Based on a Century of Scientific Research

Ketosis is a well-understood physiologic process with proven therapeutic benefits, which has existed in medical literature for over 100 years.

The Mayo Clinic ran the first clinical trial on the keto diet in 1921; studying the effects it had on epileptic children. The results of their research suggest promising results for reducing seizures and easing other symptoms of the disease when entering a state of ketosis.

Below is a small collection of some of the most important and informative research papers to help support your understanding of the proven science behind Keto5.


Ketogenic diet in the treatment of cancer – Where do we stand?

The ketogenic diet is a promising adjuvant cancer therapy that can sensitize most cancers to standard treatment. Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that the ketogenic diet can enhance the antitumor effects of classic chemo- and radiotherapy and increase the quality of life of cancer patients. However, more molecular studies and uniformly controlled clinical trials are needed to fully understand the mechanisms of the ketogenic diet as a cancer therapy and its application in clinical practice.

Gastrointestinal Effects of Exogenous Ketone Drinks are Infrequent, Mild, and Vary According to Ketone Compound and Dose

Context is key: exogenous ketosis and athletic performance

Ketone bodies are synthesized from lipids during prolonged caloric deprivation and have pleiotropic effects on metabolism. They improve energetics and fuel sparing, and may be used to enhance human exercise endurance performance by mimicking advantageous aspects of starvation physiology. While exercising during endogenous ketosis may not be advantageous, the delivery of exogenous ketones creates a novel physiological state with high circulating ketone concentrations and replete carbohydrate stores, offering potential benefits for endurance performance.
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