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Ketones (Overview)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule.


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What are ketones?

What are ketones?

Alternate fuel: Prolonged fasting, or with Insulin deficiency, the body runs out of glucose or it can't use what's there if Insulin levels are too low. The body makes ketones as an alternate source of fuel for brain and heart when that happens. Prolonged ketosis isn't healthy; the rest of the body is starved and ↑risk for ketoacidosis which causes acid buildup in the body. One can get quite sick from ketoacidosis. ...Read more

Ketones (Overview)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule.


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How do I lower ketone levels?

Maintain: HYDRATION!! (Unless you are Diabetic....if you are diabetic ketones may be the result of poor control)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I bring my ketone down.?

How can I bring my ketone down.?

Depends on reason: Ketones increase in patients who have poorly controlled type 1 diabetes but also increases in non diabetics who are starved, on high protein diet, or who abuse alcohol. The treatment of the first is to control the blood sugar well and follow doctors instructions to the dot. Otherwise, the treatment is by removing the cause. Whether it is diet or alcohol related. ...Read more

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0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

Hydrate: This level can usually be corrected by proper Insulin administration and increased hydration. Follow your dr's instruction. ...Read more

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Why is ketone allowed in the workplace?

Why is ketone allowed in the workplace?

Who is Ketone?: Self testing for ketones in the urine in the workplace is a reasonable accommodation for people with diabetes to determine if their blood sugars are so far out of control that they may slip into ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ketones?

Organic molecule: Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule. ...Read more

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What're the highest ketones a person can manage at home?

Depends: The overall picture is more important than what a urine strip reads. When you have ketones in urine, presuming you have diabetes, you need to call your doctor. The decision to stay home or not should be based on your doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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How to hold back hunger for a very long time to get ketones?

How to hold back hunger for a very long time to get ketones?

Several options: Drink a lot of water and take fiber capsules to keep you full. Look into l-glutamine and l-tyrosine supplements (these are amino acids). Also, you don't have to stay hungry to start ketosis. U just have to eat very low carbs. So when hungry, eat meat, eggs, cheese, non-starchy veggies. No grains or sugar or potatoes or corn or fruit. ...Read more

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Can you eat ketones for energy?

Ketones Not Edible: Ketones are chemicals in the blood and urine that come from the breakdown of fat or when there is no insulin around. You cannot go to the supermarket and buy "ketones." Some people experience more energy when they exercise and burn ketones, often because their blood sugar is lower. ...Read more

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Why are ketone bodies produced?

Why are ketone bodies produced?

Lack of carbs: Glucose is the normal fuel for the body. If there is inadequate glucose (derived from the breakdown of carbohydrate) or if in the case of diabetes the glucose can't get into the cell due to Insulin lack/dysfunction the body will then burn fat and/or protein to make glucose. This results in the build up of ketones. ...Read more

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Could raspberry ketones really work?

Could raspberry ketones really work?

No: It's a cynical health fraud. Why not get some real raspberries and remember how good it was to eat them, and generally to eat sensibly? Remember how much fun you had exercising as a teen. Go back to it. Eat with fellow athlets. Your weight will take care of itself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What side affects do raspberry ketones have?

Doesn't matter: What matters is that they have absolutely no benefit for any medical problem. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Try diet/exercise instead. ...Read more

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What are the results of using raspberry ketones?

What are the results of using raspberry ketones?

Only your wallet: Rasberry ketones are of no value for any know medical condition. They will not help you lose weight, except in your wallet. Save your money and spend it on good food and exercise. Don't get your medical knowledge from friends, tv, the internet, or dr. Oz - he's rarely correct. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ketones in your urine?

Dehydration: It is generally a sign of dehydration. If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in alcoholics with poor nutrition recently (alcoholic keto-acidosis) and in people who have not eaten lately (starvation keto-acidosis). ...Read more

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Is Raspberry Ketones Capsules 100mg safe to take?

Please Be smarter: No. They will cause the producers to get rich and you to be once again disillusioned by taking a fake product that promises you the moon but cannot deliver. There will be ZERO health benefits from this product. It will not in any way lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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I've got raspberry ketones what diet goes with them?

I've got raspberry ketones what diet goes with them?

Low Calorie Diet: Rasberry ketones are supposed to help u increase metabolism, there is some doubt as to how good they are, certainly they are safe, but you lose weight by watching your food & drink:best way is to identify causes of your wt gain in first place, here is list of top 5 causes:
sugary drinks
fast food
fried foods
skipping meals,
bad snacks
large portions
these are in order of most important,
cut out 2 o. ...Read more

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What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body utilizes fats for energy, ketones result and some enter into the urine for excretion. A larger amount of ketones in the urine can occur in starvation, diabetes, and other conditions in which fat and fatty acid breakdown is occuring at a more substantial pace than in the normal metabolic state. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop ketones if you take insulin?

Is it possible to develop ketones if you take insulin?

