FAQ

Glucose - The primary ingredient of Glucorade

What is Glucose?
Glucose is the simplest form of sugar with a molecular formula C6H12O6. Glucose circulates in the blood and is known as Blood sugar. Glucose is the Human Body's key source of energy, providing about 3.75 kilocalories of energy per Gram. Glucose provides almost all the energy for the brain, so its availability influences psychological processes. When Glucose is low, psychological processes requiring mental efforts are impaired (such as Self Control, decision making etc)

How is Glucose produced commercially?
Glucose is produced commercially by enzymatic hydrolysis of Starch.

In what form is Glucose available in the Market?
Glucose is available predominantly in Powder form and marketed as Glucose Energy drink and also available in Small disc shaped tablets known as Glucose Tablets. Glucose is also available in the form of Gels.

Does Glucose have a expiry period?
Yes, the expiry date will be mentioned on the pack. Generally, unflavoured glucose is having a expiry period of 24 months from the date of manufacturing.

What is Glucose powder or Glucose energy drink?
Glucose available in powder form when mixed with water gives Glucose energy drink. For more information on Glucose energy drink, please click on Glucose energy drink FAQ's.

What are Glucose Tablets? What are they used for?
Glucose chewable tablets are made of Glucose, monosaccharide(simple sugar). It works by quickly raising the glucose level in the blood. Glucose tablets is popularly used by diabetics to treat hypoglycemia, by athletes during sports, children during exams etc. For more information on Glucose tablets, please click on Glucose Tablets FAQ's link.

What are the side effects of Glucose?
Oral Glucose is simple sugar, like that found in many different foods and drinks, so it does not have any notable side effects. However, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to it. If you experience itchy rashes, breathing difficulty or swelling in your face or throat, get medical help immediately.

What is the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?
Glucose and dextrose are two of the most often confused terms. Many food labels are marked with either glucose or dextrose. In the hospital setting, the term dextrose is usually used even if the dextrose's main aim is really to maintain the blood glucose level of the patient. This is most likely because the majority or almost all national and international pharmacopeias use the term 'dextrose' to refer to glucose and not use the word 'glucose' itself.

Low Blood Sugar or Hypoglycemia

What is the meaning of Hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is a condition where the blood sugar decreases below the normal level.

What are the causes of Hypoglycemia?
The most common cause of Hypoglycemia is the Medications that are used to treat diabetes mellitus such as insulin etc. It can be caused to non diabetics as well who have exercised more than usual, or have drunk excessive alcohol or have not eaten for a long time.

What are the symptoms of Low blood sugar levels or Hypoglycemia?
If you are taking oral glucose, learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) so you'll know when you should take a tablet. Symptoms of mild hypoglycemia include shaking, sweating, dizziness, and weakness. Symptoms of moderate hypoglycemia include agitation and confusion.

How do I manage low blood sugar?
Treatment of some forms of Hypoglycemia, such as diabetes involves immediately raising the blood sugar levels to normal through ingestion of carbohydrates. For immediate relief, one may consume Glucose drink or Glucose tablets that is readily available (approx 15-18gms)

Is there a cure to hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is not a disease that requires a cure, but it is a medical condition where your blood glucose levels fall below the normal. Hypoglycemia occurs when one exercises more than usual, or is fasting for a long duration of time or is back from work in the hot sun etc. The symptoms of low blood sugar includes shaking, dizziness, fatigue, agitation and confusion. It is advisable that the body may be replenished with Glucose and minerals after every physical activity irrespective of age. For example, School children during a sports event requires glucose or a bodybuilder during his workout at the gym requires glucose.

Can you pass out from low blood sugar?
We all know that Glucose is the fuel that keeps our body running. When there is low blood sugar levels, the cells are deprived of energy and in extreme conditions, this may lead to the person to lose consciousness. It should be noted that, Glucose tablets should not be given to a person who has lost consciousness, as it may block his wind pipe causing him to choke.

How to prevent Hypoglycemia?
As the popular saying goes, eat healthy, think better. If one takes food at regular intervals, and maintains a healthy lifestyle, one can always prevent hypoglycemia.

Glucorade Shots - Glucose Tablets

What are Glucorade Shots? Where is it available?
Glucorade shots are Chewable Glucose energy tablets that provides instant energy. Glucorade shots is made up of Pure Glucose, Iron, Phosphorous, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Calcium. Glucorade comes in a attractive pack of 9 tablets and in a mini pack of 4 tablets. It is available pan India in all leading departmental and Pharmacies.

What are the uses of Glucose tablets?
Glucorade shots are designed to provide instant energy when you need it most. Everybody feels tired, be it exams, sports, traffic, office stress, sports, blazing heat from the sun etc, Glucorade Shots will help you fight fatigue and keeps you energized.

What are the flavours Glucorade Shots available?
Glucorade is available in 6 flavours viz, Tangy Orange, Wild Strawberry, Aplhanso Mango, Chatpata Green Mango, Icy Mint and Mixed Fruit flavours.

Can Glucorade shots be used to treat Hypoglycemia?
Glucorade shots is made of Pure Glucose and is very effective while treating hypoglycemia. Glucose tablets are easy to carry and one can consume around 15-18gms to get relief from the hypoglycemia symptoms.

Can I order Glucorade Shots online?
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Glucorade Glucose D - Glucose Energy Drink

When do I consume Glucorade Glucose energy Drink?
Glucose can be used at any time when a rapid supply of energy is required. Post-training is the priority; when glycogen levels have been depleted through intense exercise, glucose quickly fills the muscles back up with fuel. Glucose is a versatile product that can be combined with supplements such as whey protein, creatine and amino acids to make your own recovery formula, or alternatively with protein and essential fatty acids to make your own weight gainer. Glucose is a monosaccharide or simple sugar that is derived entirely from corn starch. It is about 20% less sweet than regular cane sugar, and is the main energy source in our body.

Is it safe to drink Glucorade Glucose energy drink during exercise?
Dextrose is therefore an excellent supplement for: PRE-EXERCISE taken before exercise it can provide the body with almost instant energy. The insulin spike it creates makes it ideal for combining it with other pre-workout nutrients such as creatine, as it enables these nutrients to reach the muscle cells faster and fuel the body for optimal performance. DURING-EXERCISE Many leading sports drinks that are proven to improve performance when consumed during exercise, are basically water with added dextrose and flavouring. The dextrose provides valuable energy which can help offset fatigue. POST-EXERCISE After exercise our bodies are crying out for a quality protein such as Whey Concentrate or Whey Isolate, in order to repair and build muscle tissue. The fastest way to get this protein to the muscle cells is to create an insulin spike. As we know, dextrose is perfect for this, so it is an ideal supplement to be consumed after exercise in conjunction with other vital nutrients such as Protein, Creatine and Amino Acids.

What are the flavours Glucorade Glucose energy drink available in?
Glucorade drink is available in Orange, Pineapple and Nimbu Paani Flavours. Apart from this all natural unflavoured Glucorade is available, which can be mixed with any other juices and consumed. The pack size ranges from 50gms to 1kg pack.

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