Scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging are leading groundbreaking research in healthspan, longevity and ketosis. Learn the routines of these world-class scientists and how they think about their own health and longevity.
The health benefits of the ketogenic diet have been well documented. Exogenous ketones present a novel way to achieve ketosis. Research shows they are safe, and may provide support for metabolism, cognitive performance, and healthspan.
Metabolism is the process through which our body uses and produces energy. Maintaining a healthy and flexible metabolism as we age is essential to achieve an optimal healthspan and increase the chance of a long life.
The ketogenic diet is a popular way to lose weight and boost metabolic health. Regularly getting the body into ketosis through fasting, diet, or using ketone supplements might also help to slow down aging and improve healthspan.
Ketones—a backup energy source—may improve health and longevity. Studies on fasting, and low-carbohydrate diets have expanded our understanding of ketosis and the potentially-powerful effects of ketone molecules on health and aging.