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, which is when ketones like beta hydroxybutyrate kick into production. Fasting as long as 382 days (with medical supervision) is possible purely because of ketone production. Evidence suggests that beta hydroxybutyrate can increase the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the hippocampus, which is the main memory center of the brain. This is some of the only published literature about the performance enhancing effects of beta hydroxybutyrate, though there are several self-experiments. Namely, Dr. Peter Attia (popularized by Tim Ferriss podcast and Attias blog) has concluded there are benefits of reduced oxygen consumption by the brain. These statements have been confirmed to some degree by Dr. Dom DAgostino when describing under-water oxygen utilization and ketones, but neither are well-researched. Most of the evidence regarding beta hydroxybutyrate utilizes this exogenous ketone as a way to recovery from memory damage or impairment or as a neuroprotective agent. In one 2004 study of memory-impaired adults, beta hydroxybutyrate successfully aided in improving memory recall. For Alzheimers patients, using beta hydroxybutyrate is particularly helpful as a neuroprotective agent. Many of the long-term and neuroprotective benefits of beta hydroxybutyrate are closely linked to reduced carbohydrate and glucose consumption as well. For those who are consuming both exogenous ketones and eating glucose, the benefits are known. The benefits of beta hydroxybutyrate are not only for people who are currently experiencing nutritional ketosis. Often it is possible for athletes to utilize ketone bodies as a fuel source to limit glycogen depletion.
Exogenous Ketones: To Ketone Or Not To Ketone
My thoughts on Exogenous Ketones After being contacted (following the Youtube Q&A) by several folks – both members of Ketogains and Internet strangers, I felt compelled to write as fair and even-handed a write-up on exogenous ketone supplementation as I feel can be mustered. I condition my response by saying this – I want to deal only in evidence and hypotheses grounded in biochemistry. I admit up front that this will probably become something of a treatise on what constitutes a well-formulated ketogenic diet. I don’t have the time (or the energy) to put together a document that covers all facets of the use of exogenous ketones in sufficient depth, so what I want to do is to address the folks that I see asking me about them most often – those who have excess body fat, and are looking to lose weight. They have been told about the potential benefits to fat loss via exogenous ketones, and they want to know if the hype is real. Those of you who know me (or read my previous post here) know that I like to respond with “it depends.” So…when the question is raised, “Should I supplement with exogenous ketones?” what do you think my answer will be? Probably not! (HA, I tric
Click here to get my FREE "Six-Pack Secret" kit: https://www.krugerbody.com/secret In this episode of Transformation Truth Chris Kruger discusses "How To Get a 6-Pack Quickly with Ketosis!" I keep getting tons of YouTube comments from people that want to know if fasting is a good way to get abs, but first... If you want more than just a few random YouTube tips, if you want to get the complete package and learn the secret to effortless abs click the link below this video and get my new 6pack secrets course for FREE. Once you learn the secret, getting and keeping your ABS will be easy. https://www.krugerbody.com/secret Click for my FREE "Six-Pack Secret" video series + cheat sheet Once you know the secret to effortless abs you'll be able to use my fasting methods to quickly: 1.Immediately get rid of miserable water weight that makes you bloated. 2. Spontaneously reduce your calorie intake without DIETING! 3. Sustain your results for the long-term. Make sure you subscribe now and ring the bell because I do 2 brand new video each week. Plus, I let my audience choose the topics so leave a comment below and Ill do my best to cover it a future video. You never to be frustrated with your physique again Im happy you found me because I know that I can help you change your life. If youve ever worked out hard and used strict dieting to get results that didnt last, than you NEED to learn the secret that I use everyday. I lost 50 pounds in my original YouTube transformation video that was almost a DECADE ago and today Im in my mid 30s and everything is SO MUCH easier than it was back then. Click the link below this video and start using my methods today. I promise the results that are FAST, but that more importantly they also LAST. You never need to be frustrated by yo-yo dieting again when the secret will set you free. Want to know the secret to getting a six-pack that no one tells you? Then download my free "Six-Pack Secret" digital vault here: https://www.krugerbody.com/secret Future YT video topics: How to burn fat How to lose belly fat How to use Ketosis for fast results How to get a 6-pack How to maintain your sixpack abs. The best exercises for six-pack abs. The best ways to fast for weight loss. Healthy diets and ways of eating. FREE: My "Six-Pack Secret" Action Planner. (3 videos + workout + PDF worksheets) https://www.krugerbody.com/secret
