As far as I remember, whenever there was an article about the cellular energy production, glucose always took a front seat.
I have learned nothing new in the medical university as the same narratives were repeated over and over again. The basic cellular fuel for animal cells is glucose and this glucose is stored bonded to protein called glycogenin protein. The compound produced from the glucose and glycogenin protein is the reserve energy unit called the glycogen.
This is what we are told by our esteemed professors and yes, I do agree that glycogen is the major storage of glucose within the animal and human body. Where I do disagree is when the same esteemed scientists declare glucose to be the primary energy source of our body.
At whatever scientific paper you look at, the glucose transformation into the energy within the citric cycle is mentioned and it is given the front seat even though a ketogenic cycle of liberating energy from triglyceride (fat-ketone body) is taking place within the same mitochondrion.
We know that the same mitochondrion can equally use glucose or fat and produce energy from them so why is the glucose selected to be the primary and most valuable cellular energy source?
In my opinion, this decision is the part of the manipulated science where the truth has to be distorted so that the hijacked science can be weaponized and used against us.
As long as they can keep doctors believing this nonsense, the health professionals will be incapable of suspecting that the glucose can and is the cause of many health problems which people experience these days.
I believe that this is the main reason why no one has joined me in the medical circles in debunking the glucose lie. Nobody wants to put their name on the laughing stock list. Their image and their academic status may be ruined and this is all that they care about.
Why is it obvious to me that glucose cannot be the primary source of the cellular energy of our body?
The main deposit of glycogen in the body is in the liver and liver of an adult can store only about 100 grams of glycogen. This is really a small and limited energy depot.
Secondary places where glycogen is found in noticeable quantity are the skeletal muscles.
The difference between the glycogen in the skeletal muscles and the deposits in the liver is that the skeletal muscles cannot release the glycogen into the blood and liver can.
What does this mean and what significance this presents?
This means that the liver can be used as a storage from which the glycogen can be redistributed but whatever glycogen is in the muscles, it is there for its personal use. This means that the muscle is not a glycogen storage. Instead, the glycogen in the muscle is an active ingredient and it is essential for muscular work.
In one of my previous articles, I pointed to the fact that our body does not have steady energy demands. When we are working we need way more energy than if we are sitting and doing nothing.
Since our body is a robot, it cannot make the decision to slow down the chemical processes. The chemical reaction occurs as the ingredients become available and the speed of the reactions is predetermined by the temperature, the humidity, and the availability of the catalysts.
When the body is healthy, all those requirements are met so our body has to have the choice of at least two different types of fuels to be able to function properly.
Our body needs a primary fuel that will support all its energy needs when it is functioning within the “normal” daily parameters, and then it needs a secondary type of fuel when it is exposed to sudden short terms of heightened activity where much more energy is needed.
Contrary to what we are being told, triglyceride and not glucose is our primary source of energy.
The fat is what provides our cells with the basic energy on which our body depends for its regular daily routines.
Glucose is the secondary, explosive energy that can be produced in an instant and if left unsupervised, it can create severe cellular damages. For this reason, glucose is not deposited as carbohydrate in our body to be readily available. Instead, it is bonded to the protein and for it to be used as a fuel, the protein bond has to be broken.
This means that you can have a full load of glycogen in your liver and in your muscles but you can go on for days not using it at all.
The only way to access the glucose from the glycogen is to put the cells in a stressful situation. Then glucagon is released and the protein bond breaks releasing glucose making it available for the cellular energy production.
This means that glucose will not be released unless a stress is present.
For this reason, I call the glucose a booster fuel.
Our skeletal muscles contain a reserve of glycogen because we do not apply always the same demand on our muscles. Sometimes we are inactive and sometimes we do a hard physical work.
If we do our daily routines we seldom tap into the glucose reserves at all.
In a case of demanding sports where sometimes we go over the usual daily routine, we stress the muscles. They find themselves low on energy and they cannot produce the energy at the same time when they are using it so the cellular structure of our muscles becomes stressed. The muscle cells themselves release stress hormones and liberate the glucose for the extra energy boost the muscles require.
If we are eating correctly, our muscle cells have 3-4 thousand mitochondria and when they are given the glucose, a tremendous amount of energy is released. As soon as the energy demand is satisfied, the stress is over and the cells continue working on their primary fuel the fat.
As soon as there is a chance, cells will replenish their lost glycogen by making new reserves and they will make the glycogen utilizing fat and proteins in a reversed citric cycle. The big number of mitochondria assure fast energy recuperation.
This is why cells cannot produce energy when they are using it. The same wheel cannot spin in both directions at the same time. One cannot inhale and exhale at the same moment, neither can the cells produce and use the energy simultaneously.
Profesional bodybuilders inject stress hormones to maintain the optimal energy level through the whole day. This is very bad idea because the steroid they use is injected into the blood and it affects all of the cells in their body including their brain and not just the skeletal muscles they are working on.
In a stressful situation, the brain becomes unpredictable because it is put into a survival mode and the bodybuilder can become overexcited and violent.
Besides this, when the whole body is in a stressful situation and it is kept there for prolonged periods of time, it does not hydrate properly and the whole metabolism is out of whack.
As you can see on the example of the skeletal muscles, our cells can reach a stressful situation if the energy that they need is not available and in this case, they will secrete a cellular stress hormone to be able to release the boosting fuel.
This is a common situation in people who reprogrammed their cells to use glucose as the primary fuel by having it readily available in the blood. The only way this can happen is if the glucose is absorbed from the food they eat.
Humans are the only animals who can make dietary glucose available in their blood. They achieve this by cooking their food.
Plants, especially those that contain a lot of starch like potato, grains, yucca, breadfruit…are loaded with glucose. This glucose is kept within a membrane of cellulose and this cellulose bursts when it is exposed to the heat.
The raw food is structurally completely different from the cooked food but no one is pointing this out so please read my book The Resonance Of Nutrition and learn the truth.
Our body has natural ways to prevent glucose from becoming readily available as an energy source but once glucose is in the blood, the whole metabolism has to change and adapt to this type of fuel.
Since the cells cannot slow down the chemical reactions and glucose conversion into the energy is a fast and explosive process, the only way that our cells can lower the energy production is to deactivate a bunch of mitochondria.
This is ok when we are eating and the glucose is abundant in our blood but if we do not eat for a couple of hours, then the diminished number of mitochondria prevents adequate energy production from fat. Since glucose is not available unless we are eating it our cells start experiencing the energy shortages. If this persists, the cells react with the release of stress hormones and use the glycogen making the body hypoglycemic.
Since a number of mitochondria are low, the energy recovery process is slow and it is dependent on the carbohydrates in the food that we eat.
This is why extended sports activities cause deterioration of the body but this only happens if the wrong fuel is used. Since dietitians and doctors think that the carbohydrates are the correct energy source, the trainers instruct their clients wrongly.
I hope that this article makes it easy for you to understand what is glycogen and that now you now that glycogen is not a primary energy source. Instead, it is more of a backup reserve fuel to be used when absolutely needed in a stressful situation.
When you hear somebody saying that the glycogen is our primary energy storage, they have no idea of what they are talking about. They are only repeating the lies perpetrated on us through the popular science and our academia. This is the parrot talk that is so common everywhere you look.
There are thousands of Youtube videos teaching us nonsense about the health benefits of garlic, onions, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, spirulina…and other “superfoods” and in fact they are just parrots regurgitating nonsense without really knowing what they are talking about.
The time of awakening is upon us. Absorb the new information and use it to benefit your health.
Love and light to us all.