I got a little question is good use (ALA) in low carb diets?
can any one explain WHY and HOW it will keep you in ketosis?
maybe "push nutrients (carbs)" in to the muscles not turns in fat?????
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Sodium R-Lipoate (Na-r-ALA)
ALA is naturally produced in the body as a mitochondrial enzyme cofactor. It is important to aerobic metabolism. ALA has been suggested to increase cellular uptake of glucose to cell membranes by recruiting the glucose transporter GLUT4. ALA improves skeletal muscle glucose transport, resulting in desirable blood glucose disposal and increased muscle glycogen concentrations. (1) Studies also suggest that in muscle, ALA is a potent anti-oxidant which protects cells from oxidative stress-induced insulin resistance. (2) The ALA used in this formula is chemically stabilized and of the highest quality. It's one of the most active isomers and one of the highest potency salts commercially available. ALA is an invaluable addition that offers a multitude of benefits plus countless extras for any serious athlete.
Bottom Line: Best way to describe this effect is that it almost adds a filter to the muscle fibers; Taking in what it needs to prepare for growth.
Thanks I kinda thought thats what nutrient partioning was about. The metabolism of glucose passes through two routes one to glycogen (muscle) one to fat. Partitioning shifts the switch.
Data would be nice.
I used/use Anabolic Pump.
Glycobol does have a growing fan base - there are some sides though.
what sides are we talking about here?
If you look it says "Do not take on a low carb diet" ? Hmmm
It also helps push me into ketosis much faster on a low carb diet. To do this though, I usually have to take 2,000 - 3,000mg / day..
Its a potent means of cutting - you're keeping glucose out of the blood stream - but I'm uncertain whether burning protein instead of carb .... muscle protein ?
I've been reading more and more that ALA taken with creatine, enhances the absorption of the creatine.
It doesn't keep glucose out of the bloodstream. ALA, and it's many forms, help to increase the sensitivity of the receptors to insulin ad leads to less insulin being released. Insulin, while it is anabolic, can be detrimental to a physique because it may channel nutrients toward fat cells instead of muscle cells (depending on the environment and GLUT receptors activated).
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So is this stuff NOT ok to use on a TKD diet??