Autophagy & Fasting: When it Starts, Exercise & Tips to Enhance

by Mike Mutzel





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“Fast for 18 hours and autophagy kicks-in,” the guru says.

The truth is, autophagy is occurring at different rates in different tissues for different people.

In this show, we’ll add some clarity to this topic that’ll help you figure out how long and frequently you should fast to enhance autophagy.

-Insights from human fasting studies about autophagy and fast duration

-Herbs and foods that may enhance autophagy

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Dethlefsen, M. M., Bertholdt, L., Gudiksen, A., Stankiewicz, T., Bangsbo, J., van Hall, G., et al. (2018). Training state and skeletal muscle autophagy in response to 36 h of fasting. Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 125(5), 1609–1619.


Vendelbo, M. H., Møller, A. B., Christensen, B., Nellemann, B., Clasen, B. F. F., Nair, K. S., et al. (2014). Fasting Increases Human Skeletal Muscle Net Phenylalanine Release and This Is Associated with Decreased mTOR Signaling. PLoS ONE, 9(7), e102031–8.

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