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My Experience With Exogenous Ketones

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 I have seen this effect in (unpublished) data in world class athletes not on a ketogenic diet who have supplemented with exogenous ketones (more on that, below).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 >>

My Thoughts On Exogenous Ketones

My Thoughts On Exogenous Ketones

Should you supplement with exogenous ketones? What are the benefits? Which product is best? Are there people that shouldn’t use exogenous ketones? There is so much health information out there that when you want to determine whether or not something is good for you it can be challenging to know what’s what. Magic pills, super supplements and promises to a better life are yours for three payments of two hundred dollars. I do not wish to add to the aggravation, which is why I never endorsed exogenous ketones. Then, my mind was changed by many of you. Now, I can say that I’ve personally experimented with this ketogenic supplement and see that it can be helpful for some ketogenic people. Not sure what exogenous ketones are? Basically, they’re a supplement that deepens your state of ketosis by providing supplemental ketones. They can be especially helpful for kicking keto flu and assisting your body in becoming adapted. If you decide to supplement with exogenous ketones, my personal choice is Perfect Keto exogenous ketones. Why Perfect Keto? Well, to start, they are offering us an exclusive 15% off your first order of their exogenous ketones with the coupon code HEALTHFUL. So there’s something. BENEFITS TO EXOGENOUS KETONE SUPPLEMENTATION After personally trying Perfect Keto’s exogenous ketones, I see how they could be extremely useful for those dealing with things like: the keto flu, various conditions preventing certain people from going ketosis (fibromyalgia, thyroid, etc.), needing ketones for therapeutic purposes (for epilepsy, cancer, etc.), beginners on keto trying to get into ketosis for the first time, and those who need to extend a fast for medical reasons. What exogenous ketones are NOT is an absolute fix-everything supplement because not everyone need Continue reading >>

Pruvit Keto Os Now In Canada

Pruvit Keto Os Now In Canada

Pruvit Canada is shipping Keto OS in Canada! Keto OS Canada! No more cross border duties, high shipping prices etc. Pruvit recognized the demand for Keto//OS in Canada, so they now are shipping Keto OS, and all their products directly from their warehouse in Toronto, Ontario Canada! Here is the link to order from within Canada I live in the Toronto, ON Canada and since they opened up the warehouse my shipping times have been much faster (2 days sometimes), and obviously much cheaper than before. An average order of Keto OS shipped in Ontario, Canada is around $5-$7 and across Canada only $12-$15. (based on my experience) 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! What Is Keto OS? How does it work? This video shows how ketosis happens in the body, and how it burns fat. As well the benefits of using Keto OS. Keto OS Canada | Products Available to Buy Prior, Pruvit in the USA had more Keto OS products available than we did here in Canada. But since we have a warehouse here now – that is not the case. Pruvit Canada has the same products available as in the USA! Below are the Canadian Keto OS products you can buy. As well I explain the benefits of each product, so you can select the right product for you. EXCLU Continue reading >>

My Experience With Exogenous Ketones & Red Wine

My Experience With Exogenous Ketones & Red Wine

Yesterday was the 8th day of my journey into ketosis. I started on Monday 11th July and was intending to go for a couple of weeks. See my first post here. My first 2 days were the most ‘painful’ in terms of hunger pangs and headaches. I also struggled to sleep well when I finished eating before 9pm and went to bed on an empty stomach. I was in Ketosis on Wednesday and proved this by using ketone strips. These are strips that detect ketones in your urine. I was going ‘darker’ on Thursday and Friday and at a fitness convention in LA called IDEA Fit, I came across exogenous ketones. Find my Facebook live video here which I filmed there. You might have to like the page to see the videos. These are a ketones that you take in externally that put you into, what I think can be called, a ‘false’ state of ketosis, within 30 minutes. This means your liver is actually producing ketones without being starved of carbohydrates for several days. This seems like a very cool bio-hack as it apparently puts you into fat burning mode. I’ve come across these before but I haven’t tested them. The main point about them, is that they help you to get through the “keto flu” – this is when you experience headaches, hunger pangs, dizziness and inability to think properly. Your body literally has to transition energy source from glucose to ketones and it’s a little uncomfortable to say the least. I had heard that you can take these exogenous ketones whilst still eating carbohydrates so I posed this question to this ketone expert at the conference. He confirmed that you can still produce ketones whilst eating carbohydrates using these exogenous ketones. I then asked about alcohol as I said I’d like to have a glass of wine or two that night (it was Friday after all). He said Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketone Supplements: Review Of Current Products And Future Developments

