How do the benefits of Ketone-IQ® compare to fasting and the ketogenic diet?

Ketone-IQ® may offer a subset of the benefits of fasting and the ketogenic (keto) diet.

There are many benefits to fasting and the keto diet, but the two most frequently cited are:

  1. Fat loss (weight loss), which largely occurs as a result of the body using fat to produce ketones.
  2. Improved insulin sensitivity, which is mainly due to carb restriction. This restores blood glucose control and helps reduce insulin resistance.

The ketones in Ketone-IQ® inhibit fat release. As a result, Ketone-IQ® does not directly cause weight loss. However, drinking ketones could affect appetite and gut hormone release, which could support weight loss (1).

Drinkable ketones can lower blood glucose even in the presence of carbohydrates (2). Animal studies show drinkable ketones may reduce insulin sensitivity (3), but it is unclear if this would happen in people with high carbohydrate intake.

Ketone-IQ® should not be used to replace other lifestyle changes for weight loss or metabolic health. Continue to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and follow the advice of your healthcare provider.

There are several benefits of fasting and the keto diet. These include cognitive, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Some of these benefits may be driven by the presence of ketones (4). Future research will examine if drinking Ketone-IQ® can offer these benefits without needing to fast or follow a strict diet.



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