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Doctor insights on: Glycogen Depletion

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Does exercise increase the storage of glycogen and fat?

Does exercise increase the storage of glycogen and fat?

Exercise: leads to fat oxidation("burning") but that amount is very dependent on the intensity, duration and type and individual fitness level. In terms of glycogen storage, because exercise depletes glycogen stores, it also does lead to increased glycogen storage post exercise. ...Read more

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How is glycogen used during exercise?

How is glycogen used during exercise?

Released: Glycogen is complex carbohydrate storage that is broken down in your body and released as 'simple carbohydrates' when your exersise becomes more intense and longer-lasting(usually more than an hour depending on your aerobic fitness).When glycogen stores are "used up"about the 21st or 22nd mile in a marathon u have"hit the wall"...A most umcomfortable feeling! ...Read more

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How can I train my body to use fat instead of glycogen as the main energy source?

How can I train my body to use fat instead of glycogen as the main energy source?

Train: Your body always searches for glycogen first for energy. It is the fastest processed and most available energy source. After glycogen stores are depleted, fat is used as an energy source. Bu this usually takes 45 minutes of sustained activity at a mild to moderate level of intensity. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for depleted glycogen in the muscles?

Is there treatment for depleted glycogen in the muscles?

Carbo Bonking: The treatment is to restore the glycogen back into the muscle. The fastest, safest way is eat foods with a high glycemic index. These foods will break down quickly, causing an increase in blood glucose. The glucose will then be returned to the muscle for storage in the form of glycogen. What are these foods you ask? Cereals, white bread, rice and most snacks just to name a few. ...Read more

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Which is the best fruit to replenish liver glycogen?

Which is the  best fruit to replenish liver glycogen?

High GI fruit.: The liver normally stores about 350-400 calories of glycogen. The window for repleting it is actually up to 4 hours, but is most efficiently within an hour. Fruit high glycemic indices are most efficiently converted from glucose to glycogen (i.e. Dried fruit, though they are calorie dense). My vote is for a cup of grapes: 27.3 g carb, barely 50 calories, fun to eat. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet plan for glycogen storage disorder type IX?

Is there a good diet plan for glycogen storage disorder type IX?

Sure: There are excellent diets designed for all different types of storage disorders. However, very few people are well versed in what these diets consist of. Find a dietician associated with a genetics center or with a pediatric hospital that deals with these disorders frequently, like Cleveland Clinic, Childrens Hospital of Philidelphia, Mayo, Waisman Center to name a few. ...Read more

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Does insulin makes the cells to absorb glucose without converting it into Glycogen ?

Does insulin makes the cells to absorb glucose without converting it into Glycogen ?

Be good 2your liver: Insulin causes skeletal muscle and fat cells to absorb blood glucose. This glucose often comes from the liver after glycogenolysis. This is the breakdown of glycogens, which are the sugars your liver stores in long chains to use later. the release of blood sugar from these glycogen chains is done via the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase. ...Read more