Exogenous Ketones: What are they, why use them?
Exogenous ketones are ketones that come from an outside source (a powder supplement) rather than being made within your body. People tend to use ketone supplements for one of three reasons:
- They are a fast track to getting your body in a state of ketosis. Many people looking to switch to the keto lifestyle find that it is very difficult for your body to get into ketosis, carbs need to be extremely limited, and it often goes along with the "keto flu", a period of time where you have little to no energy, you can feel nauseous, dizzy, have headaches, etc. Using exogenous ketones skips over all of this and puts your body into ketosis without the grueling "hell week".
- You can continue to eat carbs, but enjoy the benefits of being in ketosis by putting ketones in your blood for your body and brain to use. This is a win-win for people looking for more energy, less brain fog, and are unable to commit to the keto way of eating. Just keep doing what you're doing, but take an outside source of daily ketones!
- They can be used as a "keto boost" for those living the keto lifestyle. Once you are in ketosis, and remain in ketosis based on your diet, you can continue to take exogenous ketones to speed up your body's ability to burn fats for fuel, which speeds up weight loss and keeps your energy levels high.
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