/Agree partly with above posts.
The addictive nature is definitely a drawback that harms huge portions of the population. The largest negative point is what Susan D’Alonzo mentioned- its stored as a fat. People don’t expend energy consumed, so it never has a chance to help.
However, I’d argue that it can be good when implemented properly. For quick energy nothing is better- but the crash definitely leaves something to be desired.
Dextrose (in gummy bears and select candies) is used by bodybuilders and athletes to get an artificial insulin spike after a workout. It helps transport nutrients to muscles when they’re fatigued and aids in recovery.