Ketogenic Amino Acids Function. These are precursors for ketone bodies. Ketogenic amino acids are necessary for central nervous system function inhibits neurotransmitters that cause seizure activity, manic (bipolar) depression and hyperactivity regulate blood sugar levels
Instead of being converted into glucogenic amino acids, these amino acids become ketone bodies. Ketogenic amino acids follow ketogenesis where amino acids and fatty acids break down to produce ketone bodies. Ketogenic amino acids are these very compounds that have the capability to be broken down straight into acetyl coa and myelin.