February 1, 2023

Truths, myths, safe usage!

I’m dave palumbo founder of species nutrition i created species nutrition with one mission in mind to provide bodybuilders and serious athletes with no nonsense supplements that work and are backed by science from my earliest bodybuilding days i believed in only putting the best in my body and that lives on in the species nutrition line of products we use only

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Let’s talk more insulin you know we don’t have melo’s here today but we’re talking to these science of insulin and how insulin works in your body and what goes on when it doesn’t work well and what you have to do to supplement it you know because there’s bodybuilders we live a lifestyle that that’s pretty interesting in the sense that we eat enormous amounts of food

Even though we eat very healthy we’ve put an enormous demand on our pancreas specifically the beta cells of the pancreas which are the cells that produce insulin to have to crank out a lot of insulin so we don’t we might not eat tons of sugar in our diet but we’re eating a large amounts of carbohydrates which require that we absorb those carbohydrates which required

That our bodies release a lot of insulin and putting that huge demand on the body on a regular basis for long periods of time 10 20 30 years can actually lead to pancreatic burnout the beta cell burnout meaning that the cells stop working it and stop producing as much insulin as efficiently now if you add drugs like growth hormone on to the equation growth hormone

Acts almost like the opposite of insulin and it prevents insulin from doing its job and because insulin can’t get to the receptor because it’s someone’s ugh around the body has to produce extra insulin to do the same job but would do prior to that which makes it which is basically another way of saying your body becomes a little insulin resistant when you’re on gh

Because of that and the addition of all that food reading we’re putting an even greater strain on the pancreas and eventually the pancreas can start to fail and we see that in a lot of guys that are passing 30 35 into their 40s we’re seeing people are running elevated blood sugars now the great thing about you know blood sugar monitoring nowadays you don’t have to

Go to the doctor to do it you can go to your local walmart a drug store you can buy a glucose monitor you can even go on amazon.com and buy one they’re relatively cheap i know walmart sells them for actually nine dollars i mean how can you go wrong with that or rely on you know blood glucose meter or glucometer as it’s called you can test your blood sugar usually

The best time to test blood sugar our first thing in the morning which is known as your fasting blood sugars or you know usually about two hours post meal and usually tell people to test your – our post meals after your biggest meals of the day now the morning fasting blood sugar should be under 90 and the – our post meals should be under 130 that’s that that’s

The dogma now that’s the the standards if you’re running over that it means you don’t have good bluecoat glucose control and it means you probably have a problem either with glucose sensitivity into insulin sensitivity or you’re just not producing enough insulin or a combination of the two usually like i said in bodybuilding situations it’s usually the pancreas

Is is straining to try to keep up with the demand and it can’t the firt what you know what a lot of people don’t realize is that they have this what we break down insulin released into phase one and phase two insulin release phase one is usually the immediate release in other words huge surge of sugar in the blood usually because you ate a meal or you’re in the

Middle of the night before you wake up your pancreas excuse me your liver will release a huge amount of glucose from this store glycogen stores in the liver and your pancreas must respond by releasing a huge amount of insulin to absorb this rise in blood sugar when your pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin that’s usually the first notice that we take is

That that first phase insulin starts to fail meaning that you eat a big glucose meal or good big carbohydrate laden meal i should say where you wake up in the morning and your blood sugars are running higher than they should okay why is that well because the pancreas just can’t keep up it can’t produce enough insulin so what’s the first thing we do the doctor put

You on glucophage which helps you know suppress your liver from producing glucose supposedly it helps with some insulin sensitivity but what you’re really basically doing is you’re not removing the demand from the pancreas it’s still being required to produce a large amount of insulin that it can’t handle so it’s not really solving the problem it’s like a placebo

Some people will go out and take all these herbal insulin sensitizers or insulin mimickers to help the pancreas and unfortunately most of them are just not that strong and not that quantifiable meaning that you don’t know how much to take to get the necessary drop in blood sugar to kind of help your body or aid it in controlling blood sugar properly phase two is

