Metabolism Of C8 Vs C10 And Brain Octane Vs Mct
Now before anyone get's upset, I've already used the search function and haven't come across anything.
I was wondering what is the difference in metabolism between the two, and why Upgraded Brain Octane works more for the brain while upgraded MCT is more for metabolism and brain.
Both are broken down into ketones immediately as stated on the product pages which can then be used as energy by the body and brain faster.
This purportedly bypasses the long and slow metabolic pathway of ingesting typical fats.
Now here is the part I don't get.
The 3 ketones our bodies produce are:
1. Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHOB) - Measured via blood ketones, and the primary metabolically active ketone
2. Acetoacetate - Measured via urine dip sticks, not very active
3. Acetone - Can be measured via breath, also not very active.
So presumably both the C8 and C10 get broken down into BHOB... so what's the difference in effect within our body and brain?
Why does pure C8 in Brain Octane preferentially go to our brain compared to the C8 + C10 combination in MCT oil?
If anyone can refer to any literature out there describing this, I'd really appreciate it.