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Perfect Keto Review – My Experience With Exogenous Ketones

Perfect Keto Review – My Experience With Exogenous Ketones

Although I definitely have a stash of supplements that I keep on hand, with everything from protein powder and vitamin D to electrolytes and BCAAs, I was always pretty skeptical about adding exogenous ketones to that collection. I’ve been keto for more than two years at this point, so certainly my body should be an expert at making it’s own ketones by now, right? And of course, the pushy sales pitches from MLM sellers on social media didn’t help at all; ketosis can certainly feel magical sometimes, but I don’t like any supplement being sold as some kind of magic instant weight loss solution. I was always curious about them though, so when I finally came across a brand of exogenous ketones that didn’t cost a fortune and also didn’t require me to join an MLM program, I decided to give it a try. Perfect Keto Base is designed to offer the benefits of exogenous ketones while “tasting better and being more affordable” than other options. I’ve been using it over the past few weeks, and since I know a lot of people have questions about exogenous ketones, I figured I would share some of my experience with Perfect Keto. What Is Perfect Keto? The main ingredient in Perfect Keto Base is beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB), one of the ketones that your body uses for energy while in ketosis. Supplementing with BHB in the form of exogenous ketones raises your blood ketone levels, which is associated with improved mood/focus, increased energy, and the other effects you might be familiar from a keto lifestyle (such as weight loss, reduced cravings, etc.). I’ve heard supplementing ketones described as being similar to a keto version of those sugary “energy chews” that a lot of runners use to boost performance/energy during races. When your body runs on carbs, you can use s Continue reading >>

The Ultimate Guide To Ketones And Ketosis

The Ultimate Guide To Ketones And Ketosis

Ketones and Ketosis are one of the hottest health trends right now and are rising in popularity - so what’s all the fuss about? Many people still don’t know what ketones are or why ketosis would be a desirable lifestyle, but as more and more people experience the benefits a ketogenic lifestyle can offer, the clearer it becomes. We’re here to help you sift through the facts and fallacies so you can understand what ketones and ketosis are and whether or not a ketogenic diet is right for you. We’ll start with the basics of what it means to be ketogenic or live in ketosis. Then you’ll get a break down of the best diet tips and recipes. BONUS: Access the FREE Ketosis Cheat sheet What are Ketones? Humans naturally get energy from glucose which is the result of broken down carbohydrates. Ketones are an alternative fuel source to glucose made by breaking down fats for energy as opposed to glucose. People who suffer from epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers or even those who just have an aging brain tend to have dysfunctional glucose uptake in the brain. In fact, more and more research is providing evidence that these are diseases of lifestyle - brought on by insulin resistance and too many carbohydrates consumed over a lifetime. When the liver is in ketosis and is able to construct ketones from fatty acids for energy for the brain to function, our bodies are able to function for longer periods of time without needing to constantly be fed. Cognitive Benefits of Ketosis The benefits of following a ketogenic diet and using ketones for brain function aren’t restricted to those with an aging, epileptic, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer's brain. Even healthy people can drastically improve their brain function and overall health with ketones. The trend of high fat, low-carb diets Continue reading >>

Keto Os Review

Keto Os Review

Created by Prüvit, Keto OS, which stands for 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.” [1] Also known as the keto diet, KETO OS is a line of supplements that promise to turbocharge your metabolism and send your body into ketosis without resorting to the draconian no-carb, all-fat diet. The History of Ketones Known for centuries, it wasn’t until a hundred years ago that ketones (Beta-hydroxybutyrate) were used to treat seizures in kids with epilepsy. A “neuroprotective effect” was produced, which calms the nervous system. Soon researchers were exploring an expanded use of ketones to help with mental, emotional and cognitive health, according to Prüvit spokesperson Andra “Dr. Andy” Campitelli , a naturopathic doctor. She says ketone use was expanded as a tool to enhance athletic performance. Ketones result when the body burns fat for fuel. [2] Prüvit on Better Business Bureau There are two Prüvit profiles on the Better Business Bureau site, one in Indiana and one in Texas. Both sell Prüvit products, but have no website link. The Texas profile has an F rating, mostly for lack of response to customer complaints about return issues. The Indiana profile has an A rating, but no reviews or complaints, and it’s only been open a year. Neither profile lists the CEO the same as the website. There is no phone contact on either the Prüvit website or the Texas BBB profile, only an “Ask a Question” form that goes via email. The Indiana profile does have a phone number: (812) 631-4282. [3] [4] [5] What Keto OS Does? So Prüvit claims Keto OS supplementation helps shed fat, build a better body Continue reading >>

