What do Navy SEALs, NASA astronauts, Tour-de-France cyclists, and Olympic powerlifters have in common? No, it’s not a trick question: they all use ketones to increase power and optimise athletic performance.
In fact, exogenous ketones, sometimes known as ketone supplements, were developed especially for Navy SEALs. The SEALs use a device known as a re-breather, instead of typical scuba gear, to avoid detection during their missions. Unfortunately, re-breathers regularly resulted in seizures via oxygen toxicity. Extensive research was undertaken to combat this, which concluded exogeneous ketones reduce the likelihood and frequency of these seizures.
After discovering ketones could be used to enhance brain function, scientists have continued to explore their uses. Ever since, Ketones, much like their users, have gone from strength to strength, with many high-level athletes reaping the benefits.