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Exogenous Ketones: The Best Supplements, Benefits And Side Effects

Exogenous Ketones: The Best Supplements, Benefits And Side Effects

It’s amazing how much of an effect ketosis can have on weight loss. However, modern lifestyle is intertwined with the heavy intake of carbs, and for many people – it’s very hard to go full keto. Enter exogenous ketones. Ketones are extremely beneficial when it comes to our health. By following a ketogenic die t, you will reach ketosis, which is a state of our body producing a lot of ketones, and they are very good if you have high blood sugar. Another great “feature” of ketones is that, if they are consumed too much, leading to an excess amount – you probably won’t gain fat through it. The reason for this is that excess ketones are eliminated from our body very quickly, especially by the help of the kidneys; they throw them out with urine, instead of sending them into tissues. Of course, if you take incredibly high amounts of ketones – you risk gaining weight, but the chances for that are much, much lower, which is what makes ketones amazing nutrients. But first of all... What are ketones? And what are exogenous ketones? Ketones are organic compounds which are used by our body to generate energy. There are three different types of ketones which are produced in the liver: acetone acetoacetic acid and beta-hydroxybutyric acid. When we’re on a low-carb diet, then our body uses stored fat as its primary source of energy, and it doesn’t rely on glucose at all. The direct result of this is fat burning i.e. weight loss. Ketones are produced naturally in our body, but the term exogenous refers to those ketones which are taken through supplements. Here’s a good word of advice: don’t get confused if you end up looking at BHB products (beta-hydroxybutyrate), because the supplements of today are mostly distributed as BHB salts. The reason for this lies in th Continue reading >>

What Everybody Ought To Know About Ketosis

What Everybody Ought To Know About Ketosis

Recently I wanted to explore the world of Ketosis. I thought I knew a little bit about ketosis, but after doing some research I soon realised how wrong I was. 3 months later, after reading numerous books, listening to countless podcasts and experimenting with various diets I know have a sound understanding of ketosis. This resource is built as a reference guide for those looking to explore the fascinating world of ketosis. It is a resource that I wish I had 3 months ago. As you will soon see, a lot of the content below is not mine, instead I have linked to referenced to experts who have a greater understanding of this topic than I ever will. I hope this helps and if there is something that I have missed please leave a comment below so that I can update this. Also, as this is a rather long document, I have split it into various sections. You can click the headline below to be sent straight to the section that interests you. For those that are really time poor I have created a useful ketosis cheat sheet guide. This guide covers all the essential information you should know about ketosis. It can be downloaded HERE. Alternatively, if you're looking for a natural and sustainable way to improve health and lose weight head to this page - What is Ketosis? What Are The Benefits from being in Ketosis? Isn’t Ketosis Dangerous? Ketoacidosis vs Ketosis What Is The Difference Between a Low Carb Diet and a Ketogenic Diet? Types of Ketosis: The Difference Between Nutritional, Therapeutic & MCT Ketogenic Diets Is The Ketogenic Diet Safe? Long Term Effects Thyroid and Ketosis - What You May Want To Know What is a Typical Diet/Macro Breakdown for a Ketogenic Diet? Do I Need to Eat Carbs? What do I Eat On a Ketogenic Diet? What Do I Avoid Eating on a Ketogenic Diet? Protein Consumption a Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones: The Truth You Need To Know!

Exogenous Ketones: The Truth You Need To Know!

