Are Prüvit Ketones Safe?
WHAT ARE KETONES?
Also known as ketone bodies, ketones are produced as the result of the body breaking down fat for energy, which occurs when carbohydrate levels are kept low. The body usually uses glucose as a source of energy so when carbs are decreased, the glycogen and blood sugar levels are lowered as well. The body will then look for another method to produce energy, so it turns to fat as a fuel source.
The breaking down of fat is also known as beta-oxidation and the result is the formation of ketones. The ketones are then used by the body and brain as fuel. Being in this state is known as ketosis (And your brain loves running on ketones).
Ketones (ketone bodies) are compounds that our body produces as an alternative energy source. This happens when glucose (blood sugar – derived from carbohydrates) is not available for our body to use. I bet you didn’t even know your body could run on another fuel source! I definitely didn’t – or had not given it the thought, especially as I was into cycling very seriously and when going on long rides everyone around me would drink regular Coke and suck on sugar gels.
Crazy if I think about it now, but let’s be frank, people grave carbs, many even say they can’t live without them. On the other hand, we have a serious problem worldwide which is obesity. A great majority of these obese people have not become obese from eating too much fat, if you look at your average diet you will probably find out that fat is the smallest portion of your diet, carbs, or simple carbs is what most people overeat on. Even worse processed carbs.
So what can trigger our bodies to start creating ketones as a fuel source? Starvation (not so good), long term fasting (so kinda like starvation), and ketogenic diets. When carb intake is reduced, like in these situations, your body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis – where it becomes a fat-burning machine. Due to not being able to make glucose so readily – your liver takes fat (ingested, or from your body) and turns these fatty acids into ketone bodies. This process is called ketogenesis and is the main goal of the keto diet.
There are three types of ketones that are created during ketogenesis. These are acetoacetate (urinary ketones), beta-hydroxybutyrate (blood ketones), and acetone (breath ketones).
• The result from breaking down the fatty acids
• Will become either BHB or Acetone
• A by-product of AcAc, simplest ketone body and least used.
• Quickly removed from the body if not needed for energy.
• Is expelled from the body through breath or waste
• A formation of the AcAc, ( BHB is not technically a ketone due to its chemical structure, but in the context of the ketogenic diet it’s considered to be one of the three ketones )
• Can be used as an exogenous ketone supplement like KETO//OS to assist the body entering a state of ketosis.
Ketones are placed into two categories:
- Exogenous ketones: these are ketones that are supplied to the body. All the ketone supplements fall into this category.
- Endogenous ketones: which are created naturally by the body.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is most readily absorbed by the body – so most exogenous ketone supplements use BHB as their ketone source.
The TRUTH about Exogenous Ketones – What are they?? ( PART 1 & 2)
How Do Exogenous Ketone Supplements Work?
Supplementing with exogenous ketones is designed to simulate the process of ketogenesis in the body. Basically getting you into a state of nutritional ketosis, without having to invest the time and effort the keto diet can take to achieve the same result. They have become popular because the ketogenic diet generally consists of 5% carbs, 15% protein, and 80% fat – which some people find quite restrictive (myself included). Enter ketone supplements.
So how do they work?
After ingesting beta-hydroxybutyrate it is absorbed into the bloodstream, and then turned into a fuel source for the body. Pruvit claims this process can happen in under 1 hour (Which I have tested, with a blood ketone meter, after eating a doughnut an hour earlier). Once you are in a keto-adapted metabolic state your body has switched to looking for fatty acids to turn into ketones to continue the cycle. The effects are obviously not permanent – and they generally last for 5-6 hours if you continue to consume carbs. Remember, your body has been running on glucose as a fuel source for most of your life – and like us changing a habit – it can revert back to old ones easily.
How To Use Exogenous Ketones?
Twice a day, every day. For the best results – a ketone supplement like Pruvit’s KETO//OS in the morning (caffeinated) and a caffeine-free version mid-afternoon.
Use in conjunction with a ketogenic diet meal plan. Some people use ketone supplements daily to supplement their keto diet plan or take as a pre-workout before exercising. This ensures you are in a state of nutritional ketosis, even if your diet isn’t quite getting you to an optimum level.
Are Pruvit Ketones Safe?
By now you should have a good understanding of what exogenous ketone supplements are, and how they work. From here – the question of “Are Pruvit ketones safe” has probably been answered. Yes. They simulate a naturally occurring process in your body and get you into a state of nutritional ketosis. So the final question should be “Is ketosis right for me?”
Like with any supplementation or drastic change in how you fuel your body, I would recommend you speak to your medical practitioner about whether or not ketones are a good fit. Depending on any existing health conditions or other medical aspects of your being – it is worth discussing with your doctor before you supplement with anything.
If you do decide that exogenous ketone supplements are the right thing for you, there are a few ways you can get started with Pruvit.
- 10 Day Ketone Challenge: The world’s largest ketone challenge –
- 5 Day Experience Packs: We stock these ready to ship from Kuala Lumpur. Grab your 5 day experience pack here.
- Double down with a full box of 20 servings: You can see all of Pruvit’s KETO//OS products here, and choose a flavour.
- Join Pruvit as a promoter: Share the ketone love, build a lifestyle business, and help others pursue better. Learn more about Pruvit’s promoter opportunity here.
If you made it this far, then thanks for reading! I am keen to hear your guys thoughts, so please comment away or get in contact with us.
Till we speak be well
What Makes Pruvit Ketones Safe?
What Sets Pruvit Ketones Apart From Other Cheaper Ketones Products?
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Uncaria tomentosa originates from the Amazon basin. Use of cat’s claw is based on an extensive evaluation of the historic herbal practices of the Campa Indians and other indigenous tribes of the region.
While developing C-MED-100 Dr. Ronald Pero identified that a previously unrecognized naturally occurring class of compounds known as carboxyl alkyl esters is the primary ingredient. Carboxyl alkyl esters (CAEs) are phospholipid-like compounds that can interact with the cholesterol/phospholipid ration in cell membranes and strongly influence the membrane integrity of cells. The CAEs as well as other esters present in C-MED-100 have been shown to support immune system enhancement and natural DNA repair.
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