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insulin is bad but it kills cortisone

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Created March 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

i know that insulin is storing hormone, so that's the reason we avoid carbs. what about muscle building, i mean is it possible to grow muscles with 0 carbs a day.

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take whatever u want from me. god bless u rakesh

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thanks for your answer rakesh

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thanks, your comment will really help me rakesh

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thanks for your answer rakesh

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thanks for your answer rakesh

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Insulin isn't bad though..

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on March 26, 2013
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The insulin response is more important than any amount of carbs or insulin. Refined sugars (powdered sugar), refined flours (enter SAD) create a huge insulin response due to the large, very large amount of increase in surface area. Fruits and veggies really don't create a huge insulin response. carbs are good and essential for the thyroid, hormone production --> muscle building.

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thanks for your answer rakesh

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Insulin is not a "storing" hormone. Insulin is the hormone secreted by the body to regulate blood glucose levels. It is not a bad thing.

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thanks for your answer rakesh

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on March 27, 2013
at 01:31 AM

My body quit making cortisol and I would die without steroid replacement. You need insulin and cortisol to live. I wish I could take yours!

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take whatever u want from me. god bless u rakesh

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on March 26, 2013
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You would die without it. Ask a diabetic who can't produce enough. Carbs aren't evil just the amount of them can be what makes or breaks you. I have heard that insulin helps with muscle growth.

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thanks for your answer rakesh

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on March 26, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Well, it is my understanding (please correct me if I'm wrong) that even if the main goal of insulin is getting rid of excess blood sugar to keep body homoeostasis in check, it's also true that all that available energy will go to the liver or the muscles if needed (best case scenario) or directly stored as fat (worst case) if not need for so much energy. So indeed, it triggers 'storage mode'... and that's why it is called an anabolic hormone.

Is this a bad thing? Well, as stated on the other comments, it's the needed thing to do for the body because blood sugar cannot get past some levels, but it's also true that if too much is secreted then it is when the pancreas cannot make up for the demand, starts losing it's working beta-cells and over the time and time, if you abused a lot, you end with insulin resistance.

So a little bit amount of insulin to regulate blood sugar shall be OK and normal, too much will be an stress and will lead to metabolic syndrome that could lead to type 2 diabetes and then a new host of modern chronic diseases. And if you're there already (most of us are because never been aware of good nutrition patterns until we got old, sheesh) then a tight control with carbs and insulin will be needed because in part, we are more or less screwed already.

So it's pretty normal that paleo is concerned with keeping sugars in check. But if you are into building muscle and you are already fit and helthy, and it does not cause you any adverse reaction, a post-workout meal rich in good carbs shall lead to a little insulin secretion that will trigger anabolic responses (more protein syntesis, lower cortisol levels, etc) that help. And if calories are in check, that shouldn't lead to fat weight gain but just clean muscle development which then it is not a problem at all (just not that fast).

And building muscle with 0 carbs shall be possible if good hormonal levels (say testosterone) are available, protein and fat in check with proper nutrition-dense food (paleo brings this) and proper rest... but probably some insuline will help. Profesional bodybuilders inject it on them for something.

For us, in the end, moderation is king I guess.

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