Self-experiment: Using Ketone Esters for Optimal Cognitive Performance and Therapeutic Ketone Levels

Hi! I just completed a fun self-experiment where I took pure ketone esters to improve cognitive performance. These are the same type of ketones that Dave A. mentioned having to spend $20,000+ to produce in a lab!

Highlights:

  • After consuming 40g of pure ketone esters, I achieved therapeutic levels of ketosis (>8.0 mmol/L) in just 15 minutes
  • In 30 minutes, my ketone and glucose response exceeded even what I could previously achieve with a 5-day fast
  • After removing (as much as possible) any "learning effect" then establishing 5-day baselines across 10 Lumosity games in 5 categories, my scores on all 10 games improved, by as much as 20+%!

I wrote up a post detailing my experiment and results here - https://www.quantifiedbob.com/2017/06/ketones-cognitive-performance-ketosis/

Comments

  • dazdaz today is a good day ✭✭✭
    edited June 22

    @Quantified Bob any ideas/explanations/mechanisms why your blood glucose dropped ?

    fake it till you make it

  • @daz said:
    @Quantified Bob any ideas/explanations/mechanisms why your blood glucose dropped ?

    Exogenous ketones seem to enhance insulin sensitivity.

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