Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA. Pyruvylglycine (a combination of pyruvic acid and the amino acid glycine), has been shown to be twice as effective at increasing fat utilization than pyruvate salts alone. Red apples contain 450mgs of Pyruvate (not PG), which can increase fat loss by 37%.
Overall process of glycolysis: glucose is formed into 2 molecules of pyruvic acid, 4 protons and 4 electrons; 2 electrons and 1 hydrogen ion combine with NAD+_ to form NADH, leaving behind two hydrogen ions (protons) + energy stored by making a net total of 2 ATP molecules; from here, the cell has to do something with the pyruvic acid and NADH formed: either fermentation or cellular respiration (process whereby sugar is burned for fuel)
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FREE! There are 28 vocabulary words used in this exercise that are commonly used in a unit on cellular respiration. The vocabulary words are: pyruvic acid, protons, glucose, aerobic, matrix, adenosine triphosphate, ATP synthase, water, adenine, respiration, oxygen, lactic acid, Kreb's cycle, alcoholic, phosphate, glycolysis, citric acid, NADH, electron transport chain, cristae, mitochondria, carbon dioxide, fermentation, cytoplasm, thirty eight, anaerobic, ribose, and acetate.