CellTech Creatine - CellTech Review & Info (part II)
CellTech and Insulin - What Does It Matter?
In part I of our MuscleTech
Cell Tech Review, we briefly mentioned the importance
of insulin and how it's connected to Cell Tech's formula
design, now we'll take a closer look at insulin and how
it plays an important part in Cell Tech's formula and the
crazy 75g of dextrose per serving in CellTech. ;-) I know
a little (the basics) about insulin and how it works, but
I'm by no means an expert on this topic, but let's just
go over some basics about insulin, and you'll see how it
works with CellTech.
Insulin is actually a hormone secreted
by the pancreas in response to changes in your blood sugar
levels - so its very much dictated by the foods you eat.
A lot of cells in your body has these insulin receptors
that binds to insulin when its in circulation, and these
receptors absorb the glucose from the blood into the cell.
Since insulin is so closely tied with
glucose (blood sugar levels), you can imagine how much you
can affect your insulin levels thru the foods you eat. Now
you're probably wondering what the heck does insulin have
to do with Cell Tech? Simply put, MuscleTech designed CellTech
to cause a surge in your body's insulin levels (a insulin
spike) to make creatine absorption into the cells much more
efficient. And it works.
To understand this, you need to know that
there are 2 types of carbs, simple carbs and complex carbs
- actually, there's something like 5 kinds of carbs as said
in part I, but to keep it simple, we'll just use simple
and complex carbs.
Simple carbs - as the name says - is
in its most basic form, and requires no further digestion
when ingested. Dextrose, used in Cell Tech, is a simple
carbohydrate. Complex carbohydrates, needs to be digested
and broken down before they can enter the blood stream -
hence, complex. Bread, pastas, and rice are some examples
of popular sources of complex carbohydrates.
So what's the big deal about dextrose
being a simple carbohydrate? Each serving of Cell Tech contains
75g of dextrose (sugar), and as said before, when simple
carbs are ingested, they need no further digestion and is
quickly absorbed into the blood stream. So you can
imagine that with every serving of CellTech you take, the
75g of dextrose gets shot into your blood stream very quickly.
So what happens? Your blood sugar levels
go thru the roof, which triggers a huge response from your
pancreas - making it release insulin like there's no tomorrow.
(ok that's a little exaggerated, but you get my point) This
is what's called an insulin spike - it's actually quite
unhealthy - as you can imagine, any sudden changes in your
body can't be good for you.
All the insulin is released to quickly
bring your blood sugar levels back down to normal, since
your body wants to maintain its blood glucose at a very
stable level. The insulin then, force feeds all the excess
blood sugar into the cells, bringing blood sugar levels
down to normal.
So how's this related to CellTech and
creatine absorption? During this forcing of blood sugar
into cells, the creatine "piggy backs" on to this
process and is also shoved into your cells, making its absorption
both quick and efficient.
Now that was quite a long mumble jumble
about how MuscleTech's design of CellTech causes an insulin
spike and thus makes creatine absorption quick and efficient
- at least now you know the idea behind the 75g of dextrose
in a serving of CellTech. ;-)
MuscleTech CellTech Side Effects
Essentially, Celltech is just creatine
monohydrate with a lotta sugar added in, and a whole bunch
of other stuff. When I took my CellTech I experience no
side effects of any sort - it's just creatine after all.
Of course, you can expect some of the usual side effects
of creatine if you over do it like gastro pains, and upset
stomachs. But I highly doubt anyone will over do it with
CellTech considering its hefty price tag.
Also, because of high amounts of dextrose
in cell tech, people with diabetic problems should seriously
talk with a physician before they use this stuff.
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