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What are the benefits of ketosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I have seen research regarding ketosis being helpful in regards to those with diabetes, mental disorders, epilepsy, etc., but what research is there that shows benefits among healthy adults? Particularly interested in metabolic benefits of ketosis.

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on May 23, 2012
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nice, i'll will check these out thanks

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on May 23, 2012
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Awesome articles... also: http://waroninsulin.com/nutrition/the-interplay-of-exercise-and-ketosis-part-i and http://waroninsulin.com/nutrition/the-interplay-of-exercise-and-ketosis-part-ii

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High levels of ketones.

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on May 22, 2012
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Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek describe increased atheletic performance for endurance athletes in ketosis in their new book "the Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Performance".

Basically speaking it ketosis your body uses its (depleted) glycogen much slower in a keto-adapted athlete than one who has carb-loaded, allowing for increased exercise duration.

In ketosis your body is less much dependent of glucose, to the extent that you don't actually need to injest any. This leads much stabler blood glucose levels, elminating "sugar rushes" and "sugar crashes". People in ketosis are much less likely to experience hypoglycemia for this reason (ketosis is your metabolisms answer to hypglycemia).

I can only speak from personal experience, but I feel calmer and more lucid in ketosis, and some people suggest that ketones are a better fuel for your brain than glucose.

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on May 22, 2012
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De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on May 23, 2012
at 01:41 PM

nice, i'll will check these out thanks

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on May 23, 2012
at 12:52 PM

Awesome articles... also: http://waroninsulin.com/nutrition/the-interplay-of-exercise-and-ketosis-part-i and http://waroninsulin.com/nutrition/the-interplay-of-exercise-and-ketosis-part-ii

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on May 22, 2012
at 09:51 PM

If you search on Google Scholar, you'll see Jeff Volek has a pile of studies he's done just on this topic, as well his others on athletic performance. He's the expert in this field - you can spend quite a long time reading his work and his books.

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