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Re: [RC] Catabolism - Linda Nichols

Title: Re: [RC]   Catabolism
What would be some fast acting carbs for a horse? I know a Snickers bar is fast acting for people, but what about the horse? Wheat bran and COB? And a little beet pulp for some longer acting effects? How about carrots?


On 10/31/05 1:02 PM, "Ridecamp Guest" <guest-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Basically it shows that endurance exercise that is overdone can mimic some of the symptoms of Cushings disease. Cortisol is one of a cascade of hormones that are increased in athletes that do not get enough recovery between hard works or do long work that they are unfit to do. It is a catabolic hormone and tears down useful tissues. One of the reasons we dose with fast acting carbs immediately after hard work is to avoid the catabolic cascade that includes cortisol.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! What a ride!"

-- Unknown

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