It is an undeniable fact that exogenous ketones are the prevalent product in the market, specifically for the person interested in ketogenic diet and ketosis. The alternative and safe way to achieve ketosis is via exogenous ketones.
What are Exogenous Ketones?
When we are consuming ketone from the external source, then they are known as exogenous ketones. There are three main ketone bodies produced in the body i.e. acetone, acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). BHB is the active form of ketones that can freely move in the serum and can be used for cellular metabolism. That’s why BHB is the ketone used by Keto Fuel.
How do they work?
They help to achieve the state of ketosis very smoothly without side effects like Keto-flu, diarrhea and nutritional deficiency. They work by suppressing the level of Insulin and Kickstart the fat burning.
Insulin Suppression: Insulin is released after every meal by the reflex phenomenon of the Digestive system. Insulin works on the cellular level by increasing the uptake of glucose by cells from blood and the excess of glucose is converted to glycogen and fat. This glycogen is broken down in between meal for energy requirement, after consumption of glycogen the fat starts to burn.
But before that phase of fat burning, our body gives the signal to the brain to feed. If we are able to sustain our hunger then the level of ketone bodies suppress the level of insulin, and the hunger for food goes away as soon as the level of ketone increases in the body. The exogenous ketone bodies help to bypass this tough phase of starvation and prevent fat deposition.
Fat digestion: Ketosis is the state earmarked for fat digestion. If a body is in the state of ketosis then fat is used as the primary fuel for energy. In ketosis the fat is broken down to ketone bodies, later they are converted to Acetyl CoA. This Acetyl CoA is the product, which enters the Kreb’s Cycle and leads to the production of energy in the form of ATP.
This phase of ketosis is comparable to a chain reaction, which requires only kickstart and then further it keeps on going. In terms of Ketosis, this kickstart is required on regular basis to maintain it, that’s why exogenous ketone bodies in Keto Fuel are to be consumed on daily basis to maintain the ketosis.Improve Oxygen Utilisation: Keto Fuel improves oxygen utilization especially in the brain and prevent the brain tissue from the deleterious effect of high oxygen reaching the brain. This is the reason that ketosis is helpful to improve the cognitive function of the brain and helps to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Ketones prevent mental aging and reduce the inflammation and hyperexcitability of the brain.