Why does KETO OS NAT® contain sodium?
Prüvit Pure Therapeutic Ketones® in KETO//OS NAT® need to be attached to something in order for the body to absorb and use them. Prüvit uses a combination of the minerals sodium, calcium and magnesium to bind BHB ketone salts and a higher proportion of sodium precisely because sodium is absorbed by the body very quickly. These sodium-bound ketones enter the bloodstream faster, allowing the body to reach a state of ketosis faster! Calcium and Magnesium are absorbed at a slower, more consistent rate, resulting in more sustained ketone utilization and enhancing your body’s experiences after drinking KETO//OS NAT®.
How often can I take exogenous ketones?
Exogenous ketones can be taken multiple times a day depending on the desired result. Follow the specific directions printed on each product for the recommended daily dose. If you experience side effects after incorporating exogenous ketones into your diet, consider halving your daily dose and increasing your water intake. When symptoms go away, slowly return to the full dose. When you first introduce exogenous ketones into your diet, start by taking them in the morning so your body can use the ketones without the presence of other fuels like sugar. If you are looking to take a second dose, we recommend taking additional ketones in the evening when you start to feel your energy drop or before you start exercising to optimize your performance.
What are ketones and what is ketosis?
Ketones, B-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA), and acetone are molecules produced in the liver when fats are broken down. This usually only happens when you’re on a very strict high-fat, low-carb diet or fasting. When insulin levels are low and glucagon and ephine levels are relatively normal, fat is released from the fat cells and travels to the liver. This is where ketones are produced and used by the body as an alternative to glucose for energy. Nutritional ketosis is the process by which your body breaks down fat for fuel and creates ketones. Supplementing with exogenous ketones like KETO//OS® introduces ketone bodies into your bloodstream without forcing your body into nutritional ketosis, allowing you to experience a number of health benefits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hkS97pO-EY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2eriAGMWCw
Why should I take KETO//OS®?
Supplementing with exogenous ketones allows you to optimize your human potential and experience the full-body benefits of ketosis without having to adhere to a restrictive or low-carb ketogenic diet that can be very difficult to maintain.
Is KETO//OS® vegan?
Yes, our KETO//OS NAT® is vegan friendly as we use naturally fermented ketones and amino acids.
What are BHB salts and where do they come from?
BHB occurs naturally in many foods, including eggs and milk. Salts are acids and bases held together by ionic bonds. Salt is a chemical term used to describe a specific type of chemical compound. Technically they are defined as ionic compounds formed by the neutralization of an acid and a base. They are composed of positively and negatively charged components that normally dissociate in water or water-based solutions (e.g. blood). Simply put, we call table salt, which is actually sodium chloride (NaCl), “salt,” but it’s just one of many chemical compounds that are defined as salts. The “BHB salt” is simply a compound of sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), and the ketone body, β-hydroxybutyrate. In the Keto OS product package, these individual components are held together by ionic bonds; However, when you ingest the product it is absorbed into the blood where it dissociates into free Na+, K+ and BHB as it is a water based solution. So if you consume the product directly and immediately, the ketones will enter your blood. Ketones are slightly acidic in nature, so combining BHB with sodium acts as a buffer for this acidity. Ketones also naturally act as a diuretic, leading to salt, potassium, calcium and magnesium depletion, and it is generally recommended to increase sodium intake with ketones. The addition of sodium to the product compensates for this salt loss.
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Is KETO//OS® dairy free?
Yes, KETO//OS® NAT™ is dairy and gluten free.