[Preview] The different kinds of ketones

[Preview] The different kinds of ketones

November 2, 2019 1 By William Morgan


Ketones are the alternative fuel for glucose.
So when your glycogen stores
are getting depleted
and the body senses
that you have very low insulin
it will create ketones from your fats,
breaking down your fat in the liver.
Your first signal to the glucagon
that releases the fatty acids
from the adipose tissue
would get into the liver
and the liver forms the first ketone,
the primary ketone which is acetoacetate.
This ketone can be used as a building
material for ATP, which is…
-A sort of energy.
-Energy, exactly.
So that’s only the first ketone.
The second ketone is the acetone
which is getting out through your lungs,
the breath ketone.
It is spontaneously released
from acetoacetate.
So the important thing is when you burn fat
the acetone comes out your mouth.
The third ketone is beta hydroxybutyrate,
that is the storage ketone.
Excess ketone that is not used for energy
will be stored in blood
as beta hydroxybutyrate.
So that’s sort of a buffer for the future
for like next…
Easy access energy
and that is very powerful.