RASPBERRY KETONE Overview Information Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries, as well as kiwifruit, peaches, grapes, apples, other berries, vegetables such as rhubarb, and the bark of yew, maple, and pine trees. People take raspberry ketone by mouth for weight loss. It became popular for weight loss after it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz television show during the segment called "Raspberry ketone: Miracle fat-burner in a bottle" in February 2012. People apply raspberry ketone to the skin for hair loss. Raspberry ketone is also used in foods, cosmetics, and other manufacturing as a fragrance or flavoring agent. How does it work? Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that raspberry ketone might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. Adiponectin can increase the rate at which the body burns fat and reduce appetite. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that raspberry ketone improves weight loss when taken by people. Continue reading >>
My Experience With Exogenous Ketones
Last year I wrote a couple of posts on the nuances and complexities of ketosis, with an emphasis on nutritional ketosis (but some discussion of other states of ketosis—starvation ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA). To understand this post, you’ll want to at least be familiar with the ideas in those posts, which can be found here and here. In the second of these posts I discuss the Delta G implications of the body using ketones (specifically, beta-hydroxybutyrate, or BHB, and acetoacetate, or AcAc) for ATP generation, instead of glucose and free fatty acid (FFA). At the time I wrote that post I was particularly (read: personally) interested in the Delta G arbitrage. Stated simply, per unit of carbon, utilization of BHB offers more ATP for the same amount of oxygen consumption (as corollary, generation of the same amount of ATP requires less oxygen consumption, when compared to glucose or FFA). I also concluded that post by discussing the possibility of testing this (theoretical) idea in a real person, with the help of exogenous (i.e., synthetic) ketones. I have seen this effect in (unpublished) data in world class athletes not on a ketogenic diet who have supplemented with exogenous ketones (more on that, below). Case after case showed a small, but significant increase in sub-threshold performance (as an example, efforts longer than about 4 minutes all-out). So I decided to find out for myself if ketones could, indeed, offer up the same amount of usable energy with less oxygen consumption. Some housekeeping issues before getting into it. This is a self-experiment, not real “data”—“N of 1” stuff is suggestive, but it prevents the use of nifty little things likes error bars and p-values. Please don’t over interpret these results. My reason for shari Continue reading >>
Tim Ferriss: What Ketosis Does To Your Brain, Why He’s Not Doing Crossfit, And How To “evaluate” Your Husband
Tim Ferriss, the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef returns to Fat-Burning Man this week (click here to listen to his first appearance on FBM where we talk about eating crickets and more). The New York Times calls him “A cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk,” and Wired Magazine says he’s “The Superman of Silicon Valley.” Not too shabby, Tim. Tim’s got a new show in the works, including the launch of a new TV series that’s a sort of combination of Jackass, Mythbusters, and A Beautiful Mind. Before we get to the show, here’s the review of the week for my new book, The Wild Diet. 5 STARS— More than recipes…By Michael Wesselson April 13, 2015 I bought this book after listening to Abel’s “Fat-Burning Man” podcast for months. Abel takes a practical and positive approach to eating well and exercise. I have lost 3 inches in my waist from following his simple plan for 3 months. I look better and feel fantastic. I decided to buy “The Wild Diet” book so I could explore new and different recipes and still stay true to my new way of eating. There is a lot more than recipes in this book and I enjoyed having extra information on why this diet works and why traditional American eating and dieting does not. It is especially useful to have this resource because so many friends and family want to know what I have done to lose weight and look so good. Thank you Abel! Thanks, Michael! Get your friends to try the new cheesecake recipe – there’s no turning back… If you haven’t picked up a copy of The Wild Diet, please check it out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks, or anywhere books are sold. And don’t forget to leave a review – I read every one! On this show with Tim, we talk about: How to Continue reading >>
The Beginner’s Guide To Exogenous Ketones
Have you been wondering what exogenous ketones are? If so, you’re not the only one. The keto-dieting world has been buzzing with information about developments on exogenous ketones for awhile now, with many brands producing exogenous ketones that are used by Keto lifestylers around the world. But the majority of Keto dieters don’t completely understand what exogenous ketones are or how they can benefit their diet (or dieting options). In this post, we’ll provide you with easy to read information about exogenous ketones. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to utilize exogenous ketones in your diet, and teach others about their value. Let’s start with the label! The Definition of Exogenous Ketones Two words: exogenous and ketones. The word exogenous describes something that is developed from external factors; something outside of the usual production. So in terms of ketones, this means that exogenous ketones are synthetic: created outside of your body by scientists and then ingested for accelerated ketosis. We assume that you already know what ketones are, but just in case, we’ll give you a brief description of this term as well. Ketones, are organic compounds produced by in your body when your system experiences starvation, or when you restrict carbohydrates and increase fats, which inhibits a starvation-like state that produces ketone bodies. These ketones are an ideal fuel source for your body and your brain. Studies have suggested that when your body is in a ketogenic state, it utilizes oxygen more efficiently in the generation of energy. In short, ketones are secret weapons for anyone looking to take their body’s fueling system to the next level! To restate the point: Exogenous Ketones are ketone supplements. They’re created outside of your body and i Continue reading >>
