Thanks man! that does make complete sense…
By the way your knowledge is outstanding.
The advice to not eat carbs that result in a large insulin response while taking LR3 is complete bullshit. Myself and everyone I know who has taken LR3, along with basic physiological actions of these substances, provides me enough evidence to suggest that you have nothing to worry about.
I knew one guy who took LR3 while on a low-carb diet and never had a problem outside of some increased fatigue. I’ve on many occasions injected 80mcg after working out only to get side tracked and did not eat until two hours or so later.
The only side effect would be a little fatigue, but nothing like injecting insulin or extreme hypoglycemia.
Back to the original suggestion from others to not eat sugars with LR3. Say you take LR3 (or even straight insulin) and say it makes you slip into a hypoglycemic state.
What would you eat to stop the hypo state, eat some low GI/II carbs such as oatmeal? Hell no; you’re going to eat something that quickly brings your blood sugar levels up like juice or glucose tabs.
The body has feedback mechanisms to regulate blood sugar quite well. We’ll even say that your body doesn’t recognize IGF-1 as an insulin-related compound and releases insulin regardless, resulting in a sort of double-dose of insulin compounds.
The body will quickly regulate the release and clearance of its own insulin quick enough to avoid a problem. This is of course based on the fact that many diabetics take insulin at a dose of 1iu per 10g carbs.
It is also based on the fact that most insulin, and especially IGF-1’s insulin-like effects, are not an all-at-once thing. Most have a distinct initial effect, but are active for quite some time in the body, on par with 5 to 24 hours depending.
This is the reason why most people will feel chronic fatigued while taking IGF-1 with not enough carbs throughout the day. The effects are not enough to slip into a hypo coma, but enough to cause some residual fatigue if carbs on not taken in regularly throughout the day.[/quote]