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HVMN Library is the definitive resource for biohacking & human enhancement. HVMN Library covers nootropics & cognition, intermittent fasting & metabolism, and ketones & ketosis. 

Ketone Supplement Fundamentals

It can be difficult to reach a state of ketosis (blood ketones >0.5 mM). Taking ketone supplements means the body can be in 'ketosis' without being ‘ketogenic,’ and may deliver some of the benefits of 'ketosis.'Exogenous ketones don’t trigger natural ketone production, they don’t put you in a ‘ketogenic’ state. They do put you into ‘ketosis’ which simply means that your blood ketone levels are elevated. 

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Ketosis Fundamentals

Ketosis is the physiological state where the concentration of ketone bodies in the blood is higher than normal. This is generally agreed to be at beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) concentrations greater than 0.5 mM. Ketosis has many benefits for health and performance, find out more in this article. 

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Keto Diet Fundamentals

A ketogenic diet, or “keto diet,” refers to an extremely “low-carbohydrate, high-fat” pattern of eating. This article explains the basics elements of a ketogenic diet, some of the keto diet’s benefits, the science behind ketogenic diets, some sample keto diet menus, and goes over the types of keto diet foods that you may want to incorporate into your recipe list. 

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Raspberry Ketone Fundamentals

Raspberry ketone is the compound responsible for many flavoring and aromatic qualities of cosmetics and processed foods. Structurally, raspberry ketones are completely different to physiological ketones that are made by the body or consumed in exogenous ketone supplements. 

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