Exogenous Ketones: What They Are, Benefits Of Use And How They Work
Exogenous ketones have become a popular nutritional supplement since their introduction in 2014. Like with any new supplement, though, there tends to be a lot of misinformation that you have to sift your way through to find the reliable data. So, this article does the hard work for you and gets right to what the true benefits and drawbacks of exogenous ketones are. We also cover what forms of ketones to consider, how they function in the body, and their role in future research. What Are Ketones? Our bodies use ketones via our mitochondria to generate energy. They are an alternative fuel source to glucose. Ketones are simple compounds because of their small molecular structure and weight. Specifically, they are organic (carbon-based) compounds that contain a central carbon atom double-bonded to an oxygen atom and two carbon-containing substituents, denoted by “R” (see chemical structure below). In humans, there are 3 different ketones produced by the mitochondria of the liver. These are also often referred to as ketone bodies. The three ketones are: Acetone Acetoacetic Acid Beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid (also known Beta Hydroxybuyrate or BHB). Other chemical names include 3-hydroxybutyric acid or 3-hydroxybutyrate. BHB is not technically a ketone since it contains a reactive OH-group in place of where a double-bonded oxygen normally would be as you can see in the diagram below. Yet, BHB still functions like a ketone in the body and converts into energy much like acetoacetate and acetone. This happens via the acetoacetate and acetyl-CoA pathway. Note that acetone conversion to acetyl-CoA is not efficient due to the need to convert acetone to acetoacetate via decarboxylation. However, BHB still functions like a ketone in the body and can be converted to energy (via acetoace Continue reading >>
Ketogenic Supplements Reviews Fast & Safe Keto Products For Weight Loss
Ketogenic supplements are taking the world by storm and the right product can steady the balance of fats that your body needs to get your body into that state of ketosis. Those of you who have tried this form of weight loss before are probably more than aware of how hard it can be to first get your body to adapt to such a dramatic change in your daily intake of food, let alone without the help of a single exogenous ketone supplement. And the situation isn’t made any easier if you use a poor quality ketosis supplement because the wrong product may actually do you more harm than good. Bad quality ketosis supplements, have proven to lead to side-effects such as constipation and increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in men and women may also experience amenorrhea or other disruptions to the menstrual cycle. This is why it is really important to know what combination of compounds you are consuming, particularly while you are on this very strict diet, because the wrong balance can really mess with you in the long term. DO YOUR RESEARCH. I can't stress this point enough. This lifestyle change isn't for the faint hearted and you can't just wing it. It's a calculated exercise, which can lead to so many benefits. Check out the rest of this article so you can get up to speed, on how everything works and what powder or pill are actually out there and when you're finished go deeper and read our articles on the science behind this fascinating and our reviews on the best mix of exogenous ketone supplements out there in the market. Because without the knowledge and the right information, you'll never reach your goals and you may as well just keep eating that mash potato for dinner and club sandwich for lunch. Believe me, I stumbled onto this trend before it even blew up a Continue reading >>
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Whey Protein Shakes For The Hcg Diet Protocol
I often get questions like the one below regarding whey protein shakes on the HCG 2.0 diet protocol. If you’re familiar with the traditional HCG diet, you’re aware that there are no protein shakes allowed. That’s because the traditional HCG diet is nearly 70 years old and a bit prehistoric in regard current research on dieting and food technology. God bless Dr. Simeons, the theories that inspired his manuscript, Pounds and Inches; A New Approach to Obesity are still relevant and quite progressive today, but his protocol needs updating – not by any fault of his own, just progress. Whey, which is the liquid by-product of cheese production, could only be consumed fresh in the days Dr. Simeons was practicing his 500 calorie HCG diet protocol. This version of whey also contained a lot of fat. However, as an invention of food science, the protein in whey has been isolated from the fat and made into a powder, which is what you find on the shelves of your favorite nutritional stores today. See the question regarding Whey Protein from Lynn to the right… “Do you know if I can do a whey powder protein drink? In other words, when I did it before there was an HCG protein drink, but it was rice based. I have since found out that I can’t do soy, rice, pea protein due to allergies (and hate the taste of stevia) so what caused me to hesitate to do this now is I can’t find a protein drink/meal replacement. I currently use Whey Cool Non-Denatured Whey Protein by Designs for Health, in a water base with organic strawberries and org freeze dried blackberry powder for every breakfast. Or perhaps you know of some other good hcg protein drink or meal replacement.” ~Lynn This is a really great question. I’m always looking for material for my blogs and this gives me a lot to Continue reading >>
Exogenous Ketones, How The Hell Did I Get Here, And Who Are These People?
