Is Keto Breath a thing? Apparently, Kevin's wife thinks so...and she wants to know if there's anything that can be done about it on today's Sunday Supp.
The alternative to keto breath: keto sweat.
What causes keto breath?
Is it something that will ever go away?
And, how sometimes keto breath smells...fruity?
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Chad: 00:06 We're getting a lot of questions regarding the proper way to live life and ketosis. We have you covered in our midweek mini series called Sunday supps. Every Sunday we have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things keto. So our question today comes from Kevin and Kevin. Eric says, this question is actually from his wife and that will make more sense in just a second. He says, my wife wants to know if you've heard anything about Keto or know anything about Keto breath and how to get rid of it. Have you heard of Keto breath, Eric?
Eric: 00:41 Oh, everybody gets keto breath. But you know, it's strange. I still, I'm a big sweater that we've talked about many of my podcasts. Um, so I don't get the acetone Keto breath. That's acetone. It actually is. Excrete it in my sweat. You can, you know, urine too. But for some reason it likes to be excreted through my sweat, which has totally destroyed a lot of my clothes. Uh, we can't get the smell out. We can't, I mean, I can wash it. Then all of a sudden I walk by my wife or one of my kids and they're like, Oh dad, that's shirt stinks. And I told him, you know, and I sweat really. And these are really good workout clothes. But, so my wife finally found a detergent that actually if I wash them twice, it can take the acetone out of my clothes. And it's a nasty, it's a nasty smell now. And I'm one of the unlucky ones. I'd rather have it in my breath I think, or a year. And I guess I really haven't matured, but it's real. And what it is, you know, your liver, when you start fasting or going into the ketogenic lifestyle, obviously you need to produce ketones. Okay. So in the beginning, as those fatty acids hit that liver, your liver isn't really efficient yet. It making ketone bodies in what we're talking about is where we're gonna start with this cdot acetate cause then we're going to get to the Beta hydroxybutyrate molecule, which is the one that you're going to be utilizing for years. Okay. So the others will reduce, but Acetol acetate will spontaneously actually convert to acetone. Not much. Not a lot of it, but those are your three. I see two acetate acetone and Beta hydroxy butyrate molecule. Okay. And those are your ketones. So basically your acetone, it's gotta be excreted. It's you, you can't use as an energy source, you're Acetol Acetate, well eventually be all as you get better, adaptability converted to Beta. And that's what you want. The Beta hydroxy creator molecule. So when that starts, you're getting more adapted, you're going to convert this seat on Acetate to Beta.
Eric: 02:44 The acetone is going to dwindle. Okay. So you're going to be getting lower and lower, but eventually the Keto breath and why I, you know, cause that's like no nail Polish. Acetone obviously, um, uh, paint thinner or whatever. And everybody has different tint of smell. And I've actually have a few clients that they're, acetone is a fruity smell, which I, I, I, yeah, it's actually fruity smell. And so obviously your wife doesn't have the fruity smell. One does lots of gum or whatever. Uh, but eventually I, as you get more adapted that they acid is, will reduce. And I still sweat it for some reason. I do not know, uh, why, uh, I produce a lot of Beta. I man, um, you know, then to four years at it and my wife, she's been at it a couple of years and no acetone breath ever. I end the beginning in the beginning, so it just, just be patient with it. It, it'll be gone.
Chad: 03:44 So. Yeah, absolutely. Well, I, I don't know that I ever noticed it. Honestly. My wife never said anything, so
Eric: 03:51 some people don't, some people do not get it. Um, they just, you know, at that very beginning stage at acetone is more of a, just gets converted to a cdot state, gets converted to acetone and it likes to leave quick. And usually it's to the breath. Respiration is out.
Chad: 04:11 We won't get into this, but I did read something the other day about keto crotch and, uh, we're not going to, we're not going to address that, but I just,
Eric: 04:22 you know, they're going to be coming back at it. Anything and everything. They're going to throw the kitchen sink at it, you know? And they thought, boy, that could scare off a lot of people away from keto with that. But I have never, I've coached over a hundred and something clients and, and they know me well enough that they would share that with me. They would never, ever heard it the first time when you guys read it, when it, when it hit the streets. I'm like, what are they talking about? I know there's always something coming out.
Chad: 04:58 Well, thanks for biohacking with us to Eric. Not a problem. Thanks so much for your question, Kevin. Uh, and, uh, I want to thank the rest of you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your own journey and live your life and Ketosis, be sure to check out biofitcoaching.com or biofit coaching on Instagram that handles @keto.biohacker and until next time, stay keto.