Glycogen

Definition of Glycogen:

A compound produced by the liver from glucose and stored in the liver and muscles.  It acts as an energy source for muscles, and releases glucose from the liver to maintain blood sugar.

Topics Related to Glycogen

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

...as a treatment
“...Carnitine utilizes unsaturated fat as a source of energy, converting muscle and liver glycogen...”

Aerobic Exercise

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Specific benefits of aerobic exercise include ... Increased glycogen storage; reduced conversion of sugar to fat; reduced incidence of hypoglycemia...”
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Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Inherited diseases including Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, galactosemia, and glycogen storage diseases interfere with the way the liver produces, processes, and stores enzymes, proteins, metals, and other substances the body needs to function properly...”

Complex Carbohydrate

...related topic
“...starch and glycogen)...”

Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Berberine-containing Herbs
“...and berberine sulfate has been shown to induce morphological damage to trophozoites, including the appearance of irregularly-shaped vacuoles, swollen trophozoites, and the development of glycogen deposits...”

Glucocorticoid

...related topic
“Any steroid-like compound capable of significantly influencing intermediary metabolism, such as promotion of deposition of glycogen in the liver, and of exerting a useful antiinflammatory effect...”

Glycogenolytic

...related topic
“Breaking down glycogen to glucose...”
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Hydroxycitric Acid

...as a treatment
“...This inhibition subsequently effects the rate of glycolysis (conversion of glucose into energy) and shifts it to the storage form of sugar (glycogen)...”

Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption

...as a treatment
“...Carbohydrates are the most efficient fuel for energy production and can also be stored as glycogen in muscle and liver, functioning as a readily available energy source for prolonged, strenuous exercise...”

Insulin Therapy

...as a treatment
“...After eating, when insulin levels are high, the liver accepts and stores extra sugar in the form of glycogen...”

Potassium Need

...the condition
“...Conversion of blood sugar into glycogen for storage in the liver and muscles...”

Pyridoxine

...related topic
“...It facilitates the release of glycogen for energy from the liver and muscles...”
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