Improving insulin sensitivity

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  1. spoofy

    spoofy Chemically Enhanced

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    What are some means to improve insulin sensitivity? I've read that fish oil, vitamin e, and biotin are effective but waned to hear what ideas you guys had.
     
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    glucorell and sesapure are supposed to help
     
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    work out
     
  5. Marix

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    Exercise more
    Drop body fat
    Yes, glucorell would help, lol
    Also, don't pound your body with fas carbs all day long
     
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    glucorell

    cardio
     
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    That is part of the problem. I am dropping bodyfat but also losing a fairly large amount of muscle. I am using a low GI diet with a decent level of cals. I found a good article here : http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=460436 which was very helpful. I am going to try some of the things in there and increase my cardio.
     
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    What is your current height/weight/body fat?

    Big I assume?
     
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    Last i checked 209 with a 19% bf .. I'm 6'3 so I wouldn't consider it big for my height.
     
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  11. macro

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    work through PPAR (just as sesapure and glucorell do- and to a lesser extent fish oil and EGCG)
     
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  13. spoofy

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    I picked up the following over the weekend

    ALA
    Biotin
    Seasamin (waiting on it to show)
    Apples/Berries (for the fructose)

    Apparently fructose will help insulin sensitivity as well so i've added some fruit to my breakfast. The carbs have helped the workouts at lunch time quite a bit. I will try this out for a few weeks to see what happens.
     
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    any body stacked glucorell and sesapure? did you see any results?
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    honestly...you guys waste so much time and useless effort on shit like this. When i was your age i ate and lifted consistantly and never missed a workout or meal and presto...bigger
     
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    ALA is not effective- r-ala is.

    fructose is used to induce diabetes in animals, fruits do contain phytonutrients than can help with insulin sensitivity. Small amount of fruit are good, large is not (especially if you are not in a calorie deficit)
     
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    Yeah, but they give animals pure fructose or HFCS. Fruits really don't contain a lot of fructose anyway.
     
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    varies, usually at least 50% often times more. Though its not really fruits themselves but the addition of that fructose to other sources of fructose (HFCS (80/20 or 90/10), sucrose (50/50) in particular) (if those are eliminated then its not usually an issue unless consumption is excessive)

    the body can only utilize a small amount of fructose, daily intake should be under 30 grams.

    little background for those not aware of the issue
    http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/2/1/5
     
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    With all respect Pur, it's not about bigger - it's about healthier.

    Insulin resistance is highly correlated with piles of other diseases. I think it's anything but "useless."
     
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    i think pur was trying to say we are all small weak newbs who do not need to worry about shit like that yet :o
     
  21. Marix

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    Then he would be wrong. Like I said, this is about being healthy, not about gaining muscle or losing fat (although improved insulin sensitivity may help.)

    You can be skinny and insulin resistant and have all the associated health problems

    You can be skinny and have high LDL, atherosclerosis and a heart attack

    You don't even have to be old

    It has nothing to do with how much you lift or how much you weigh.
     
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    Yeah, most fruits are about 50% fructose so it can hardly be a problem unless the person eats a ton of fruits. Added sugar (sucrose, HFCS) is another issue though. I don't think it's a good idea to tell people to avoid fruits though, it's much better than eating ice cream, cookies and other crap instead.
     
  23. Marix

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    ^ Werd. He'll be fine eating actual fruit - just not mass quantities of fruit juice or syrups etc.

    Also, in fruit the fructose is combined with fibre/roughage too
     
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    as long as you are replacing those foods with fruits, not eating fruits in addition to them.

    and you really have to label hound, everythings has HFCS and sucrose in it.

    a lot of "natural/organic" snacks and foods are LOADED with fructose (as if this were a solution of HFCS).

    agree in principle with your thoughts, just not sure that it works so much in practice (with the uninformed consumer).

    and dont say avoid fruits, just to eat them in moderation (and if you are eating a lot of fruit to make damn sure that you are not getting fructose from other sources)
     
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    macro, I've got to ask - what is your background? Since you know everything about diet, steroids, endocrinology etc

    Formal scientific or just a research nut on the internet?
     
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