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Fasting and Muscle Growth

Are you sacrificing muscle when you fast?

Intermittent fasting is a popular dietary strategy that involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. This approach has been shown to have a number of potential health benefits, including improvements in body composition and muscle growth. One of the ways that intermittent fasting can promote muscle growth is by increasing the production of human growth hormone (HGH) in the body. HGH is a hormone that plays a key role in muscle growth and repair, and intermittent fasting has been shown to increase HGH levels by up to 5 times in some studies.


In addition to promoting the production of HGH, intermittent fasting may also enhance muscle growth by increasing insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels and plays an important role in muscle growth by facilitating the uptake of amino acids into muscle cells. Intermittent fasting has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, which can lead to greater muscle protein synthesis and ultimately, muscle growth. Overall, by increasing the production of HGH and enhancing insulin sensitivity, intermittent fasting can be a powerful tool for promoting muscle growth and improving body composition.


Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about intermittent fasting options and how they can benefit your health.


Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor