Dextrose Anhydrous is a white crystalline powder that is used in foods to provide a sweet taste. It is widely used as a sweetener in cake mixes, frostings, crackers, pretzels, cookies and custards. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Dextrose Anhydrous?
Dextrose Anhydrous is a white sweet tasting crystalline powder that is soluble in water. Dextrose Anhydrous is an organic compound that contains water of crystallization of glucose. Dextrose Anhydrous is used in a variety of foods such as candy filling, ice creams, confectioneries, chocolates, biscuits, pastries, and beverage industry to create invert sugar.
Possible Side Effects of Dextrose Anhydrous
Although Dextrose Anhydrous generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- Febrile response
- Infection at the injection site
- Tissue necrosis
- Venous thrombosis
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Dextrose Anhydrous is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Dextrose Anhydrous populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Dextrose Anhydrous.
1. Compressional characterization of two dextrose-based directly compressible excipients using an instrumented tablet press. [Pharm Dev Technol. 1999 May] Author: Olmo IG, Ghaly ES.
2. Evaluation of two dextrose-based directly compressible excipients. [Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 1998 Aug] Author: Olmo IG, Ghaly ES.