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Doesn't butyrate also convert into beta-hydroxybutyrate in the main ketone body? Is there some inner conversion in the gut? Are these used interchangeably? (1/11)
For the most part, the pools of butyrate in the gut and beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) are separate. Remember, #BHB is a #ketone body that is produced by your body on a #ketogenic diet. (2/11)
There are some bacteria that may be able to put the hydroxyl group onto butyrate to create BHB. But for the most part, butyrate produced in the gut is mostly from the fermentation of fibers and different prebiotics. (3/11)
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There are positive effects of the #ketone body beta hydroxy-butyrate (BHB) on vascular function. Why? Very likely, the following things that we already know BHB does. And quite frankly, there are likely additional mechanisms that haven't even been discovered yet. 🧵(1/10)
BHB lowers high blood sugar, and that reduces the production of reactive oxygen species #ROS and #inflammation mediators. In other words, BHB reduces Oxidative Stress (2/10)
BHB increases endogenous #antioxidant production by upregulating gene expression in those pathways. So yes, #BHB reduces Oxidative Stress from that mechanism as well. (3/10)
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#BHB inhibits #inflammasome activation to attenuate #Alzheimer’s disease #pathology | Journal of #Neuroinflammation |

“Here, we find BHB levels are lower in red blood cells and brain parenchyma of AD patients when compared with non-AD controls...…
...Furthermore, exogenous BHB administration reduced plaque formation, microgliosis, apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a caspase recruitment domain (Asc) speck formation, and caspase-1 activation in the 5XFAD mouse model of AD.”
“Taken together, our findings demonstrate that BHB reduces AD pathology by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasome activation. Additionally, our data suggest dietary or pharmacological approaches to increase BHB levels as promising therapeutic strategies”
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