Hey guys! While reading up on the effects of nicotine I stumbled across studies that showed it increased blood glucose, which is the enemy of ketosis, correct? My question is, will nicotine consumption stop ketosis? Thanks!
asked byEatinHamSon (0)
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on December 30, 2013
at 04:22 PM
You could always experiment on yourself. I neither smoke, nor use a patch/e-cig, so can't help there. There's obviously some studies as you point out, but if you want to know for sure, purchase a glucometer and strips to check your blood glucose levels, a blood ketone meter with strips.
Do several experiments, perhaps on a long weekend (or several weekends) so you don't have people at work looking at you weird for taking blood samples in public.
Day 1. Take both blood glucose and ketone levels every half hour. Do not consume nicotine.
Day 2. Take both blood & ketone levels every half hour (2 samples at least) before consuming nicotine, then right after for the next 2-3 hours every half hour.
Day 3. Repeat Day 1 while not fasted to see results of before/after eating food.
Day 4. Repeat Day 2 while not fasted to see results of nicotine on blood sugar/ketones before/after eating food.
Possibly repeat the experiment a few times so you get rid of any flukes.
Plot all the results on a pretty graph, post your results and interpret them on a blog post and list your exact methods, brands and models of meters used, exact food intake in grams on non-fast days, what type of nicotine, including brand that you've used and ask others to repeat your experiment, gather their data into yours and see if a larger pattern emerges.