I have read a bit about how ketosis improves brain function via production of some hormone, ligand, or something along those lines.
I am interested in what exactly is going on to cause this, as well as, the biochemistry behind it.
If someone knows of a credible link and/or information resource, a study in regards to this, or anything else pertaining to it, would you please post a link. (And, if you would like to explain it, that would be great too.)
Basic idea is that ketones provide fuel to brain cells that are not functioning well on glucose. Some Links:
Oldy but goody
Metabolism of Ketone Bodies by the Brain Annual Review of Medicine Vol. 24: 271-280 (Volume publication date February 1973) DOI: 10.1146/annurev.me.24.020173.001415
Brain energetics: integration of molecular and cellular processes edited by Gary E. Gibson Great book!
http://www.phschool.com/science/science_news/articles/ketones_to_the_rescue.html was a fun read for me. It also talks about ketones effects on the heart.
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