Ketogenic diets are powerful metabolic tools that help your body switch from burning sugar (carbs) to burning fat as a primary cellular fuel. The result of that switch in fuel is an improvement in all sorts of health conditions. In practice, you get to eat real foods in the form of natural fats and protein (meat, fish, poultry) but severely restrict the amount of carbohydrates (sugars and starches) you eat each day. On a “normal” American diet, carbohydrate intake is high (about 40-60% of calories) while fat intake, and especially saturated fat, is limited. Diets high in carbohydrate have the effect of elevating blood sugar and a hormone called insulin over time. The chronically higher levels of blood sugar and insulin result in a condition called insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome which can result in constant hunger, weight gain and a long list of disease outcomes.In contrast, carbohydrate intake on a keto diet is only about 5-10% of calories. When carb intake is low, meals are delicious and satiating. Hunger goes away, and more importantly, this dietary change has some powerful and beneficial metabolic effects on the human body, in part because it lowers blood sugar and insulin levels. On this website, I’ll talk about how the diet works, and share details on the correct implementation of the diet. The bottom line here is that you can increase your energy and improve your health simply by changing the way you eat.
When carbohydrates (sugar and starch) are digested, they are broken down into blood sugar (glucose). Higher carbohydrate intake results in higher blood sugar and insulin, a hormone that manages blood sugar. If carb intake is replaced with more fat and protein, it results in a metabolic pathways switch from using sugar as a primary fuel to burning stored and dietary fat as a primary energy source. As more fat is burned, some of it is converted into ketone bodies. As blood glucose and insulin levels drop and ketone levels rise, muscle tissue, including the heart, use the available fatty acids in the bloodstream as fuel and the brain begins using ketones as an energy source. Being in this metabolic state of “nutritional ketosis“ (where blood sugar is low and ketone levels are moderate) has some powerful benefits.
No, Xtreme Ketosis is an exogenous ketone that can assist the body to reach ketosis faster. On average it takes 9 to 11 days for our bodies to reach this state with just changing our diet alone. Xtreme Ketosis will put the body into the state of ketosis for 2-3 hours after one drink. This will assist the body in reaching a full state of ketosis quickly. Xtreme Ketosis is also good if you have a “cheat” or your carb intake is a little higher than it should be for the day and you fear you may be knocked out of ketosis.
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