Product name : Beta-hydroxybutyrate Salts

Beta-hydroxybutyrate BHB

Synonyms : 3-Hydroxybutyric acid Salts, Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid Salts , BHB Salts

Appearance: White to off-white crystalline powder

Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) review /What is Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)?


Beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB can be found in nature in many foods including eggs and milk. It is a compound that is created in the liver from the ketone body acetoacetate, the first ketone produced in the fasting state. It is one of the main molecules that helps your body produce energy in the absence of carbohydrates and glucose. Also, it can help body to produces ketones as a mechanism to utilize fat as fuel , which means BHB not only helps burn fat,but also supplies an energy source to body so as to upgrade efficiency of losing weight.

Currently, the main BHB Salts in the nutritional market include: BHB Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium salts

CAS NO Product name
CAS NO : 51899-07-1Beta-hydroxybutyrate Calcium Salt

(BHB Calcium )

CAS NO : 586976-57-0Beta-hydroxybutyrate Magnesium Salt

(BHB Magnesium)

CAS NO : 150-83-4Beta-hydroxybutyrate Sodium Salt

(BHB Sodium)

CAS NO : 39650-04-9Beta-hydroxybutyrate Potassium Salt

(BHB Potassium)

How does Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) work ?

In humans, there are three main types of ketones synthesized by liver: acetone, Acetoacetate, and Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).

ketone body BHB

Acetoacetate is created from the break down of fat and the first ketone produced in a fasted state. BHB is created from acetoacetate in the liver. And acetone is created through the breakdown of acetoacetate as well. You can find easily that both BHB and acetone are from acetoacetate, but BHB is the main ketone used for energy because it’s extremely stable and abundant (making up to 78% of total ketones in the blood)

The basics of the ketones diet are extremely simple: keto dieters reduce carbohydrate intake to less than 5% of their total daily macronutrient balance, supported by 20% protein and a massive 70% fat.

The average human body is powered by carbohydrates. Most of us wake up in the morning and consume toast, cereal, or another carbohydrate-rich food, which is almost immediately converted into glucose, or blood sugar. Some of this glucose is stored in muscle tissue, some is burned to power the body, and some or a lot is stored as excess fat deposits.

Essentially, by incorporating BHB into your supplement regimen, your body receives a fast-acting source of ketones to utilize . When the body is provided with Beta-hydroxybutyrate, the digestive system breaks it down into raw BHB, which then bootstraps the ketosis function of the body.Then BHB is moved throughout the body, cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the mitochondria of the cells of the body. BHB can directly and immediately puts ketones into your blood, without the need for you to eat tons of fats or engage in carbohydrate restriction or fasting to generate the ketones.

Ketogenic diet

Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) benefits/functions :

  • BHB improves gene expression by unlocking important proteins that increase longevity and antioxidant protection.
  • Brain absorbs ketones quickly, and ketones protect neurons, synapses, lower neuroinflammation, and prevent neurodegeneration.
  • BHB boosts fat burning, recovery, and energy, Workout Performance
  • Increase energy levels
  • Better regulates blood glucose
  • Preserve muscle mass and exercise capacity
  • Support Cardiovascular Health

Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) Recommended dosage

It should be 10-12g per serving and 10-40g daily. But as always, check with your healthcare practitioner before supplementing.

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