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Insulin, Get Sensitive...

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How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity


Simple Dietary Changes :food-snacking:

Simple dietary habits have profound effects upon insulin sensitivity. As example, saturated fats, such as those found in animal protein sources, and fried foods promote insulin insensitivity/resistance. Unsaturated fats such as non- hydrogenated vegetable and nut oils, or flax seed and olive oil, promote insulin sensitivity. Obviously insulin levels and sensitivity play a vital role in hyper-recovery. But what about the ability to "absorb" the foods, supplements, and pharmacological items that were ingested? Remember, we are what we absorb, not what we eat.


Supplements of Sensitivity

The most important supplement for insulin activity mediation is the amino acid L-Arqinine. In fact, simply ingesting 2-4 grams of L-Arginine with a post-work out protein/carb drink increases glycogen synthesis rates 30-40% in healthy individuals. Arginine is also the precursor to nitric oxide (N.O.) synthesis. N.O. plays a key role in every anabolic metabolic pathway in the human body. The addition of L- arginine's N.O.2 synthesis cofactors, (400 mcg-Folic Acid, 400 mg-N-Acetylcholine, 1000mg phenylalanine) can increase the active-life of N.O. from only a few minutes to about 12 hours. Twicedaily is best. Remember insulin, GPI's, and IPG's ? Guess what mediates their activity!


L-Glutamine is an amino acid that can be converted into a glucose substrate
and utilized for glycogen synthesis. It also acts as a non-insulin dependent mediator to trigger cellular glycogen synthesis and glucose/amino acid up-take. This adds up to decreased insulin resistance. Best daily intake? Up to 120 grams daily, but 20 grams works well.


The amino acid Taurine is made in the body from methionine and cystein (e). It occurs in animal origin proteins but not in vegetable protein. Taurine is very similar in action to insulin and aids in prevention of insulin insensitivity by helping cholesterol to remain soluble. 2-4 grams daily with meals is an effective dosage.


Chromium Polynicotinate (niacin bound chromium) improves insulin receptor- site/insulin binding or affinity to some extent. The average diet only provides 25-33 mcg of chromium daily and is poorly absorbed (as are most chromium supplements). Chromium Polynicotinate is retained in the body at a rate of about 17% and about 300-311 % better than chromium picolinate. 300-400 mcg of chromium polynicotinate daily is effective.


Colosolic Acid acts similar to insulin in triggering a cellular insulin-like response in muscle cells but not fat cells. And it reduces blood glucose about 20% at a dosage of 620 mcg. Colosolic Acid occurs in glucosol powder at a rate of about 600-620 mcg per 50 mg of powder.


1/8 teaspoon of Cinnamon 8 times daily with food can increase insulin efficiency "up to " 300%. (Cinnamon rolls are not an option).


4oz daily of the herb fenugreek reduces urinary sugars about 40-50 % and increases L.H. production. Fenugreek seed has a unique 0.9% content of the amino acid 4-hydroxy-lsoleucine which is a pancreatic stimulator and the ground complex contains HPTA stimulatory samponins. The ground seed is several times more active than the ground herb. However, 4oz. of the ground herb acts to slow the digestion of sugars and is an excellent roughage.


Sage tea (2oz of sage) has been shown in some research to increase insulin sensitivity up to 500 % (1 0-20% is more likely)


Omega-3 fatty acids increase insulin sensitivity by modulating cellular good PG (Prostaglandin) production. (3-6 grams daily).
 

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P-Insuln or anabolic pump work also, nice herbal formulas that help get the job done
 

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Alpha Linolenic Acid, I have read on several forums that it helps increase Insulin sensitivity.
 

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BigBen your already a big boy, thus you already have a high response to insulin, if i were you, i wouldn't worry about improving it anymore.. if anyone, it should be the "hard gainers" for big guys if you use insulin you will just end up getting fat..
 

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Alpha Linolenic acid = Omega 3's


you are thinking of Alpha lipoic acid. Frankly, the jury on insulin sensitizers is still out, and will be for a long long time.
 

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serb, yea i agree, i wasnt even considering it. ALA thats what i was thinking u ment was alpha lipoic acid, its an anti oxidant, take it with l- carnetine. Insulin sensitivity, i havent read anything about it concerning ala.

YMJ u dont have the body type that would need to supplement insulin it would be pointless for u to do so man.
 

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using insulin when you dont need it is highly dangerous too lol... too much and you're fucked
 

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Trust me as of now I would never mess with Insulin..

Big Ben: Just out of curiosity why is my body type not suitable for insulin? Not trying to start an argument just curious to your reasoning.
 

