How can Ketone-IQ be used in TBI and concussion recovery?

Updated by Chrissy Rojas

Q: How can ketones benefit TBI and concussion recovery?


  1. Enhanced Brain Energy Metabolism: Ketones provide an alternative energy source for the brain, bypassing glucose metabolism pathways that may be impaired after a concussion. This can help maintain brain energy levels and support recovery. (Prins et al., 2004) (HVMN, 2021) (Jensen et al., 2020)
  2. Reduced Neuroinflammation: Ketones exert anti-inflammatory effects in the brain, which may help mitigate neuroinflammation associated with concussions and promote healing. (Yudkoff et al., 2007) (Jensen et al., 2020)
  3. Enhanced Brain Plasticity: Ketones promote synaptic plasticity and neuroregeneration, facilitating recovery of cognitive function and neural connectivity following a concussion. (Maalouf et al., 2009)
  4. Neuroprotective Effects: Ketones shield brain cells from oxidative stress and excitotoxicity that can occur during the acute phase of a concussion, providing neuroprotection. (Prins et al., 2005)
  5. Improved Cognitive Function: Ketone supplementation is associated with enhanced cognitive performance and memory function, aiding in the restoration of cognitive abilities following a concussion. (Murray et al., 2016) (HVMN, 2021)
  6. Faster Recovery Time: Both ketogenic diet and exogenous ketone supplementation may accelerate recovery time and improve outcomes in individuals recovering from concussions by increasing brain network stability and supporting energy deficits. (McClernon et al., 2020) (HVMN, 2021)

Given this information, it is best to have Ketones in your system at the time of your concussion, or as close thereafter as possible, to help the brain experience as little energy deficit as possible and lower inflammation quickly. Ketone-IQ can be taken 1-3 servings daily.

Further research is needed to fully understand the role of ketones in concussion management. The Ketone-IQ team has a number of studies underway with universities and hospitals around the globe studying TBI and concussion therapies with Ketone Supplementation. Notably, we are collaborating with the NHRC (Naval Health Research Center) to study the potential of Ketone-IQ in treating TBI patients.

Disclaimer: While research indicates benefits of exogenous and endogenous ketones in concussion recovery, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before implementing any dietary or supplementation regimen, especially following a concussion.

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