Electrolyte imbalance may be a potential side effect of a keto diet. But with proper guidance, you can ensure they stay in balance for optimal bodily function and performance. Use this guide to ensure you don't get caught short on electrolytes.
BHB stands for beta-hydroxybutyrate, one of the three main ketone bodies. It's a clean-burning energy source for both the body and the brain. What's more, it's easily measurable in the blood, providing a great biomarker for ketosis.
Monitoring ketone levels in urine is important for both diabetics and those waiting to maintain ketosis. Here's what to look for, how to test and the advantages vs. disadvantages of testing urine for ketones.
Exogenous ketones provide a way to achieve deep ketosis without needing to maintain a ketogenic diet or fast. There are several different types of exogenous ketones to choose from, and selecting the right one depends on your goals for ketosis.
Your mission: achieve ketosis. But how do you know when it has been accomplished? There are a few telltale signs that you've entered ketosis, both from a positive and possibly negative perspective. Outside of simply testing blood ketone levels, be sure to watch out for these signposts that indicate you're headed down the road for ketosis.
Maintaining ketosis is hard. With the newness surrounding the keto diet, it can be difficult to get accurate information on how to optimize your hard work. These supplements can help get you into a higher level of ketosis faster than with dieting or fasting alone.
Ketone salts, also known as BHB salts, provide the body with a way to enter ketosis. But the results are mixed. There are a few options for someone looking to enter ketosis through an external supplement, most notably–ketone esters.
Early keto dieters can be met with a series of symptoms as the body adapts to using other sources of energy (besides carbohydrates). Often called the "keto flu," these symptoms are often overcome quickly with a few tips and techniques.
Ketosis can provide a plethora of health and wellness benefits that are now widely known. How deep you are into ketosis can affect the degree of benefits you obtain. Learn how to test for this helpful biomarker.
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Although many people are aware of the keto diet, they may think there is only one way of practicing it—by being low-carb, high-fat all the time. By following a cyclical keto diet you can enjoy the benefits of ketosis while still occasionally eating carbs for certain purposes, like training.
Ketones are a brain fuel. They cross the blood brain barrier and can be used by brain cells. Not only do many people report they can "feel" ketosis, but also that they gain a boost of mental clarity and focus. How...and why? Let's look at the evidence and mechanisms of action.
Achieving ketosis from intermittent fasting or ketogenic diet can take as little as a day, or as long as a week. But it varies from person to person. Things like exogenous ketones can increase this process exponentially, but to optimize ketosis, learning how to keto-adapt is important.
Success on a keto requires strict adherence to a low-carbohydrate diet. Unfortunately, you may be consuming carbohydrates without even knowing it. Here's your complete list to keto to low-to-no-carb beverages to help you stay on track—and stay in ketosis.
A research group set out to answer this question— can ketone ester supplementation during endurance exercise training prevent symptoms of overreaching? The study didn’t necessarily look at how ketones acutely influence exercise performance, but rather how consistent supplementation could affect recovery and training capacity. Let’s take a look at how the study was set up & what was discovered.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick described her use of our exogenous ketone ester as "feeling less anxious and more in the present." Can ketone esters help with anxiety? This is what we'll be exploring today.
The low-carb, high-fat keto diet has been shown to improve body composition and increase endurance performance. But getting into ketosis is difficult. Here's how you can use healthy fats and intermittent fasting to get into ketosis a little quicker.
More and more research suggests that ketones are key for reducing inflammation in the body. Is the ketogenic diet as a whole responsible for the reduction of inflammation? Or is it the specific ketone body BHB (beta hydroxybutyrate) that has the most impact? This is a major question that Dr. Brianna Stubbs brings up and explores in this episode of the HVMN Research Roundup.
Geoff and Dr. Brianna Stubbs answer the most frequently asked questions about HVMN Ketone, our ketone ester drink. They clear up some misconceptions, talk hard data, and explore potential applications.
CTE has been chronicled extensively as a problem existing in the NFL. But traumatic brain injury also happens frequently in the military. We explore what causes these brain injuries, how they get worse with repetition, and what can be done to prevent them.