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BHB Salts Powder and Polycystic Kidney Disease - Ⅴ
- Oct 31, 2019 -

In the previous article, we already knew what BHB is and how it relates to the ketogenic diet. Finally, we talked about some of the general benefits of BHB.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the topic of the previous article to learn more about the latest research findings on BHB.

Thomas Weimbs and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara recently discovered that the BHB supplements may stall and even reverse PKD.

During the course of their research, they found that as long as there were ketone bodies in the blood, the growth of kidney cysts was suppressed. In their animal experiments, the symptoms of PKD were even reversed by providing ketone bodies continuously.

BHB Salts Powder and Polycystic Kidney Disease - Ⅴ

The initial test results are very encouraging, but ketogenic diet and fasting are not something that everyone can do, and they have side effects. Therefore, the researchers conducted the next experiment. They let the rats eat normally, and only added BHB to the water that the mice drink. Those who have read our previous article should remember that BHB is the most important ketone body of the three ketone bodies. After the five-week trial, the mice with PKD were no different from normal mice. 

The result is remarkable. Although this is only an experiment done in mice, it suggests that patients with PKD may be cured simply by eating BHB supplements.

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