What happens like all the time so you’re always have a constant influx of sugar into the blood whether you’re eating or not and that’s because the liver is constantly producing glucose from amino acids a process known as glucose ii and a second clue kunia genesis it’s also constantly releasing glucose into the bloodstream via the glycogen stores in the muscles

In the liver so what happens is the hormone also produced in the pancreas known as glucagon it’s produced by the alpha cells of the pancreas is released and glucagon tells the story like a– j’en break up release the glucose in the bloodstream so we can keep steady-state glucose to provide the brain with energy they’re working muscles with energy and and the body

With energy the problem is every time we have the release of small amounts of glucose in the bloodstream the pancreas has to respond in the least insulin usually phase two is not affected immediately right away so you don’t really notice the phase two when you’re not eating you know usually during the day your butcher it will be normal it’s only when you hat need

A big surge of insulin phase one release that you notice that there’s a problem and when you do notice there’s a problem there’s different ways of addressing it like i said the best way however is to take the burden off the pancreas in other words take the workload off the pancreas let the pancreas rest okay if you’re gonna continue to eat a lot of food okay and

Take gh or not even take juice but just eat an enormous quantity of nutrition you’ve got it help the pancreas do its job or what’s gonna happen is all the cells in the beta so all those beta cells in the pancreas are gonna die off and if they die off you’re gonna become an insulin dependent diabetic for the rest of your life and we don’t want that okay so what

We do is we take a initially whoo what i usually recommend that people do is get on a longer acting insulin like what we call basal insulin olanta seems to be this the the gold standard right now it’s reasonably priced okay and it’s pretty easy to use they say it’s a 24-hour insulin but it’s really not and only lasts about 18 hours so usually what we have people

Do is take two shots of it usually at night is the bigger shot usually around anywhere from 10 to 15 units and then before bed and then in the morning you take another five to ten units usually that’s where you start off with and then you keep increasing it until you get your blood sugar once again those fasting sugars in the morning under 90 if you can get them

Under 90 you’re in good shape that’s what we’re looking for it’s a pretty easy insulin to measure once again an insulin syringe medicine to insulin units is really easy to draw it up you lift the skin you put it under the skin subcutaneously and you don’t worry about it the good thing about long-acting insulin is that it doesn’t drop your blood sugar right away

It’s a very long sustained type of action it has so you don’t you could literally take it and go to sleep and you’re not gonna get lows with it and that that’s that there’s a there’s a much greater safety net with a long-acting insulin they have a newer insulin out now that’s called true sheba but it’s a little more expensive okay it is a true 24-hour insulin you

Only have to take it once a day but the problem with that receiver is that it is really expensive and so most people will opt for the lantus now they’re also another problem is getting doctors to understand the science of this and and and to actually prescribe the stuff because most doctors don’t know how this stuff works they don’t want to prescribe it they’re

Scared they think people are gonna screw up think of it you know hurt themselves and they the quite frankly most of these doctors don’t know what much about it so they won’t prescribe it to a person who’s not an insulin dependent type one diabetic and that’s unfortunate but hopefully as we’re the education start keeps coming out more doctors will understand that

This is a better way to preserve beta cell function long term and it’s actually gonna be healthier for the for the person to take it now if you’re taking a long-acting insulin and your blood sugars are still rising too high two hours after your big meals meaning that you’re measuring your blood sugars and they’re in the 130s till two hours after a huge meal no

Matter how big it is no matter what how much junk your blood sugar should be under 130 after two hours that means that the the long-acting insulin still is not good enough it’s not solving the problem even though we might have got those fasting blood sugars on the control what that means is that you need to take a short-acting insulin that’s gonna help bring down

The blood sugar from these bigger meals that you’re eating so maybe you’re eating two or three bigger meals during the day that your body just can’t handle you might need to use a long a fast-acting insulin like humalog that humalog hits you very quickly within minutes you know within 15 minutes so you don’t want to take that and go to sleep okay that would be

