WXTK Better Health Report: Ketone and Blood Sugar

 A new study has found that people who were given a ketone drink showed much lower blood sugar level spikes.

Previous studies have shown that intravenous infusion of ketones can lower blood sugar. So Canadian researchers wanted to see if oral ingestion would have the same effect.

They had 20 participants drink a ketone beverage after a 10 hour fast. They were then given a placebo or a 75g carbohydrate drink which is the amount used for a standard glucose tolerance test. Then their blood sugar was checked every 15-30 minutes for 2 ½ hours for glucose, fats and hormones.

And they found that the ketone beverage reduced blood sugar spikes compared to the placebo.

Now this was a small study, and done on young, healthy people, so the next step would to test it on people with prediabetes and diabetes. Before you criticize though, they chose young, healthy people so that there wouldn’t be anything to complicate their results, like illnesses or medications.

Ketone beverages are available and you can try it if you like, but be forewarned, they taste pretty bad.

This is Joan Trimble wishing you wellness.


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