OXIDATION 101 – THE PRO’S & CON’S OF FAST OXIDISERS vs SLOW OXIDISERS

I have a feeling some of you lot are going to like this one..

It’s a subject very close to my heart and one I’m very passionate about as it plays a huge roll in the work that I do.

Despite most fast oxidisers generally speaking are healthy as a horse, don’t be fooled in thinking a fast oxidiser is always full of energy or has high energy levels. As a general rule they do, but the big problem in terms of energy is this…

A fast oxidiser has the ability to convert glycogen, which is stored sugar in the liver, into glucose. That’s emergency sugar that the body requires for quick thinking, quick reacting, quick actions, and a highly excitable life.

They are able to convert the stored glycogen to sugar because they have a high Adrenalin level and a high glucocorticoid level. Adrenalin represented by Na on a HTMA, supplies the body with energy on an emergency basis. It’s quick, rapid, emergency energy.

Glucocorticoid levels represented by K levels on a HTMA are always high in a fast oxidiser as opposed to a slow oxidiser that has extremely low K levels.

Fast oxidisers have both the emergency adrenal mechanism, and the steady glucocorticoid mechanism to withdraw sugar, from stored glycogen whenever they want.

Conversely… the slow oxidiser because of weak adrenal glands producing much smaller amounts of both Adrenalin and glucocorticoids as exhibited by the fact they have low Na & low K levels on a HTMA.

Slow oxidisers have plenty of stored glycogen in the liver & have no problem storing glycogen… but here’s the kicker…

THE CAN’T GET IT OUT…

It’s like if you have a bunch of wood & paper, and you want to light a fire… you’ve got the paper & wood, but if you don’t have the matches there is no fire. 

This is the main problem with the slow oxidiser involving energy production… the fuel is there to burn, but there’s nothing there to burn it with.

The fast oxidiser has the complete opposite problem…

He’s got the matches so he can ignite the fuel, but because of the way a fast oxidiser lives their life, and they the way they expend their energy, they are always running low on glycogen storage. The fast oxidiser doesn’t have the ability to store sugar like the slow oxidiser does.

So in a certain sense they are both up shit creek without a paddle 

One can’t ignite the fuel that is there, and the other one doesn’t have the fuel to ignite although he’s able to ignite it.

This both results in potential energy loss!

This is why I focus heavily on maximising the activity in GC & KC which is burning or carbohydrates, fats & proteins to generate energy in the body. I do this by engineering the right kind of foods and ratios of foods, as well as specific supplemental nutrient combinations for that individual based on their biochemical pattern to endure the metabolic fire is stoked.

Anyone who follows a cookie cutter, one size fits all nutrition template without fully assessing your biochemical & metabolic type is cheating themselves out of moving towards health.