A big mistake and you know usually the way we figure out you know how many great hammond’s humalog to uses it’s 10 grams of carbohydrates okay per one insulin unit of humalog so if you take five units of humalog that’s enough to cover 50 grams of carbs now protein also does raise blood sugar a little bit so usually you know if you were a true type 1 diabetic you

Would have to calculate protein into the equation but since you still do produce your own insulin you really don’t need to do that so you usually just count carbs if you like i said a lot of people are not going to need to do this but if you do have like i said blood sugar control issues and you’re eating an enormous amount of food if you’re eating at 80 grams of

Carbs in a meal you probably should take 8 units of insulin i’m assuming you’re reading protein and fats probably with the meal as well but you want to cover the carbs that takes the burden off the pancreas of doing that the pancreas can just worry about whatever might convert in the protein sense into glucose and and handle the overload so to speak or the overflow

The problem is that you want to make sure you don’t go too low so you got to keep testing your blood sugar’s until you figure out the right equation that works for you now like i said dosing humalog is a lot more precise and complicated than say a long-acting insulin which which there’s a fudge factor there meaning that if you take a little too much or a little

Too little really making a big difference because it doesn’t hit you right away and this is how we control blood sure these are the right ways to do it and as a bodybuilder if you can figure out and utilize this in your protocols long term when you eventually stop a bodybuilding and eating you know eight times a day and you know you know 7,000 calories a day and

You become a normal human being like i have amazingly enough i don’t know if i’m normal but i certainly eat on a more normal schedule now and a normal more normal quantity i don’t have to take insulin because my blood sugars are able to handle it so that’s the way insulin works phase one phase two phase one is what fails first we want to try to help the pancreas

A little bit we start with a longer at the insulin to take the burden off of the pancreas long term if that’s not good enough and we’re still not controlling blood sugars we have to go to a fast-acting insulin now you could also use something known as human our human our is not quite as fast acting you know it kind of releases into two amounts so initially let’s

Say you take five units or ten ten years of human are you’ll get the first five units hitting you immediately which would cover 50 grams of carbs just like you i’m along with and then two hours later you get the rest of it being delivered okay so this would cover two meals so when i used to body build back in the day and i would i didn’t use a long-acting insulin

We didn’t really know much about that and they really weren’t very good long axons anyway i would eat a lot of food so i knew that i wasn’t absorbing all my food even though i never tested blood sugar i just knew by how my body looked and i would take humulin r twice a day because it covered two meals so i would get it would cover breakfast and then the meal two

Hours later and then i would take it like five hours from the first injection and i would do it and it would cover two more meals for me during the day and that would be my four big food meals and then i would drink like three or four shakes in addition to that which i really didn’t feel that i needed the insulin for and i found that that worked perfectly and i

Felt good and i grew really well in it so you can do that if you’re lazy rather than taking a humalog shot every meal human lr it seems to be a little easier and it has to be administered a little less often probably if i was bodybuilding nowadays i probably go with a long-acting to take that burden off my pickers even more because of the long-acting insulins that

Are out there and of how good they are now there’s actually even something called the frozen now that’s out there that’s a nasal inhaled insulin but and and that really it almost mimics the way your body naturally produces insulin but once again if you’re not a type one diabetic and you do produce your own insulin you’re not trying to replace your insulin you’re

Just trying to supplement it and help the pancreas to not have to work quite as hard alright i hope this little talk helped you understand how insulin works in the body and how you can help your body for to take the burden off that pancreas and preserve your beta cell function so that you don’t become a type one diabetic or type two type two diabetic later in life

Because let’s face it you don’t want to have to take take insulin the rest of your life but while your body building and putting a strain on your body this might be something that you might want to consider doing now when you’re dieting for show obviously you probably won’t need this it’s usually only when you’re eating massive amounts of food trying to gain weight

All right dave palumbo here with another supplement and science review if you like what you see initiate that subscribe button we’ll see you next time

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HOW INSULIN REALLY WORKS! By RxMuscle — The Truth in Bodybuilding