What happens to carbs if you take Ketone-IQ® when you have insulin in your blood?

When we eat carbs, the body breaks them down into glucose. Insulin is a hormone that triggers glucose uptake into cells, which is used for energy.

Excess glucose is either stored as glycogen in the muscles and liver for extra energy or broken down via glycolysis (for use in the Krebs Cycle to make energy OR to make fat).

When you take a dose of Ketone-IQ® with insulin in your blood, ketones are converted into acetyl CoA (ACoA) inside the mitochondria.

High ACoA levels in the mitochondria inhibit glucose breakdown by glycolysis. As a result, excess glucose is likely stored as glycogen.

Drinking ketones may reduce blood glucose levels in healthy people (1). This may be a combined effect of lower liver glucose release (2) and increased tissue glucose uptake (3). Taking Ketone-IQ® before a glucose drink reduces the resulting glucose response (4).


  1. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2017.00848/full
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25415176
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28398950
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29446830

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