How our muscle affects the way we process sugar

By April 14, 2021No Comments

Glucose metabolism and the way our bodies can process sugar is very important for our health and wellbeing. Approximately 80% of the sugar we consume on a daily basis is processed and absorbed by our muscle tissue. However, as our muscle health declines, our ability to metabolise glucose also declines. Glucose does not get absorbed by our muscle and in turn remains in our blood – resulting in higher glucose levels and insulin spikes.

Muscle loss and diabetes?

In fact, muscle loss has even been associated with the development on type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have shown a direct link between the two. A scientific study by Kalyani et al [1] found that, for men in particular, a higher proportion of muscle correlated with a lower incidence of diabetes. Another study [2] that followed over 200,000 people for close to 3 years, found that participants with more muscle mass were significantly less likely to have type 2 diabetes. These studies demonstrate the strong link between our muscle mass and our ability to metabolise sugar.

The importance of muscle health

We all know that maintaining healthy body weight and lean muscles throughout our lives are important in keeping us strong and physically capable. But it goes beyond that. Our muscle helps regulate our metabolism and strongly influences the levels of sugar in our blood. And has a significant impact on the risks that come with poor glucose metabolism.

The good news is we have the ability to mitigate this risk by protecting and rebuilding our lean muscle. Elio Restore is scientifically proven to build new muscle and prevent muscle loss by 54%, ultimately disrupting the effects that come with poor metabolism and high levels of sugar in the blood.







[1] Rita R Kalyani, E Jeffrey Metter, Qian-Li Xue, Josephine M Egan, Chee W Chia, Stephanie Studenski, Nancy Chiles Shaffer, Sherita Golden, Mohammed Al-Sofiani, Hermes Florez, Luigi Ferrucci, The Relationship of Lean Body Mass With Aging to the Development of Diabetes, Journal of the Endocrine Society, Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2020, bvaa043, https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa043
[2] Sungwoo HongYoosoo ChangHyun-Suk Jung, Kyung Eun Yun, Hocheol Shin, and Seungho Ryu, Relative muscle mass and the risk of incident type 2 diabetes: A cohort study, November 2017 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188650
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