Typically, BHB supplements are associated with gastrointestinal distress. This distress is common with high dose oral ketone and/or Medium Chain Triglyceride
(MCT), and counters performance and immunity by disrupting probiotic stability and interfering with resorption of electrolytes and water. Dehydration
and electrolyte depletion are an athlete's worst nightmare, compromising muscle mass strength and endurance. GI distress impairs exercise performance
and doesn't support optimal health and immunity either.
On the contrary, BA is a short chain fatty acid (SCFA) that facilitates healthy gastrointestinal state; improves electrolyte and water reabsorption and helps balance probiotic culture in the colon. Ketoba™, epithelial cells in the colon, use BA as an energy source and a down-regulator of inflammation. In addition BA delivers a pharmacology that supports insulin efficiency and blood sugar management, allowing the ketone (BHB) an opportunity to surface in serum as a primary energy (ATP) substrate. BA also supports cognitive performance and cardiovascular health.