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  1. #1 What is the difference in the terms of health disadvantages for the overconsumsion of dextrose, vs glucose? 
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    according to some googling, i discovered that dextrose and glucose are very, very similar. they are both one of the most basics of the sugar group.
    they share the same chemical compound, but have different molecular arrangement, (a mirrored arrangement from each other)

    i understand that various companies use dextrose instead of glucose to increase business, because glucose has a "bad reputation".

    however, though googling, many websites report that dextrose and glucose are simple carbs, which have the same health effects, but i wanted to know the difference in the terms of health disadvantages in overconsumtion.

    i couldn't find the answer to my question on wikipedia also, because "dextrose" and "glucose" share the same wiki page, and that wiki hardly shows any difference between them, other than something about "rotating due to polarized light".

    so i'm asking my question here, "What is the difference in the terms of health disadvantages for the overconsumsion of dextrose, vs glucose?"

    Thanks for replying!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenNoodles View Post
    so i'm asking my question here, "What is the difference in the terms of health disadvantages for the overconsumsion of dextrose, vs glucose?

    Dextrose is another name for glucose, just as D-glucopyranose and grape sugar are other names for glucose (cf. Glucose - PubChem).
    Overconsumption of glucose will, as far as I can tell, lead to an overabundance of glycogen and lipids.


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    To make things clear, i will give all synonyms known by PubChem

    alpha-D-glucose
    alpha-D-Glucopyranose
    alpha-Dextrose
    glucose
    D-glucose
    dextrose
    alpha-glucose
    Glucopyranose, alpha-D-
    Dextrin from corn
    492-62-6
    D-(+)-Glucose solution
    Dextrin from potato starch
    glucoses
    Grape sugar
    Glucose solution
    CHEMBL423707
    D-gluco-hexose
    D-gluose
    CHEBI:17925
    D-()-Glucose
    D-(+)-Glucose
    (+)-Glucose
    D-Glucose-5-C-tD-glucose [MeSH: Glucose]
    glc
    a-Dextrose
    a-Glucose
    a-D-Glucose
    alpha-D-Glc
    a-D-Glucopyranose
    ?-D-Glucopyranose
    alpha-delta-Glucose
    |A-D-Glucose
    Glucose stock solution
    D-()-Glucose solution
    SureCN6222
    6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydropyran-2,3,4,5-tetraol
    alpha-delta-Glucopyranose
    AC1L2WHM
    bmse000015
    bmse000791
    bmse000797
    bmse000855
    MolMap_000023
    UNII-5J5I9EB41E
    D2006_SIGMA
    D2131_SIGMA
    D2256_SIGMA
    D4894_SIGMA
    D8066_SIGMA
    D9434_SIGMA
    G3285_FLUKA
    G3285_SIGMA
    G5146_SIGMA
    G5400_SIGMA
    G6152_SIGMA
    G7021_SIGMA
    G7520_SIGMA
    G7528_SIGMA
    G8270_SIGMA
    G8644_SIGMA
    G8769_SIGMA
    158968_ALDRICH
    16325_RIEDEL
    G5767_SIAL
    Dextrosum (Glucosum) anhydricum
    31400_FLUKA
    31405_FLUKA
    49139_FLUKA
    49139_SIGMA
    49163_FLUKA
    49163_SIGMA
    CHEBI:15444
    HMDB03345
    MolPort-003-925-693
    16325_SIAL
    CMC_6867
    EINECS 207-757-8
    ZINC03861213
    AKOS015950677
    MCULE-3846926665
    NCGC00160621-01
    NCGC00160621-03
    AC-15067
    AB1002610
    C00267
    074AD9E3-1FC7-485C-8A50-2B653D501E5B
    (2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol
    (2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydropyran-2,3,4,5-tetrol
    InChI=1/C6H12O6/c7-1-2-3(8)4(9)5(10)6(11)12-2/h2-11H,1H2/t2-,3-,4+,5-,6+/m1/s

    A whopping total of 89, which all mean the exact same thing.

    Glucose has many health effects, most of which are negative. Eating too much glucose will cause weight gain, lack of energy, hyperventilation, acidic blood imbalance, diabetes, and last but not least, tooth decay.
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    If dextrose was just another name, why do some websites distinguish the molecular structure between dextrose and glucose?
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    Sugar, is pretty much sugar. It is a basic nutrient, the human body needs it but is not designed to have access to too much of it at one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    Sugar, is pretty much sugar. It is a basic nutrient, the human body needs it but is not designed to have access to too much of it at one time.
    Sealeaf, that is a little too vauge to be accurate. What specific sugar are you talking about, as "suger" is a name for a larger group of molecules.
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    Yep, sugars is a large group of all different hydrocarbons.

    Plus the basic fuel for the body is pyruvic acid.
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    Glucose, it seems is a tad healthier(less unhealthy).

    Glucose (also called dextrose) and fructose (also called levulose or fruit sugar) are simple sugars. Glucose is found in plant saps and fruits and fructose is in fruits, honey, and green plants. Sucrose - ordinary table sugar from juices, fruits, and roots - is a disaccharide or double sugar as is lactose (also called milk sugar), and maltose. Maltose (also called malt sugar) is found in beer and malt whisky. There are also polysaccharides, complex carbohydrates which include cellulose and starch. The shared suffix -ose (from French) means 'carbohydrate' or 'sugar'.



    moderation is important
    I prefer lactose and maltose



    long ago and far away, I had a friend who was lactose intolerant
    he used beer in his oatmeal
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