Video: Peter Attia – Superior nutrition for superior performance

If you are interested in Super Starch or sports nutrition in general, then the following presentation by Peter Attia is definitely worth watching. He also wrote a blog post about it titled Introduction to Superstarch – Part I .

To make rewatching certain parts of the video a little easier, I wrote down when Peter was talking about what:

Introduction

0:00

  • What this talk is about
    • 0:00
  • Why is he interested in this topic?
    • 0:38
  • What impacts physical performance?
    • 1:24

Fundamentals

2:08

  • Phosphate metabolism
    • 2:22
  • How do we get energy (phosphate) to our cells?
    • 5:45
  • Difference between glucose and glycogen
    • 8:20
  • Aerobic vs anaerobic metabolism
    • 10:06
  • Definition of a “calorie” — calories of carbohydrates, proteins and fats — How much calories do we burn?
    • 13:29
  • Fat vs glycogen as our main energy source
    • 15:50 – 23:40
  • Why can’t we only use fat?
    • 23:40
  • Bonking
    • 23:48 -
  • Metabolic flexibility vs metabolic inflexibility
    • 26:32

How can we replace glycogen during exercise?

29:04

  • Current products for glycogen replacement
    • 29:17
  • Current forms of simple carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
    • 32:57
  • Downsides of simple carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
    • 31:18
  • Complex carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
    • 35:16
  • Evolution of carbohydrates used for glycogen replacement
    • 36:10
  • What would be an ideal product for glycogen replacement?
    • 36:56

Glycogen Storage Disease & SuperStarch

37:52

  • What is Glycogen Storage Disease?
    • 37:52
  • What do patients with Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) have in common with athletes?
    • 41:14
  • Hydrothermally modified starch (time-released glucose) — Super Starch
    • 41:29
  • Two internal studies of SuperStarch
    • 44:42
  • An external study of SuperStarch (this is about this study)
    • 47:11
  • Generation UCAN — Disclosure — Products by Generation UCAN
    • 52:18
  • Testimonials about SuperStarch
    • 54:50
  • Closing thoughts
    • 56:35
  • Conclusions
    • 57:58

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