Kids and Ketones
Whether from a ketogenic diet or exogenous ketones, ketone bodies have provided tremendous benefits for adults young and old. The question now becomes, ‘how to get a child to either stick with a ketogenic diet or safely ingest exogenous ketones to also benefit from low-to-mid level ketosis?’.
The ketogenic diet has been shown to have beneficial impacts in children after cessation of the diet (Patel et al, 2010). Hence it must be considered that it is the energy substrate of ketone bodies that has a left a lasting impact at the mitochondrial-level. This energy substrate has been shown to be “an effective treatment for children and adults with refractory epilepsy.” A study in which Ketone bodies were given to 20 young adult test subjects between t