Keto Lie #1: ‘Optimal ketosis’ is a goal. More ketones are better. The lie that started the keto movement.

If keto is about anything, it’s about ketones.  One of the most confusing things about keto is the concept of ‘optimal ketosis’.  Many people believe that a higher level of beta-hydroxybutyrate (also known as β-hydroxybutyrate, BHB, or ‘blood ketones’) is better.  While this belief was based on the best information at the time, as more …

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Is the acetone:glucose ratio the Holy Grail of tracking optimal ketosis levels?

The real magic of ketosis seems to occur in a lower energy state. High levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones (BHB) can be a good sign, particularly with lower blood glucose levels. Unfortunately, forcing in extra energy in the pursuit of higher BHB levels (e.g. exogenous ketones or refined fat) has the potential to drive higher insulin …

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