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  1. haidut

    Muscles starve/waste in the absence of vitamin D

    As turns out, yet again, vitamin D is far from being the simple "bone vitamin" as most TV/online commercials would have us believe. It is actually a (seco)steroid and has already been implicated in a host of metabolic and immune process affecting virtually every disease. Recently, I posted a few...
  2. Mauritio

    Cistanche increases glycogen storage and helps diabetes

    Another win for the power-herb cistanche. This study showed that it increases glycogen content in muscles of diabetic Rats by over 50% and in their liver by over 40%. Given that the glycogen content didn't exceed the value of normal control groups, it'd rather call it a "normalization" of...
  3. Hans

    Serotonin dubs thee sleepless

    How often do you still hear that serotonin helps with sleep? Well if someone says that to you again, show them this. https://men-elite.com/2021/06/17/serotonin-dubs-thee-sleepless/
  4. Mauritio

    Allithiamine increases physical performance 7-fold, increases glycogen storage and glucose utilization

    Interesting study. I think it's widely known that vitamin B1 increases glucose metabolism , and it does so partly because it increases glycogen storage . So theres no/ less need for cortisol to kick in during a workout . And as you can see In the figure below glucose utilization only increases...
  5. P

    Glucose Plus Fructose Ingestion For Post-Exercise Recovery—Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    Nutrients. 2017 Apr; 9(4): 344. Published online 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.3390/nu9040344 PMCID: PMC5409683 PMID: 28358334 Glucose Plus Fructose Ingestion for Post-Exercise Recovery—Greater than the Sum of Its Parts? Abstract Carbohydrate availability in the form of muscle and liver glycogen is...
  6. P

    Low Dose Doxycycline Decreases Systemic Inflammation And Improves Glycemic Control, Lipid Profiles,

    Low dose doxycycline decreases systemic inflammation and improves glycemic control, lipid profiles, and islet morphology and function in <i>db/db</i> mice Low dose doxycycline decreases systemic inflammation and improves glycemic control, lipid profiles, and islet morphology and function in...
  7. P

    Low Carb Diet , Glycogen Level, Performance,metabolic Rate

    Low carbohydrate diet induces metabolic depression: a possible mechanism to conserve glycogen. - PubMed - NCBI Long-term studies have found low carbohydrate diets are more effective for weight loss than calorie restricted diets in the short-term, but equally or only marginally more effective...
  8. Steven Bussinger

    Insulin Neuroprotection And The Mechanisms

    Insulin Neuroprotection and the Mechanisms Insulin, Neuroprotection, GABA, Glucose, Glycogen, Ischemia, Glutamate Introduction Insulin is the only endocrinology hormone to decrease blood glucose. In addition, insulin serves as a growth factor, modulating mitogenesis, growth, and...
  9. Elchapchapchapo

    Haidut On Improving Glycogen Stores

    One person I always look for giving advice is Haidut, and I'm sure I'm joined by many others. Not trying to say people are giving bad advice, etc. With lack of time its easy to go to a source I can trust fairly easily, and for me its this guy. So in the coming times I want to create posts which...
  10. P

    [Influence Of Manganese On The Level Of Glycogen And Its Fractions In Organism Tissues]

    [Influence of manganese on the level of glycogen and its fractions in organism tissues]. - Abstract - Europe PMC Abstract Changes in the level of total glycogen and its fractions in the organism tissues were studied under conditions of injecting different doses of manganese into intact rabbits...
  11. Westside PUFAs

    Natalie Zimmerman: "The Woefully Misguided War On Carbohydrates"

    Natalie Zimmerman of McCarbthyism: "A channel devoted to promoting a scientific understanding of carbohydrates and their essential role in the human diet. We don't practice McCarbthyism, the irrational fear mongering that views our natural desire to eat carbohydrates as the primary reason for...
  12. haidut

    Warbug Effect Revisited - Glycolysis Is "cheaper" For Dividing Cells

    This study shed some light on why the fast dividing cells like bacteria and cancer prefer to use glycolysis even in the presence of oxygen - i.e. the well-known Warburg effect. The study says this is due to the fact that after factoring the energetic cost of synthesizing the mechanisms that...
  13. haidut

    Taurine Doubles Liver Glycogen

    The dose used was not that high and is a human equivalent of 2,500mg - 3,000mg daily. The other findings of note were that a single dose of taurine was enough to produce that effect, and also that taurine increased the consumption/oxidation of glucose. Taurine induced these effects through...
  14. Giraffe

    Post-Exercise Muscle Glycogen Synthesis

    Postexercise muscle glycogen synthesis with combined glucose and fructose ingestion. "Glucose and glucose/fructose (2:1 ratio) solutions, ingested at a rate of 90 g x h(-1), are equally effective at restoring muscle glycogen in exercised muscles during the recovery from exhaustive exercise."...
  15. P

    High Rates Of Muscle Glycogen Resynthesis After Exhaustive Exercise When Carbohydrate Is Coingested

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18467543 We determined the effect of coingestion of caffeine (Caff) with carbohydrate (CHO) on rates of muscle glycogen resynthesis during recovery from exhaustive exercise in seven trained subjects who completed two experimental trials in a randomized...
  16. haidut

    Biotin Promotes Glycogen Synthesis

    I posted some studies on biotin, including its effects on blood lipids and insulin sensitivity. There have also been discussions on the forum about supplements or drugs that promote glycogen synthesis, since glycogen synthesis and levels are both low in hypothyroid people. In addition to the...
  17. haidut

    Famotidine Increases Glycogen, Improves Glucose Metabolism

    Several people on the forum have asked for measures on how to increase glycogen storage in the liver. Hypothyroid people have issues with glycogen storage and having a substance that can increase such storage would be helpful. It looks like famotidine is one such substance. It dose dependently...
  18. haidut

    Niacinamide / Nicotinamide Has A Glycogen-sparing Effect

    This may be one of its anti-stress mechanisms, in addition to its benzo similarities. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2963642 "...The inhibitory action of nicotinic acid, nicotinamide, N-nicotinoyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid, NAD, NADH, NADP, and NADPH on the rabbit skeletal muscle glycogen...