It appears that the body produces lactate specifically as part of it's normal operation and is not just an unwanted byproduct.
It could be the niacinamide as well.
It's associated with calcium uptake, nitric oxide production, and contributes to cell death.
It is often referred to "energy," but requires hepatic glycogen to be converted back into glucose.
Otto Warburg found that the production of lactic acid in the face of oxygen was an essential feature of all cancers. He referred to this as a "respiratory defect" (the failure of oxygen to suppress the formation lactic acid).
Moreover, diabetes, stress, and general aging involve an increase in lactic acid production and the accumulation of metabolic (mitochondrial) damage.
So, Danny, do you recommend that someone who has adrenal issues eat more fruit? If I'm not mistaken, most of the recommendations I've seen call for limiting or excluding it. I probably average 1-2 servings a day. I have noted several times that I have horrible adrenal symptoms, particularly orthostatic hypotension, when I go really low carb and it doesn't get better. It's the carb flu from hell. I have been greatly discouraged in the past when I was eating a super clean fairly low carb diet and felt horrible for months, much worse than when I was eating some crappy carbs along with my healthy stuff...
True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
The worst carrot is better than the best candybar.--TornadoGirl
We don't want to just jump in and start demonising lactate because of it's presence in some individuals when they are ill, it is present in healthy individuals as well,
Going down that rocky road, we end up in the same place as the cholesterol & saturated fat myth, or the exaggerated demonising of glucose & fructose, lactate is just the same as those others, it is a part of our natural process.