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Does building muscle affect gluconeogenesis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I have to wonder. If my protein intake is being rushed in to repair damaged tissue, does it count toward the formula for maximum protein while in ketosis?

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on September 03, 2013
at 11:12 PM

Are you glycogen depleted?

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on September 03, 2013
at 04:06 PM

So my next question would be... how come my first 140ish daily grams of protein aren't involved in gluconeogenesis? It seems like a task for 'excess' proteins.

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at 04:01 PM

The muscles will certainly appreciate the glucose created in the process though.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on September 02, 2013
at 02:28 PM

You are looking at it backwards. Your body will try to maximize gluconeogenesis before utilizing protein for muscle repair if you are constantly glycogen depleted.

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on September 02, 2013
at 04:01 PM

The muscles will certainly appreciate the glucose created in the process though.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on September 03, 2013
at 04:06 PM

So my next question would be... how come my first 140ish daily grams of protein aren't involved in gluconeogenesis? It seems like a task for 'excess' proteins.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on September 03, 2013
at 11:12 PM

Are you glycogen depleted?

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on September 03, 2013
at 04:07 PM

Alright then, unless I'm mistaken there are two contrasting answers so far.

Do either of you have any sources to offer up?

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on September 02, 2013
at 03:02 PM

Depends on macronutrient ratios and overall rate of rest vs recovery.

Ketosis (ketone production) is induced by dietary glucose restriction (of carbs) as usually the liver won't produce all the body's needs through gluconeogenesis. So as long as you have enough dietary fat for energy, most protein can be used for muscle and organ repair.

Oddly we still don't know if gluconeogenesis can apply to fatty acids. Not that it matters much as fat can be converted to ketones for off-site use or used directly by the cell; thanks to our friendly mitochondria.

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