Can Exogenous Ketones really give you the benefits of the actual ketogenic diet? Or is it just another marketing scam done correctly? Let’s dig in and find out! What are Exogenous Ketones and how do they work? What are Ketones? It only makes sense to start with what ketones are before we discuss about Exogenous Ketones. Ketones are a byproduct produced by your liver to be used as fuel when there’s a lack of glucose in your body. They’re always present in your blood and there are 3 types of Ketone bodies [1]: Acetoacetate (AcAc) 3 beta-hydroxybutyrate (3HB) Acetone These are called Endogenous ketones because they’re naturally produced by your body internally. 3 Times Your Body Produces more ketones: Fasting Long period of exercise Diabetes (pathological cause) Endogenous Ketones vs Exogenous Ketones: Exogenous ketones, on the other hand, are the same ketone bodies injected into your body in the form of Ketone supplements and drinks (Salts and Esters). Claim: Exogenous Ketones are being marketed as an instant way to put your body into Ketosis with or without the need to follow a Ketogenic diet. It’s important to remember that Ketogenic diet has been clinically proven to have many health benefits including weight loss. However, we’re discussing the external ketones that you can take in the form of supplements and drinks. What does Clinical research say about Exogenous Ketones? Research evidence: No evidence for the claim that Exogenous Ketone supplements can put you in instant ketosis. No human studies whatsoever. Some brands that talk about the benefits of their supplements seem to focus on the benefits of ketogenic diet rather than any evidence for the supplement. Here’s a study I found: Exogenous Ketones on Rats by Dr. Dominic D’Agostino In this study, t Continue reading >>

Ketones 101: Exploring The Benefits Of Exogenous Ketone Use

Ketones 101: Exploring The Benefits Of Exogenous Ketone Use

Walk into any supplement store and you’ll see the shelves adorned with what seems like an endless number of products making too-good-to-be-true claims: Lose weight in 24 hours! Lose two inches in two weeks! Between excessive praise and pushy salespeople, it can be difficult to know which supplements are reasonably worth trying—and why. So, when exogenous ketone supplements started showing up on the market, we were honestly a bit skeptical: Are these new supplements worth incorporating into our regimens, and are their apparent benefits backed up by actual scientific research? Today’s post is dedicated to explaining how we came to conclude that yes, exogenous supplements are worth including into your daily routine, and we’re about to tell you why. What are Exogenous Ketones? Simply put, the term “exogenous” refers to things that come from outside the body. Supplements are therefore considered exogenous because you ingest them rather than producing the contents of that supplement inside the body. The opposite of exogenous is “endogenous,” which refers to things that you do produce within your body. To define what “ketones” are, we need to briefly talk about how our metabolism works. Whenever you eat carbohydrates, they’re broken down into glucose (or sugar), which provides your body with the energy it needs to function; however, when you utilize a low-carb diet and don’t have enough glucose, your body adapts by looking for other sources of energy in the body. Eventually, it will turn to your fat cells. Whenever fats are broken down for energy, ketone bodies are produced as a result. Glucose is no longer your body’s primary fuel source, ketones are. (It’s important to note that ketones are always present in the blood, but their levels increase du 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 >>

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 >>

Pruvit Keto Os Exogenous Ketones Review – Miracle Supplement?

Pruvit Keto Os Exogenous Ketones Review – Miracle Supplement?

Pruvit Keto//OS Ketone Operating System Review Hello! Hi, my name is Rachel Vrabel and you can find me on Instagram @womensblogtalk or on Facebook. Today I’m reviewing a supplement made by Prüvit called Keto//OS (Ketone Operating System), which is a powder you mix with water and drink once or twice daily that tastes delicious! Keto OS puts your body into a fat burning state of ketosis within 30 minutes by flooding your body with exogenous ketones. The skinny is – you’re burning FAT rather than carbs. Good for weight loss? Heck yes! And extremely safe. But what’s even more amazing is how you FEEL (remember that, because ketones are NOT just a fat loss aid, that’s just side effect of being in ketosis!) Remember the Atkins Diet – high fat, low carb? It’s a tough diet to follow, but one that works to shed weight quickly if you can endure the food restrictions. A similar diet is the Ketogenic Diet which is a high fat/moderate protein/low carb diet and there are plenty of restrictions. But what if you don’t want to follow a strict diet but you still want the benefits of being in ketosis? This is where Keto//OS sets itself apart from every other supplement on the market! Here are some of the benefits of ketosis and drinking Keto OS: Fat loss Sustained energy Increased focus Suppressed appetite Better mood Better sleep Muscle preservation Anti-aging, clearer skin Please, keep scrolling for information on each of the flavors! But first I’d like to tell you about my Pruvit Keto-OS Results! Check out my Youtube Video Review on Keto OS How Much Weight Have I Lost on Keto OS? Keto OS Before and After Photos – Results from Drinking Keto OS Round #1 (Jan. 2016) Ok so I’ve had two rounds with losing weight on Keto OS and I want to tell you about both times, becau Continue reading >>

