About Glucagon

Glucagon, a peptide hormone secreted by the pancreas, raises blood glucose levels. Its effect is opposite that of insulin, which lowers blood glucose levels.[1] The pancreas releases glucagon when blood sugar (glucose) levels fall too low. Glucagon causes the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose, which is released into the bloodstream. High blood glucose levels stimulate the release of insulin. Insulin allows glucose to be taken up and used by insulin-dependent tissues. Thus, glucagon and insulin are part of a feedback system that keeps blood glucose levels at a stable level.

Fat Buring hormone

When glucagon metabolizes fat into energy, you lose weight since your fat storage is being used for energy instead of sitting in your cells never getting the chance to be used. If you are constantly eating, your cells remain full and excess sugar that you consume will be stored as fat, therefore leading to weight gain. When you are eating and have plenty of food available for the body - the production of glucagon is prohibited (it's always prohibited in the presence of insulin)…which is why grazing and snacking isn't the best thing for weight loss or over all health. You need to give your body a break and allow your system to rest and catch up. Because of their huge differences in functions - insulin and glucagon cannot be in the bloodstream at the same time . Their opposing actions make it impossible to be together. So, if you're always eating, then insulin is always in your bloodstream and glucagon can never be secreted - leading to weight gain and other health issues.Research shows that most Americans overproduce insulin in their bodies from the high sugar content in our food and beverages and the constant eating. Both these factors will cause your body to produce excess insulin on a daily basis which is detrimental to your health.