3-hydroxybutyrate Powder

What is 3-hydroxybutyrate?

3-hydroxybutyrate structure

3-hydroxybutyrate, also known as beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB, is a ketone body that is synthesized from fatty acids in the liver and serves as an alternative energy source in the absence of carbohydrates and glucose. Gobhb is the best pure quality 3-hydroxybutyrate powder brand on the market.

3-hydroxybutyrate vs 3-hydroxybutyric Acid

3-hydroxybutyric acid, also known as, β-Hydroxybutyric acid, is an organic ingredient and a beta hydroxy acid with CAS number 300-85-6  and molecular formula CH3CH(OH)CH2CO2H; 3-hydroxybutyrate, or β-hydroxybutyrate, is its conjugate base. 3-hydroxybutyric acid is a chiral compound with two enantiomers: D-β-hydroxybutyric acid and L-β-hydroxybutyric acid. D-3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB), is the most popular form of 3-hydroxybutyrate as raw compounds for supplements and food additives.

Types of 3-hydroxybutyrate Salts

3-hydroxybutyrate base is not so stable at room temperature, and it often occurs in its salt form with sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. All 3-hydroxybutyrate salts are 98% or 99% white crystalline powder, packed in 1kg bag, 20kg/drum or 25kg/drum.

  Sodium 3-hydroxybutyrate potassium 3-hydroxybutyrate calcium 3-hydroxybutyrate magnesium 3-hydroxybutyrate
Other names Sodium D-Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Potassium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Calcium D-Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Magnesium D-Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
CAS number 150-83-4 39650-04-9 51899-07-1 163452-00-4
Molecular Formula C 4H7O3Na C4H7KO3 C8H14CaO6 C8H14MgO6
Molecular Weigh  126.09 142.195 246.271 30.498

There are some 3-hydroxybutyrate derivatives inquired from our buyers, such as 3-hydroxybutyrate acetoacetate, 3 hydroxybutyrate dka, 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase, etc. If you have custom BHB derivatives requirement, please let us know.

How does 3-hydroxybutyrate work?

3-hydroxybutyrate is BETA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE. To know the mechanism of action of 3-hydroxybutyrate, you need to know the differences of 3 energy sources, and also Ketosis and ketone bodies. Please visit How does Gobhb work page to learn more.

3-hydroxybutyrate Functions

3-hydroxybutyrate can be used to synthesize biodegradable plastics, such as Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) (PHB); 3-hydroxybutyric acid can also be used to prepare ethyl 3-hydroxybutyrate (food flavor permitted by China). 3-hydroxybutyrate is a food additive and nutritional chemical. Its BHB salt is able to raise blood ketone, improve athletic endurance, mental performance, and energy levels. 3-HB is believed to be the best ketone ingredient that helps you lose fat without fasting. The key benefits of 3-hydroxybutyrate are summarized as below:

  • Increased Energy
  • Improved Performance
  • Elevated Ketone Levels
  • Enhanced Focus & Concentration

To learn more, visit the goBHB benefits page.


Is 3-hydroxybutyrate a ketone?

3-Hydroxybutyric acid (or beta-hydroxybutyrate) is a ketone body. Like other ketone bodies (acetoacetate and acetone), levels of 3-hydroxybutyrate in blood and urine are raised in ketosis.

What’s the dosage for 3-hydroxybutyrate?

3-hydroxybutyrate supplement is often in the powder form, and the recommended dosage is 10-12 grams per serving.