Pruvit has launched some pretty unique products in the past year. One of them is Keto//OS NAT Pure Therapeutic Ketones® which are ketone salts are created through a patented fermentation process. They contain Beta-hydroxybutyrate (or BHB) as the main ingredient which is the bioidentical form of BHB, which are the same form that are NATurally produced by the body. These are the “new generation” of BHB salts supplementation!
What are ketones, ketosis and the Keto Diet?
You may of heard of the following buzz words: “ketosis,” “ketones,” or “the ketogenic diet.” You generally hear reference to them when we talk about low-carb, higher fat diets. In a society where low-fat/no-fat is pretty much the accepted standard, this whole low-carb/high-fat concept can seem a little… out there. Especially when there is so much confusion about what ketones are and what they do. THEN, when we start talking about the possibility of supplementing with ketones – people may get confused. To learn a little more about ketones and ketosis, and why taking a supplement might actually be a good thing, let’s start with the basics…
When we think of the body’s natural fuel source, we think of glucose, or sugar. We know that our body needs to use sugar as a fuel, but what many people don’t realize is that fats can be an equally, and even superior, fuel source to the body. The process of ketosis refers to the body’s ability to use fats as its primary source of energy, over glucose.
When the body burns fat, it produces three bi-products of fat breakdown, β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone. These bi-products are called Ketones. This is a naturally occurring process and it’s what allows our bodies to survive during times of food restriction.
When an individual begins to follow a low carbohydrate diet, the body has to look for another fuel source, and it turns to fatty acids and fat stores to provide that much needed energy. The liver breaks down the fat, and releases ketones into the blood to be used by the brain and other organs to produce energy.
The interesting thing about ketones is that BHB may be a more efficient source of fuel for the brain than glucose, and because ketones are water-soluble substances, any excesses are eliminated through the urine (BHB and ACA), or the breathe (acetone).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
The ketogenic diet first became popular as a treatment for seizures in children suffering from epilepsy, and the neuro-protective benefits of ketones came to light. As research into the process of ketosis expands, the list of benefits just continues to grow.
Heightened levels of ketones the blood have been found to improve insulin sensitivity, lower and normalize blood sugar levels, contribute to an increased state of satiety and decrease food cravings. It makes eating less a lot easier and calorie counting a distant memory. There are significant health benefits from the body running on ketones and being in the state of ketosis that there are too many to list!
The benefits of ketones are obvious, so the question remains – what is the best way to increase your ketone levels?
Pure Therapeutic Ketones® supplementation vs. the Ketogenic diet
The ketogenic diet is not new, and has been in practice for many years. It involves following a low carbohydrate (5-10%), moderate protein (15%-30%) and high fat (60%-75%) diet. The problem with the ketogenic diet is that many people find it quite restrictive and difficult to follow. This creates a problem for those who want to benefit from elevated ketone levels, especially children. In the past, dietary changes were the only way to bring your body into a state of nutritional ketosis.
However, today, we have access to the first exogenous ketone supplement, KETO//OS. The supplement blends BHB ketones with medium chain fatty acids, providing the body with ketones, without the need to follow a strict ketogenic diet. Studies are finding that supplementation with ketones is superior to the ketogenic diet. Even while following a Standard North American Diet (SAD), individuals are still experiencing the benefits of ketones via supplementation. However, it is thought that following a lower carbohydrate diet, not necessarily a strict ketogenic diet, will enhance the benefits of the ketone supplements, as your body becomes even more adept to using the ketones are a source of fuel.
The moral of the story? Ketones are something from with we can all benefit. The best part is that now we have an option to get them, without having to stick to the tough dietary guidelines. So throw out your low-fat yogurt, get off the yo-yo diet bandwagon, and give it a try.
I recommend the following flavors:
🍋Raspberry Lemonade: Tastes like pink lemonade.
🍒Heart Tart: Tastes like a Valentines candy with a touch of cherry.
🍈Lime Time: Taste like a lemonade and makes a great margarita:)
🍊Splash: Tastes like Tang is like an orange citrus.
🍓Maui Punch: Tastes like fruit punch.