Exogenous Ketone Supplements: Review Of Current Products And Future Developments

Exogenous ketone supplements hold promise for individuals looking to lose weight, improve their health and longevity, and enhance cognitive performance. In this article, we will dive into the history of exogenous ketone supplementation, the different forms of exogenous ketones that are available and what to look out for when choosing a supplement. The first installment of this two-part series, which can be found here, takes an in-depth look at what exactly exogenous ketones are and how they work. If you haven’t had a chance to read that yet, it is highly recommended you do so before continuing on with this installment. Before moving on, it’s necessary to clarify that beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the predominant ketone found in exogenous ketone supplements. Therefore, “BHB” supplement (i.e. beta-hydroxybutyrate supplements) is just another name for exogenous ketone supplement. The State of Exogenous Ketone Supplements Exogenous ketone supplements are somewhat new on the scene, with a select few companies manufacturing them for dietary use. The exogenous ketone products currently available on the market are BHB mineral salts (BHB with sodium and potassium to improve absorption). The term “BHB mineral salts” is synonymous with beta-hydroxybutyrate salts and ketone salts. There are also combination BHB supplements that include MCT (or other) oils. Exogenous ketone products come in either liquid or powder form. Timeline of Introduction of Ketone Supplements Exogenous ketone supplements have been in research & development since the early 2000s, but didn’t start making their way to the general public until late 2014. Ketoforce by Prototype Nutrition was the first to launch, followed up shortly thereafter by Pruvit’s Keto OS (and Keto OS Charged, a caffeinated Continue reading >>

Pruvit Keto//os Faq's

Pruvit Keto//os Faq's

What is Keto//OS? Keto-OS is your “ketone operating system” it is the First Therapeutic Ketone Supplement 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 the University of South Florida to acquire the sublicense rights to use this patent pending technology. It is a powder that you mix with 8=10 oz. of water. Within 15-30 minutes it puts your body into Ketosis. Prüvit owns the worldwide rights to Keto-OS. Keto-OS has a certificate of analysis for purity, consistency, and efficacy. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KETONES & KETOSIS? The benefits of ketones and ketone supplementation are vast, and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research supports the use of ketones for numerous benefits. WHY WOULD I TAKE KETO-OS? Supplementing with exogenous ketones allows you to experience ketosis – the benefits of elevated blood ketone levels, without having to follow such a restrictive ketogenic diet, or super low carb diet, which is often difficult for some people to adhere to. Optimize your human potential. *The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. KETO//OS is not a weight loss product and individual results for fat loss will vary depending upon the diet and exercise. Continue reading >>

Comparing Perfect Keto Vs. Pruvit Keto//os

Comparing Perfect Keto Vs. Pruvit Keto//os

Exogenous ketones are becoming an extremely popular supplement for performance. They are brand new to the mainstream market so it makes perfect sense that there are a lot of questions about what’s important in a ketone product so that buyers can make an informed decision. This is the guide to compare Perfect Keto Base vs. Pruvit Keto//OS ketone products. Marketing and advertising claims can leave consumers feeling bewildered on what’s important and what is “healthy.” As with any purchase, it’s important to take a look at what it has to offer and make the best choice for your goals. Our aim is to keep it simple and break down the few significant differences and why they matter. There are three general categories of ketone supplements (perhaps four if you include products that use the term “keto” but don’t do anything for ketosis). Perfect Keto and Keto//OS are ketone salts. Important questions to ask when looking at ketone supplements are: Do they contain ketones? (Re: Raspberry ketones) Do they promote ketosis? Do they have artificial ingredients and fillers? Are there ingredients that I am intolerant of? (eg. soy, dairy, gluten) Let’s take a quick overview of the Perfect Keto and Pruvit ketone products, then dive in deeper to ingredients, product development, and price. Perfect Keto vs. Pruvit Keto//OS – Product Overview Keto//OS Overview The Keto//OS products are made by Pruvit and come in four different types: Keto//OS Max Maui Punch Keto//OS Max Swiss Cacao Keto//OS 3.0 Chocolate Swirl Keto//OS 2.1 Orange Dream Option for each: buying products “charged” (with added caffeine) or caffeine free. Perfect Keto Base Overview Perfect Keto Base comes in two flavors: Let’s dive into more the details of each – what they are, and how they’re made, Continue reading >>

