Ketosis occurs when liver glycogen is used / depleted and the body burns fatty acids for fuel instead. Our whole lives our bodies have used carbohydrates for fuel!
The driver of this ketogenic state is a very low carbohydrate intake. This forces our bodies to switch to an alternate fuel source. Often, it also requires a low protein, higher fat intake. The Atkins diet is a great example of a ketogenic diet, that supports ketosis. You can also achieve a state of ketosis by not eating altogether – so fasting. It can take days for our bodies to enter a ketogenic state, which is where exogenous ketones are helpful. Keto OS gets your body into ketosis within 1 hour! Effectively switching our bodies over to using fat as the fuel source.
The creation of ketones is a byproduct of this low carbohydrate metabolic state. Ketones are a source of fuel, just as glucose is a source of fuel. Unlike glucose however, ketones have some added benefits! Make the switch today.