“Sugar Secret” BUILDS Muscle (Pain-Free!)
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
I don’t know about you, but if I work hard in the garden or go on a really long bike ride, it takes a few days for the aches to go away.
And though it’s a pain (pardon the pun), the aches are worth it.
Maintaining good muscle mass helps stave off diseases from osteoporosis, to diabetes, to unwanted weight gain. Not to mention they are essential for balance and coordination.
But now researchers have discovered a “satellite secret” that can speed up your muscle recovery and make them even STRONGER.
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University discovered that keeping your blood sugar low can help your muscles rebuild faster.
It all depends on a type of cell called the skeletal muscle satellite cell.
I know that sounds like a mouthful, but this cell’s job is really quite simple.
You see, your muscles break down and rebuild each time you exercise—that’s why you feel so sore after a long day of activity.
And that process involves an entire symphony of cells… which means that each cell needs to perform its part, or the whole thing falls flat.
The skeletal muscle satellite cell is vital because it leads the repair process. If it lags, your muscles stay torn down.
The researchers studied muscle cells in a petri dish and discovered that low blood sugar directly increases satellite cell growth.
Usually cells run on sugar, but the satellite cells get their energy from another source. This is why keeping blood sugar down increases their activity, but slows down other processes.
And thankfully, it’s easy to put this low blood sugar theory into practice.
Because there’s a lot you can do to keep your blood sugar low AND build strong muscles.
- Fill in those extra nutrients. Blood sugar control especially needs chromium, vanadium, and B vitamins. Vitamin B-12 in particular is essential for oxygen delivery to muscles.
- Get help from herbs. Try berberine. This plant extract helps reduce inflammation and gives your natural fat-burning switch a good kick. Plus, it’s been shown to keep blood sugar low.
- Magnesium helps build muscles, promote muscle relaxation, and prevent cramping.
- Vitamin D is necessary for immune function and to strengthen your bones, but it’s also important for muscle growth maintenance because it helps build testosterone – which is critical for good bone muscle building (in both men and women).
- Protein is absolutely essential to building muscles and help repair. Eating a wide variety of proteins is your best bet.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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