Glucose is a simple monosaccharide that is used as an energy source for every cell in the human body. It is also referred to as dextrose. Glucose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, as it requires no digestion. More »

Galactose and fructose are both structural isomers of glucose. All three substances share the same molecular formula of C6H12O6; however, all three have a unique arrangement of their atoms structurally. More »

The chemical symbol for glucose is C6H12O6. Glucose is a simple sugar substance called a monosaccharide, which is a carbohydrate that contains the elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Another name for glucose is dextros... More »

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Glucose provides a source of energy for the human body. Experts from Georgia State University say glucose is the most important simple sugar used for human metabolism. More »

Glucose is the source of energy in glycolysis. During this process, one molecule of glucose is used to generate two molecules of ATP, two molecules of pyruvic acid and two high-energy-carrying electron molecules of NADH. More »

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Hydrogen does not exist in pure form in nature and instead is produced from a primary energy source, such as fossil fuels, solar, geothermal and wind energy, or extracted from other elements such as oxygen. Hydrogen is f... More »

The consensus among biochemists is that virtually every cell in the human body can break down sugar, usually in the form of glucose, to use as energy. According to the authors of the 5th edition of "Biochemistry," the br... More »