Pruvit Review – Another Ketones Based Mlm Company?

Pruvit Review – Another Ketones Based Mlm Company?

Just Prüvit or just do it? With a tagline of go ahead, prove it, let's see what they have to offer and bring to the table promoting themselves as being a True Cloud Technology. Pruvit Ventures LLC is ketones all grown up and ready for the slickest market (i.e. no hokey pitches here, just a very nice website). Offering ketone supplementation in powdered form to mix into drinks, Pruvit combines an unusual marketing angle with bucketloads of science to create an MLM opportunity that's currently in Pre-Launch phase. Let's see what it's all about and tentatively review Pruvit to see if they have what it takes to make it in this over-populated network marketing industry. The ‘Just Pruvit' Company Based out of Melissa, Texas, Pruvit Ventures LLC is the brainchild of Terry Lacore, Brian Underwood, and Chris Harding. According to Corporation Wiki, Brian Underwood and Mr. Lacore are also involved together with Zagify, Inc, a venture they started in 2012. Mr. Lacore is associated with dozens of ventures in Texas, including Bhip Global, Inc. Tic Energy Group LC, and American Mortgage Protection LLC. Bhip Global makes a wellness drink called “Purple +” as well as other drinks to fix whatever's ailing you in your life. Seems these guys have a formula down and they aim to capitalize on the energy drink/MLM idea while it's hot. No problems there, only it shows dedication to business rather than a passionate dedication to a particular product. Mortgages, energy drinks…what's the product of the moment? Want to believe in your company, its products and the vision of its owner? Looking for lifelong dedication to a concept, a miracle ingredient, or a niche industry? Not here- this is business, pure business, from what I can tell. Not that there's anything wrong with that. There is Continue reading >>

10 Best Exogenous Ketones: Weight Loss Using Ketone Supplements

10 Best Exogenous Ketones: Weight Loss Using Ketone Supplements

The benefits of ketosis for weight loss are explosive. However, going keto is not exactly a walk in the park. The modern diet is ridiculously high carb, and many people find it difficult to make the transition. This is where exogenous ketones for weight loss could come in handy. What Are Ketones? Going Keto is especially important if you suffer from chronically high sugar levels. With the ketogenic diet, your goal is to achieve ketosis, a state where your body produces an increased number of ketones. The body uses ketones to generate energy. When you have a low carb diet, your body tends to use up stored fat as energy, instead of relying on glucose. As a result, you get to manage your sugar levels, AND burn fat.​ What Are Exogenous Ketones Supplements? The body naturally produces ketones. Exogenous ketones are merely in reference to ketone bodies that are ingested by taking supplements. The supplements on the market these days are usually in the form of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). That’s why when you look up exogenous ketones, you’d probably end up seeing beta-hydroxybutyrate supplements, or BHB salts. Sodium and potassium are added to the formula to make the substances easier to absorb. Some supplements come with MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides or medium-chain fatty acids. MCT are saturated fats that can be easily digested by the liver. They help boost metabolism and are used up for energy instead of being stored as fat.​ A diet high in fat is also beneficial for boosting testosterone levels. A Quick Look at The Best Exogenous Ketones Supplements There are many types of exogenous ketone supplements out on the market, and if you’re new to going keto, you’ll need all the help you can get to choose the best one. We did the legwork and came up with this lis Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones: What They Are, Benefits Of Use And How They Work