Fasting ketones: Ketones can often be found in the urine if you are fasting. It is a sign that your liver has used up its glycogen and your gluconeogenesis is kicking in. This can occur in anyone, including a diabetic taking insulin. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to have ketones in their urine?

What could cause someone to have ketones in their urine?

Ketonuria: Ketonuria indicates that the person is in a catabolic state and is breaking down fat and can occur in anyone who has a negative caloric balance while dieting. However, in the absence of a person purposely trying to restrict calories, the presence of urine ketones along with hyperglycemia is more serious than hyperglycemia alone. Usually used to monitor for ketoacidosis in diabetics that are ill. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how aldehydes and ketones react together?

Aldehyde ketones: Great wikipedia question. Are you asking about the detailed chemistry of how they work in the test tube or in the body? ...Read more

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Are raspberry ketones really as good as they say they are?

Are raspberry ketones really as good as they say they are?

No: If they worked, there's be human studies by now. There aren't. It's just a scam. ...Read more

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Why can't you exercise when there are ketones in your urine?

Why can't you exercise when there are ketones in your urine?

Its not an: Absolute contraindication to avoid exercise. But in diabetics this suggest that they are at a physiologic point where there insulin needs aren't being met and could evolve into a more concerning, even life-threatening process. Otherwise, without insulin/diabetes issues, ketones in your suggests some element of dehydration or starvation or other acute illness that could be worsened with exercise ...Read more

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How is the purleyinspired raspberry ketones+ sold at walmart?

Waste of money: Save your Monet, no proven value for weight loss or anything else ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ketones in the urine?

Usually benign: Ketones in the urine usually reflect your hydration level. Also, if one eats a higher protein diet with few carbohydrates, ketones may show up in the urine. Typically it is not a very specific finding and on its own doesn't mean a whole lot. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high level of ketones in the blood?

What does it mean to have a high level of ketones in the blood?

Ketones in blood: I would go to wikipedia for detailed information. Means you are starving usually unless you have diabetes. ...Read more

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Are there any bad effects from raseberry ketone to our health?

Raspberry ketone: Raspberry ketone has never been scientifically studied in humans to determine if it causes side effects. However, there are some concerns about the safety of raspberry ketone because it is chemically related to a stimulant called synephrine. Therefore, it is possible that raspberry ketone might cause feelings of jitteriness, increase blood pressure, or rapid heart beat. ...Read more

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Is 500mg of raspberry ketones good? I read that 100mg is the best amount

Good for what?: Good for taking money out of your wallet and not providing you any health benefit? Raspberry ketones is not in any way a product that will lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. It is one of the latest snake oil products designed to make people rich (the ones selling the product). ...Read more

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Raspberry ketones...What's the good, the bad, and the ugly on these bad boys?

No human studies yet: Raspberry ketones are touted as a miracle weight loss supplement. Some animal studies suggest it might help but there have been absolutely no human studies to show if it really helps. If you are trying to lose weight i'd stick with a healthy diet ; exercise and some herbs that have been proven to help in human studies- see http://bit. Ly/178bmuf re: proven supps ; http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht re: diet. ...Read more

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Can it mean that you are a diabetic just because your ketone levels are higher?

Can it mean that you are a diabetic just because your ketone levels are higher?

Ketones can be: Concentrated in the urine any time you go for a significant period of time fasting. The concentration depends upon your state of hydration and amount of urine production. This has nothing to do with diabetes and can occur in anyone. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are high ketones +3 dangerous to a diabetic already on medication?

Looks suspicious: Hi. What is your BG? Are you on insulin? Have you been missing insulin doses for awhile? Do you feel sick with nausea and vomiting? You should call or see your doctor and discuss this. If it's diabetic ketoacidosis, you need immediate attention. If it's some starving yourself/fasting thing, maybe it's OK. Hard to say, but talk to your doc to make sure you're OK. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top brand of raspberry ketones you can get at gnc?

Fraud: Please. These products, just like every other 'diet' fad, will in no way lead to real or sustained weight loss. They are a complete waste of money. ...Read more

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Does rasperry ketones and detox really work pls? Without any diet or exercise. Thank you

Does rasperry ketones and detox really work pls? Without any diet or exercise. Thank you

Need diet/exercise: There is no substitute for diet and exercise; it is not wise to look for a pill to do the work Even prescription stimulants do not do the work, they simply suppress appetite working in combination with diet and exercise. There are no convincing studies showing that raspberry ketones work. Exercise + healthy eating habits help lift the mood, provide energy, and a sense of well-being. Try it! ...Read more

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Why do I keep having ketones in my urine? Neg for everything else just a large amt of ketones.

Ketones: Most likely related to caloric restriction, or frequent high level exercise. ...Read more

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I want to know if it is true that "Raspberry Ketones" product is useful for decreasing body fat?

I want to know if it is true that "Raspberry Ketones" product is useful for decreasing body fat?

No. Avoid fad diets.: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples: carrots, celery, green leafy lettuce (little/no salad dressing), etc... When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more