What are Exogenous Ketones and Beta-Hydroxybutyrate?
Exogenous ketones are ketones from outside (exogenous) your body and are a supplement to help you achieve and sustain ketosis, increase energy and mental 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.
So, what is BHB and how can exogenous ketones help?
What is BHB (Beta-Hydroxybutyrate)?
There are a few different types of ketones that your body makes from fat and Beta-Hydroxybutyrate or (BHB) is one of them. BHB is actually one of the primary sources of ketones your liver produces when you are in ketosis. BHB is able to pass through membranes easily and thus be transported into the brain for use as energy. That's why IGNITE KETO provides 12g of pure BHB.
Read more below to see what supplementing with exogenous ketones can do for you and if it's a good fit for your diet and overall health goals.
Benefits of IGNITE KETO
Get In Ketosis - Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) Salts have been clinically shown to raise blood ketone levels and provide your body with instant ketones to help you shift into ketosis and sustain a ketogenic state. Many people use exogenous ketones for this purpose when starting out on a keto diet to help them avoid the keto flu or after a heavy day of carbohydrates to help them quickly get back into ketosis.
Once your body burns through the exogenous ketones, it will start looking for other sources of ketones. Yep, you guessed it, from fat stores. This is one-way exogenous ketones can help you burn fat and accelerate weight loss goals.
Increase Energy & Focus - Our BHB Exogenous Ketones Performance blend is a ZERO CARB source of fuel and is designed to increase energy, improve mental and physical performance, and help you burn fat for fuel. Ketones cross the blood-brain barrier and are a clean and instant source of energy to fuel mental performance and cognition.
NO FILLERS NO JUNK - While many other exogenous ketone supplements contain gums, silica, artificial flavors, and other junk that can mess up your gut, kick you out of ketosis, or taste downright terrible, IGNITE KETO BHB exogenous ketones taste great and contain only functional ingredients like 12g of pure patented beta-hydroxybutyrate salts, natural flavors, and stevia. Your tummy and tastebuds will thank you.
Exogenous Ketones for Weight Loss
It is important to remember that exogenous ketones are a supplement and while they are very effective at what they do, you should still follow a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet that keeps the focus on your goal to lose weight.
The ketones themselves are not what is responsible for weight loss. Rather, they are merely a helping hand in the weight loss process and help cause ketosis.
Exogenous Ketones for Athletic Performance
When you begin to use exogenous ketones to aid in your athletic performance, you should consider what kind of athlete you are and what your current physical shape is. Knowing this information can help you better determine which way you should be using exogenous ketones to amp up your athletic performance.
The ketones can act as a fuel for athletes and can change the way the body uses this fuel and energy. Exogenous ketones can help an athlete boost aerobic performance, help with recovery following a workout or sport, and can help keep them at peak mental performance so their head stays in the game. So, as you can see, the benefits of ketones are immense.
Other Types of Exogenous Ketones
Typically when people refer to exogenous ketones, they are talking about ketone salts, aka BHB powder. However, MCT oil supplements are also technically an exogenous ketone. For ketone salt, the ketone is bonded to a salt, and it provides rapid energy as it does not need to be digested. Ketone oils, on the other hand, are an MCT oil powder and provide more long-acting energy as they are broken down by the body. Read more about the differences between exogenous ketone powder and MCT oil supplements.
Ketone Salt Supplements: the ketones will bind to a salt, and this salt is commonly sodium, calcium, or magnesium because these types can help the absorption rate of the salts. Ketone salts will typically raise blood ketone levels within 30-60 minutes after consuming.
Ketone Oil Supplements: MCT oil powder helps to increase ketones in the body but is not as fast acting as when you ingest the ketones. MCT’s will have to be broken down first before any energy can be derived.
How Not to Use Exogenous Ketones
If you are looking for a quick and dramatic body fat and weight loss transformation, then using exogenous ketones is not the way to do it. In fact, any diet or supplement program that promises results almost immediately is going to be too good to be true.
Instead of hoping it is the quick and easy solution to your weight loss goals, you should instead make a plan and use ketones to help while on a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet.Learn more about ketones, ketosis, and the ketogenic diet.