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I use Chromium Picotinate is seems to help when taken before meals and my appetite certainly decreases when i use it, helps with those sugar cravings if your trying to cut.
 

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Trust me as of now I would never mess with Insulin..

Big Ben: Just out of curiosity why is my body type not suitable for insulin? Not trying to start an argument just curious to your reasoning.

is that you in your avatar?

you dont have the body type to use insulin your body responds just fine to it. The bodytypes that need insulin ar ethe ones who have an 8 pack year round, the naturally skinny people have low insulin response. I say this assuming your not a diabetic.

God Bless
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is that you in your avatar?

you dont have the body type to use insulin your body responds just fine to it. The bodytypes that need insulin ar ethe ones who have an 8 pack year round, the naturally skinny people have low insulin response. I say this assuming your not a diabetic.

God Bless
Ben

:xyxthumbs:
 

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i have done insulin in the past, i worked my way up to 10iu/day shot subq directly after my workout, i just stacked it with creatine and i gained about 20 pounds "OF FAT"

on a side note, if you are going to mess with insulin, which would totally be your ultimate choice to do so, please read up on it. NEVER do the long acting insulin.. here is some good info on it.. it was taken from the site provided but is now down for some reason..

http://freakymuscle.com/cgi-bin/ikon...t=ST;f=20;t=67


> WHAT IS INSULIN?
>
>
> Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas- islet
> cells/beta cells to be specific. Insulin facilitates
> the use of sugar, which all calories are ultimately
> converted to, for the multitude of bodily fuctions
> which include energy production, brain activity,
> metabolism regulation- basically all of your body's
> function either directly or indirectly.
>
> WHERE DO I GET IT AND WHAT TYPE DO I USE?
>
> Humilin R is available OTC just about everywhere and
> while it is a quick acting insulin, it is not the
> fastest or most consistent in terms of absorption
> and
> effect. Humilin R starts working in about 1/2 hour
> and
> the effect can last up to six hours.
>
> Humalog is available OTC in some states/countries
> while be RX only in many other states. Humalog is a
> true fast acting insulin which begins activity
> within
> 15 minutes and ends activity within 4 hours. Humalog
> is the preffered insulin to use since it works more
> predictably and is out of your system faster which
> makes it easier to control.
>
> HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
>
> In general, Insulin costs between $20-$30 depending
> on
> the type and where you buy it.
>
> WHAT KIND OF NEEDLES DO I USE?
>
> Use 29 guage, 1/2cc insulin syringes. "B-D
> ultra-fine"
> is my preference in terms of brand.
>
> WHERE DO I INJECT?
>
> Upper back of arm, abdomen(avoid area too close to
> belly button), inner and outer upper thigh, butt
> cheeks.
>
> HOW DO I INJECT?
>
> Rotate injection sites each time you inject. Don't
> inject into the same area two times in a row.
> Insulin
> injections are subcutaneous- not intramuscular.
>
> WHAT DOSE DO I START WITH?
>
> Start with 2-3 units of insulin. There is no need to
> start higher than this as you will be adjusting your
> dose gradually to find a tolerable level.
>
> HOW DO I INCREASE MY DOSE?
>
> To move your dose higher in order to find your ideal
> dose, go up by one unit per day. A very general
> guide
> would be to consider between 10 and 15 units as your
> pre-determined upper limit. If it turns out you want
> to go higher and don't have any trouble with those
> doses, then no harm is done and you can go higher.
> Don't make big leaps up in dose or assume more is
> better- be safe rather than sorry.
>
> WHAT DO I EAT AND WHEN DO I EAT IT?
>
> For Humilin R, the general start of activity is
> within
> a 1/2 hour but the varies ALOT!!!!! Don't assume you
> have tons of time to wait to eat simple sugars. Pay
> attention to how you feel and never wait more than
> 15
> minutes(if that) to eat. First consume simple
> sugars(dextrose preffered but not the only one) in
> the
> form of some type of drink as these are most readily
> absorbed in my experience. A general guideline is 10
> grams of carbs for each unit of insulin- MINIMUM!
> Within a hour or so after your dose you want to eat
> a
> mix of simple carbs and high protein- this is the
> golden hour AFTER your workout when the insulin will
> shuttle nutrients into your muscles very
> efficiently.
> Humilin R will peak at two hours after you take it
> so
> you must eat another balanced meal at the hour and a
> half mark approximately. This meal should include
> complex carbs, some fats, and protein. Use simple
> carbs also if you feel any hypoglycemic symptoms.
> "R"
> will last up to six hours so be aware of how you
> feel
> and eat as needed after the two hour mark. REMEMBER
> THAT YOU STILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF INSULIN
> WORKING UP TO SIX HOURS LATER SO DON'T BE COMPLACENT
> AND ASSUME YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GO HYPOGLYCEMIC.
>
> For Humalog, use the same general rules and type of
> meal sequence, but begin the process immediately.
> Simple carbs should be ingested within 10 minutes-
> NO
> EXCEPTIONS. Then have the carb/protein meal within
> the
> hour. Then have the balanced meal of complex
> carbs/fats/protein at the hour 1/2 mark. Keep aware
> of
> how you feel up to four hours after your dose and
> eat
> as needed.
>
> FACTORS AFFECTING INSULIN ABSORPTION/SENSITIVITY
>
> The abdomen is generally the area where insulin is
> absorbed the most consistently or evenly as it is
> designed to be.
>
> Injections near a muscle that you have worked out
> can
> dramtically increase the absorption rate and effect
> of
> your dose of insulin.
>
> GH will make you more insulin INsensitive so your
> tolerance of insulin will change when on or off of
> GH.
>
>
> Highly androgenic steroids also make you more
> insulin
> insensitive, however, can also cause very random
> hypoglycemia aswell.
>
> Supplements such as Chromium, Ginseng, Alpha Lipoic
> Acid, and Cinnamon (among others) increase insulin
> sensitivity.
>
> Variations in glycogen levels in your muscles can
> also
> affect how severe a hypoglycemic reactions may be or
> may feel. If you are starting out with low levels of
> muscle glycogen, the same dose of insulin that
> didn't
> affect you before may now be too much.
>
> The glucagon response from everyone's liver will
> vary.
> This hormone increases blood sugar when during
> stresses to the body or in response to hypoglycemia.
> Some people may get a big response from their liver
> and hypoglycemia for them won't be as severe. Others
> will have less of a respense and may be more prone
> to
> insulin shock. This response can also vary for each
> person based on their diet, exercise etc. so don't
> assume your liver will react the same way to
> hypoglycemia each time- you may get help from it or
> you may have to depend mostly on consuming sugar to
> save your life.
>
> WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPOGLYCEMIA?
>
> They include: sweating, dizziness, heart
> palpitations,
> tremors, drowsiness, sleep distrubances, anxiety,
> blurred vision, hunger, restelessness,
> lightheadedness, tingling in extremeties, headache,
> slurred speech, irritability, unstable movement,
> personality changes, seizures, DEATH
>
>
> HOW SHOULD I CYCLE INSULIN?
>
> Insulin should be cycled so that you have less of a
> chance of permanently affecting your own body's
> production of insulin. Even cycling can affect your
> own production though so be aware and see your
> doctor
> regularly. I say 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off as a
> general rule of thumb with 6 weeks on being the
> absolute limit in my opinion.
>
>