Why Exogenous Ketones Are Expensive And How They Save You Money

Why Exogenous Ketones Are Expensive And How They Save You Money

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. -Ayurvedic proverb We’ve all heard cliches like “you get what you pay for” or “there’s no such thing as free lunch.” At the same time, it completely makes sense to have a keen eye for value and discern what is important to you and how to spend your money. Beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones are new to the health and wellness space, and there is a huge buzz about them, for good reason. With nothing else to compare them too, it sometimes causes some “sticker shock” to those who aren’t aware that ketones are an expensive substance. This article is to briefly explain why exogenous ketones are expensive and show a one-minute test to see if using exogenous ketones will actually save you money on top of the litany of benefits from being in ketosis. In a broader view, the cost of being healthy in general can be pretty pricey. Supplements are expensive. Gym memberships cost an arm and a leg. Exercise classes can run 30$ a pop. Vegetables cost more than chips. As a case study, let’s take a look at the four main reasons exogenous ketones are expensive but keep in mind that what we are really talking about is the question, why does it cost so much to make healthy choices? Why Exogenous Ketones Are Expensive Drilling down into the case study of exogenous ketones. It’s worth mentioning that the price tag of ketones is one of the top problems Perfect Keto solves. It’s our mission to make ketosis accessible to everyone who wants it, all the time. To do this, it was a priority to make exogenous ketones accessible and affordable. Ketones are notoriously beneficial, but also wildly expensive, or they taste horrible, or they are terrible quality. Perfect Keto navigated four main hurdle Continue reading >>

Is There A Dark Side Of Ketosis?

Is There A Dark Side Of Ketosis?

I can’t remember what appetizer she pointed to, but the woman sitting to the left of me said this so casually, and several folks at the table knew exactly what she meant, confirming what I’d long suspected: Ketogenic diets have officially gone mainstream – or recognizable at a party mainstream at least – in 2017. Let’s back up and demystify ketosis, which simply means you’re utilizing ketone bodies – more commonly called ketones – rather than glucose as your body’s primary fuel. Just like your car uses gasoline, your body needs fuel. That usually means glucose. But let’s say you’re on a very-low carbohydrate, higher-fat diet. Your body doesn’t get a lot of glucose, which primarily comes from carbohydrate and to a lesser degree protein. That means your liver’s backup glucose (glycogen) also becomes in short supply. Unlike your car, your body doesn’t just shut down. Thankfully, you have an alternative fuel source called ketones. Ketones are organic compounds your liver always makes. You’re cranking out ketones right now as you read this. During starvation or (more likely) when you restrict carbohydrate and increase fat intake, your body uses ketones as its primary fuel. In other words, when your body doesn’t receive or can’t make enough glucose, it shifts to this alternative fuel. Almost every organ can utilize ketones except for your red blood cells (which don’t have ketone-metabolizing mitochondria) and liver. Your liver, in fact, does the heavy lifting. This hardworking organ metabolizes fat into three ketone bodies: acetoacetate (ACA), beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), and acetone.(1) BHB is the first substrate that kicks ketosis into action. Among its benefits, BHB reduces chronic inflammation and restores healthy inflammation levels. In Continue reading >>

