Dextrose is a fast digesting, simple carbohydrate (or sugar) that when taken can rapidly increase or “spike” your body's blood sugar levels through the production of insulin. When absorbed, as dextrose digests rapidly, insulin is released which transports the excess nutrients into muscle cells, particular post workout when you have depleted your current glycogen stores. This is beneficial to replenish these stores, but when taken with Protein Powder, it will ensure the proteins and amino acids enter your muscles and can begin to work on repairing damaged muscle cells. Dextrose should not be used at other times during the day, as you will experience a severe crash due to the drop in your blood sugar levels. Therefore, Dextose is the perfect Post-Workout Carbohydrate source, and should be paired with Protein and Creatine for maximum absorption.