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 >>

Top 8 Keto Supplements And 5 Functional Foods

Top 8 Keto Supplements And 5 Functional Foods

So you’ve decided to go keto and you’ve done all of your research on which foods you’ll be eating on the keto diet. But before you do your next big grocery run, you may want to consider these keto supplements too. While supplements aren’t 100% necessary on the keto diet, certain keto supplements can maximize your results by accelerating weight and fat loss and boosting your energy levels. Some keto supplements are also helpful for reducing symptoms of the keto flu and can help make the transition to a high-fat/low-carb diet much easier, especially in the early stages when you may want to give up. In addition to keto supplements, we’ll also let you know which superfoods — or ‘functional foods’ as we call them — can also be helpful on the keto diet. These foods are concentrated in essential nutrients and can further improve how you feel on the keto diet. Let’s take a look at the most popular keto supplements and the keto-approved functional foods you may also want to try. Top 8 Keto Supplements 1. Perfect Keto Perfect Keto is a powdered drink mix and keto supplement that provides your body with exogenous ketones (whereas your body produces endogenous ketones). Taking exogenous ketones provides ketone bodies for you to burn as fuel right away, whether or not you’re in ketosis. This is why some people who aren’t following a keto diet will still take ketone supplements for energy. Being made from exogenous ketones, Perfect Keto provides the same benefits that endogenous ketones naturally offer your body: long-lasting energy, improved cognitive function, athletic performance, and mental focus, fat burning, and accelerated weight loss. To be clear, exogenous ketones aren’t a replacement for the keto diet. While exogenous ketone supplements will raise Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones: How To Pruvit On The Cheap

Exogenous Ketones: How To Pruvit On The Cheap

Exogenous Ketones are entering the supplement world and in my honest opinion has the potential to be the next creatine. The challenge comes in with how do you take it and not break your bank? For many, it’s the most they’ve ever spent on a supplement. So, here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go over some ways to get the most from your Keto/OS, talk about the best times to take it and how to hack the hack if you will… The first thing you want to do is identify what you want to get out of Keto/OS. Do you follow a ketogenic or modified Atkins diet? Are you looking to build muscle and need more fuel in the gym? is it a goal to lose weight or to finally get a six-pack? You’re a runner and want more endurance? Looking to improve your overall quality of life with better sleep, more energy throughout the day and less brain fog? See, Keto/OS helps with all of that, so let’s look at a couple options. 15 SERVINGS OTG (on the go) $85 > LEARN MORE The cost is $4.72 per packet. I’ll spend more for a grande quad bone dry cappuccino. You can basically do Keto/OS for $21.25 a week. You’ll spend more to fill up the gas tank in your car. This is fuel for your body and your body is worth way more than your car. Three to four servings a week of exogenous ketones. Basically, every other day. Keep in mind, if you stretch this out to 3 servings a week as part of your pre-workout or incorporate into intermittent fasting periods, this is 5 weeks of Keto/OS for $85 which brings your weekly cost down to $17 a week. On the days you don’t take Keto/OS, make sure you’re getting your MCT oil in and keeping the sugar and starch incredibly low. I get my MCT oil from On the days you don’t take Keto/OS, make sure you’re getting your MCT oil in and keeping the sugar and sta Continue reading >>

