What Does Ketones Do To Your Body

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Raspberry Ketones — Do They Really Help With Weight Loss?

Raspberry ketones are chemicals from red raspberries that are thought to help you lose weight fast. Ketones are natural chemicals that give raspberries their enticing aroma, and they also occur in blackberries and cranberries. When ketones are taken from raspberries, they can be used to add fragrance and flavor to foods and products, such as colas, ice cream and cosmetics. The raspberry ketone is actually one of the most expensive products used in the food industry — the natural compound can cost as much as $20,000 per kilogram. That’s why supplement companies use synthetic raspberry ketone, which is much cheaper. Some research in rodents or in test tubes shows that raspberry ketones might increase measures of metabolism and affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin, which regulates metabolism. Raspberry ketones are claimed to cause the fat within cells to be broken down more effectively, which helps the body burn fat faster. The big issue here is that these claims are not supported with human research, as there is no reliable scientific evidence that proves raspberry ketones improve weight loss when taken by people. Are raspberry ketones another common unhealthy way to l Continue reading >>

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  1. bio-hacker

    I've tried keto multiple times, and have always found that it severely disturbs my sleep. After about 4-5 hours of deep sleep, I wake up (almost always 3-4am), am restless, and never return to deep sleep; I am awake 5-10x over the next 3 hours. Some may say that you need less sleep while in ketosis, but I wake up tired, and need an afternoon nap to get me through the work day.
    A few things about me:
    7% body fat, 165 lbs, 5'11", Male, 30 years old
    I lift or do cardio 5 days /wk – tend to do heavy weights (1-8 reps /set)
    I have gone in and out of ketosis as an experiment; the more carbs I eat, the better I sleep and more well rested I feel the next day (yet, I don't have the "mental clarity" benefits of keto, which I love)
    My fasting blood sugar (first thing in the AM) while in ketosis is 115; when I'm on moderate carb (150 grams) it's 84. I've looked into physiological insulin resistance, but don't know if this specifically relates to sleep.
    I have tried every sleep supplement & sleep hygiene hack known to man (melatonin, xr melatonin, valerian, california poppy, passionflower, 400mg magnesium, potassium, salt, zinc, bacopa, f.lux, red lights at night, 10k lux lights in the AM, a teaspoon of honey before bed, etc.). Nothing works while in ketosis – but they all work well when I'm not!
    I have tried to load with carbs 1-2x /wk. I sleep well the night of, and back to poor sleep the next day (when I do low carb again)
    Interestingly, I also have similar sleep patterns when I am in a caloric deficit. However, I'm typically not in a caloric deficit when I do ketosis.
    Could it be cortisol levels / stress hormones, as the body's natural reaction – waking me up to find more food (carbs), from an evolutionary perspective? (As an aside, I notice my sex drive increases when I eat a lot of carbs. Something to this?)
    Any other ideas what could be causing it? Or is keto just not for my lifestyle & biology (I find this hard to believe)?

  2. mescalinejasp

    I'm in the same boat since week 2 of keto (now in week 5).
    It's seriously impacting work performance.
    If you find an answer please let me know.

  3. JrDot13

    I find that when I'm in keto, I sleep a lot less. I just have a ton more energy, 6 hours tops and I'm good for another full day. I also find that when I work out really hard, basically push my body to its breaking point, I sleep well that night. Of course you don't want to go that hard every single day, but I generally step up my workouts overall.
    This may not be traditional, but I have issues falling asleep anyways, and this is what works for me. I like to have one glass of whiskey on the rocks as a nightcap too, it helps me unwind and relax. Idk if you smoke pot but I like a small bowl at the end of the night too. Knocks me out typically.

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