Something I thought about and wanted to ask before I buy - I know that dextrose is a good sugar to have for PW meals/shakes, hence putting it on the list. But, there are always fruits (raspberries, strawberries, sometimes blueberries) in my PW shakes. These are not the same kind of sugars, right? I still need the dextrose to help me out, despite having the sugars/carbs from the fruit…?
Edit: Honey is also available to me. Is straight dextrose better than that?[/quote]
Dextrose is glucose whereas fruit is generally higher in fructose. Different sugars are used differently in the body and are stored preferentially in different tissues, so yeah I would use the dextrose PW. Berries in particular are relatively low glycemic (slower digesting) carbs. While this is usually a good thing, PW you are looking for higher glycemic stuff.
As far as fruits go, bananas are relatively high glyemic and higher in glucose than many fruits and thus not a bad choice PW. With regard to honey, it is fairly high in glucose but contains fructose as well and so would probably be suitable , but dextrose is way cheaper and mixes more easily so…
BTW, I would consider buying your BCAA as powder rather than pills. You’ll need to take a LOT of pills (10 pills = 10 grams = one serving) to get enough to be effective, and they’re big suckers. Powder tastes pretty bad on it’s own but is still prefferable to choking down all those pills, IMO.