Our Need to Refuel

In order for our bodies to have enough fuel to sustain through a long and strenuous workout, we need to have an adequate amount of glucose or fat stored in muscles and other tissues. Our bodies are very good at storing these fuel sources, but it is crucial that we are getting replenishing doses of glucose/glycogen after a workout. As we exercise, our bodies break down glycogen into glucose for energy. Once glycogen stores are depleted, our bodies run out of fuel and we will begin to feel tired.

Refuel Process

Just like our cars need to refuel of have an oil change after a certain amount of miles, our bodies need the same attention both before and after a workout. Although a rather complicated process at a microscopic level, the refueling process is quite simple. Here is what goes on...

Carbohydrates - Glucose - Insulin

When you eat foods that are a source of macro carbohydrates, such as bananas or our egg white protein powder, our bodies break down the food into glucose, which raise blood-glucose levels. It is at this point that the brain gets signaling that there is glucose in the bloodstream, by which the pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that regulates blood-sugar levels.

Insulin Transport

Once the insulin is produced, it binds to glucose in the blood and either transports it to the liver to be converted into glycogen to be stored for later use, also known as glycogenesis, or it is transported to muscles for absorption.

Insulin acts as the key to enter cells, creating a mechanism to get glucose into muscle cells after they have been drained after a workout and muscle contraction. In addition to insulin's effect on entry of glucose into cells, it also stimulates the uptake of amino acids, contributing to its overall anabolic effect.

Our Protein Formulation

Anea protein offers a blend of only 2g of sugar per serving, with an addition of .05g of monk fruit, while also providing all of the essential amino acids that will be used up by the muscle once insulin unlocks the door.

Lastly, our protein contains zero fat!

Take a look at not only other protein company's nutritional label, but other labels on foods that you consume regularly. You may be surprised at what you find!