We have extremely limited glucose storage as glycogen, or as circulating glucose. Glycogen: Glycogen is a large branched polymer of glucose, stored mainly in the liver and the skeletal muscle. Stored glycogen can be mobilized to circulating glucose during fasting periods and to the muscle cells during muscle contraction, a process called glycogenolysis. The total… Continue reading How Much Sugar Can My Body Handle?
The more insulin you have, the more fat you accumulate. Insulin activates the enzyme hexokinase, which phosphorylates glucose, trapping it within the cell, (and inhibits the activity of glucose-6-phosphatase, preventing phosphorylated glucose from being returned to glucose). Insulin also activates several of the enzymes that are directly involved in glycogen synthesis, including phosphofructokinase and glycogen… Continue reading Insulin is a Fat Storage Hormone