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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

Should I Be Taking Exogenous Ketones? (say What?!)

Should I Be Taking Exogenous Ketones? Exogenous ketones were introduced in 2014… About the same time I really started diving into the health benefits of more fat in the diet. But let me back up here, you may not even be familiar with the word “exogenous” so let’s start there: Exogenous vs Endogenous Exogenous = Originates from a source external from the body Endogenous = Originates from a source internal to the body Exogenous ketone bodies are just ketone bodies that are ingested through a nutritional supplement. Ketone bodies produced in the liver are more properly referred to as endogenous ketone bodies. What does the science say? Although I don’t think eating a diet ample in healthy fat is a fad, I do know that when science proves something is beneficial for us, there is a company working relentlessly to manufacture a product related to that discovery that will fly off the shelves. Remember when resveratrol, found in red wine, was proven to be good for us? Supplement companies went crazy marketing pills and drinks with even just the tiniest hint of resveratrol in it promising anti-aging and weight loss. What about garcinia cambogia? Remember that? It was marketed as a Continue reading >>

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    Someone asked in Dr Fungs FB wall what people thought about Prüvit's exogenous ketone product Keto//OS but rather than single out just that product (and I have a lot to say about the multi level marketing practices) I decided to comment generally about eating ketones, and repost here so people can find the post ... because : .
    The point of being in ketosis for weight loss is to use body fat to make into ketones - eating ketones means you get to keep all your body fat.
    The point of being in ketosis for Diabetes is you had to eat no sugar or starch in order to make ketones. For a diabetic eating no sugar or starch gives your liver a chance to make the perfect amount of glucose for you. If you eat ketones to get into ketosis then you will have the wrong amount of glucose and could lose a toe, your eyes, a kidney.
    Plus ketones made in a vat are both left and right handed - we only use the right handed ones for energy. No-one knows what a caloric amount of the left handed ones for several decades will do to your cells. No-one.

    If you want to eat ketones, better to eat MCT oils like Coconut oil and you will make them, the right kind, at about 1/100th of the cost of edible ketones.

  2. Chris_Bair

    I can't be the only one around here that can almost literally hear @richard 's voice when reading his posts. I keep expecting to hear "yeahhh!" =)

    Making your own ketones from old doughnuts is so much better than exogenous ketones. Hey cells, you want fuel? Tell the liver to make some! Problem with the MCT oil is the potential for... "bowel problems" - it's also not necessary for weight loss. I'll admit that replacing other calories with MCT isn't a BAD idea but consuming extra calories via MCT oil isn't a winner either.

  3. trekkin1

    Good post, Richard.
    There's generally little point to consuming raw energy food-like substances. These include oil, sugar, exogenous ketones, MCT oil). These are all energy separated from food. They are not food. These can lead to fat gain, among other things. Most of us don't need extra concentrated food energy...
    Why do that?

    It's best to consume real food with high nutrient density. No?

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For The Love Of Exogenous Ketones!

You read that correctly. I love ketones and I am actively pursuing ways to increase my bodies ability to produce them through the use of exogenous ketone supplements. Ketones are a dirty word in the world of diabetes because of the confusion surrounding their appearance as the harbinger of doom through DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). Unfortunately many healthcare providers actively discourage their diabetic patients from attempting to achieve nutritional ketosis because they don’t fully understand the difference between nutritional ketosis and DKA. That difference is NOT the focus of this post, other than to establish the fact that there IS a difference. It’s important to note that the means of detecting DKA is typically the presence of ketones in the blood. Adding them through exogenous supplementation or nutritional ketosis is useful (I would even argue beneficial), but not without some risk. In case of insulin deficiency (bad pump site, occlusion, skipped dose etc) while in ketosis one would be without the means to clearly identify DKA. You’d only be able to guess based on blood glucose level to infer how insulin deficient you are. The risk can be mitigated through vigilance Continue reading >>

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  1. richard

    Someone asked in Dr Fungs FB wall what people thought about Prüvit's exogenous ketone product Keto//OS but rather than single out just that product (and I have a lot to say about the multi level marketing practices) I decided to comment generally about eating ketones, and repost here so people can find the post ... because : .
    The point of being in ketosis for weight loss is to use body fat to make into ketones - eating ketones means you get to keep all your body fat.
    The point of being in ketosis for Diabetes is you had to eat no sugar or starch in order to make ketones. For a diabetic eating no sugar or starch gives your liver a chance to make the perfect amount of glucose for you. If you eat ketones to get into ketosis then you will have the wrong amount of glucose and could lose a toe, your eyes, a kidney.
    Plus ketones made in a vat are both left and right handed - we only use the right handed ones for energy. No-one knows what a caloric amount of the left handed ones for several decades will do to your cells. No-one.

