Overview

Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a chemical that is made by the body to provide energy in times when not enough carbohydrates or sugars have been eaten. BHB can also be made in the lab and taken as a supplement.

BHB is used for dry eye, athletic performance, migraine, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

BHB is a chemical that is used as energy by some cells of the body when sugar levels are low. BHB seems to help nerves and the brain to work better. BHB might be used as energy by muscles in the body to improve exercise ability.
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