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Using Carbs as a Supplement

You don’t need carbs in order to build muscle, you just need an increased training stimulus. Just by increasing the load that your muscles have to lift and by eating a sufficient amount of protein, you can build muscle.

However, carbs can help! Carbs can be used like a supplement and can help improve athlete performance.

If carbs can give you a little bit more umph to be able to push yourself more, that means more of a training stimulus for your muscles! So if you use carbs intelligently and don’t use that much of them, this way your body is still sensitive to them, then they can be a useful tool in the context of athlete performance (given that you don’t have any health issues and it’s just 1-2 times per week, so you stay sensitive to them.)

So if you’re an athlete on the carnivore diet or the keto diet and want to stay in or near ketosis, you can use carbs as a supplement (not as a nutrient source) by having pre-workout carbs.

Pre-workout carbs can be in the form of a benign carb source like pumpkin or squash. Or you can use a super starch like Gen UCAN SuperStartch or Keto SuperCarb from Archetype.

The Keto SuperCarb Supplement is a mixture of fast digesting and slow digesting carbs, it also has beta hydroxybutyrate so you can stay metabolically flexible and have both ketones and glucose as a fuel source for your body to use.

The Keto SuperCarb is a little bit slower digesting, but it keeps your energy stable throughout the whole workout. Also, it doesn’t spike your blood glucose level and that’s a valuable tool this way you can remain near or at ketosis.

And you don’t get the brain fog! Because it allows you to hold onto ketones and glucose, so you can use both in your workout.

Source: Armstrong, Ashley and Sara, guest. “Strong Sistas – Ashley and Sarah – Optimizing Carnivore with Humor and Science” Carnivore Cast, 16 August 2019. https://www.carnivorecast.com/podcast/strongsistas

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Glycine, Methionine and Carnivore Soda!

Carnivore soda is a recipe of: sparkling water with a tablespoon of glycine powder.

Glycine has a sweet, sugary taste and tastes great! It’s a simple amino acid, and an amazing molecule in the body which helps with many different processes; there’s sleep benefits, muscle protection, increased collagen production, anti-inflammatory effects, improved metabolic effects helping to stabilize blood sugar and it can help reduce oxidative stress.

Glycine is super important inside the body so we definitely need it. Note that muscle meat contains a large amount of methionine, so basically you have two amino acids; glycine and methionine, the break down of methionine actually requires glycine, so if you’re consuming a bunch of methionine you could start depleting your ingenious glycine levels.

This is why it’s important to consume exogenous sources of glycine through glycine powder, or you can get it from bone broth, collagen powder, eating the skin of the animal and/or connective tissue and bones.

Glycine powder is not very expensive can be purchased on Amazon as a bulk supplement.

You can take a tablespoon every night, mixing it with water which helps stabilize the mind and really helps to improve your sleep.

Source: Armstrong, Ashley and Sara, guest. “Strong Sistas – Ashley and Sarah – Optimizing Carnivore with Humor and Science” Carnivore Cast, 16 August 2019. https://www.carnivorecast.com/podcast/strongsistas

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Resveratrol – Is it Worth the Side Effects?

Reserveratrol is a plant molecule. No one wants to focus on the side effects. We are just so willing to believe that it does just one good thing, when in fact it does one good thing and has six other side effects that no one wants to talk about, because it’s a 30 million dollar industry.

It’s just like a pharmaceutical molecule because it’s a foreign molecule, it’s not from our operating system.

Remember, are we treating the root cause of the problem or are we just ameliorating the symptoms, and is it worth the side effects for what we are doing?

You can get all the benefits of this drug by just living a good life.

We have enough of these hormetic stressors already in our lives, we don’t need this molecule for hormesis.

Source: Stock, Kevin, guest. “Paul Saladino, MD: Animal Food vs. Plant Food, The Conclusion” Peak Human, 10 May 2019. http://peakhuman.libsyn.com/part-40-paul-saladino-md-animal-food-vs-plant-food-the-conclusion

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