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Lower Levels of Ketones in the Morning

September 11, 2019

You might be wondering
why your ketone levels are a little bit lower in the morning. Well, here’s what’s going on. When your body first wakes up, you have a big rise in
what’s called cortisol. This cortisol triggers the
liver to go through glycolysis. Now what glycolysis is,
is where it takes any stored carbohydrates, and
I mean any small amount, and converts them into
glucose to be used as energy. This is a natural phenomenon that happens in the morning, where
the liver just does this. So what this ends up doing is it causes the pancreas to have to secrete insulin. And when there’s insulin in the blood ketone levels are lower. Insulin will blunt ketones. So therefore, we end up
with lower ketone levels. But what you’ll find is as the day goes on and as you eat more food
or if you’re fasting as the day goes on and you’re
a little bit more active the ketone bodies will start
to appear quite a bit more. So it’s a natural cycle
that you can expect to have lower ketone
levels in the morning. Sometimes even dramatically lower than what they were the day before. Don’t be alarmed. And as always, if you’re looking to test your blood ketone levels
like you should be throughout the course of
the day, make sure you check out Keto-Mojo by clicking
on the link and learning more about everything you need
to do to understand the data behind the ketogenic
process inside your body. I’ll see you there.

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