Ketosis Breath: How to Get Rid of It- Thomas DeLauer

Ketosis Breath: How to Get Rid of It- Thomas DeLauer

Ketosis Breath: How to Get Rid of It- Thomas DeLauer

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cool oh my god Cole your breasts are you in ketosis alright everyone this video is on keto breath and it’s important that you understand what’s really happening in the world of ketosis and what gives you keto breath in the first place because not necessarily a bad thing it’s easy to get rid of if you pay attention to this video all right so to understand keto breath we have to understand ketosis really quick so I’m gonna break it down in like 15 seconds just bear with me alright so ketosis is when you are in the absence of carbohydrates you have no glucose no carbohydrates your body is forced to run on these molecules called ketones these ketones provide energy from fat now let’s get down to how this actually pertains when it comes to keto breath so you have three main ketone bodies that your body is utilizing okay you have beta hydroxy butyrate you have acetoacetate and you have acetone yea like nail polish remover acetone but acetone isn’t bad okay it’s created in the body it’s only bad is in crazy high amounts so don’t go thinking that ketosis is bad just because acetone is a product acetone is a byproduct of animal fat metabolism in general so any animal is consuming any fat is going to have a level of acetone in their body at some point or another period doesn’t matter now these ketones including acetone are removed via two ways they’re removed through the breast or they’re removed through the urine but let’s break down acetone a little bit more so you have a solid understanding of what’s happening here so acetone in short is what is giving your breath that fruity smell in ketosis again the byproduct of fat metabolism now acetone again whenever we have any kind of fat metabolism it occurs and we absorb it through the lungs we absorb it through the stomach and sometimes in small amounts we can absorb it through the skin so yeah side note if you’re using a lot of nail polish remover and you’re getting it on your skin you can’t absorb it through your skin but again it’s really not dangerous unless it seemed crazy high amounts so then what happens is this acetone flows through the bloodstream it goes to the liver and the liver breaks it down to a series of chemical compounds ultimately creating glue in one way or another so basically that’s how ketosis kind of works your body’s generating energy in one way or another from this acetone not always be a glucose pathway but generally speaking when you have carbohydrates in the mix that’s how that ends up happening so in short keto breath is just the presence of these ketone bodies so it’s not really a bad thing when you think about it so if you have ketones because you’re in ketosis you have them floating around in your blood stream and the acetone is going to come out through your breath that’s plain and simple but I want to give you three solutions for it okay three easy ways to combat the keto breath and I’m going to break them down a little bit more so you have a solid understanding of why they work and what’s really happening okay the first one is to drink a lot more water and again it sounds vague but I want to explain why because there’s a serious method to it’s not just about flushing it out remember how I told you that acetone is going to excreted through the breath or through the urine well here’s the thing if you consume enough water it’s going to opt to be excreted through the urine therefore you’re not going to have as much in the way of keto breath so super super simple nothing to it other than to hydrate up a little bit more you’re naturally dehydrated when you’re in ketosis anyway because you’re not retaining water in many ways so you’re naturally going to have bad breath from two reasons one because the ketones are going to be escaping through your breath but also halitosis is going to come in just because your mouth is dry so hydrate up wash them out through the urine okay the next one is going to be a simple one peppermint oil just swish around a little bit of peppermint oil in your mouth it works way better than chlorhexidine mouthwash and at least combat the superficial issue of having the ketosis breath but remember it’s not going to solve the problem because we’re not dealing with a bad breath issue we’re dealing with a chemical reaction in the body of acetone being a byproduct of fat metabolism the next one is patience okay and I’ve got a bonus one for you after this but patience is critical here’s what’s happening and why you have keto breath you have keto breath because you’re not fully fat adapted yet if you’ve ever used a ketose strip okay where you urinate on a keto strip to see what level of ketosis you’re in well that’s measuring your excess levels of ketones excess okay you don’t need excess if you have excess levels of ketones they’re going to try to escape they’re not just going to sit in your body that they’re sitting in your body you’d go into ketoacidosis and end up really in the hospital and feeling sick so your body’s excreting them it’s doing what it’s supposed to do but you want to get yourself to a point where your keto adapted and your body is utilizing every component of ketone bodies that it can so you don’t have this byproduct of breath and excess ketones in your urine newsflash if you’ve been in ketosis awhile and if you test it on a urine strip you’ve probably found that the keto strips don’t really register your ketone levels anymore after a while why because your keto adapted so we do want to make sure that you’re giving it some time that breath will go away but that leads me to my next solution that kind of encompasses all of it utilize your fats better okay ketones are a byproduct of fat metabolism if you have too much fat coming in you will have excess ketones so therefore you may need to decrease your fat a little bit until your keto adapted if you’re really battling with the bad breath issue and this is the simplest way okay so you back off the fats a little bit the other thing you can do is increase your low intensity cardio just a tiny bit you see the low intensity cardio utilizes beta-oxidation beta-oxidation is where you’re using fat as a source of fuel like with low intensity cardio therefore you’re going to burn up a few more of those ketone bodies so in short don’t freak out about it it’s not a bad thing it actually means your body’s working and it means that ketosis is kicking in so don’t be steered away by the fact that you have a fruity nail polish remover smell coming out of your mouth just eat a little less fat do a little more cardio gargle with some peppermint oil and hydrate the heck up I hope that this debunks the common myth that keto breath is bad and means that ketosis isn’t working because I’m tired of hearing that it’s quite the opposite it means ketosis is working you just need to fine tune it a wee bit I will see you in the next video make sure you comment what videos you want to see especially in the world of ketosis fasting and anything to that Sorge that we can capitalize on feeling our best and optimizing our brains our bodies and always our business – I’ll see you in the next video

