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Ketosis vs Ketoacidosis

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  Published on March 29th, 2021
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  Last modified May 12th, 2023

Say you’re just starting out on a ketogenic diet, and you’re super excited to tell your friends about your experience in this wonderful new lifestyle.And then when you start telling your friends about how you’re trying to get into ketosis, their faces shift into worry, and they tell you that ketosis is very dangerous for your body.Should you be scared of keto? Should you doubt its effectiveness?Absolutely not, because they probably don’t mean ketosis.They’re probably thinking of ketoacidosis, which is extremely dangerous for the body, and commonly confused with ketosis.But nutritional or supplemental ketosis is vastly different from ketoacidosis, whether it be from the effectiveness or even the threshold. Ketosis vs. KetoacidosisKetoacidosis typically happens in uncontrolled type I diabetes or severe cases of alcoholism.Unless you have an underlying unaddressed health condition, a well-formulated ketogenic diet will never cause you to suffer from ketoacidosis.Why?The ketosis threshold with healthy individuals refers to bhb ketone levels of 0.5 mmols to roughly three mmols.Diabetic ketoacidosis actually occurs at 15 mmols and beyond.It’s incredibly dangerous to have that many.How Does […]…

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