February 8, 2023

Some people are trying to build more muscle mass, and they’re not able to do it. This is why.

Hi guys in this video i’m going to talk about insulin and lean muscle mass now some people are trying to build more muscle mass and they’re not able to do it and this is why and i’m going to just show you help you understand what’s going on at the cellular level this is a muscle cell right here and there’s several key pieces of the puzzle that we’re going to talk

About number one it takes insulin to act as a key to unlock the door of the cells to allow the amino acids to go into the cell and convert the amino acids to skeletal muscle protein so we need insulin to make muscle protein that is true okay the problem is that most people don’t understand what insulin resistance is when you have insulin resistance which is a

Pre-diabetic state or you’re a diabetic type 2 you have a situation where you have lots of insulin but it’s resistance it’s not working in the body so you basically have a deficiency of insulin with insulin resistance okay so you don’t have any more unlocking of any door there boy thereby starving off the amino acids from the cell so this idea that oh i need more

Insulin so i’m gonna have more carbs to allow more amino acid to go in there all you’re gonna do is are going to create a resistance and you’re gonna block these amino acids from going in the cell and b and being converted in a muscle tissue now here’s the other point you want to know it only your body only needs a very small amount of sugar in the system small

Amount of sugar and in a moderate amount of insulin which basically is a hundred milligrams per deciliter of insulin and what does that mean that’s only one teaspoon per gallon and a half of blood that is so small an average person has 21 teaspoons of sugar every single day so we need a very very small of carbs so when you do carbo loading you increase a lot of

Sugar you’re basically shutting down the even insulin it’s an insolence ability to work okay so we need some insulin but we don’t need to trigger it by carbs we don’t need to increase it by taking more sugar at all we don’t want to do that just what we want to do is we want to look at these other factors you can actually have a normal insulin without having any

Carbs okay and just your body can make sugar your body can make normal insulin if it doesn’t have too much too much sugar so it also takes exercise to stimulate a hormone called growth hormone that then we’ll make the amino acids convert to muscle protein as well so we need this hormone called growth hormone that triggers this process so we need normal insulin

Growth hormone we need to trigger to make this happen so if you want to build muscle mass you have to do something you have to work your body so growth hormone is triggered by hardcore exercise high intensity exercise full body boo compound resistant training with lots of rest if you over trained you’ll actually never allow the recovery because exercise basically

Breaks down the muscle and it’s the recovery that actually builds the muscle through growth hormone but you got a you got to stimulate the muscle and then you have to let it heal through the sleep that’s why the deep sleep is key if you don’t have enough sleep you’re not going to build muscle more sleep more muscle mass you need moderate amount of protein if you

Do higher amounts of protein like lots of protein you can actually jam up the liver and you can also trigger insulin that will create insulin resistance so you need a little bit you don’t need a lot you need high quality fish is very high quality amino acids some people do whey protein i’m not against that but the problem it’s so lean it doesn’t have the normal

Fats in it that you also need to buffer some of the insulin response what triggers insulin a lot more than other proteins is low fat whey protein it’s low fat and it will spike insulin so if you’re gonna consume way add some fat to it maybe coconut oil or something like that so we also we need sodium and potassium the pump the window the door that this key unlocks

Is called the sodium potassium pump so you have these minerals that exchange that allow this little transport of protein to go through and also vitamins and minerals and glucose but we need this pump so that means that if you’re not consuming enough sodium it won’t work but more chances are you’re not consuming enough potassium you need way more potassium than

Sodium sodium is 10 – 10 you pi need like a half a teaspoon of sodium per day but you need 4700 milligrams of potassium every day to get your normal requirement that’s like 7 to 10 cups of vegetables you can take it as a supplement but the supplements come in like 99 milligrams you need 4700 so you can get in a powder or electrolyte blend but the point is that you

Need these two minerals to allow me no acids to go in the cell because that requires the pump to be activated and work correctly so just sometimes by fixing this ratio of minerals you can get more lean body mass because you’ll get more entry in fact the sodium potassium actually also will fix insulin resistance as well right so i just wanted to kind of break down

This problem the little pieces to see where maybe you might need to strengthen an area versus another area put your comments below thanks for watching press it forget it forget it i’m done press the subscribe button and i will keep you updated on the future of events

Transcribed from video
Insulin & Lean Muscle Mass – Insulin Resistance and Muscle Gain Connection – Dr.Berg By Dr. Eric Berg DC