Get Into Ketosis And Find Your Own Keto Hacks

Get Into Ketosis And Find Your Own Keto Hacks

Eating for ketosis can be difficult and quite frustrating. Some people are more successful than others. Why? They might pay more attention to detail, but they might be also using one of these 5 secret keto diet hacks I’m about to share with you. Get your mind straight. You need to ask yourself why you’re doing the ketogenic diet in the first place. Are you trying to lose weight? Do you have some medical condition you’d like to overcome? Do you like bacon? Whatever the case might be, you shouldn’t want an easy way out. These secret keto diet hacks are very effective for both inducing ketosis and making your overall experience more enjoyable. Still, you should know what you want to achieve with it and use these tricks to accomplish just that. I myself am not doing the ketogenic diet for weight loss or caloric restriction. My first and foremost priority is to bulletproof my health and improve my cognitive performance and mitochondrial density. The most natural and quickest way of getting into ketosis is fasting – not eating or drinking anything but water for several days. Your liver will be producing ketones like crazy and use fat for fuel. As easy as it might sound, it can be difficult for some people. After a while, we lose hunger completely but there is also another way. Eating only fat won’t actually put you out of a fasted state. The calories consumed won’t cross the blood-brain barrier and get released into the blood stream very slowly. Keto hacks! Fat fasting is basically eating pure fat molecules that will help the liver produce more ketone bodies. Thus, ketosis will be induced much faster. What are they? Basically, ketone bodies in the form of a dietary supplement. Ketone bodies created by the liver are endogenous, meaning originating from an interna Continue reading >>

How To Use Exogenous Ketones

How To Use Exogenous Ketones

Exogenous Ketones were introduced in 2014, about the same time as I was recovering from having my daughter, and therefore very concerned about weight loss. But let’s back up for a bit, because if you’re here reading about Exogenous Ketones, and how to drink ketones for weight loss, let’s start at the beginning so you have a firm foundation to build if you do decided to take a ketone supplement for weight loss. First of all, Exogenous Ketones (we’ll get to exactly what those are in just a sec…hang in there) were introduced as the Ketogenic Diet started gaining popularity among the health and fitness community, as well as with the scientific community. Why? Well, it’s all about health. For so long, doctors and researchers have preached the benefits of a low-fat diet to prevent and correct all sort of things like heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, etc. But….they may have been wrong. I am not a doctor, and do not have a medical degree, but I’ve done my homework, and I’ve lived (and am currently living) a ketogenic lifestyle. So I’ve done this, I’ve read loads and loads about it, and I’ve even been able to help many of my friends use the things I’ve learned to lead healthier lives. But, as with anything concerning your health, please make sure you have a discussion with your doctor before making a drastic change. Related: I lost 23 pounds in 60 days of Keto. Here’s how. Ok, legal stuff over, here’s what a Ketogenic Diet is: A Ketogenic Diet, also know as the Keto Diet, is a very high fat, very low carb, moderate protein diet that is very popular because it can cause you to lose body fat very fast, and study after study after study has linked Keto with benefits against cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and more. Eating Ketogenical Continue reading >>

