Can ketone supplements really enhance athletic performance?

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 05:24:07 AM. Some scientists, athletes and nutritionists have begun promoting ketone supplements, suggesting they greatly enhance performance and focus, while...
Some scientists, athletes and nutritionists have started promoting ketone supplements, suggesting they greatly enhance performance and focus, while also helping the body burn fat more rapidly. » RELATED: The truth about the dangers of dietary supplements "It's not like caffeine or anything — it's not a stimulant," Kieran Clarke, a professor of physiological biochemistry at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, who has studied ketone supplements and their effects, told Business Insider. "If you're not watching what you're doing, you think, 'Oh, I'm doing all right, everything feels normal,' but then you look down, and all of a sudden you see, 'Oh, wow, I've gone a lot further than usual!' You'll find on a rowing machine, for example, you're going a lot faster, and you didn't even realize it," she said. » RELATED: These 23 'healthy' energy bars actually have more sugar than a Snickers However, while Clarke has conducted research that points to ketones’ positive effects on athletes, another recent study showed very different results. Such conflicting and minimal data has left many dietitians and scientists skeptical about what some are already marketing as "the fourth macronutrient." What is ketone? Ketones are naturally produced in the liver when humans are fasting, starving, consuming low carbohydrate diets or exercising for a prolonged period of time. Our bodies' muscles and brain use them for fuel when carbohydrates are lacking. » RELATED: How dangerous are energy drinks,...Read more
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