>
>
> This was meant to be a basic introduction to using
> insulin. I do not condone the use of insulin by
> non-diabetics nor am I encouraging anyone to use
> insulin. I am not a doctor and YOU are the only one
> who can be responsible for making the decision to
> use
> insulin. I hope this helps someone to stay safe and
> think things through before jumping into the
> unknown.
>

PART 2

Since Insulin is such a new subject for most of you
the way I am going to do this post is going to be a
little different. I am going to write a few sections
on it then give links to a lot of different articles
on the subject. I do not want to post a 10 page post
that will just confuse you. My suggestion is to read
this post and all the links then print out this post
as instructions for your cycle. If you still have
questions on this topic after reading it, let me know.

Insulin
Rating: 1-5 (Five being the highest)
4 Bulking
4 Cutting
2 Strength
n/a Testosterone Stimulation
n/a Use as an Anti-Estrogen
5 Side Effects
5 Ability to Keep Gains

Basic effects:
Increased workout Pumps
Increase in appetite
Increase the transport of nutrients into the muscle
cells.
Side Effects:
Fat Gain
Hypoglycemia
Death
Stacking:
Creatine
Any roid
HGH
 

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is that you in your avatar?

you dont have the body type to use insulin your body responds just fine to it. The bodytypes that need insulin ar ethe ones who have an 8 pack year round, the naturally skinny people have low insulin response. I say this assuming your not a diabetic.

God Bless
Ben

Defiantly not me for sure.. Appreciate your explanation.
 

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No that is me, in my avatar. I was saying that it's not me who has an 8 pack year around.. Sorry about that.
 
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