Wait, what? Apex - c'mon dude. Awhile back (like 5 years ago) I used to test my glucose after meals and insulin never "skyrocketed" after a whey protein shake (usually IsoPure or Metabolic Drive - referred to as Low-Carb Grow back then). At least the glucometer never showed any high amounts of blood sugars, hence why there wouldn't be a large insulin spike. Protein does cause some insulin to be secreted, mostly due to the L-leucine and L-glutamine content, but if you are drinking a protein shake that has no sugar/maltodextrin/dextrose added, then the insulin secretion is no more than eating a chicken breast would be, or fairly similar.
Originally Posted by Apex Predator
Drinking it after (and adding in something to spike your insulin - which Primal Fuel doesn't have) utilizes insulin to shuttle the amino acids to the muscles to repair them. If you are a bigger (read "need to lose fat") dude - I would add L-leucine and glutamine instead of some sort of sugar to the drink to help get the insulin going, but not have all the sugar that would be converted to palmitic acid if you overdo it. If you want to replace muscle glycogen, then you will *need* carbohydrates to do it. I add dextrose to my PWO whey when I want to do this - usually in a 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein.
Originally Posted by Bear
Last edited by IcarianVX; 09-26-2011 at 07:43 PM.
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