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Adrenal steroid production - Facilitating?

alex alexander.kralj at stud.tu-muenchen.de
Mon Dec 13 17:02:03 EST 1999

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River Mouse schrieb:
> My workouts are, by necessity, very early in the morning - almost
> immediately after waking. I'm beginning to really up the intensity, and so
> I'm concerned about energy levels.
> Most carbohydrates I can take in before the workout are either simple
> sugars, which only provide a temporary boost, or complex carbohydrates which
> aren't available in peak levels for hours after ingestion.
> First:
> What element(s) does the adrenal cortex need to facilitate its operations?
> I'm a vegan, and a finicky eater at that, so I want to make sure I'm getting
> the right foods here. I want to make sure that fat/amino acid conversion is
> never stalled - a well-fed adrenal cortex helping me fall into my second
> wind more easily, as it were.
> Second:
> For consistent energy this early, would it make more sense to wait until
> after working out for my carbohydrates and rely on the gluconeogenesis state
> my body's entered by morning to fuel me through the workout?
> I'm worried that if I ingest enough simple carbohydrates to fuel me through
> a more intense workout, my insulin's always going to spike and I'll hit a
> wall when my body can't kick back to burning fats quickly enough.
> Thanks, as always!

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