It’s been a little while so we suggest you familiarize yourself with what Dextrose is before continuing on in this particular blog post. The long and short of it is that we like to use dextrose in our post-workout concoctions, as our bodies are clamoring for whatever nutrients we can provide them. No matter if you’re on a quest to lose the most stubborn fat deposits that seem to be hanging on for dear life or working to bulk up that muscle mass, dextrose is an effective post-workout supplement that you need to be considering. Before continuing, we’d like to note that dextrose supplementation alone will leave you lacking protein and fat content so if you’re really looking to help boost the muscle regeneration, you should consider something like our Cinerate line, which combines the benefits of dextrose with other nutrients, leading to a more complete solution.
The Side Effects of Dextrose
Unlike almost all of the products that we talk about in this blog, dextrose supplementation can have some seriously negative and alarming side effects. It should be noted that most of the side effects are a result of poor regulation by the ingestee and are self-caused. In a great portion of case, negative side effects are reported simply because of the method of supplementation. Since extremists are desiring the effects of their supplementation as quickly as possible, they often result in injection where possible. At Vaxxen, we never recommend injecting ANY supplements, though we acknowledge the number of advantages of injection as apposed to oral consumption. Here is a list of the 4 most common side effects in ascending order:
- Hypervolemia. Scary stuff. Hypervolemia has been reported by both injection and oral consumption users. Having too much liquid in your blood stream can lead to clotting, excessive bleeding, increased blood pressure, and even heart attack or stroke. While those are the extremes and almost certainly never going to happen as a result of dextrose supplementation, they need to be mentioned because it’s technically possible. (We’d like to think that if you’re that unhealthy, you’re not supplementing for extreme exercise at the moment anyway)
- Extravasation. Even more harrowing and terrifying than hypervolemia is the leaking of internal fluids into surrounding tissues that they should not be in. Extreme levels of dextrose can weaken the natural “walls” in our body, resulting in a bleeding effect from one area to another.
- Infection. Specifically happens for those who inject. You’re subject to infection every single time a needle goes in to your body. Those who choose to consume their supplements orally will never have to worry about this, the second most common side effect reported by all dextrose supplementation users.
- Fever. By far the most common side effect is fever. Like some of the other supplements we’ve mentioned in the past, your body needs to adjust to the new dextrose levels. Fever is a fairly common result of new dosing and will fade away after just a couple of days, maximum. If the fever doesn’t dissipate, stop using and visit a physician to ensure there are no other ongoing issues.