7 responses

  1. Andrea
    March 17, 2013

    You say, “Glycogen is essentially a secondary source of energy in the body besides being a storage bin. When we eat, the food we eat is broken down and synthesized as glucagon.”

    Do you mean, “synthesized as glycogen”? Because otherwise, what you say doesn’t make sense.




    • Jackie
      November 29, 2015

      I think this is a typo Andrea. I’s so glad you caught it. I would have been very very confused. This is an excellent site that is made even better with fine tuning.


      • Ben
        October 18, 2016

        *****I AM


    • Inge
      June 18, 2018

      Exactly my question too, Andrea!

      Otherwise the information is so clearly explained for a newby to this field, that it’s a pity the 2011 site hasn’t followed up on your comment and fixed their typo!


  2. Jensen
    November 25, 2016

    i thought glycogen is the building block of glucose. then how can we break down glucose to get glycogen . please make me understand on my email..


    • Jackie
      December 1, 2016

      I found this video helpful as far as explaining glycogen conversion
      Glucose is converted to glycogen to be stored. In between meals when energy is needed, the glycogen stored in your liver is converted to glucose. In the video they say “broken down into glucose” and you say “glycogen is the building block of glucose” both are correct. I’m sure everyone ever after will find fault with this analogy, but to me it’s like I have a lego cat that is great for sitting on my lap to keep me company, but when I need to, I can break him down and build him back into a lego dog If I need a companion to go running.



  3. Tonya
    March 2, 2019

    Can I use glycogen instead of glucogone test kit to test human growth hormone ???im confused


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