Common Ketosis Side Effects And Treatments

Common Ketosis Side Effects And Treatments

There are many awesome benefits with come with adopting a low-carb ketogenic diet, such as weight loss, decreased cravings, and even possibly reduce diseases risks. That being said, it’s also good to talk about possible ketosis side effects so you know fully what to expect as you start this new health journey. Not everyone experiences side effects when starting a ketogenic diet, and thankfully, those who do don’t usually experience them for very long. It varies with the individual, but just to make sure all your bases are covered, we’re going to breaking down each possible side effect and go over ways to manage and alleviate them if needed. KETOSIS SIDE EFFECT 1 – Frequent Urination As your body burns through the stored glucose in your liver and muscles within the first day or two of starting a ketogenic diet, you’ll be releasing a lot of water in the process. Plus, your kidneys will start excreting excess sodium as the levels of your circulating insulin drop. Basically, you might notice yourself needing to pee more often throughout the day. But no worries; this side effect of ketosis takes care of itself once your body adjusts and is no longer burning through the extra glycogen. KETOSIS SIDE EFFECT 2 – Dizziness and Drowsiness As the body is getting rid of this excess water, it will also be eliminating minerals like potassium, magnesium, and sodium too. This can make you feel dizzy, lightheaded, and fatigued. Thankfully, this is also very avoidable; all it takes is a little preparation beforehand. Focus on eating foods that are rich in potassium, such as: Leafy greens (aim for at least two cups each day!) Broccoli Dairy Meat, poultry, and fish Avocados Add salt to your foods or use salty broth when cooking too. You can also dissolve about a teaspoon of regu Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones Pros And Cons

Exogenous Ketones Pros And Cons

What Are Exogenous Ketones? Exogenous Ketones (EK for short) are ketone supplements and by definition, a supplement is a thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it. Think about it like building muscle, good supplements can enhance your results, but if you don’t eat right and exercise, supplements are just useless. You can’t just sit on the couch to watch TV, eat potato chips all day and drink some supplements and expect to gain muscle. A supplement is not a miracle. It’s just an addition and before you add it to your diet, you need to get the basic right first, which is dieting and exercise in the case of building muscles. The supplements are not going to lift the heavy weights for you. You do! Back to the case of EK. If you cheat on your keto diet and eat a ton of carbs, and you want to use EK as a way to feel better and less guilty about it, it’s probably not a smart choice because EK won’t do anything for you (more on this later). However, if you are eating LCHF and somehow you’re not feeling your best, EK can be helpful and we will explain more below. Our Approach We own and manage a few growing Keto Facebook groups with tens of thousands of members and we often see the exogenous ketones topic comes up. We have seen a lot of confusion and criticism as well as support from our members. Most of the complaints are normally because of the expensive price of some products, the lack of understanding about what the product is and what it does to your body or because some sellers/promoters try to bend the truth to get you buy their products or recruit you into their multi level marketing team. We recently ran a survey in our private group and asked people if they have used EK before and if it worked for them. Here’s the result: Many peopl Continue reading >>

Does Keto//os Have Any Side Effects?

Does Keto//os Have Any Side Effects?

