Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein - and it could have key health implications

Posted On: Feb 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein - and it could have key health implications

Ketones could supercharge the body in a way unlike any other source of fuel.
The San Francisco-based startup HVMN launched a ketone ester drink that it says can help people harness those performance-boosting qualities.
A new study of the product's effects on blood sugar - a metric that may be helpful for healthy eating and weight loss - found positive results.
One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover - but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.
The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of scientists and entrepreneurs at the San Francisco-based startup HVMN are convinced can supercharge the body in a way that no other performance product has before.
"It's not a fat, it's not a protein, it's not a carb, but your body gets fuel from it," Geoffrey Woo, HVMN's co-founder and CEO, told Business Insider in November when the product was first made available...

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