In Dan Duchaine book he sated that the liver only has enough enzymes to metabolize 30 grams of fructose in a 24 hour period. He of course did not site a source for the statement and I was wondering if anyone knows weather it is true or not. Dan was also talking about fructose form fruit and honey, not high fructose corn syrup.
I locked on-line and could only find the maximum amount of fructose that can be assimilated in rats and birds, but not humans. Does anyone have any evidence that could prove or disprove what he stated?
Well,I do know that you’d have to consume 50-75 grams of fructose in a sitting,which is about the equivalent to eating five to seven apples,one after another,to experience any negative side-effects.
Depending on the person and their metabolism,someone could eat more and still experience no negative side effects.
Fructose breaks down to glucose once liver glycogen stores are full, so with no studies showing fructose metabolism in humans,it’s kind of hard to assume. My guess would be about 50-80 grams though.
Don’t believe everything you read. If a doctor or a nutritionist is giving you an educated guess,thats fine. But if they are stating their opinions as facts,with no evidence or at least studies to back up what they’re saying, you need to watch that. I’ve never heard of Dan Duchaine,but he sounds like one of those people who take it a little too far to me.
Hear is a little info on Dan
Dan Duchaine the steroid guru was the author of many bodybuilding and steroid articles. Dan Duchaine has been published and quoted in practically every bodybuilding magazine and bodybuilding newsletter circulated.
Dan Duchaine, the steroid guru had also authored The Underground Steroid Handbook, the Underground Steroid Handbook II, BodyOpus, also known as Militant Body Opus, the Dirty Dieting newsletter, and his Danarchy articles.
The Writer Dan Duchaine had personally coached many athletes, bodybuilders and movie stars.
The Chemist Dan Duchaine knew the research. Dan Duchaine did the experiments. The Steroid Guru has fathered the foundations of many of the grey-market supplements as bodybuilders know them today.
Dan Duchaine had also made several guest appearances at many athletic/bodybuilding events, seminars, talk and radio shows including The Nasty Man, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Geraldo, Now It Can Be Told, and The Ronald Reagan Show.
The Infamous Dan Duchaine had no scruples. He told no lies. Dan Duchaine was no holds barred.
1983 - Underground Steroid Handbook
1981 - The Original Underground Steroid Handbook
1983 - Ultimate Dieting Handbook
1988 - The Steroid Guru
1988 - Underground Steroid Handbook II
1996 - Muscle Media 2000
1997 - Body Opus
1997 - Dirty Dieting Newsletter
1984 - Dan Duchaine initiated the John Siegler Fan Club - the 1st mail order steroid business.
1985 - Dan Duchaine co-founded Laboratories Milano in Tijuana, MX - the largest black market steroid manufacturing plant.
1987 - Indicted by the US government on conspiracy and mislabelling charges.
1988 - Dan Duchaine coached major Olympic athletes in passing drug testing.
1988 - The Steroid Guru introduced clenbuterol to American bodybuilders.
1988 - Dan Duchaine got off probation - Back to the world of bodybuilding where he continued to advise until his demise on January 12th, 2000.
1989 - Dan Duchaine served an 18-month sentence in federal prison.
1990 - The Steroid Guru assisted top Mr. Olympia competitors to pass steroid testing with blocking agents.
1991 - Dan Duchaine was indicted by the US governement for selling GHB and Clenbuterol to Longevity Clubs.
1992 - Duchaine served a 30 month sentence in federal prison.
2000 - Dan Duchaine passed away at the age of 47. RIP.
1983 - Ultimate Orange/Next Nutrition
1990 - Ion-exchange whey protein and vanadyl sulfate.
1993 - Designer Protein/Next Nutrition.
1994 - CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid.
1995 - Promoted the moderate fat diet in bodybuilding.
1996 - ISO3/Next Nutrition.
1997 - Androstenedione/OSMO Therapy.
1998 - Yo-be-Lean/Essentials, Inc.
1998 - Andro-forte 100/Essentials, Inc.
A couple of minor corrections. Dan was not a chemist, per se. He had a degree in dramatic arts.
True, he taught himself a lot, but he was not a bonafide chemist. In fact, the guy you knew as Dan Duchaine actually consisted of Dan and several researchers who worked for him.
Secondly, Dan had nothing to do with CLA. Yours truly introduced it to the market, for better or for worse.
Thanks for clarifying that TC! Do you think that he and his chemists were right in that the body only has enough liver enzymes to utilize 30 grams of fructose in a 24 hour period before it turns into triglycerides? Also what do you mean by saying, “for better or for worse.”