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noun as in starch

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Inside cellular structures called lysosomes, GAA turns the complex sugar glycogen into glucose, the body’s main source of energy.

We also have smaller reserves of energy that are stored in the liver, muscles, and brain as glycogen.

Studies show that low glycogen can decrease power output even before the dreaded bonk, so it’s important to stay on top of fueling.

Consume a recovery drink with a quality protein source that will help to inhibit muscle tissue breakdown and encourage muscle tissue build-up, as well as carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen stores.

Anytime you eat a carb—whether that’s from fruit, bread, or potatoes—your body breaks it down into glucose and either uses it immediately for energy or stores it as glycogen.

Glycogen is also stored in the muscles, where it is oxidized to release energy when the muscles are exercised.

This blood is very rich in food materials, and from it the cells of the liver take out sugars to form glycogen.

These pass through the liver, where, as we have seen, sugar is taken from the blood and stored as glycogen.

Horse flesh is detected by testing for glycogen, which is present in it in larger quantities than in other meats.

There exists also in the liver and muscles a non-nitrogenous substance, glycogen, which is detected also in other organs.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to glycogen, such as: cellulose, glucose, lactose, starch, sugar, and dextrin.

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