“Ketosis” is an intimidating word for many. Like with a low-carbohydrate diet, a high-fat diet, or a diet with added fatty acids, you may have heard of keto dieting and have some reservations about sending your body into this state without fully comprehending what it is or even how it works. And, let’s face it, anything that sounds like a medical diagnosis can be a bit scary for all of us.
Electrolytes are absolutely critical for the human body to function and this is true whether or not we are embarking on a ketogenic diet. We all need them to stay healthy and active! If you’re new to keto dieting you may be experiencing what is commonly called “keto flu.” If you ask any experienced keto dieter how to combat the symptoms of that flu, they will most likely answer (you guessed it!) ELECTROLYTES!
One of the questions we get asked quite often is to explain the difference between an exogenous ketone supplement and MCT oil and if you can take both supplements at the same time. In order to best answer this question, let's first take a closer look at what each supplement is, and then look at how they can be used together to achieve the most effective results.
On a standard ketogenic diet, fat should comprise between 70 to 80 percent of your daily caloric needs. But what do you do if you are struggling to reach the proper ratio of fat calories? Maybe you don't like fatty cuts of meat and need another alternative to make up for those fat calories. That's where MCT supplements come in.
Exogenous ketones are becoming increasingly more popular as a nutritional supplement because of the fuel they supply our bodies with and how they positively affect other functions of the body. BHB isn’t necessarily a ketone. However, it still functions like one and still converts into energy as the other ketones do. BHB, or Beta-hydroxybutyric acid, is the main source of exogenous ketone bodies that supplements rely on.
Exogenous ketones are ketones from outside (exogenous) your body and are a supplement to help you achieve and sustain ketosis, increase energy and focus, and aid in weight loss efforts. IGNITE KETO contains a patented form of ketones called goBHB that help fuel ketosis and provide all the benefits of ketones that your body experiences from endogenous ketones (ketones from inside your body) in an easy to drink powder form.
I personally use exogenous ketones for a boost of energy and mental clarity. So, what is BHB and how can exogenous ketones help?