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will the consumption of carbohydrates post workout inhibit growth hormone and thus decreasing muscle biuilding potential?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Recent studies suggest that chocolate milk can serve as an ideal post-workout drink in terms of a nice combination of carbs & protein. Intense exercise is required to produce growth hormone but deep sleep is necessary to allow for its release. If you're curious, check your igf-1 level. Don't bother checking growth hormone level since it will be negligible unless you're doing a stimulation test.
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Dr. Alvin Lin commented
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"How do I check IGF-1 Level?" It's a blood test.
Oct 1, 2012

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