What is beta-hydroxybutyrate(BHB)?
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is also known as beta-hydroxybutyrate or 3-hydroxybutyrate or 3HB. BHB is a ketone body used primarily to provide energy to the brain, heart and muscles. It is one of the three ketones that the liver synthesizes under the protection of the ketones of the human body and is synthesized at low carbohydrates. The other two are acetoacetate and acetone.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the highest ketone in human blood and usually accounts for about 78% of the ketones in the blood. BHB is the end product of the expected ketogenic action.
Acetoacetate is the second highest ketone in the blood of the human body and usually accounts for about 20% of the ketones in the blood. BHB is produced from acetoacetate, but acetoacetate is not as stable as BHB, so it can be spontaneously converted to acetone before it reacts with BHB.
Acetone is a type of ketone with the least amount of ketone in the blood of the human body, accounting for about 2% of the ketone in the blood.
Both BHB and acetone are derived from acetoacetate, but BHB is a class of ketones that consume energy, while acetone does not consume any energy and is almost directly removed from the body by breathing and sweat.
BHB is considered to be a clean source of fuel because it has a high BHB content in the blood in ketosis (ketosis is a metabolic state in which ketone is used instead of glucose as energy), so it is the main source of energy for the body in the absence of glucose. And it produces less inflammation in the body than glucose.
Carbohydrates are the "preferred fuel source" for the human body and the first type of energy used for body and cellular activities. When there is a lack of carbohydrates, the liver breaks down fatty acids, producing ketone bodies that provide energy to the brain, heart and muscles. In addition, it can help the body to produce ketones, which use fat as a fuel, which means that BHB can not only burn fat, but also provide energy sources for the body, thereby improving the efficiency of weight loss. On the one hand, we can increase the BHB content by eating ketogenic foods. Most of the ketogenic foods are found on our table, such as eggs and milk. On the other hand, BHB can be increased by exogenous supplements. The company Taian Green Industry Co.,Ltd offers you BHB Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium salts, if you are interested, click on them to see more.