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195: The Fascinating Benefits Of Ketones – with Dr. Latt Mansor

You might have been skeptical if you had heard about ketones and their benefits a few years ago. After all, ketones are a by-product of fat metabolism, and who wants to think about fat when trying to lose weight? 

However, we’re continuing to learn more and more about ketones, and it is becoming clear that they offer several benefits for athletes and people looking to improve their health. 

Dr. Latt Mansor is a world expert in physiology and metabolism and has spent many years studying the role of ketones in human health. He has consulted with elite sports military clinical and research organizations worldwide. And he is passionate about helping people understand the role that ketones can play in preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

One of the things that Dr. Mansor has found is that ketones can be incredibly beneficial for weight loss. In fact, he has seen average weight losses of 20 pounds in his patients using ketone supplements such as Ketone IQ. He has also found that ketones can help suppress appetite, making losing weight easier.

In this podcast, we cover: 

  • What is the difference between exogenous and endogenous ketones?
  • Why do our bodies want to stay in a state of balance
  • Discovering how ketones work in low oxygen environments (hypoxia)
  • The difference between ketone esters and ketone IQ
  • Exogenous vs. endogenous ketones
  • The overall benefits of ketones

And so much more.

What is the difference between exogenous and endogenous ketones?

Endogenous ketones are produced by the body, while exogenous ketones are those that come from an external source. 

Exogenous ketones have become popular lately because they can help people lose weight and improve their athletic performance.

How ketones help the brain in a low oxygen environment (hypoxia)

In our talk with Dr Latt he said, “The original rationale for ketones was that they could be used as an energy source by the brain, bypassing the blood-brain barrier. And what we know of ketone metabolism is that it produces ATP, which is the energy our cells need to function.

We wanted to see if ketones could help mitigate cognitive decline in low-oxygen environments. And what we found was that in a group of people given ketones, there was a flattening of the cognitive decline typically seen in hypoxia.

This was promising enough for us to run a bigger study looking at different tasks and populations. And while we’re still learning more about how ketones affect cognition and oxygen metabolism, so far the results are promising and suggest that ketones could be a valuable tool in protecting cognitive function in low-oxygen environments.”

This podcast will help you understand more about ketones and their potential to help people in low oxygen environments and their overall benefit on metabolism, aging, cognition and more. Dr Latt’s cutting-edge work on ketones is very exciting. You don’t want to miss this.

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