BHB Salts: How do they work?
Ketones are the end product of fat oxidation. Your body produces three types of ketones during ketosis. These are Beta hydroxybutyrate or BHB, acetone, and acetoacetate.
BHB salt supplements are a blend of exogenous (externally created or isolated) BHB ketones with mineral salts such as potassium, calcium, sodium, or magnesium.
Taking BHB salts will increase the level of ketones in your blood. However, if your body is not producing its own ketones, the effect will be temporary.
The best way to use BHB salts is to complement natural ketosis while following a Keto diet.
BHB salts can supercharge your Keto diet
If you are already on Keto and working hard, BHB salts can give you a boost. Here are some examples.
Induce ketosis if you are already on the brink
Some of us struggle with breaking into ketosis, especially when trying it for the first time. Exogenous ketones can give you that one last nudge in the right direction. They may help you to make the switch from burning glucose to burning fat. So that you get over this barrier and settle into your new metabolic state. (This works only if you have been sticking to Keto diet and keeping your carbs low.)
Help with Keto flu symptoms
Many Keto beginners experience Keto flu in the early stages of their diet. Symptoms include fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps and nausea.
BHB salts help to reduce these symptoms. Exogenous ketones provide a temporary energy boost. Mineral salts component (usually potassium, magnesium and sodium) replenishes electrolytes to stop headaches and muscle pains.
Get back on Keto track
If you fell off the Keto diet wagon, exogenous ketones might help you get back on track (provided your glycogen levels are not too far off from ketogenic levels).
Boost athletic performance
BHB ketones provide an instant energy boost. For this reason, some Keto dieters take them before workouts.
Improve mental focus
BHB salts cross the blood-brain barrier where they can be used by the brain as fuel. Ketones provide as much as 70% of the brain’s energy needs and are more efficient than glucose. Because of this, some people take exogenous ketones to enhance focus and cognitive performance.
Take three capsules daily with water.
For best results, take early in the morning, between meals or before exercise.
Nutrient Reference Value
|Other ingredients: gelatin (bovine), vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.|
Official government guidelines for recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals vary by country. This table shows percentage values according to the recommended amounts in the European Union and in the USA.
In addition to its ketone component, this supplement also provides 118mg of elemental sodium, 118 mg of elemental calcium and 38mg of elemental magnesium per 3 capsule serving.
Ingredients as list
Active ingredients: Magnesium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Calcium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Sodium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate. Other ingredients: gelatin (bovine), vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
This product is completely free from: Sugar, Sweeteners, Gluten, GMO materials, irradiated materials.
Manufactured in a facility that may process milk, soy, wheat, egg, nuts, fish and shellfish.