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Why do we need both D-BHB and L-BHB?

Ketones are produced by the liver under conditions of low glucose availability for extended periods of time, such as a prolonged fast (24-hours+) or days on a very low...

HIIT: Science and Application

Muscle health is critical for metabolic health, and nothing improves and protects muscle health quite like exercise. Despite the overwhelming health benefits of exercise, it is...
Why do we need both D-BHB and L-BHB?

Why do we need both D-BHB and L-BHB?

Ketones are produced by the liver under conditions of low glucose availability for extended periods of time, such as a prolonged fast (24-hours+) or days on a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet. An elevation of ketone bodies is what defines ketosis. In ketosis we are producing three different...

HIIT: Science and Application

HIIT: Science and Application

Muscle health is critical for metabolic health, and nothing improves and protects muscle health quite like exercise. Despite the overwhelming health benefits of exercise, it is clear that adults have a very difficult time adhering to regular physical activity. Unfortunately, the pandemic made...

BHB and colorectal cancer

BHB and colorectal cancer

Recently, a study published in Nature from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the ketone body, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) appears to slow the growth of colorectal cancer in mice. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, and in the US,...

A Recap of Metabolic Health Summit 2022

A Recap of Metabolic Health Summit 2022

The Metabolic Health Summit 2022 weekend in Santa Barbara offered bleeding-edge science, once-in-a-lifetime connections, new business partnerships, and a heavy dose of inspiration! A variety of topics related to metabolic health were covered including ketogenic therapy, precision nutrition for...

Intermittent Fasting: What, How, and Why

Intermittent Fasting: What, How, and Why

Just like the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting (IF) continues to grow in popularity, with many overlapping features and applications. Many people boast about intermittent fasting for weight loss, mental clarity, productivity, better sleep, the list goes on. However, “intermittent fasting” is...

Ketones and the Mitochondria

Ketones and the Mitochondria

Ketogenic diets and ketone supplements have become an emerging area of research for the prevention, treatment, and management of several diseasese and disorders. Ketones are produced by the liver under conditions of low glucose and insulin, such as ketogenic diets and fasting, or can be taken as a...

The Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis

A gut feeling: Why your stomach hurts when you're nervous Imagine the scenario: you are about to present an important talk on a stage with big, bright lights and lots of people in the audience. Suddenly, moments before you step on stage, you get nervous. We’ve all been there- despite months of...

What is Keto?

What is Keto?

What is Ketosis? Ketosis is the metabolic state defined by elevation of ketone bodies. It’s generally accepted that one is in ketosis when blood levels of the primary ketone body, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), reach above 0.5 mmol/L. With the exception of ketosis induced via exogenous ketone...

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