Benefits Of Exogenous Ketone Supplements


Benefits Of Exogenous Ketone Supplements - Fat Burning Springfield MO

Benefits Of Exogenous Ketone Supplements

Exogenous ketone supplements provide a multitude of benefits. These include athletic performance enhancement, more efficient weight loss, cancer prevention, cognitive improvement, anti-inflammatory properties, and even healthier skin.

Ketones are not intended to be a diet supplement.  However, one of the common effects of using ketones for fuel in your body versus glucose is a decrease in appetite.  On top of the decrease in appetite, many users experience a decrease in appetite for sweet foods and drinks specifically.  The other weight loss benefit to burning ketones is that ketones are muscle sparing, meaning your body will look to burn fat before muscle.  Most diets cause muscle depletion to achieve weight loss, but this supplement proves to be fat burning and muscle sparing. 

When it comes to athletic enhancement, ketones have shown to have a great positive impact on performance as well as recovery.  Exogenous ketone supplementation can enhance athletic performance in a variety of ways. Firstly, ingested ketone bodies induce an acute ketosis that lasts for several hours. Secondly, exogenous ketones present a way to elevate ketone levels without having depleted muscle glycogen stores. Low muscle glycogen is well known to impair sustained physical performance.  Improved cognition is also achieved through elevated plasma ketone concentrations that divert the brain to utilize ketone bodies for synthesis of phospholipids, which drives growth and myelination.  Glucose would typically be the preferred substrate, but is much less efficient than ketones.

So why would you want to use exogenous ketones if you are not an athlete?  In short, for health and longevity.  The health benefits with the use of exogenous ketones are well documented.  Studies suggest that exogenous ketones are an effective anti-carcinogen. The reason behind this is that cancer cells are unable to use ketone bodies effectively, unlike most healthy tissues in the body. In fact, dietary ketone supplementation has been shown to increase survival rates of mice with systematic cancer by as much as 70%.

As humans age, our brain becomes more susceptible to neurodegeneration and subsequent conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Exogenous ketone supplementation appears to amend the typical decline in cognitive function that comes with aging. The likely mechanism for this neuroprotective property is that ketone bodies reduce the inflammation and hyperexcitability that is normally exhibited as glucose metabolism declines in the brain.  There is also evidence that ketone bodies play a crucial role in reducing inflammation by inhibiting a specific class of proteins called inflammasomes.

Just how do these exogenous ketones work?  For starters, ingesting ketones is an efficient way to elevate BHB in the blood for nearly 8 hours.  Exogenous ketone supplementation causes blood glucose to decrease significantly, likely due to the acute increase in insulin sensitivity. Therefore, exogenous ketones may present a potential therapy for type-2 diabetics via regulation of blood glucose.  Exogenous ketones also improve oxygen utilization, especially in the central nervous system.  This effect decreases the likelihood of oxygen reaching potentially toxic levels in the central nervous system, which in turn has many other positive health ramifications as already discussed.

How do you get your hands on exogenous ketones?  We can help you with that.  We carry five-day trial packs of a product from Pruvit called Keto//OS.  These are simple powder products that you can mix in water and begin your path to a better you.  If you are ready to stock up on product, you can visit our website at  From there you can simply select “shop” and begin selecting the products you wish to try.  Don’t wait, get your ketones and experience better memory, better sleep, better cognition, better performance and so much more.

Keri Sutton - RN, MSN, ANP-C, AGPCNP-BC

Keri is a Nurse Practitioner and founder at Kare Health & Wellness. Keri's pursuit of personal answers to her own health issues landed her in the top of Functional Medicine. As she utilized functional Medicine to get her own health and life back, she made it her life's work to bring this empowering form of healthcare to as many people as she can.

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