I know this is really a dumb question, and probably falls in the category of a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but:
If the only carbs one ate was from fruit (fructose), and
if fructose makes a 'b-line' directly to the liver to be metabolized into glycogen,
does that mean the muscles are not getting enough glucose to fuel their needs?
Could that contribute to any issues with muscle cramps?
Just taking a shot in the dark since pretty much all my carbs are fruit carbs, and I'm having muscle cramp issues.
No, the liver will put some out into the blood stream. A low and even level, so it won't fill up the muscles really fast, but the muscles will get what they want eventually. Electrolytes, dehydration- these are the likely reasons for muscle cramps. I have similar problems. I can't say I've figured out the secret, but I have noticed dehydration seems to make it worse.
Hi Mike, Your premise kind of falls apart in two ways: 1)not all carbs from fruit are fructose. 2) muscle cramps are usually related to electrolyte imbalance rather than insufficient glycogen. Even if you are VLC, gluconeogenesis should take care of the bulk of those needs in a healthy person.
Maybe a lack of variety in the diet has lead to an incomplete mineral profile. Are you getting enough calcium?
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