insulinlike activity

in·su·lin·like ac·tiv·i·ty (ILA),

a measure of substances, usually in plasma, that exert biologic effects similar to those of insulin in various bioassays; sometimes used as a measure of plasma insulin concentrations; always gives higher values than immunochemical techniques for the measurement of insulin.

in·su·lin·like ac·ti·vi·ty

(ILA) (in'sŭ-lin-līk ak-tiv'i-tē)
A measure of substances, usually in plasma, which exert biologic effects similar to those of insulin in various bioassays; sometimes used as a measure of plasma insulin concentrations; always gives higher values than immunochemical techniques for the measurement of insulin.
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In fact, normally insulin provides only 7% of the insulinlike activity within the body!
The good news is that the ignored 93% of insulinlike activity is amenable to being improved and hence healing is possible from the fatty liver, diabetes, or prediabetes state.
It helps if you visualize the total insulinlike activity of your bloodstream as consisting of two types of "fuel nozzles." Just as your car requires a fuel nozzle before its tank can be filled, so too do body cells require a molecular nozzle to suck fuel from the bloodstream.
It turns out that the 93% of secret insulinlike activity (the nonsuppressible insulinlike activity of the bloodstream) provides the nutritional advantage to your bones, most organs, joints, and muscles.
Only if the nonsuppressible insulinlike activity of your bloodstream remains adequate can your cells outside your liver and fat cells ever hope to receive adequate nutrition.
However, if something starts inhibiting the nonsuppressible insulinlike activity of bloodstream levels, fuel nozzles beyond the liver will become scarce.
So what promotes the nonsuppressible insulinlike activity of the bloodstream levels?
Making matters worse, it is these same hormones that powerfully determine how much of the all-important, nonsuppressible insulinlike activity of the bloodstream you enjoy.
You cannot heal from fatty liver, metabolic syndrome, or type 2 diabetes until you raise nonsuppressible insulinlike activity of the blood stream.
Third, several laboratories identified serum components with insulin-like activities which were not neutralized by anti-insulin antibodies, so called non suppressible insulinlike activity, NSILA (3).
In her lab tests, the compound has "insulinlike activity," Hwang says.