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Ketosis Breath: How to Get Rid of It- Thomas DeLauer… The most common form of energy used by the body is glucose, derived from carbs. On very low carb diets the body becomes starved of glucose and begins to use its fat stores as an alternative source of fuel and starts producing molecules called ketones. There are 3 different types of ketones; acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone – they are removed from the body in the urine or through exhalation (4)
Ketones often make the dieter’s breath smell quite sweet and fruity, different from halitosis.
Acetone is a colorless volatile, flammable organic solvent liquid used as a solvent and an antiseptic. Occurs naturally in plants/trees, forest fires, vehicle exhaust and as a breakdown product of animal fat metabolism and is excreted both in the urine and the breath.
In the Body:
Your body makes small amounts of acetone. You can be exposed to a small amount of acetone by breathing air, drinking water, and eating food with acetone. Your body normally contains some acetone because it’s made during the breakdown of fat. The bloodstream absorbs acetone rapidly and completely from the lungs and stomach – can also absorb acetone from the skin, but less rapidly than from the lungs and stomach. Blood carries acetone to all body organs, but it does not stay there very long. The liver breaks down acetone to chemicals that are not harmful. The body uses these chemical to make glucose (sugar) and fats that make energy for normal body functions. Not all the acetone that enters your body from outside sources is broken down. The amount that is not broken down leaves your body mostly in the air that you breathe out and a small amount leaves the body through urine
Acetone is only dangerous in high amounts (i.e. ketoacidosis where insulin can’t regulate ketone production) The smell can vary, but it usually has a fruity (like the smell of rotten apples) smell – usually likened to the smell of nail varnish remover (acetone is a chemical in nail polish remover)
“Keto breath” isn’t necessarily a bad thing, metabolically speaking – presence of ketone bodies is a good sign – means you’re in a ketogenic state and that your body has become fat adapted and is running smoothly. Bad breath isn’t necessarily an oral hygiene problem, but rather a chemical reaction within the body. It’s not a bacteria build-up, and no amount of brushing is going to stop the bad breath from forming completely. (1,2,5)

-Drink a lot of water. A dry mouth can also make ketosis breath worse. You want to make sure it’s as moist as possible as saliva helps to keep any bacteria out of the mouth. Water helps to keep the pH balance in your mouth, too. This will limit the bad breath side effect. – using a humidifier at night in your room to help keep the mouth moist. Water will get out of your system through your urine, and the urine will take the ketones with it. So while they’re being produced to help with the fat burning, there will also be less hanging around in your body to cause the chemical imbalances.
-Peppermint Essential Oil:
In studies, peppermint oil performed better than the mouthwash chemicals chlorhexidine at reducing cavities – while the problem isn’t an oral hygiene problem, it is a natural breath freshener alternative to gum and mints.
-Sugar/calorie free gum and mints:
Can help to cover the smell, need to be mindful of the carbs.
Some dieters find that ketosis breath only lasts for a short period of time, usually measured in weeks. After this point, it seems that some people’s body’s become accustomed to their new fuel source, and the malodour subsides. Adapt eventually, similar to a test strip (3)
Utilize Your Fats Better:
Reduce fats if necessary or do more cardio to elicit a beta-oxidation response that uses fat for fuel (low intensity cardio).

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2) Acetone | CH3-CO-CH3 – PubChem. (n.d.). Retrieved from

3) Ketosis Bad Breath Remedy for Dry Mouth. (n.d.). Retrieved from

4) Ketosis Breath: Causes & Solutions for Bad Breath | UltraDEX. (n.d.). Retrieved from

5) ATSDR – Public Health Statement: Acetone. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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