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What is ketosis and how get into

Ketosis is a metabolic process that involves burning fat instead of carbs for energy meanwhile our liver produces ketones. This is an efficient way for your body to produce energy.

Benefits of  ketosis are considerable and already scientifically proven:

  • Weight loss, the production of ketone bodies helps to burn fat accumulated over time;
  • Appetite regulation-according to research, the state of ketosis reduces the feeling of hunger;
  • Normalization of glucose levels, the body can better manage blood sugar and insulin, helping to reduce diabetes medications.
  • Improved athletic and mental and performance;  when the body learns to use ketones, the body is up to speed it is able to make better use of the energy from ketone bodies and both physical and mental performance improve.
  • It was noted as early as last century that achieving a state of ketosis helped to have fewer episodes of seizures; today, ketogenics is still recommended in some cases to cope with refractory epilepsy.

how ketosis works

You can purposely enter in ketosis (exogenous) with supplemets, or you can occur it naturally (Endogenous) with diet.

Let’s look how to get into ketosis:

• Keto Diet:

Ketosis occurs when you restrict carbohydrates for long enough that your body will start burn its stored glycogen. When these stores are depleted and there is no new glucose coming in your body, it will use fats as fuel, that is your body will begin to convert its stored fat into energy, which is essentially what allows you to lose weight and continue living and not just pass out from exhaustion whitout carbs.

How long does it take to get into with keto diet?

Don’t expect to get into ketosis fast; it may take weeks or even months before your body adjusts to its new metabolic state and relies on fat intake as its primary energy source rather than excessively large carbs intakes.
To make things easier, try eating gradually less processed food as this is typically higher in carbs.

I just said that you’ll need to avoid eating carbohydrates, so you think you can eat some protein ok?  Yes but not like everyone thinks. In fact, there are exact percentages to respect and failing to eat  what is required could trigger  a process called gluconeogenesis: your body converts the excess into glucose and you will come out of  ketogenesis.


These are the percentages:

  • Carbohydrates 5%
  • Proteins 20%
  • Fats, 75%.

keto diet

Don’t forget that a single snack with a few carbohydrates can compromise all weight loss process.

Side effects of Keto:

  • Eating too much fat could have negative consequences on heart and arterial health;
  • Increase levels of cholesterol and triglycerides;
  • Hypoglycemia;
  • Confusion;
  • Anxiety and irritability:
  • Tachycardia;
  • Sleep issues;
  • Digestive discomfort;
  • Constipation;
  • In some cases women may have amenorrhea or other disruptions to the menstrual cycle.

As we have seen, the ketogenic diet has advantages but also side effects, at the same time ketosis is certainly a process that makes you lose weight with many other health benefits.  For this reason, excellent help to get fast into  (with a right diet and sport)  have been found:  the BHB Salts.

BHB (Beta-hydroxybutyrate) Salts:

Fortunately, some supplements with BHB salts formula help us get into ketosis quickly, by taking advantage of it without all the negative aspects of a sacrificing and perhaps unhealthy  strict diet.

Not all BHB supplements are the same, you have to choose clinically proven ones and those that maybe have a proprietary formulation to better absorb and enhance the fat burn effects of  BHB salts.

Obviously we are not saying that with salts you can eat everything sitting on the sofa,  but with BHB you can follow a not so strict keto diet and doing sports, you could go into ketosis faster and see the results first.

In the next article we will explain what exactly BHB salts are and how they work and why they are good for health not only for those who want to lose weight.

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