Insulin •While it's better known for increasing intramuscular energy, glucose uptake and protein synthesis, insulin also enhances satellite cell function. It does this by increasing satellite cell density and promoting extensive myotube formation. •Optimal insulin levels are essential when seeking to boost muscle growth. •In addition to engaging muscle protein synthesis and encouraging our blood vessels to relax and dilate (increasing blood and nutrient flow to heal training induced muscle damage) insulin also increases how much muscle glycogen is stored in muscle tissue. •Do the following to maximize insulin's effects: Carb Up Eating 30-80 g of fast digesting carbs along with 30-50 g of whey protein within 30 minutes of completing a lifting session helps insulin efficiently perform its muscle building role and start the healing process. •To maximize muscle growth, be sure to take advantage of your muscles post workout hypersensitivity to insulin and amino acid uptake. An optimal way to do this is by combining a large quantity of high glycemic carbs along with a fast absorbing highest biological value protein such as Yamamoto® Nutrition Iso-FUJI® or Hydro RAZAN®. •The oncoming spike will cause your pancreas to release insulin, which hypersensitizes your muscle cells for maximum post workout nutrient absorption. •In addition, adding leucine or Yamamoto® Nutrition Bcaa 8:1:1, to your post workout shake results in a significant increase in the plasma insulin response, resulting in an increase in protein synthesis and thus lean body mass. Furthermore, glucose disposal agents, such as Yamamoto® Nutrition Insulomin-R® potentiate insulin's action on the muscle cell. •So a post workout formula that also includes these potent nutrients will help build even more muscle. •Yamamoto® Nutrition Insulomin-R®, a mixture of glucose disposal agents that mimics the effect insulin also enhances insulin sensitivity. Better insulin sensitivity provides the energy needed to power satellite cell activation. •Include The Forgotten Vitamin K It improves insulin sensitivity by converting a substance called carboxylated osteocalcin, which plays a positive role in glucose metabolism.