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by Milene Brownlow, PhD The metabolism of exogenous ketones, in ester vs. salt forms, are explored. Highlights Ketone ester (KE) drinks elevated blood βHB to a greater extent (>50%) than Ketone salt (KS) drinks, while KS drinks increased blood levels of L-βHB, which was metabolized more slowly Both drinks had similar effects on FFA, TG, glucose and electrolyte concentrations, although only KE significantly decreased blood pH below normal range Consumption of a meal prior to KE intake decreased total blood…

by Milene Brownlow, PhD The metabolism of exogenous ketones, in ester vs. salt forms, are explored. Highlights Ketone ester (KE) drinks elevated blood βHB to a greater extent (>50%) than Ketone salt (KS)…

Ketogenic diets—diets that restrict carbohydrates to usually < 50 g/day to induce ketosis—are gaining popularity, for nutritional ketosis has been shown to lead to metabolic advantages including weight management and improvements in glycemic control and blood lipids. However, adhering to such a strict diet to sustain ketosis may be difficult for many. As a result, there has been growing interest in maintaining nutritional ketosis via consumption of exogenous ketone drinks such as ketone esters (KE) and ketone salts (KS). The…

Ketogenic diets—diets that restrict carbohydrates to usually < 50 g/day to induce ketosis—are gaining popularity, for nutritional ketosis has been shown to lead to metabolic advantages including weight management and improvements in glycemic…

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