    If you want to eat ketones, better to eat MCT oils like Coconut oil and you will make them, the right kind, at about 1/100th of the cost of edible ketones.

  2. Chris_Bair

    I can't be the only one around here that can almost literally hear @richard 's voice when reading his posts. I keep expecting to hear "yeahhh!" =)

    Making your own ketones from old doughnuts is so much better than exogenous ketones. Hey cells, you want fuel? Tell the liver to make some! Problem with the MCT oil is the potential for... "bowel problems" - it's also not necessary for weight loss. I'll admit that replacing other calories with MCT isn't a BAD idea but consuming extra calories via MCT oil isn't a winner either.

  3. trekkin1

    Good post, Richard.
    There's generally little point to consuming raw energy food-like substances. These include oil, sugar, exogenous ketones, MCT oil). These are all energy separated from food. They are not food. These can lead to fat gain, among other things. Most of us don't need extra concentrated food energy...
    Why do that?

    It's best to consume real food with high nutrient density. No?

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In this video from Low Carb Breckenridge, Dr Ralph and I try a new system for testing whether the body is in ketosis. At Cardin wellness we currently offer, Blood and Breath testing, and in this video we text the Levl breath meter. We start by checking Dr Ralph's Ketone levels after drinking one serving of Max OS with the blood meter, and then we follow it up with the use of the new breath meter - much better for the squeamish ones among our followers!! www.ketohealth.info SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToDrHeather Connect with me: * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theketodoc/ * Send me a Message here: http://m.me/theketodoc * Friend Me: https://www.facebook.com/heather.d.ca... * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ASKDRHEATHER/ * Blog: http://www.askdrheather.net/blog/ * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaYJ... * Email: [email protected]

Beware Exogenous Ketones

There are three ways to raise blood levels of ketones and obtain the potential benefits from them: physiological ketosis via strict carbohydrate limitation or fasting; supplementation of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oils that are metabolized in the liver to ketones; and actually taking the ketone, beta-hydroxybutyrate. In this Undoctored Blog post, I’d like to discuss exogenous ketones. While fascinating with potential for substantial health benefits, there are some very real dangers with the current products on the market, so much that I have reported two of the products to the FDA. This is part of the expanded health discussion I begin in the new Undoctored book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor, with a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of ketosis in the Undoctored Inner Circle Advanced Concepts, the membership site for the truly serious Undoctored follower. You will also find a brief conversation about what I call “Assisted Fasting” using MCT oils in this video. Early research on supplemental exogenous ketones demonstrated fascinating effects, such as protection from hypoglycemia (as ketones are an alternat Continue reading >>

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  1. richard

    Someone asked in Dr Fungs FB wall what people thought about Prüvit's exogenous ketone product Keto//OS but rather than single out just that product (and I have a lot to say about the multi level marketing practices) I decided to comment generally about eating ketones, and repost here so people can find the post ... because : .
    The point of being in ketosis for weight loss is to use body fat to make into ketones - eating ketones means you get to keep all your body fat.
    The point of being in ketosis for Diabetes is you had to eat no sugar or starch in order to make ketones. For a diabetic eating no sugar or starch gives your liver a chance to make the perfect amount of glucose for you. If you eat ketones to get into ketosis then you will have the wrong amount of glucose and could lose a toe, your eyes, a kidney.
    Plus ketones made in a vat are both left and right handed - we only use the right handed ones for energy. No-one knows what a caloric amount of the left handed ones for several decades will do to your cells. No-one.

    If you want to eat ketones, better to eat MCT oils like Coconut oil and you will make them, the right kind, at about 1/100th of the cost of edible ketones.

  2. Chris_Bair

    I can't be the only one around here that can almost literally hear @richard 's voice when reading his posts. I keep expecting to hear "yeahhh!" =)

    Making your own ketones from old doughnuts is so much better than exogenous ketones. Hey cells, you want fuel? Tell the liver to make some! Problem with the MCT oil is the potential for... "bowel problems" - it's also not necessary for weight loss. I'll admit that replacing other calories with MCT isn't a BAD idea but consuming extra calories via MCT oil isn't a winner either.

  3. trekkin1

    Good post, Richard.
    There's generally little point to consuming raw energy food-like substances. These include oil, sugar, exogenous ketones, MCT oil). These are all energy separated from food. They are not food. These can lead to fat gain, among other things. Most of us don't need extra concentrated food energy...
    Why do that?

    It's best to consume real food with high nutrient density. No?

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