What do you know about ketones and ketosis?
Ketones, B-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone, are the by-products of fat breakdown. Ketones can be used by the tissues, including the brain, in the body in much the same way as glucose, and are thought to be a superior fuel source to glucose. Being in a state of ketosis refers to having elevated blood levels of ketones.
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of the energy. Ketosis is characterized by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5mmol with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. University research suggests that exogenous ketone supplements can induce ketosis, even when there are normal levels of blood glucose.
Ketosis is in contrast to ketogenesis, or Nutritional Ketosis, which is the production of ketones in the liver through a process by which ketone bodies are produced as a result of fatty acid breakdown.
Ketone supplementation essentially substitutes for ketogenesis but only bioavailability of ketones in the blood for cellular use creates ketosis. Nutritional Ketosis usually begins at 0.5 mmol and is optimized between 2.0 mmol and 3.6 mmol. This is what we call THE ZONE.
Inspired by ketone research through the Department of Defense and Office of the Navy, Pruvit’s Keto//OS Ketone Operating System acts like a 4th macronutrient that delivers superhuman performance fuel to optimize better health, fitness, and wellness.
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