Supplemental ketones in the context of fasting | Rhonda Patrick
Parent Episode: Fasting Q&A with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser
During ketogenesis, the metabolic pathway in which organisms produce ketones, the body breaks down fatty acids to use as fuel. The primary ketones used by the body for energy are acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate. Clinical data suggest that taking supplemental ketones during fasting increases blood levels of ketones but decreases levels of free fatty acids, indicating that the body is no longer relying on stored fatty acids. Although exogenous ketones provide a ready source of energy, their use might interfere with weight loss. In this clip, Dr. Rhonda Patrick describes the effects of endogenous ketones on fat metabolism during a fast.
Member support keeps us strong.
If you enjoy the fruits of , you can participate in helping us to keep improving it. Creating a pay-what-you-can subscription does just that! Plus, we throw in occasional member perks and, more importantly, churn out the best possible content without concerning ourselves with the wishes of any dark overlords.
Our website is 100% supported by people like you through this pay-what-you-can mechanism.
Fundamentals$5 / month
Loyal Fan$10 / month
Super Fan$25 / month
Power Supporter$50 / month
Heroic Supporter$125 / month