Ketones and Performance

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Do Ketone Improve Performance?

During the Olympics, the media reported that some cyclists were supplementing ketones to improve performance. Produced naturally during metabolisim causing euphoria. Cyclistes consume these supplements to delay fatigue. The brain uses mainly glucose (sugar) for fuel, but can also use ketones. Like aceton, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate. During low calorie dieting, the body produces these to supply fuels to the brain.

A literature review by researchers from Maastricht University  concluded that supplementing these has no effect on physical performance. The results are predictable because the breakdown releases energy more slowly than carbohydrates.

Adding a preworkout supplement can help boost performance, if you’re looking for an edge. Whether hitting the gym or running a marathon, many preworkout drinks contain ingredients needed to get you going.