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May 7, 2019

Before an important talk or a podcast, Dr. Rhonda Patrick drinks exogenous ketone esters. Why?

With Dr. Patrick describing the benefit as feeling "less anxious and more in the present", there's something worth unpacking here.

Can ketones help with anxiety? What's the state of current research & potential mechanisms of action?

HVMN co-founder, Geoffrey Woo, details it all in this video.


1. Inflammation study:
2. Glutmate & GABA study:
3. Adenosine study:
4. Hyperglycemia study:
5. Reduced anxiety in rats study:
6. Reduced stress in rats study:

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