A 29-year-old male asked:
will the consumption of carbohydrates post workout inhibit growth hormone and thus decreasing muscle biuilding potential?
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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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