Exogenous Ketones | Body Buddies Podcast Episode #188
Exogenous Ketones, like any other product on the market, can appear to be the miracle product that puts us immediately into fat burn!
But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?
Ketones are your body’s secondary fuel source for the brain while glucose is the primary fuel source. When you go lower carb in your eating or into ketosis for fat loss and anti-inflammatory goals, you may experience something called the “carb flu.”
If you suddenly have that shortage of carbohydrates, you may feel fatigued, lethargic, and sometimes even nauseous. If you don’t want to take the time to slowly reduce the amount of carbs you eat each day, you can take ketones to help replace the fuel going to the brain while the transition is taking place.
I do recommend exogenous ketones for the right individual:
- Individuals who are in a Ketogenic (lower carb state) who wish to maximize their focus and energy
- Individuals who are in Ketosis
- Individuals who want to maximize their cognitive abilities and promote positive brain health
You will succeed with the Power Foods Lifestyle as you work on applying close to 70%+ of the base principles, but exogenous ketones can impact how you feel mentally and take you to the next level.