|Fig.1: Oral glucose tolerance test curves of experimental animals.|
Values are mean ± SD (n = 6). CON control rats, FRU fructose-fed
rats, FRU + NAR fructose-fed rats treated with naringenin (50 mg/kg
b.w.), CON + NAR control rats treated with naringenin (50 mg/kg
b.w.). (Kannappan. 2010)
Not only diabetics may benefit from these findings, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts who are convinced that the "carbohydrate mast" (i.e. consuming large amounts of carbs post workouts) is beneficial or even necessary for appropriate muscle gain may well use some naringenine to keep healthy blood sugar levels, prevent insulin resistence and increase glucose uptake in the post-workout "anabolic window".