I’ve been under the impression that when you take carbohydrates with protein, it’s more effective. The increased amount of insulin carries the amino acids to your muscles, building more muscle, yada yada. I sent a letter to the Glycemic Research institute, and they sent me back an interesting letter. Is it that they misunderstood me, or am I wrong?
Here is the my email::
The foods/carbohydrates that cause high levels of insulin in a short period of time always rollercoaster, up and then down. Are there foods/carbs, or a combination of foods/carbs that will cause a rapid increase of insulin as well as a sustainment of that increased level for an extended period of time? I was told that the best possible combination for this is dextrose and maltodextrin, but this suggestion seems very general to me. Can you clarify this issue?
I am requesting this information for bodybuilding purposes, as I would like to figure out the best combination of carbohydrates to accompany a protein supplement for post-workout.
And the reply:
As the nutritionist to Mr. Universe, Ms. Galaxy, Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, World Powerlifting Federation, and the Olympic teams, we have conducted clinical studies at the University of Florida on professional athletes for the past 20 years.
The premise that elevating insulin levels build muscle is ABSURD and wrong.