Acetone As Biomarker For Ketosis Buildup Capability - A Study In Healthy Individuals Under Combined High Fat And Starvation Diets
Go to: Ketosis or ketoacidosis is a physiological state sharing an outcome of increased ketone levels in the blood due to relatively high lipid oxidation rates. Monitoring rapid and dramatic changes in ketones offers us valuable diagnoses for lipid oxidation and metabolism . Several studies have clearly demonstrated that metabolic imbalance in type I diabetes has led to ketoacidosis (KAD) of blood, leading to elevated ketone levels with arterial pH < 7.3 and bicarbonate < 15 mEq/L, and causing arresting of major organ functions . In addition to acidosis, studies have also shown that elevated ketone levels are a natural metabolic response to negative energy balance, wherein caloric intake is smaller than total energy expenditure, and the body burns stored fat to produce the needed energy , leading to a state of ketosis known as fasting ketosis (FK). FK has been used as an indicator of the effectiveness of weight loss [4-6]. Furthermore, ketosis also occurs in situations where caloric intake equals total energy expenditure, specifically in a diet that contains high percentage of fat (>60%) and/or low carbohydrate. This state of ketosis has been referred to as nutritional ket
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[faq] Ketostix And Measuring Ketosis (v3) - Keto
[FAQ] Ketostix and measuring ketosis (v3) I have rewritten my Ketostix PSA as a FAQ in hopes that it will be more useful to newcomers. As always, let me know in the comments if you have any corrections or if you have questions that you think should be answered in this FAQ. Are Ketostix recommended for monitoring the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet? No. They are not a reliable way of measuring ketosis. Misinterpretation of Ketostix results is one of the most common unnecessary causes of anxiety for ketogenic and low-carb dieters. You can be perfectly successful on a ketogenic or low-carb diet without ever measuring ketones whether in urine, blood, or breath. The best way to monitor the effectiveness of your diet is whether or not you are seeing results. Are your clothes beginning to fit better? Is your body fat percentage declining? (note: body fat bioimpedance scales aren't very accurate. Use calipers, Body Pod, hydrostatic weighing, or DXA scan) Are you losing weight? (note that water weight and added muscle can disguise weight loss) Can Ketostix be used to measure whether or not I am currently in ketosis? No. You may be in ketosis even when the Ketostix show no ketones. Conver
Caffeine is one of the most popular ingredients worldwide. Although it provides many benefits, caffeine can have negative effects as well. Whether caffeinated beverages are mostly helpful, potentially counterproductive, or neutral for people on keto or low-carb diets is somewhat controversial. This article explores caffeine's effects on health in the context of a carb-restricted diet and makes recommendations for consuming it in a way that maximi ...
When you hear these two terms it’s easy to see how they can be confused. The confusion also stems from the fact that the two are both metabolic processes involving the breakdown of fats in the body (plus they look and sound like similar words). The truth is ketosis and ketoacidosis are two completely different things. Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet Ketosis is a normal metabolic process in which the body has a high fat-burning rate. It is a heal ...
Ketosis is a process that the body does on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. Your body adapts to what is put in it, processing different types of nutrients into the fuels that it needs. Proteins, fats, and carbs can all be processed for use. Eating a low carb, high fat diet just ramps up this process, which is a normal and safe chemical reaction. When you eat carbohydrate based foods or excess amounts of protein, your ...
So you’re trying to lose weight and you come across this “keto” topic on reddit. Keto? Oh...the ketogenic diet. It’s one way of getting into ketosis. Sure. Everyone in the subreddit swears by it for weight loss, as shown in the abundance of before and after pictures. You’re convinced. So you start to replace your morning cereal with bacon and eggs. You’re cooking everything in coconut oil and ghee. Maybe you’ve fasted for a couple d ...
If we know anything about dieting and losing weight it’s that though the method is extremely simple (more calories out than calories in), the execution can be incredibly difficult. So difficult, that on the extreme high end, some studies have shown that 95% of diets fail. This is true in other areas of life, to be sure. What we know we should do for ourselves is simple: exercise every day, complete all the tasks at our jobs, save money instead ...
[FAQ] Ketostix and measuring ketosis (v3) I have rewritten my Ketostix PSA as a FAQ in hopes that it will be more useful to newcomers. As always, let me know in the comments if you have any corrections or if you have questions that you think should be answered in this FAQ. Are Ketostix recommended for monitoring the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet? No. They are not a reliable way of measuring ketosis. Misinterpretation of Ketostix results is o ...