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How Is Ketoacidosis Different Than Ketosis

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What Is The Difference Between Ketosis And Ketoacidosis?

Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition, where toxic levels of ketone bodies build up in the blood because the body is not producing insulin. Ketosis, on the other hand, results when the body has exhausted its stored glycogen and begins to burn fatty tissue for energy. Ketosis The process of ketosis is the basis of the many low-carb diets marketed to the public. In ketosis, the body does not have sufficient glucose or glycogen available to give cells what they need to create energy. The body then turns to fat cells as an energy source. Ketone bodies in the bloodstream are a natural product of this process. These diets work, and ketosis is achieved, when carbohydrates are essentially eliminated from the diet. With minimal carbohydrate intake, there is little sugar to convert to glycogen. Without glycogen, the body breaks down and excretes fat cells, leaving ketones behind in the blood. In an ideal situation, this results in weight loss. Ketones in the body can be toxic in high enough concentrations. The body often has small amounts of ketones in the bloodstream, including during the overnight period. This is a mild, natural reaction, with low levels of ketones (blood ketones at 1-3 mi Continue reading >>

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  1. Sara_Lamberto

    I have been doing keto for a little over 3 weeks and within the last few days I have developed horrid body odor. Think a teenage boy who hasn't showered for a week in summer. What can I do about this? I'm not sweating more and I am showering regularly. I can't think of anything different that I'm eating (that I haven't been from the beginning). This definitely is not the fruity or sweet smelling scent I've heard described and my breath seems to be fine.

  2. Bahrutile

    I've not noticed this in myself, i am curious to see other responses to this.

  3. Fiorella

    For me I noticed that too much protein does that. By lowering protein and increasing fat, it gets better. I also will get it with some spices, like cumin, fenugreek, and other stuff normally found in curry type spice mixes.

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