Proper glucose disposal is one of the major keys to fat loss and athletic performance.
To understand how glucose disposal agents (GDAs) work, we first must gain an understanding of what happens when we consume carbohydrates. Most carbs are composed of large chains of sugar molecules, known as monosaccharides. When several monosaccharides (simple sugars) are linked together, they form a polysaccharide, or complex carbohydrate.
Your body must break down these longer chains into smaller ones before they can be absorbed into the bloodstream and utilized by the body. Carb digestion begins in the mouth where amylase (a salivary enzyme) breaks down starch (a complex sugar found in plant foods) into smaller molecules.
Carbs then enter the stomach and pass right on through to the small intestine, where other enzymes convert these smaller, simple sugars into glucose and fructose. These are the two sugars that enter the bloodstream and are used by the body for energy. Carbs = Fuel . Carbohydrates are the body's primary, and preferred, energy source. While proteins and fats can certainly be used for energy, the body only turns to those as a fuel source after it's used up the carbohydrates in your body.
Once glucose and fructose enter the bloodstream, they are absorbed by various tissues of the body. Fructose is readily absorbed by the body, while glucose, on the other hand, requires the assistance of a hormone called insulin.
Insulin: Muscle Maker or Fat Gainer-Insulin's primary responsibility is transporting glucose into its destination cells. In other words, insulin makes cells GROW. This makes insulin incredibly anabolic as it enhances muscle cell growth; however, insulin can also make fat cells grow too - thus the dual-sided nature of this crucial hormone.
Carbs are stored in one of three ways in the body:
- Ideal scenario - stored as muscle glycogen
- Stored as glycogen in the liver
- Worst case - stored as fat in adipose tissue
▶️Whether your body stores them as glycogen in the muscle/liver or in adipose tissue depends on your body's current glycogen storage. The reason being is that the body can only store 500g of glycogen between your liver and muscle. After that, any carbohydrate not used for glycogen storage is converted into fatty acids, which are then stored in your fat cells as triglycerides.
Therefore, the more glucose we can shuttle into skeletal muscle, the less that's converted and stored as fat. This is the key to an athletic and aesthetic physique that's high on muscle and performance and low on fat.
Like we all know, not everyone is a genetic elite, and with that comes less than optimal insulin regulation and sensitivity. In addition to more efficiently loading glycogen, improving the body's insulin sensitivity also enhances how efficiently it takes up other valuable nutrients needed for muscle growth and repair.
How can we improve on the body's natural insulin sensitivity?
Thats where glucose disposal agents come in-
The whole basis of GDAs is using natural ingredients, including herbs, vitamins and other assorted nutrients, to improve the body's processing, digestion, and absorption of sugars.
GDAs not only help regulate insulin and blood sugar levels, they also enhance nutrient partitioning -- how your body stores the carbs you do consume.
Glucose Disposal Agent Benefits
- Enhance effects of insulin
- Act as an insulin mimetic - activate glucose uptake independent of exogenous insulin use.
- Improve muscle building
- Support fat loss
- Reduce inflammation
- Antioxidant support - combats free radicals
- Efficiently store carbs in muscle
- Reduce food cravings
So what GDA should you use, I use 1stphorm because 1st Phorm’s GDA has been formulated with full efficacious doses of the most potent ingredients available to help unlock your body’s ability to properly deal with elevated glucose levels. If you are looking to lose body fat, more efficiently utilize carbohydrates or just physically perform at a higher level, 1st Phorm’s GDA is going to help you reach your goals.
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