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Additives and excipients

Dextrose monohydrate (femas)

Product code: P04039

Dextrose is also known as Glucose which comes from the Greek word glykos which means sweet. This sugar is a high source of energy in the body. Glucose is the main sugar manufactured in the body and is chemically considered a simple sugar.

The body makes glucose from a number of different elements including, food, protein, fat, and the most comes from carbohydrates. It is the main source of energy for living cells and is carried around the body through the bloodstream. In order for the cells to use the glucose they also need insulin.

Dextrose is a popular sweetner which comes from glucose sugar which is refined from corn starch. It is a rapidly absorbed energy and often used as a carrier in water soluble medicines.

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