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LeVeque refers to ketones as the fourth macronutrient. By this, she means theyre a source of energy for your body and brain, similar to protein, fat, and carbohydrates. When you eat fat and you dont have any carbohydrates, you metabolize fat in your liver and it gives off three different types of ketones, she explains. Ketones are chemical messengers that tell your body to burn fat; theyre also a byproduct of burning fat. And the ketone that becomes fuel for your body is called beta-hydroxybutyrate . Ketone supplements, like those from Pruvit and Kegenix , are essentially beta-hydroxybutyrate that was created in a lab. Taking [these supplements] is basically putting pure ketones into your bloodstream, LeVeque explains. In other words, its a shortcut to the biochemical effect you get from eating the ketogenic dietand fans of these supplements say they bestow all the same benefits, from more energy and better sleep to weight loss and elevated mood. Ketones are anti-cancer , theyre anti-inflammatory , and theyre just a cleaner source of fuel than carbs, which can cause your energy to crash, adds LeVeque. In most cases they come in powdered-drink form, which you can mix with water or Continue reading >>

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  1. Masoodtokyo

    I found the cheapest test strips in the world

    Hi
    I have had diabetes for a few years and my insurance doesnt cover the test strips so I have been paying quite a lot for accu-check strips. I lived in Japan and then Singapore. After a while I got really sick of paying $50 per box of 50 so I started to look around for a cheaper supply. Eventually I asked a cousin to walk into a pharmacy in Pakistan and they were selling 50 accu-check test strips for $11 a box.
    From what I can see this is very very very cheap. I ask him every few months to send me 25 boxes and so I get 25x 50 (1,250 strips) for $275 plus FX costs / bank transfer fees / mailing, all in, I pay about $330. This comes to 26 cents per test strip.
    Now I am really sort of annoyed at Roche because they obviously make a decent profit in Pakistan selling these strips at 22 cents each (thats my price minus the mailing and bank transfer costs) and that is the price on the street. the wholesale price is even cheaper and Roche make a profit at the wholesale price. And yet they sell in wealthy countries at quite extortionate prices.
    I am thinking of setting up a website and selling strips online, mailed from Pakistan and not making a huge profit, but just enough to set up a small business for my cousin over there. He will be seriously happy if he can make $1000 per month as that is a huge sallary in Pakistan.
    My question is this to everybody - If i sell these strips online from Pakistan (takes 2 weeks to arrive) for say $18 a pack of accu-check performa test strips, will people buy them? At what price will people switch to buying online from a small company in Pakistan?
    If I can get enough people interested I am happy to set up an online store, which actually can be done quite quickly. Any thoughts or input very welcome.
    I found that now as they are so cheap I can test 5x per day and this helped me to significantly lower my HBA1c within months so I think if I do this it will save lives. It is way
    Advice / thoughts / Comments please!

  2. furball64801

    Only thought I would have is the heat issue, they would get very hot in transit or at least I think they would.

  3. PeterPumper

    First, no way am I buying from a small company in Pakistan.
    Second, there is probably some "not for export" restrictions. They may not care about an occasional shipment, but start a business and see how quick they crack down.

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Can exogenous Ketones get you into ketosis even when eating carbs? Exogenous Ketones have been making some waves lately with the benefits of ketogenic diets becoming more mainstream. In this episode I do a blood analysis to see if the claim that ketone salts can actually help your body get into ketosis even when eating carbs. This was a heaps of fun to do and since then I have been taking these daily to switch into instant ketosis. I mainly notice increased alertness and focus and improved muscle preservation which has always been the hardest thing for me. Clients of mine have been seeing massive shifts in body weight, fatigue and decreased pain levels. Check it out to find if these anything to this supplement or not. Want to learn more about Ketones by Pruvit. Click link for everything you need and where to order. http://orderhere.pruvitnow.com

Do Exogenous Ketones Help You Get In Ketosis?

Do Exogenous Ketones Help You Get in Ketosis? Lets take a closer look at exogenous ketones and why they matter. Since their introduction as diet supplements, exogenous ketones have become very popular in recent years. Either people have come to love them, hate them or just dont have enough information about them so they end up hanging on the fence. You have probably found yourself reading this article since you fall into any of these categories. If so, you are in good company. This article seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff regarding exogenous ketones which will tell us whether these ketones will; help you get into ketosis . Ketones are organic compounds which have a carbonyl group =C=O. They bond with two groups of hydrocarbons. Oxidizing secondary alcohols produce ketones. Acetone is an example of a ketone. Let me bring the whole subject closer to you. Your liver produces ketones as it breaks down fatty acids . This is a normal process where the ketones produced will be completely broken down. The few that remain will be seen in urine. Your body uses glucose to provide you with energy. For instance, as you read this article, you need the energy to read and understand the Continue reading >>

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  1. Skie

    Can You Use Ketone Sticks to "Diagnose"?

    I'm not on a low carb diet as far as I know, so having these in the urine would be a possible diabetes sign, right? Is it a safe idea to get a package and see what my results are? Or is this just a silly idea? I'm still working out arrangements to go see a doctor and get tested, but in the mean time while I figure that out with my friends, I figure something like this might be useful to get an idea of where I stand in the matter... Course I wish I could borrow a meter too, but alas... Don't know anyone who'd let me...

