. That is why they have different glycemic indeces. That is also why HFCS acts a bit differently than sucrose, despite similar glucose/fructose ratios.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 15, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Oh let me correct my post.

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Note: it's called "zein", not "zyme".

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Caveman: Glucose and fructose can appear in free form, as well as bound together in sucrose. Apparently their analysis can break these out separately.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 15, 2011
at 09:39 PM

Just kidding. Mr. Stanton beat me to it.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 15, 2011
at 09:38 PM

But rice has very little sugar... Think about it, doe it taste sweet?

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 15, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Why do they break out sucrose glucose and fructose? Sucrose is 1 glucose 1 fructose molecule combined right?

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 09:09 PM

aaa: Sugars are approximately 0.3% of the carbohydrate in white rice, which is 99.7% starch (i.e. pure glucose). So that 0.3% is indeed "mostly sucrose", but total fructose content of perhaps 0.15% is not nutritionally relevant.

1bc18852894dad9d6dddfb3dfed49ab3

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on June 15, 2011
at 06:40 PM

sugar content in rice is mostly sucrose, Sucrose 126mg Glucose 15.8mg Fructose 31.6mg source http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5815/2

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 15, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Zyme is a prolamine similar to Gluten found in corn.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on June 15, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Rice is not mostly sucrose; that's plain false.

Bdcb2101fd3f1853cfd645094d8ad086

on June 15, 2011
at 03:02 PM

they use corn. Corn Syrup is basically glucose syrup. Pure "glucose" can be ordered from a culinary supply house. It will almost certainly be derived from corn, but if it is 100% pure glucose, then, there shouldn't be anything in it that could harm you. E.G. Liquid Glucose on Amazon

1bc18852894dad9d6dddfb3dfed49ab3

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on June 15, 2011
at 03:01 PM

I looked at nutrition data and rice is mostly sucrose.

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on June 15, 2011
at 02:48 PM

Glucose and dextrose are synonomous - you just need to find some not made from corn. I don't know what they use to make the gels and tablets for diabetics.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 15, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Rice! White rice is basically pure glucose. You can make rice balls or just eat it with a fork on the go. I usually stirfry it with some protein and spices for an easy meal on the go.

1bc18852894dad9d6dddfb3dfed49ab3

(341)

on June 15, 2011
at 03:01 PM

I looked at nutrition data and rice is mostly sucrose.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 15, 2011
at 09:38 PM

But rice has very little sugar... Think about it, doe it taste sweet?

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 15, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Why do they break out sucrose glucose and fructose? Sucrose is 1 glucose 1 fructose molecule combined right?

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 09:09 PM

aaa: Sugars are approximately 0.3% of the carbohydrate in white rice, which is 99.7% starch (i.e. pure glucose). So that 0.3% is indeed "mostly sucrose", but total fructose content of perhaps 0.15% is not nutritionally relevant.

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Caveman: Glucose and fructose can appear in free form, as well as bound together in sucrose. Apparently their analysis can break these out separately.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 15, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Caveman-- Sucrose gets absorbed in the gut differently than glucose/fructose separately. That is why they have different glycemic indeces. That is also why HFCS acts a bit differently than sucrose, despite similar glucose/fructose ratios.

1bc18852894dad9d6dddfb3dfed49ab3

(341)

on June 15, 2011
at 06:40 PM

sugar content in rice is mostly sucrose, Sucrose 126mg Glucose 15.8mg Fructose 31.6mg source http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5815/2

Ede6029838b9d17195c84bab64a5d88d

(181)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Starch does not equal free glucose. Small intestine in perfect condition will liberate most of it. In reality the ratio is much smaller. Impacted small intestine will not break down much of it while free glucose gets absorbed almost 100% in everyone.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on June 15, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Rice is not mostly sucrose; that's plain false.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 15, 2011
at 09:39 PM

Just kidding. Mr. Stanton beat me to it.

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on June 15, 2011
at 09:33 PM

I don't know anything about this personally but my friend Erica mentioned Smarties, brown rice syrup, or Sweetarts for cheap pure dextrose when she trains hard for boxing: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/never-in-a-million-years-did-i-think/

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Bdcb2101fd3f1853cfd645094d8ad086

on June 15, 2011
at 03:04 PM

Glucose is almost always derived from corn starch. Pure 100% glucose should not contain any harmful 'zyme' whatever you mean by that.

Liquid Glucose on Amazon

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 15, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Zyme is a prolamine similar to Gluten found in corn.

00c8eb3f6e6a1884216044ca29cf868a

on June 15, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Note: it's called "zein", not "zyme".

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on June 15, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Oh let me correct my post.

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on June 15, 2011
at 02:59 PM

Well, if it's pure dextrose then it's pure dextrose. It doesn't matter the source. Granted there may be a little cross contamination and some zyme left in there after processing, but I really doubt it. They want to keep the zyme so they can add the protein to other stuff to up the protein content.

An amazon search turned up a whole bunch of hits

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=glucose+powder&x=0&y=0

There's gotta be one in there that isn't made from corn.

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on January 18, 2013
at 04:49 AM

You can find Rice Sugar at ProteinFactory http://proteinfactory.com/shop/Rilose/

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on June 15, 2011
at 08:53 PM

If it's glucose then it is dextrose... and it doesn't matter what it's made from... dextrose is dextrose no matter the source...even the glucose in your body made from excess protein you eat.

So if you want a glucose/dextrose source on hand... just get the powder and keep it with you. You can even make "dextrose koolaid" or "dextrose water" with it and give yourself a nice insulin spike from the surge in BGL. Unless you tend to get hypo or are a bodybuilder, I don't know why you'd want to do this but...

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