A Rat Study Was Done That Concluded That Methyl Ethyl Ketone (mek) Helped With Epileptic Rats. Is It Safe For Humans To Ingest Mek Sold In A Hardware Store As An Exogenous Ketone To Maintain Ketosis?
I assume you’re talking about this paper? It was the closest one to your premise. I direct you to the first sentence of the abstract, which is repeated in the conclusion. “A ketogenic diet has been used successfully to treat patients with intractable epilepsy, although the mechanism is unknown.” (Emphasis is mine) It looks like they injected rats with various ketones, and found some anti-epileptic effects, but they still don’t know the mechanism, and the best hypothesis is that the protective effect comes from metabolic changes in the brain when it has to derive its energy from ketones rather than glucose. If you just inject ketones into yourself, you’re subjecting yourself to a lot of toxic crap, and not getting rid of any of the glucose. If there’s glucose present, body cells will preferentially use glucose as an energy source, not ketones. If you want these benefits, you’ll have to starve yourself of everything that contains glucose or can break down into glucose, and screw yourself over into a ketogenic state. I say ‘screw yourself over’ because this is a profoundly unhealthy state to find one’s metabolism in, and this is a treatment that only has relevance Continue reading >>