Supplementing with KETO//OS or following a ketogenic diet can cause a slightly diuretic effect, and can deplete magnesium, potassium and sodium stores. This can be rectified by supplementing with a good electrolyte or increasing the sodium in your diet. However KETO//OS adds additional sodium to the formulation to counter-act this sodium depletion. The first signs of dehydration are fatigue, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, swollen tongue, constipation, possible elevation of blood pressure, palpitations or muscle cramping. If this occurs, decrease your serving size of Uncharged Keto//OS or BioMax, drink plenty of water. KETO//OS 2.1 and Keto Kreme is blended with medium chain triglycerides, which can often times cause digestive distress. This is due to the fact that your body has not yet adapted to the increased fats in your diet, and is less efficient at utilizing ketones as its fuel source. Once the body has adapted to this increased fat in the diet, the digestive distress should resolve. We recommend to start slowly with a reduced serving size and build up to a full serving twice a day, but it is totally up to the individual. If diarrhea, stomach cramping or constipation occur, reduce your serving size of Keto//OS and/or consume Keto//OS with food (fat or protein) until bowel movements have returned to normal. Do not increase Keto//OS if you are experience digestive stress. Please make sure that you are drinking enough water and taking a multi-mineral supplement or an/ electrolyte. Experiencing Diarrhea and cramping then decrease Keto//OS, drink slower (over 20-30minutes) and consume with food. This will slow down the absorption of the exogenous ketones. Do not increase Keto//OS until bowel movements have returned to normal and use the uncharged version. Experiencing Continue reading >>

Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Summary Beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the first ketone body produced in a fasting state. It is commonly produced by the body during periods without much food (glucose) in order to provide an alternative energy fuel source [1]. Although it is not technically a “ketone” (owing to the bonding structure), for the purposes of this post it is. Diets that are low in carbohydrates and high in fatty acids can either prompt the body to produce ketone bodies, such as beta hydroxybutyrate, or allow people to consume them exogenously (outside the body) instead. These exogenous ketone supplements have grown in popularity along with the ketogenic diet and media attention from popular icons such as Tim Ferriss [2] and Dave Asprey [3]. Although supplementation of beta hydroxybutyrate has been described as “jet fuel” [4] and undesirable, modern iterations of exogenous ketones are making it easier for anyone to utilize these ketone bodies for optimal brain performance. Also Known As Ketone bodies, Beta-hydroxybutyric acid, 3-hydroxybutyrate Editors’ Thoughts on Beta Hydroxybutyrate Making exogenous ketones palatable is one of the most exciting things for me right now. As I prepare to embark on an experiment doing cyclical ketosis with my girlfriend, exogenous ketone bodies like beta hydroxybutyrate will be incredibly important for kickstarting ketosis (for her especially). The addition of beta hydroxybutyrate will make the ketogenic process easier, though I’m not sure how much. Mansal Denton, Nootropedia Editor Benefits of Beta Hydroxybutyrate There are a host of benefits of beta hydroxybutyrate, but it is primarily known as a fuel source in the absence of glucose. Within 24 – 72 hours without food, the body no longer uses glucose as the main fuel support system, which is wh 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 >>

The Keto Diet Podcast Ep. #059: Your Exogenous Ketone Questions Answered

The Keto Diet Podcast Ep. #059: Your Exogenous Ketone Questions Answered

Interview with Dr. Anthony Gustin, discussing all of your most asked questions about exogenous ketones: signs you need exogenous ketones, having carbs with ketones, exogenous ketone misinformation, fasting with exogenous ketones, and so much more. While on the tour, I received so many questions about exogenous ketones — who should use them, when to use them, how to use them, and most often: why and why not to use them. Because I can only speak from my experience and I’m not an expert on exogenous ketones, I decided it would be helpful to bring someone on the podcast who is! That’s where Dr. Anthony Gustin comes in — it’s not his first podcast rodeo, either. Last time he was on the podcast, we scratched the surface on Responsible Exogenous Ketone usage, but this time? We took it a bit further and tried to cover all the bases. Honestly, I learned so much and I’m thankful that Anthony was able to share his expertise. I hope you appreciate his message, as well as the ultimate takeaway: exogenous ketones aren’t a requirement and they’re not a replacement for eating whole foods. In today’s podcast, I chat with our guest Dr. Anthony Gustin, a board certified sports physician, functional medicine practitioner, and overall food and fitness skeptic about exogenous ketones. This episode is all about understanding the proper uses for exogenous ketones, who should and shouldn’t use exogenous ketones, plus timing, fasting, side effects, misinformati Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones Reviews 2017 – A Key Supplement For The Ketogenic Diet?

