Historically, once ketones were understood, the process of increasing ketones in the blood was achieved through a rigid, carbohydrate-restive diet called a ketogenic diet.

This caused the body to move from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel, and to transition to using fats as its primary source of fuel, which is a natural process as our fat is stored for energy. Scientists have recognized and studied this process and its triggers, so today, we can now achieve this state through specific dosage and exogenous ketone supplementation.