10 Keto Mistakes – Starting A Ketogenic Way Of Eating

10 Keto Mistakes – Starting A Ketogenic Way Of Eating

Keto mistakes are inevitable even for somebody that researches for months before starting. I would like to think that I am pretty proficient in all things keto at this point. I have been eating a keto lifestyle for over a year now and lost 45 pounds. 6 months of that year has been in a maintenance phase of keto rather than actively trying to lose weight. I think one of the main questions to ask before starting is keto, is why? Why are you wanting to do keto as your way of eating? I have been having digestive issues ever since having my daughter that many procedures and medications have been able to suppress mostly, but I was still having random painful episodes. I thought I needed to try a diet that was much smoother on my guts and I felt like eliminating sugar of all kinds could be a good try. That, and I had some weight to lose and I had done low carb in the past and it worked well with my body. Here are some mistakes that I made as well as others said they made when starting out eating keto. #1 The first and probably biggest mistake that I think people make is going overboard with all things keto. That means drinking bulletproof coffee, egg fasts, intermittent fasting, fat bombs, or drinking exogenous ketones all at once or within the first 2 months. KEEP IT SIMPLE at the beginning. Don’t over complicate it to the point that you cannot see yourself doing this everyday. You need to first making this way of eating into a habit and trying to do all these things at once just set yourself up for failure. Simple meals that can be meal planned or easily tracked are best. I was eating the same things for breakfast and lunch every single day and cycled through the same 5 dinners for 2 months until it just became second nature to question the carbs. #2 One thing that I see a Continue reading >>

The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet With Dr. Dom D’agostino

The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet With Dr. Dom D’agostino

Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Why people frown so much on the ketogenic diet? Most people don’t like it because of a lack of education, even in the nutrition branch. The diet can help a lot with overcoming type II diabetes and obesity. It’s not really feasible for most because there is too much restriction. The diet contains a lot of saturated fat, which scares away most people. Doctors are not really educated on nutrition, because it doesn’t fit in their busy schedule. Nutrition is the pillar of good health, but we lack studies. The studies are hard to do and really expensive. Without research, there’s no evidence for doctors. 10% of the population could benefit from a ketogenic diet. 40% of the population could follow a modified ketogenic diet that keeps the ketones in the blood elevated. What can you use the diet for? There are many applications for athletes. It’s not optimal for every endurance athlete. People over 40 would respond really well. How much protein intake do you need? It takes1 to 1.5g per kg per day to stay in nutritional ketosis. Too much protein causes the ketones to decrease. If you have a fast metabolism (ectomorph), then you need 2g per kg per day. A typical ketogenic diet has a 4:1 ratio, so 4 parts fats, 1 part of protein and carbs. In a modified Atkins diet, the amount of protein is increased to 25 to 35%. Eric Kossoff is the leader of the modified diet for people with seizures. Impact of ketogenic diet on type I diabetes Dom has a student in his class with type I diabetes. That student found tha Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones Faq And Chocolate Keto Smoothie

Exogenous Ketones Faq And Chocolate Keto Smoothie

Whenever I post about this specific product I receive lots of interest, so I am excited to answer a few questions about a new supplement on the market called Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones. It is a supplement that can be added to water or to a Keto chocolate smoothie to enhance the results for ketogenic dieters. It can make intermittent fasting more effective and many people who take this report better clarity and focus. Order here: here The founder of the company, a colleague of mine from San Francisco, Dr. Anthony Gustin, is a real food lover who wanted to make supplements that were as close to nature as possible. Why Ketosis? You may have heard people raving that ketosis makes you feel superhuman. Actually, it is just a return to our preferred state of metabolism. Humans are born in a state of ketosis, living off our own fat and breastmilk. Ancient hunter- gathers had to live off their own fat stores between hunts and could not grab a granola bar every few hours. To survive and evolve our bodies had to have another way to sustain themselves by burning their own fat stores which is ketosis and it can have similar health benefits to fasting which include mental clarity, cellular detox and clean up (autophagy). Use discount code: “grassfed” and Save 15% here What is Perfect Keto? It is a supplement made from Beta hydroxy butyrate that is also made by the body when on a low carb, high fat diet. Exogenous ketones help you get into ketosis effortlessly and immediately, so you can take advantage of ketosis anytime, and anywhere. This product is special because it is doctor-developed, and doesn’t contain any fillers, artificial ingredients, soy, dairy, gluten, or anything fake. Perfect Keto produces the best combination of exogenous ketones, blended it in precise amoun Continue reading >>

