Understanding BHB is essential to joining the ketogenetic diet and remaining in ketosis. So what is BHB exactly? BHB (Beta‐Hydroxybutyrate) is an organic compound and is considered one of the “physiological” ketones bodies produced and burned in our cells.

The best way to increase the production of endogenous BHB is to reach a state of nutritional ketosis by reducing carbohydrate intake or fasting.

Endogenous ketones are produced by the body naturally through a low-carb diet or fasting. The process for creating endogenous BHB is called ketogenesis.

To provide a quicker alternative to natural ketone production, there are exogenous BHB ketones which can be consumed through supplements. Exogenous ketones come from an external source since they’re not produced in the body.