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Fast Facts: How Much Carbohydrate Can Your Body Store?

Carbohydrates, when digested and absorbed by the body, are stored in the form of glycogen in either skeletal muscle or the liver. How much can be stored depends on the individual.

Generally speaking, an inactive individual can store 350 grams of muscle glycogen and 40-50 grams of liver glycogen. On the other hand, trained athletes may be able to store up to 1000 grams of total glycogen.



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