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Exogenous Ketones: Sugar’s Arch Enemy

May 01, 2016 02:01AM

For 7,000 years, mankind used ketones, manufactured by the body, during periods of caloric restriction and starvation. These ketones were used for energy before processed sugar was ever available. According to PubMed, living in a state of Ketosis also leads to reduction of inflammation, the cause of most modern diseases. 

In today’s world, we have switched to using glucose as our primary energy source. Back in the 1980’s, when our culture transitioned to a low-fat diet, we increased our sugar intake, and obesity has tripled. When glucose enters the bloodstream, insulin is released, and excess amounts are stored as fat. In the absence of glucose, our bodies will activate fat cells and release ketone into the bloodstream to yield energy. This is called being in Ketosis.   

How do you achieve a Ketosis state? As most athletes already know, once you give up sugar, it takes days to weeks to enter into Ketosis. Until recently, it was extremely difficult for many people to achieve Ketosis for efficient fat burning and mental clarity. That is, until the University of South Florida developed an Exogenous formula to reach this state in just one hour. In fact, this patented powder, formulated from coconut oil, did not even exist until a year ago.   

 

For more information on Exogenous Ketones, call the office of Dr. Patrick Dower at 941-924-1227. 

 

 

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