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Ketosis Vs. Ketoacidosis: What You Should Know

Despite the similarity in name, ketosis and ketoacidosis are two different things. Ketoacidosis refers to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and is a complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. It’s a life-threatening condition resulting from dangerously high levels of ketones and blood sugar. This combination makes your blood too acidic, which can change the normal functioning of internal organs like your liver and kidneys. It’s critical that you get prompt treatment. DKA can occur very quickly. It may develop in less than 24 hours. It mostly occurs in people with type 1 diabetes whose bodies do not produce any insulin. Several things can lead to DKA, including illness, improper diet, or not taking an adequate dose of insulin. DKA can also occur in individuals with type 2 diabetes who have little or no insulin production. Ketosis is the presence of ketones. It’s not harmful. You can be in ketosis if you’re on a low-carbohydrate diet or fasting, or if you’ve consumed too much alcohol. If you have ketosis, you have a higher than usual level of ketones in your blood or urine, but not high enough to cause acidosis. Ketones are a chemical your body produces when it burns stored fat. S Continue reading >>

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  1. benmoore

    Just a simple question really:

    Would taking a medium dose of BCAA's (10g) before a morning fasted walk on a diet similiar to that of the Velocity Diet interfere with ketosis/fat loss due to the production of an insulin spike?

  2. RSGZ

    I don't think so, the benefits would overpower any negatives.

  3. weib

    No it won't, insulin spike with BCAA is just plain insulin no glucose or blood sugar involve.

    Ketosis is a process of being starved out from any form of glucose and glycogen, the body then use fats as fuel...yada yada yada

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