Exogenous Ketones Reviews 2017 – A Key Supplement For The Ketogenic Diet?

There is no denying that ketones and the ketogenic diet are all the rave right now across fitness forums and the rest of the world. This goes doubly true for those on a ketogenic diet and those who are looking to key in on the fat-burning benefits of ketosis. But, what are these “ketones” that everyone seems nuts over right now? Is there any truth to the huge fat-burning benefits they can supposedly bring? Furthermore, what are the advantages of working with “exogenous ketones,” and where, exactly, do the fit in with all of this? Below we’ll take a more detailed look at some of the key components of the ketogenic diet, and why so many people are utilizing supplements like exogenous ketones to help them with the process. What Are They? Let’s start with an easy one! Exogenous ketones are a hot new product fresh on the health and fitness market that can be used for various applications related to the process of ketosis, which is most often associated with the ketogenic diet. From enhancing physical performance, burning fat as well as reducing the symptoms of ketosis the benefits of supplementing with ketones numerous. We’ve detailed a couple of good ketone supplements here on TheDietDynamo.com – KetoCaNa, and KetoForce, so if you’re looking for two reputable products, I would start there. But wait, what is Ketosis? For those who are new to the subject, ketosis is a natural metabolic state where the body prefers to use ketones as a fuel rather than the regular glucose which is transformed from carb intake. This metabolic state can be especially effective in reaching your fitness goals, helping burn fat, and building that lean, muscular look so many of us are striving for. You should know that there are different ketones produced by the body in the absence Continue reading >>

Perfect Keto Review - 17 Things You Need To Know

Perfect Keto Review - 17 Things You Need To Know

Perfect Keto claims to force your body into a state of ketosis or fat burning. But, before we go into that, this is what I’m asking: “Does Perfect Keto work for weight-loss?” Here’s the upside: Perfect Keto is an exogenous ketones supplement that’s easy to use and can be used with a Keto Diet. Here’s the downside: Some users don’t like the taste, which is a big deal for some. But, here’s the kicker. It gets better! So, let’s find out more about Perfect Keto and exogenous ketone supplements. What is Perfect Keto? Perfect Keto is a collection of dietary supplements developed by Dr. Anthony Gustin to enhance the effectiveness of a ketogenic approach. A ketogenic diet, or “Keto”, is credited with solving diseases and disorders that range from epilepsy to type II diabetes. Keto adherents will also tell you that it’s the easiest and quickest way to lose unwanted fat and attain mental clarity and athletic prowess once you leave your sugar addiction behind. [1] Once the body becomes fat-adapted, it burns ketones for fuel (instead of glucose), which means fewer insulin spikes and a calmer hormonal profile. Perfect Keto claims to support the transition to a fat-burning state and help keep your electrolytes balanced once you’re there. The Company Behind Perfect Keto The man behind Perfect Keto is Dr. Anthony Gustin, who makes mention of his status as a Doctor frequently in all of his online literature. Dr. Gustin’s doctorate is in chiropractic medicine. He also runs Equip Foods, a nutritional supplement company. Voted Best Chiropractor in the San Francisco Bay Area 2014 and 2015, he became a 360-degree health and fitness guru — training in functional medicine and working as a CrossFit coach, strength coach, and nutrition planner for hundreds of athlet Continue reading >>

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