Today I'm going to discuss the dumbest idea in the world: drinking ketones that you bought from the store.
Some people follow the keto diet to lose weight or to control blood sugar. Other random folks, who are looking for a miracle weight loss cure, have decided to avoid common sense, research, and their own burning esophagus in order to drink acid for fun.
This is dumb. Here's why.
First, I have to tell you what ketones are. Ketones are a waste product produced when your body burns fat instead of glucose for energy. Yes, the presence of ketones is an indication that you're losing weight if your body produces its own ketones.
But guess what. Your body doesn't like having ketones. It tries to piss them out. That's why you're so thirsty on the keto diet and can dehydrate easily. Ketones raise the PH of your blood. Ketones can make you feel sick and nauseated. They can make your legs feel numb.
When your body produces ketones, it means your body is burning fat, and guess what: the keto diet WILL cause you to lose some weight
But listen. This is true if and only if your BODY produces the ketones.
Note: I'm not recommending the keto diet here - I'm just stating some basic facts about the usage of fat for energy in the absence of glucose.
Your body must burn fat in order to produce ketones. Again, ketones are by-products that result when fat is "used up" as energy instead of glucose. Ketones are subsequently peed out of your body rapidly because your body doesn't like how the ketones raise the acid level in your blood.
If you drink ketones, your body will have ketones in it (yay? NO!). But, your body will NOT have burned any fat cells if you just drink ketones. The fat cells will still be there in your body. So, in addition to not losing any weight, by drinking ketones, you're just filling your blood with acid and causing yourself to feel like crap.
The only way to lose weight by drinking synthetic ketones is if the nauseating side effects of having your body eat itself from the inside out cause you to lose your appetite.
But, if nausea as an appetite suppressant is what you're looking for, I can think of a bunch of safer ways to nauseate yourself, such as hotboxing yourself with a stinky fart, or drinking rotten milk.
Dude. Don't drink ketones.