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Insulin is a hormone which is required for the uptake of glucose in cells. It is produced by the pancreas.
Yeah right. I think, the more exercise you do, the more insulin you will get.
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It's blood sugar. It's what we need and the sugar that our blood accepts.
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When there is very little insulin in the blood, or none at all, glucose is not taken up by most body cells. When this happens our body uses fat as a source of energy. Insulin is also a control signal to other body systems, such as amino acid uptake by body cells. Insulin is not identical in all animals - their levels of strength vary.
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It's a Harmone secreted by pancreas and required for uptake of sugar from blood.

Human insulin is a peptide hormone composed of 51 amino acids
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And can someone say why bodybuilders use it?
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The majority of bodybuilders use the short acting insulin to build glycogen stores. Insulin promotes glucose storage and is considered by some to be an anabolic hormone. The glucose is converted to glycogen in the tissues and later used up when required. It is this property of insulin which is utilized to promote bursts of energy and muscle build up. Glycogen is always the first substance to be broken down when energy is required. During sports, if one has excess glycogen stored into the tissues this can be immediately released when there is a sudden need. Insulin always makes the body ready in case fuel is needed.
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Insulin is a hormone that has profound effects on metabolism.Insulin is a peptide hormone, produced by the beta cells of the pancreas, and is central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body.
Insulin causes cells in the liver, muscle, and fat tissue to take up glucose from the blood, storing it as glycogen in the liver and muscle, and stopping use of fat as an energy source.
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