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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

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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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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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