This Is How To Get Into Ketosis The Right Way

This Is How To Get Into Ketosis The Right Way

What if I told you that you can get into ketosis only in 2 days. It is possible. What about one day? Also possible! 1 hour? Of course! Most people are looking for the easiest and the fastest solution to everything. “Lose 20 pounds in 1 day with this magic pill!” Did it work for you? I don’t think so. I don’t blame people who want it to be easy and fast. I was one of those people when I started a ketogenic diet. What I didn’t realize is that it is not about how fast I get into ketosis, it is about changing my lifestyle and sticking to it day in and day out. Today, I want to talk about how to get into ketosis the right way. This is a blueprint that you can use when starting out with a ketogenic diet or when you want to get back into ketosis. I will also provide you with necessary techniques, shopping list, and recipes that will help you to start the keto diet and get into ketosis. Ketosis vs. keto-adapted There is a lot of confusion all over the Internet about being in ketosis vs being keto-adapted (fat adapted). Some people use them interchangeably without fully understanding the meaning behind them. Let’s clarify both terms and find out which one we are trying to achieve today. What is ketosis? Ketosis is a metabolic process that is activated when our body doesn’t have enough glycogen (derived from carbs) for our cells to burn for energy. Instead, it starts to convert fat deposits (adipose) to energy. As a part of this process, it makes ketones. Ketone bodies are water-soluble molecules that are produced by our liver from fatty acids. We produce ketones because fatty acids can’t cross a blood-brain barrier, and they can’t be used by our brain as energy. When people talk about nutritional ketosis they associate it with the presence of ketones in your bo Continue reading >>

Butyrate – In Our Gut & In Our Exogenous Ketone Supplement?

Butyrate – In Our Gut & In Our Exogenous Ketone Supplement?

Butyrate is a fatty acid that helps our gut work right. Foods high in Butyrate are Ghee, Pastured/grass fed Butter – and its also in KETO OS an exogenous Ketone powdered supplement from a company called Pruvit. Butyric acid has been shown to help ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Fatty acids—like butyrate—help keep the gut wall healthy and sealed. Animal studies show that butyrate both suppresses the development of leaky gut and improves the intestinal barrier. This may be because butyrate actually encourages the immune system to make specialized immune cells that reduce inflammation. Helicobacter pylori (commonly just called H. pylori) is a germ (bacterium). It can infect the lining of the stomach and duodenum (the first part of the intestine). Over half the world’s population has it. Once you are infected, unless treated, the infection usually stays for the rest of your life. Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the cause of most stomach and duodenal ulcers. H. pylori also causes some cases of non-ulcer dyspepsia. What is so fascinating is that Butyric Acid has been known to destroy h.Pylori. (here is the PubMed study confirming this: (link is external) ) How many of my clients over the years have been given antibiotics to kill h.Pylori but the infection came roaring back a few months later. Some of my clients have had h.Pylori 5-6 times. Antibiotics may wipe out bad bacteria but they do not change the ground or terrain (health) of the gut – in fact – they destroy it by wiping out the healthy (good) flora. Now here we have Butyric Acid coming in via natural foods to destroy this bacteria, as well as helping the gut make good flora (bacteria) out of fiber. Healthy gut flora digest food by fermenting it. When they ferment certain types o Continue reading >>

Keto Os Side Effects And Benefits: Is It Worth It?

Keto Os Side Effects And Benefits: Is It Worth It?

Keto OS or — as the company writes it — KETO//OS is an exogenous ketone supplement that promises better mood, strength, energy, sleep, focus, and fat loss. Here is a description of the product directly from the website: “KETO//OS® (Ketone Operating System) is a revolutionary drink mix based on a proprietary ketone energy technology. It delivers advanced macro nutritionals and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, energy and longevity.” With the subtle hints of science and the usage of unnecessarily complicated terminology, this supplement smells a lot like another fat loss supplement scam. Could KETO//OS’s advanced macro nutritional energy technology really improve mood, strength, energy, sleep, focus, and fat loss? Plot twist. Some — but not all — of Pruvit’s claims may be true. Unfortunately, there may be some downsides as well. A Quick Overview of Ketones, Ketosis, and Other Keto Terms Before we jump into the science and side effects of KETO//OS, we must develop a basic understanding of some not-so-common terms. Throughout this article, you will see the words ketosis, ketogenesis, ketones, ketone bodies, and exogenous ketones. They are all related, but also have some significant differences. Ketosis is when our body burns ketones for fuel, and these ketones are created via a process called ketogenesis. For the purposes of this article, ketones and ketone bodies are one in the same (to find out the differences between the two, check out our article on ketones). Ketone bodies are produced by the liver during periods of starvation or carbohydrate restriction. Exogenous ketones are ketone bodies that are not made endogenously (in the body). They are typically ingested in the form of ketone salts, which are the main active ingredients in Keto//OS prod Continue reading >>

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