Why do some of your products contain fructose or glucose polymers?Last Updated: August 07, 2019
We often formulate our products with natural, zero-calorie sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit. Fructose, dextrose, sucrose, or glucose polymers are used to enhance sports performance and to improve the texture or the palatability of a product.
Fructose is the primary sugar in fruit. It has a low glycemic index, which means it has minimal impact on blood sugar levels yet is sweeter than other simple sugars. Fructose is used in a limited number of our products to provide a sweet flavor. It is found in larger amounts in the GPS products to enhance athletic performance. Studies have shown that intake of carbohydrates (sugars like dextrose) during physical activity improves endurance. Glucose is the primary sugar used by cells during physical activity and dextrose is equivalent to glucose. Studies have shown that using products containing both glucose and fructose improves performance and reduces stomach complaints more than using products that contain glucose alone,. Carbohydrates can also enhance the uptake of amino acids also found in GPS products. Furthermore, fructose, as part of a post-exercise drink, has been shown to increase the rate at which the body restores its carbohydrate stores (glycogen), potentially leading to faster recovery time after exercise. Fructose should not be confused with high fructose corn syrup, which is not found in any products by PURE.
Products that contain fructose: CalciuMK+, GPS Rebuild
Glucose polymers are an important source of carbohydrates in sport beverages. They are large molecules composed of smaller glucose molecules. They provide more energy and are absorbed at a faster rate than glucose alone. Glucose polymers improve the consistency of beverages made from powdered mixes. Products that contain glucose polymers: ENERGY, GPS Hydrate, Probiotic, GPS Energize, Greens, 360 Complete Shake, GPS Circulate, GPS Reset and PURE Café.
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