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Novel Ketone Drink May Boost Athletic Performance

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  • Endogenous ketones are what your liver produces when it converts fat into energy, but you can also supply your body with ketones from an external source
  • These externally sourced, or exogenous ketones, can mimic or replicate your body’s endogenous ketones, providing an energy boost. One good and readily available ketone supplement is medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil
  • Other ketone supplements are either commercially available now or in development. One specially formulated ketone ester drink was given to competitive cyclists who were then able to cycle 2 percent faster, compared to their speed when given a drink high in carbohydrates or fat

By Dr. Mercola

For many years, carb-loading has been the go-to solution for building energy storage capacity in athletes. This is built on the premise that since glucose is a quick-burning form of energy, bolstering your capacity to store glucose will help boost athletic performance.

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