Exogenous Ketones, in the form of beta-hydroxybutyrate (?HB) salts, rapidly induce acute ketosis and support ketogenic program goals.
What Is a Ketogenic Diet?
Low in carbohydrates with moderate protein and high in fat, a ketogenic diet prompts the body to burn fat for energy rather than glucose, which leads to the production of ketone bodies?molecules that can be used as a source of fuel. A typical ketogenic diet consists of ~70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbohydrates. Though this can vary slightly depending on the individual, this diet is specifically designed to induce nutritional ketosis, a metabolic state in which the body shifts toward the use of fat (both from fat stores and from the diet) as the primary source of fuel. Increased ketone bodies levels and the ketogenic diet can provide numerous health benefits.
What Are Exogenous Ketones?
There are three different ketone bodies: acetone, acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate (bHB). Exogenous ketones are ketone bodies in either mineral or ester forms that can be ingested in supplemental form?producing elevations in circulating ketone levels. Nutritional ketosis resulting from adherence to a ketogenic diet is often referred to as endogenous ketosis in contrast to peripheral ketosis induced by supplementation, referred to as exogenous ketosis.
Why Exogenous Ketone Salts?
? Deliver 11.7 grams of exogenous ketones in the form ofbeta-hydroxybutyrate (bHB) salts
? Rapidly induce acute ketosis within 15 minutes
? Temporarily increase circulating ketone levels for at least one hour, making them available for use as an additional energy source
? May help temporarily promote a state of ketosis
? Convenient option to facilitate a ketogenic lifestyle and to support ketogenic program goal.