Ask The Trainer #146 – Intermittent Fasting & Kre-Alkalyn Hardcore

Ask The Trainer #146 - Intermittent Fasting & Kre-Alkalyn Hardcore

QUESTION:

Hi. I practice intermittent fasting. I work out at 5:00 am and then have breakfast at 11:00 am. Can I take Kre Alkalyn Hardcore during my fast, or will that break my fast and reduce the benefits?

Javier


ANSWER:

Hi, Javier. Intermittent fasting is very popular as of late in the world of fitness. With good reason too. Research shows every time we eat something, our testosterone and growth hormone levels take a nose dive. This happens regardless if it’s in the form of protein, carbohydrates or fats.

Food Can Diminish Hormones

In other words, eating every hour or two throughout the day hinders testosterone and growth hormone levels with every meal. But, with intermittent fasting, you consume your meals within a shorter time frame. This way you’re not forcing your precious hormones to remain at depressed levels throughout the entire day.

Kre Alkalyn Hardcore is not a food product and has zero calories. So, you absolutely can take Kre Alkalyn Hardcore during periods of intermittent fasting without disrupting the benefits associated with it.

A Word Of Caution

My only word of caution is that sometimes taking stimulants while fasting can trigger unpleasant reactions in individuals who are sensitive to stimulants. They may experience symptoms such as lightheadedness, jitters, or nausea.

When I train during periods of fasting, I find that supplementing Training Ground BCAA, with the Kre Alkalyn Hardcore, or sometimes Training Ground Pre, prevents the adverse reactions I’d normally experience.


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Branched Chain Amino Acids

In fact, I consider it ESSENTIAL to supplement BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) during periods of fasting! More specifically, before and after workouts.

BCAAs are some of the most important amino acids to help prevent muscle catabolism. When you train in a fasted state, you won’t have optimal BCAA levels in your body. This may result in reduced muscle recovery and hindered growth. This isn’t surprising considering BCAAs are the primary drivers of protein synthesis in your body.

Sure, you could obtain those amino acids by eating some high protein foods like whey protein, eggs, or chicken right before a workout. However, doing so would terminate your fast and extinguish the hormone boosting benefits associated with intermitted fasting.

BCAAs To The Rescue

If you take BCAAs before your workouts, you will get the same benefit as you would from eating high protein foods without breaking your fast! Since they contain very few calories, your body won’t register them as actual food. However, you get the benefits of recovery, muscle growth, and stabilized blood sugar levels!

I wish you all the best of success with your health and fitness goals!

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Chad Shaw

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