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Jun 11, 2019

Ketones are a brain fuel. They cross the blood brain barrier and can be used by brain cells. It's no surprise that many people in ketosis feel a boost of mental clarity and focus.

How and why?

Geoffrey Woo shares the current evidence and muses over potential mechanisms of action.

Potential Mechanisms of Action:

  1. Efficient ATP Production via "Mitochondrial Biogenesis"
  2. Support & Grow Brain Neurons via "BDNF Upregulation"
  3. Glutamate / GABA regulation
  4. Reducing Free Radicals in the Brain

Studies:

  1. Intermittent Running and Cognitive Performance after Ketone Ester Ingestion
  2. Novel Ketone Diet Enhances Physical and Cognitive Performance

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