Articles — Insulin

Exogenous Insulin: Anabolic and Anti-Catabolic Properties with a Focus on Humalog and Lantus

Introduction Insulin, a peptide hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets, is crucial for regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. In addition to its primary function in controlling blood glucose levels, insulin exhibits both anabolic and anti-catabolic properties. This article explores the roles of exogenous insulin, focusing on two types—Humalog and Lantus—and their benefits in promoting anabolism. Anabolic and Anti-Catabolic Properties of Insulin Insulin plays a significant role in the anabolic (building up) and anti-catabolic (breaking down) processes within the body. The anabolic properties of insulin facilitate the synthesis of proteins, glycogen, and triglycerides by...

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