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goBHB

goBHB™ is beta-hydroxybutyrate, a patented, non-carbohydrate energy ingredient called a ketone. When eating a very low-carb diet, or when fasting, the liver converts fats to ketones, which serve as an alternative energy source for the brain, heart, and muscles. goBHB™ is an exogenous ketone body that, when ingested, may help with endurance, satiety, and cognition.

What it does

goBHB™ has four primary benefits including glycogen and leucine sparing endurance, weight management, improved cognition, and it is patent protected.

goBHB™ also aids in the transition to nutritional ketosis. When the body is switching from burning carbs to burning fat, you may feel fatigued and mentally cloudy from the “keto flu.” goBHB™ can give you the cognitive and physical energy to avoid the keto flu during this transition period.

Those not in ketosis can still benefit from goBHB™. Some examples of that are use in the morning for energy, satiety, and cognition. Mixed with a pre-workout for improved endurance and performance, or as a non-carbohydrate energy boost while on a low carb diet.

How it works

goBHB™ increases cognition, performance, and weight management by raising and sustaining blood ketone levels. The process helps satiate by regulating blood sugar, improving athletic performance by sparing glycogen and leucine for longer workouts, and boosts cognition by supplying a quick source of energy that the brain burns preferentially over carbs.

Dosing

The ideal blood ketone level is between 1 -2 mmol. To achieve 1-2 mmol blood ketone concentrations using goBHB™ alone, most consider the optimal dose around 12 grams.

References

  1. Cox et al. Nutritional Ketosis Alters Fuel Preference and Thereby Endurance Performance in Athletes. Cell Metabolism. August 2016.
  2. Simi et al. Additive effects of training and high-fat diet on energy metabolism during exercise. American Physiological Society. 1991.
  3. Conlee et al. Glycogen repletion and exercise endurance in rats adapted to a high fat diet. Metabolism. March 1990.
  4. Nair et al. Effect of beta-hydroxybutyrate on whole-body leucine kinetics and fractional mixed skeletal muscle protein synthesis in humans. Journal of Clinical Investigation. July 1988.
  5. Amiel et al. Ketone infusion lowers hormonal responses to hypoglycaemia: evidence for acute cerebral utilization of a non-glucose fuel.
  6. Chiolero et al. Effects of infused sodium acetate, sodium lactate, and sodium beta-hydroxybutyrate on energy expensditure and substrate oxidation rates in lean humans. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1993.
  7. Mikkelsen et al. Systemic, cerebral and skeletal muscle ketone body and energy metabolism during acute hyper-D-Beta-Hydroxybutyratemia in post-absorptive healthy males. Journal of Clinical Endocrinol Metabolism. February 2015.
  8. Kesl et al. Effects of exogenous ketone supplementation on blood ketone, glucose, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels in Sprague-Dawley rats. Nutrition and Metabolism. 2016.
  9. Vandenberghe et al. Caffeine intake increases plasma ketones: an acute metabolic study in humans. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 2017.

This information was put together with the help of the creator of TeaCrine, Compound Solutions.

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