Everything You Need To Know About Exogenous Ketones 1

Everything You Need To Know About Exogenous Ketones 1

The use of exogenous ketones (BHB Salts) are becoming more and more popular in the keto community. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding around what exogenous ketones are and how they work. In this guide, we will go in depth on what exogenous ketones are, how to use them and the benefits they can provide. 1 Information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition and is not a replacement for medical advice or a doctor-patient relationship. Be sure to talk to your doctor before embarking on any new diet. The mention of or reference to any individual researcher in this article should not be taken as an endorsement from that individual. All statements contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. What is the ketogenic diet? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that shifts the body into a metabolic state called “ketosis” in which it burns fat as the primary source of energy. This article will review the basics of the ketogenic diet and how exogenous ketones may help boost your efforts in weight management, athletic performance, and enhanced cognition. There are three types of ketogenic diets: the Standard Ketogenic Diet (SKD), Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD), and Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD). Those trying to lose weight or improve their overall health generally choose the SKD, which limits carbohydrate consumption to 50-60 grams per day, depending on how much exercise you do. Athletes tend to choose the CKD, which allows for carbohydrate loading one to two days per week to enable faster muscle growth, or the TKD, which allows for carbohydrate lo Continue reading >>

The Ketogenic Diet Now Comes In A Tiny Bottle, But Dietitians Are Skeptical

The Ketogenic Diet Now Comes In A Tiny Bottle, But Dietitians Are Skeptical

HVMN Don’t want to fast to try the ultra-trendy, high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet? A San Francisco startup thinks you should take a shot of its elixir instead — even though the science behind it is dubious, experts say. The supplement company HVMN (that’s Silicon Valley-shorthand for “human”) unveiled its newest product on Monday: HVMN Ketone, a 2.3-ounce vial of a substance called ketone ester. It’s supposed to almost immediately put you in ketosis, a metabolic state where the body is forced to burn fats instead of carbohydrates. By loading the body with “an ultra-efficient form of fuel,” as the company says, it’s supposed to help you perform better in workouts and think more clearly. But even though HVMN says the drink is “proven to improve athletic performance and recovery,” nutrition experts say it is highly unlikely that a ketone supplement can single-handedly put you in ketosis. They also say there is little evidence that being in ketosis helps athletes. The public won’t get its first taste of it until next month. But registered dietitian Ben Sit is skeptical. “I have not yet found one ketone ester supplement that has been able to successfully put someone into the state of ketosis, no matter what dosage they take,” Sit, president of Evolved Sport and Nutrition, told BuzzFeed News. HVMN, formerly known as Nootrobox, is among a handful of consumer product startups that bill themselves as part of the loosely defined biohacking movement. Backed by tech venture capitalists, these companies, which include Bulletproof Coffee and Soylent, hawk food and supplements to busy, health-conscious people who have a quantify-everything mindset. HVMN, which raised $2 million in 2015 from Andreessen Horowitz (also a BuzzFeed investor), is best-known for Continue reading >>

Metabolic Effects Of Exogenous Ketone Supplementation – An Alternative Or Adjuvant To The Ketogenic Diet As A Cancer Therapy?

Metabolic Effects Of Exogenous Ketone Supplementation – An Alternative Or Adjuvant To The Ketogenic Diet As A Cancer Therapy?

