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12-10-2003, 03:57 PM
I was reading some article the other day in which the author made the claim that he had heard of people being kicked out of ketosis because of citric acid intake (from diet beverages). I didn't think this was possible. To the best of my knowledge the use of ketone bodies for energy is regulated by oxaloacetate levels. Would citric acid intake actually increase oxaloacetate levels enough to kick you out of ketosis? Maybe you can help me out here bradley??? It isn't too important, but i was just curious.

12-10-2003, 03:59 PM
from what ive read, aspartame does.

12-10-2003, 04:57 PM
Citric acid has been known to boot people out of ketosis.

12-10-2003, 05:31 PM
Citric acid may kick you out of ketosis due to it's effects on the Kreb's Cycle. Since ketone bodies are produced by the incomplete oxidation of fats, and with the introduction of citric acid you might see complete fatty acid oxidation, which would prevent the formation of ketone bodies. Although in the grand scheme of things, ketosis is unimportant.

12-10-2003, 06:18 PM
Thanks bradley. That makes sense