Ketone testing for endurance exercise
The effect of a ketogenic diet can be beneficial for endurance sports and long-duration events like jogging, cycling and running.
After an adaptation period, the keto diet can help to prevent burnout – when the body runs out of glucose. On a ketogenic diet, the body becomes adapted to burning ketones (released from the body’s fat stores) for energy, rather than glucose from carbohydrates.
This unlocks access to your body’s fat stores, containing over 80,000 calories. This can help the body to sustain energy levels for long periods of time and decrease the amount of refuels needed during an event like a marathon.
To prevent energy fluctuations and disruptions to training, it is essential for anyone following a ketogenic diet plan to track their ketone levels. Using Ketoscan Mini or the Ketoscan Lite ensures you can do this in the most accurately and effective way, with no need to test your blood or urine.