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What are the Differences Between Ketones?

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  Published on March 30th, 2021
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If you’ve been on a ketogenic diet for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard of something called “ketones” and wondered what they are, and how they work.Because we know ketones can be a pretty confusing subject to discuss, we’ve decided to show you exactly how your body handles ketones. Different Methods to Measure KetonesOur body has three ketone bodies; they are:Acetone: acetone is what we breathe out of our mouths. As a result, it’s usually measured using breath meters.Acetoacetate: we typically measure this in urine samples, or urine sticks.Betahydroxibedrate (BHB): which is typically measured in your blood using blood testing methods.Usually the standard way to measure ketones is through blood tests, or BHB.However, different aspects of BHB can make isomers differ from one person and another.But What Role Does Exogenous Ketones Play In This?Exogenous ketones take (only in some cases, not all) what our body produces and use that to supplement and help bump up BHB levels in the blood, which we know has a host of different benefits.So, we can say with certainty […]…

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