There are two types of ketones, which are:
- Endogenous ketones (those we make)
- Exogenous (those we can ingest)
The thing that I want you to know is that we can consider ketones as fuel. This means that if your body has more than it needs, you can still turn ketones into fat. If there is less fuel total than you need, ketones are unable to make it work differently in any way.
I do need to mention alcohol. Alcohol is a compound that we can burn as fuel, but there is really no clear positive involved. While there might have been some previous research about alcohol and cardiovascular health, these research studies are now in dispute.
In terms of negatives, alcohol has been linked to cancer risk, brain aging, and liver disease. While it does act as a fuel, alcohol certainly works differently when compared to carbs, fats, and ketones. It really does not carry the same positives at all.