Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate|Sodium BHB |Na BHB

Product name: Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate Synonym:Na BHB Standard: 99% HPLC Identification: NMR Appearance: White powder CAS: 150-83-4 First off, what are ketones? Ketone bodies are the products of fatty acid metabolism in the mitochondria of your liver. There are three ketone bodies your body...

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Product name: Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate
Synonym:Na BHB
Standard: 99% HPLC
Identification: NMR
Appearance: White powder
CAS: 150-83-4


First off, what are ketones? Ketone bodies are the products of fatty acid metabolism in the mitochondria of your liver. There are three ketone bodies your body naturally produces: Acetoacetate (the most abundant), (R)-beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), and to a lesser extent acetone (acetone is normally what you smell on a person's breath if they are in ketosis).

When glucose is scarce, your body can go into a state of ketosis, where it will shift to producing and using ketones as its primary source of fuel in your heart, brain and muscle tissue. Just like glucose, ketone bodies can be used as a source of energy for your body, as their breakdown yields 22 ATP and 2 GTP molecules per molecule of acetoacetate.

Ketone production is upregulated during periods of starvation which may have been an evolutionary survival mechanism to act as a fuel source for your brain. Ketones also serve many important physiological functions.

In cells, they can be reconverted into Acetyl CoA, the end product of beta-oxidation of fatty acids, where they can be an alternative source of energy, as well as help produce NADH and FADH2, key electron-donating cofactors that help regulate the Krebs cycle.

Ketone bodies offer a range of positive metabolic effects including lowering glucose utilization, protein-sparing properties (possibly due to their abilities to act as a Histone Deacetylase inhibitor which can decrease myostatin levels) and exhibit anti-lipolytic actions on adipose tissue.

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