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Ketosis FAQs

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Understanding Ketosis (5)

What are ketones?

Ketone bodies (ketones) are three water-soluble compounds that are produced as by-products when fatty acids are broken down for energy in the liver. Two of the three are used as a source of energy in the heart and brain while … Continue reading

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How does our body use ketones?

In the event of low blood glucose, as it is the case in ketogenic diets, most other tissues have additional energy sources besides ketone bodies (such as fatty acids), but the brain has an obligatory requirement for some glucose. After … Continue reading

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Is ketosis dangerous?

No, it is not. Ketoacidosis, not ketosis, is the dangerous condition you may have heard or been told about – many confuse the two, even practitioners! In normal individuals, there is a constant production of ketone bodies by the liver. … Continue reading

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What is ketoacidosis?

Ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition that must be immediately addressed. Not to be confused with ketosis. Two out of three types of ketone bodies are acidic, and, if levels of these ketone bodies are too high, the pH of the … Continue reading

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What is ketogenesis?

Ketogenesis is the process by which ketone bodies are produced as a result of fatty acid breakdown.

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