This article is about seven months in the making. So if I don't bore you, which I do my best not to (like writing 6,000 word articles on something as trivial as butt wink), then I hope you'll hang in there long enough to get through this one. As it took me months of arguing, seeing both anecdotal results and reading a metric ass load of studies, and hearing about a hundred overwhelming testimonials to finally sit down and write this. Rewind about seven months ago to one day in the gym. I was just about to finish up my training session when this woman I sorta-kinda knew approached me. Mind out of the gutter guys...not in that way. She asked me what I thought of ketogenic diets. "Not really a big fan. Good for fat loss, but outside of that I'm not a fan." "What if I told you I was involved with a company making exogenous ketones?" "Ok, and?" I shrugged. "Do you know much about ketones?" she asked, in a rather smart ass way. "Yes I know about ketones." "Well" she smirked "this is a supplement you can take, pee on a stick and it shows you are using ketones for energy." "Ok." I said, in about the most lukewarm manner you could reply to someone with. "You don't find that fascinating?" "Oh yes, peeing my pants over here." I can't remember if that's what I said, but it was something to that effect. Either way, I wasn't impressed nor enthralled by her information. Who the fuck cares about ketones? A few weeks later a friend of mine she was working with that was preparing for a men's bikini competition asked me the same series of questions. Once again, my response was a lukewarm "I don't give a shit" kind of one. "Dude, they are awesome." he said. "How so?" I asked. "Just the focus and energy you get from them. I'm pretty depleted from dieting, and when I take them I have plenty Continue reading >>
How To Use (and Not To Use) Exogenous Ketones For Weight Loss
“How do I use ketones to help me lose weight?” Great question. It’s worth the few minutes to understand how exogenous ketones can help people lose weight on a ketogenic diet, and not just jump to the conclusion that ketones = weight loss. Breaking Down Ketone Weight Loss Misconceptions The most common misconception (perhaps due to excessive marketing claims) is that taking ketone supplements will induce immediate weight loss. The purpose of this article is to explain how to use ketones as a piece of the puzzle in your weight loss lifestyle. Remember exogenous ketones are supplements. Very effective at what they do, but none the less, should be supplementary to a low carb/ketogenic style of eating that is geared towards weight loss (if weight loss is the goal). Ketones don’t cause weight loss, they help cause ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body is using fatty acids for its primary source of energy. Just because you are using fat does not necessarily mean you are going to be losing weight or have a decrease in body fat percentage over an extended period of time. I have been in deep nutritional ketosis (>3.0mmol/dL) and had an increase in body fat percentage. I’ve also been in deep nutritional ketosis and had a decrease in body fat percentage. It all depends on how much fat and protein you are eating, in addition to being below a carb threshold that will induce ketosis. Please don’t take this to mean starve yourself. It just means that the average male American has over 40,000 calories in stored body fat and can, therefore, afford to eat a lower calorie ketogenic diet, and still survive (and thrive!). Take home message: Exogenous ketones are a tool to get you into ketosis or to boost your energy levels while already in ketosis. If your motive Continue reading >>
What’s The Difference Between Taking Keto//os And Taking Raspberry Ketones?