  2. Shanghaied Guy

    I think your blood sugars have to be extremely high before ketones would show up in your urine if you have not been on ketogenic diet (very low carb) for several days.
    You can get a free meter here: https://www.onetouchgold.com/simplestart/, but you will still need to buy the strips.
    Where do you live? If you live in Shanghai, I will buy you a cup of coffee some morning and test your BG. We diabetics are always curious about the blood sugar of other people and sometimes try to cajole our family and friends into testing their morning fasting blood sugar. If you want to disclose where you live, maybe somebody here at DD can help you out with the use of a meter.
    Tell us a bit about yourself. Do you have a family history of diabetes? How old are you? Are you overweight? Have you ever had high blood glucose on a test? What symptoms do you have that lead you to suspect diabetes?
    Be well.

  3. hannahtan

    i wouldn't dx yourself with just a ketostix... if there are sugar and ketones in the urine... it is a sign of diabetes... if ketones alone... i'm not sure... that is why i will not simply just assume i'm a diabetic based on a ketostix result...
    if you can't borrow a meter... can you just go to a pharmacy and get a simple finger bg test done? if it is high... and from the ketostix result which shows ketones as positive... please go see a doc immediately... but if bg is good...i wouldn't worry a lot... but still see a doc to get a proper diagnosis

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READ MORE HERE: https://goo.gl/RBTAiv Beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the first ketone body produced in a fasting state. It is commonly produced by the body during periods without much food (glucose) in order to provide an alternative energy fuel source. Although it is not technically a ketone (owing to the bonding structure), for the purposes of this post it is. Diets that are low in carbohydrates and high in fatty acids can either prompt the body to produce ketone bodies, such as beta hydroxybutyrate, or allow people to consume them exogenously (outside the body) instead. These exogenous ketone supplements have grown in popularity along with the ketogenic diet and media attention from popular icons such as Tim Ferriss and Dave Asprey. Although supplementation of beta hydroxybutyrate has been described as jet fuel and undesirable, modern iterations of exogenous ketones are making it easier for anyone to utilize these ketone bodies for optimal brain performance. There are a host of benefits of beta hydroxybutyrate, but it is primarily known as a fuel source in the absence of glucose. Within 24 72 hours without food, the body no longer uses glucose as the main fuel support system, wh

My Experience With Exogenous Ketones

Theory to anecdote: I decided to find out for myself if ketones could, indeed, offer up the same amount of usable energy with less oxygen consumption. Last year I wrote a couple of posts on the nuances and complexities of ketosis, with an emphasis on nutritional ketosis (but some discussion of other states of ketosisstarvation ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA). To understand this post, youll want to at least be familiar with the ideas in those posts, which can be found here and here . In the second of these posts I discuss the Delta G implications of the body using ketones (specifically, beta-hydroxybutyrate, or BHB, and acetoacetate, or AcAc) for ATP generation, instead of glucose and free fatty acid (FFA). At the time I wrote that post I was particularly (read: personally) interested in the Delta G arbitrage. Stated simply, per unit of carbon, utilization of BHB offers more ATP for the same amount of oxygen consumption (as corollary, generation of the same amount of ATP requires less oxygen consumption, when compared to glucose or FFA). I also concluded that post by discussing the possibility of testing this (theoretical) idea in a real person, with the help of exogenou Continue reading >>

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  1. teamzissous

    I made a post a little while back about having consistent bladder and or kidney pains whenever I was in ketosis. It took a while to correlate the pain with low carb (originally thought I may have a hernia, even a doctor thought so and ordered a CT scan, found nothing and gave up on me)
    One redditor (THANK YOU SoftwareMaven) suggested an acidic urine pH. After charting my pain and testing my urine with rapid response urinalysis strips I found that my urine was much too acidic, and it correlated with the pain.
    Apparently ketones tend to make your urine more acidic and you HAVE to balance out your protein/meat intake with alkalizing vegetables (fruits really help too) I've been following the PRAL food lists in order to help keep my urine more alkaline.
    It was also suggested that I try adding some baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to some water if I was eating a particularly acidic forming meal, and IT WORKS!
    There are also some supplementary benefits of baking soda according to examine.com, it has the same benefits of supplementing with beta alanine (reduces muscle burn when taken 60-90 min before a workout) They also note that a study has shown it has no significant effect on your blood pressure, good to know.
    note: I make a point to drink a TON of water, but it is not sufficient to balance out my urine pH.
    TL;DR Thank you SoftwareMaven! Ketosis can make your urine too acidic causing kidney/bladder pain. Eat more alkalizing vegetables (and/or fruit). Also drinking baking soda and water with your acidic forming meal can also keep your pee balanced.

  2. emag

    It's interesting that acidic foods like lemon juice, orange juice, tomatoes, and vinegar all exert a base effect...

  3. happee

    What about coffee? It's pretty acidic, would it exert a base effect as well?

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