Abstract Cancers exhibit an abnormal metabolism characterized by increased glucose consumption. Studies suggest that unlike healthy tissues, cancer cells are unable to efficiently utilize ketones for energy, a vulnerability exploited by a potential new therapy, the high fat low carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD). To improve clinical feasibility, we developed a line of ketone supplements (KS) which induce nutritional ketosis in a dose-dependent fashion regardless of dietary carbohydrate intake. We previously showed that KS inhibits proliferation and viability in vitro and are as effective as the KD in slowing tumor growth and prolonging survival in the VM-M3 model of metastatic cancer. Thus, we sought to further characterize the metabolic effects, safety, and practicality of KS. Healthy rats were administered KS by oral gavage or in their food for 1–4 months. KS rapidly elevated blood ketones to therapeutic levels (2–5mM), and simultaneously decreased blood glucose by 20%. KS altered a number of metabolic pathways which may contribute to its anti-cancer effects. Markers of both oxidative stress (oxidized glutathione) and antioxidant capacity (carnosine and anserine) were elevated by KS. Carnosine, which was nearly 4-fold higher in KS-treated rats, inhibits anaerobic glycolysis, slows tumor growth and metastasis, and increases survival in cancer models. Several (14) lysophospholipids, which are elevated in the blood of cancer patients and shown to induce tumorigenesis and metastasis in vivo, were decreased by KS. Inflammatory profiling revealed decreases in many pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-1β, IL-6, IFN-γ, MCP-1, and RANTES. KS appears safe as there were no signs of toxicity or adverse changes in total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, or markers of l Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones: To Ketone Or Not To Ketone

Exogenous Ketones: To Ketone Or Not To Ketone

My thoughts on Exogenous Ketones After being contacted (following the Youtube Q&A) by several folks – both members of Ketogains and Internet strangers, I felt compelled to write as fair and even-handed a write-up on exogenous ketone supplementation as I feel can be mustered. I condition my response by saying this – I want to deal only in evidence and hypotheses grounded in biochemistry. I admit up front that this will probably become something of a treatise on what constitutes a well-formulated ketogenic diet. I don’t have the time (or the energy) to put together a document that covers all facets of the use of exogenous ketones in sufficient depth, so what I want to do is to address the folks that I see asking me about them most often – those who have excess body fat, and are looking to lose weight. They have been told about the potential benefits to fat loss via exogenous ketones, and they want to know if the hype is real. Those of you who know me (or read my previous post here) know that I like to respond with “it depends.” So…when the question is raised, “Should I supplement with exogenous ketones?” what do you think my answer will be? Probably not! (HA, I tricked you!)…but let’s explore why. As I’m sure this is going to be hotly debated enough (as the topic is raging in numerous ketogenic groups) there isn’t any value in dealing with speculation that doesn’t have a basis in science, nor in anecdotes. The challenge in dealing with exogenous ketone supplementation is two-fold: One side of the debate has a product to sell. Anytime someone’s livelihood is tied to your purchase of their product, bias and subjective interpretation of the evidence should be considered. The evidence (either for or against) their supplemental use by average schl Continue reading >>

Do Ketones Matter?

Do Ketones Matter?

A low-carb diet is, indisputably, one of the most effective ways to lose excess body fat. Over and over again, studies have proven the myriad benefits of carbohydrate restriction. Being fat-adapted brings several advantages, as you will have access to your greatest energy store - body fat. Do More Ketones Enhance Fat Loss? Contrary to what you may have thought, high levels of ketones will not guarantee enhanced fat loss. When you are in ketosis, the level of ketones in your bloodstream won't tell you how much fat you are burning. It will only tell you how much energy you currently have in your "fuel tank". Your body continuously produces and consumes ketones and over time, it will adapt and optimise the level of ketones in your body. Let's look at the evidence. This review of studies found a correlation between fat loss and the level of acetone, one of the ketone bodies that can be measured with a breath ketone meter. However, studies that are listed in the review compare the effects of a standard low-fat, high-carb diet to a high-fat, low-carb diet. As we know from several studies, low-carb diets over-perform high-carb diets. However, if we want to see how ketone levels affect fat loss, it would be necessary to compare low-carb diets and effects of different levels of carbohydrate restriction. High ketone levels over 3 mM (also known as starvation ketosis) may, in fact, slow down fat loss. High ketone levels will likely elevate your insulin levels and as a result block the release of free fatty acids from your cells. Ketosis is Not Just a Tool for Weight Loss It's simple: if you want to lose body fat, you need to stay in calorie deficit and use your body fat for energy. A low-carb diet is a great tool that will help you achieve that. With stabilised glucose levels and Continue reading >>

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