There is a significant difference between KETO//OS and raspberry ketones. The name for Raspberry ketones is quite misleading, as this is not a ketone supplement and is not related in any way to ketones, the ketogenic diet or nutritional ketosis. Raspberry ketones are natural substances that give raspberries their sweet scent and flavor, and to a lesser degree blackberries, cranberries and kiwis. The current raspberry ketone supplements on the market are generally synthetically made, as natural raspberry ketones are extremely expensive. They have been promoted as the next best thing on the weight loss market, however research does not support it for this use. KETO//OS is a natural, nutritional ketone supplement that gives your body the ketones it needs in order to enter into ketosis and achieve the benefits of ketones via supplementation. Continue reading >>
Pruvit Keto Os Review, Results & Where To Buy
Keto OS | Supercharge your Ketones Keto OS Review. Ketosis in 1 hour or less. Here is my test & review of Keto OS by Pruvit exogenous ketones / ketosis product (Video below). I wanted to see if this really lived up to claims of putting you into ketosis within an hour or less. Watch the video below to see that within the hour my blood reading of ketones spiked to 5.4 mmo/l reading! I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT! This is my personal review of Keto OS. So yeah it works! But this does not mean you can eat pizza and drink beer all day and lose weight, get better sleep, be healthy, feel great, look young, (some of the many benefits of ketosis) because “you’re in ketosis”. NOT REALLY! To maximize the benefits of Keto OS, you need to make sure you’re following a low carb or keto diet (low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet), which is a ketogenic diet to take full advantage of this product. What Keto OS does is really supercharge your ketosis and results when coupled with a properly planned ketogenic diet (like my custom keto diet plan). News! Keto OS now in Canada TIP: HOW TO GET 22% OFF KETO OS ALWAYS! Ordering from me above? Well here is how you can save 22% using our “SmartShip” option (monthly autoship which you can cancel anytime). By selecting TODAY + SMARTSHIP when ordering Keto OS. You will get a shipment sent out today to you (paying only for that order) and will be setup for NEXT MONTHS autoship order which will ship out next month (you get charged next month when it ships), that one will be discounted 22% and always be 22% off as long as you keep your smartship! You can change flavors monthly! and cancel anytime without penalty! The Savings are AMAZING! How does ketosis happen? How does ketosis work in burning fat? This video shows how ketosis happens and ho Continue reading >>
Four New, Cutting-edge Ways To Easily Shift Your Body Into Fat-burning Mode & Ketosis.
Great article. You actually answered my question as to the ratio of the 3 BHB salts which is quite helpful for me. For me, I had Keto O/S and found it quite good – my favorite was the chocolate swirl. But it was and is very expensive. Only 15-20 servings and would break the bank. So I turned to KetoCaNa and I’ve tried two flavours. Both of them were so salty that I almost threw up every time. Like flavoured sea water. Also only 15 serving per bottle. Then I turned to Ketond which is okay – Tigers Blood and Caramel Macchiato. What I like about Ketond is that it has a full 30 servings and is very transparent with it’s ingredients. It’s also the same price as Keto OS but you get 30 servings. But still, not the best taste. So in the end, I ordered 1kg of pure BHB Magnesium from a supplier in China and I will be developing my own Ketone product with 30 servings as a lower price than all the competitors, and with more Magnesium, and Calcium in it than Sodium so that it tastes the best and actually helps with weight loss (which Magnesium is proven to do at the right amount). What the companies don’t tell you is that actually Sodium BHB is the cheapest, then Calcium BHB and then Magnesium BHB to source so I would be interested in knowing if what you wrote is actually true or just an excuse to make the product cheaper. Probably a mix of both. So I have 2 questions Ben: 1. If you had to split the 11.7g of BHB into Sodium, Ca, and Mg, what ratio would you do for the best health results and potential weight loss? The current products on the market are about an 80/12/8 split. I would think it should be the other way around. 2. When I develop my own product and sell it, would you be up for sampling it and reviewing it on your website here? What flavours do you like/would Continue reading >>
Pruvit Keto Os Review
