Exogenous ketones have been on the rise lately as more people learn about the benefits of a ketogenic diet. Here’s a look at what exactly exogenous ketones are, plus how you can start using them today for your own health goals.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KETONE BODIES
To understand exogenous ketones, you first need to know about ketones, or ketone bodies. Simply put, ketones are an energy source for your body, created by your liver.
The “preferred” fuel for your body is glucose, which is broken down from carbohydrates. But when your body doesn’t have access to glucose, ketones act as an alternative source of energy.
There are three types of ketones your body can make:
- Beta-hydroxybutyric (BHB)
BHB is actually not a true ketone because of its chemical structure, but your body uses it like one and it provides energy like one—so BHB is still referred to as a ketone body.
NOW, WHAT ARE EXOGENOUS KETONES?
Exogenous ketones are just ketone bodies (ask described above) created outside of your body and taken as a supplement. (On the flip side, ketones that are created by your body are known as endogenous ketones.)
Exogenous ketone supplements—like Instant Ketones—contain BHB ketones. BHB is used because it’s most easily converted into energy as a supplement.
BENEFITS OF TAKING EXOGENOUS KETONES
There are a number of advantages of taking exogenous ketones, including:
TO ENTER (OR GET BACK INTO) THE KETO ZONE FASTER
The purpose of a ketogenic diet is to get your body into a state of ketosis (an aspect of being in the Keto Zone) where it’s burning ketones for fuel instead of glucose.
If you’re new to a ketogenic diet, exogenous ketones can be really helpful for getting you into ketosis and the Keto Zone faster. They provide you with extra ketones to use for fuel and boost your blood ketone levels.
In fact, our Instant Ketones can get you into the Keto Zone in less than an hour!
This also helps bypass symptoms of the keto flu, which some people experience when their bodies are switching into fat-burning mode. You can get into ketosis faster and feel great as you do it!
And if you’ve been in the Keto Zone before but slipped out of it from eating too many carbs, exogenous ketones make it easier to jump back on the ketogenic wagon and get back into the Zone again.
TO REPLENISH MINERALS AND FIGHT DEHYDRATION
When you first enter the Keto Zone, your body can drop a lot of water weight and increase its use of key minerals. That’s why consuming electrolytes and staying hydrated are essential when eating keto.
Instant Ketones pairs BHB ketone bodies with the minerals and electrolytes sodium, calcium, and magnesium. This combination has several benefits:
- Replenishes your body with these important minerals along with fat-burning ketones
- Helps you avoid the keto flu completely, as some keto flu symptoms are solved by remineralization
- Prevents dehydration caused by water and mineral loss
AN EFFICIENT SOURCE OF LOW-CARB FUEL
Exogenous ketones are clean source of energy that can be used to fuel your day and even boost athletic performance during workouts! This is especially beneficial for aerobic (cardio) exercises, but ketones can also help slow down protein breakdown during muscle building.
NATURAL APPETITE CONTROL
The Keto Zone diet is known to be amazing for (quick) weight loss, and part of it is due to the appetite suppression from ketones! Imagine less need to snack throughout the day, no crazy appetite, and (finally) control over your cravings.
This last one is not true of all exogenous ketone supplements. Actually, exogenous ketones have gotten a bad rap for a pretty awful taste. But we ensured that wasn’t the case with Instant Ketones, which are created to be not only palatable but the most delicious exogenous ketone supplement.
Bottomline, exogenous ketones can help you get into and stay in the Keto Zone faster, support healthy weight loss, and contribute the fat-burning fuel of ketones instantly, at any time. Ready to try Instant Ketones yourself? Order them in Coconut or Limeade today!