I'm Mike and I've been a personal trainer for over 10 years and I first heard about ketosis way back before it was even a big thing. I've been more or less on the ketogenic diet full-time ever since. When Keto-OS came out, people had been talking about Keto-OS being the go-to product for quickly getting into ketosis and even allowing you to cheat. Me being a skeptic, I set out on a 3 month strict review project, to get to the bottom of whether or not Keto-OS actually works. After months of testing blood samples and body calibrations, I am about to give you the conclusion of what I found from my review down below. KETO OS is the latest product from Pruvit and stands for "Ketone Operating System." This product is an exogenous ketone drink, which means it may provide a multitude of benefits, ranging from athletic performance enhancement, more efficient weight loss, cancer prevention, cognitive improvement and anti-inflammatory properties, among other things. Its ability to essentially trick the body into burning fat instead of carbs (a state known as ketosis) can also result in more rapid weight loss than you may have thought possible. This is what Pruvit had to say: Keto-OS is your “ketone operating system”. It was one of the First Therapeutic Ketone Supplements on the market. The proprietary blend is owned by Prüvit and is Dr. Approved, Lab Tested, University backed and the technology in Keto-OS is patent pending, developed by one of the most world renown Dr.’s and experts on Ketosis. Prüvit was the first company approved by University of South Florida to acquire the sub-license rights to use this patent pending technology. It is a powder that you mix with 8=10 oz. of water. Keto-OS is Pruvit’s flagship product and is the first product the company sold when it Continue reading >>
Exogenous Ketones: What Are They & Why Use Them?
Exogenous ketones. What are they and why should you pay attention to them? If you’ve been wondering what exogenous ketones are, you’re not the only one in the ketogenic dieting world who is trying to get a handle on what they are and how they can help you. A lot of ketogenic lifestylers are looking for information on exogenous ketones and which healthy living brands (like Perfect Keto) are producing exogenous ketones to fit the keto diet seamlessly. This article will provide you with easy to understand information about exogenous ketones and beta-hydroxybutyrate – the basis of exogenous ketone supplements. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to utilize exogenous ketones in your diet, and show other keto diet practitioners how they can benefit their ketogenic diet experience. Exogenous Ketones – The Definition To help you out on your new ketogenic diet, here’s a simple way to understand exogenous ketones and how they can benefit your diet. Exogenous ketones (ketone supplements) are a way to get ketones into your system without being in a state of nutritional ketosis (exogenous is from outside your body). Nutritional ketosis is achieved inside your body by adapting your diet to a low carb, high fat diet – via nutrition to get ketones into your blood stream. Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) ketones are created from nutritional ketosis and are the building block of the ketogenic diet. Exogenous ketones, made from beta-hydroxybutyrate, is the ketone body that helps you achieve the positive results of a low carb, high fat diet. In a state of ketosis, BHB is the ketone that helps your body burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The word exogenous describes something that is developed from external factors; something outside of the usual production. So in terms of ketone Continue reading >>
Perfect Keto Gnc | What You Need To Know
Although I absolutely have a stash of supplements that I keep on hand, with whatever from healthy protein powder and also vitamin D to electrolytes and also BCAAs, I was constantly pretty hesitant concerning adding exogenous ketones to that collection. I’ve been keto for even more than two years at this moment, so absolutely my body should be a professional at making it’s very own ketones by now, right? And certainly, the pushy sales pitches from MLM vendors on social media really did not aid whatsoever; ketosis can certainly really feel wonderful often, yet I do not such as any supplement being marketed as some type of magic instant weight-loss option. I was constantly curious concerning them though, so when I finally stumbled upon a brand of exogenous ketones that didn’t cost a fortune and additionally didn’t require me to join an MLM program, I decided to give it a shot. Perfect Keto Base is designed to use the benefits of exogenous ketones while “tasting far better as well as being more affordable” compared to other options. I’ve been utilizing it over the past few weeks, and because I recognize a whole lot of individuals have inquiries about exogenous ketones, I figured I would certainly share a few of my experience with Perfect Keto Gnc. What Is Perfect Keto Gnc? The primary ingredient in Perfect Keto Gnc is beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB), one of the ketones that your body utilizes for power while in ketosis. Supplementing with BHB in the kind of exogenous ketones raises your blood ketone degrees, which is connected with boosted mood/focus, increased power, and the other results you may be familiar from a keto way of life (such as weight-loss, minimized food cravings, etc.). I’ve heard supplementing ketones called being comparable to a keto variation o Continue reading >>