Frequently Asked Questions About Ketones and Ketosis
WHAT ARE KETONES AND KETOSIS?
Ketones, B-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone, are the by-products of fat breakdown. Ketones can be used by the tissues, including the brain, in the body in much the same way as glucose, and are thought to be a superior fuel source to glucose. Being in a state of ketosis refers to having elevated blood levels of ketones.
Pruvit KETO//OS will put exogenous levels of ketones in the body.
Ketosis is a state you’d like your body to get into if you’re at all interested in ridding your physique of body fat. In fact the body will use your stores of fat to simply get you through the day- you don’t even have to hit the gym to burn fat if you're in a state of ketosis. Our bodies are lazy since we consume so many carbs. That means our bodies become very inefficient at using fats, and simply says the heck with it and stores fats as well…fat. That’s why we’re fat. If we put our bodies in a state of ketosis, we get really good at using fat for energy, and we start burning off the fat again.
Essentially, keep your carbs down and your body will look within itself for fuel and the pounds will melt away.
HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT KETOSIS:
- Ketosis occurs when the body does not have sufficient access to its main fuel source, glucose.
- Ketosis describes a condition where fat stores are broken down to release energy, which also releases ketones, which is a type of acid.
- Some people follow a ketogenic (low-carb) diet to try to lose weight by forcing the body to burn fat stores.
- Ketone levels can be monitored by testing urine using specialized strips available from pharmacies.
IS KETOSIS SAFE?
Being in a state of ketosis is a very safe process. This is a naturally occurring process in the body when you break down fat. Most people have been in ketosis at some point, due to exercise, fasting or dietary changes, although not usually long enough to experience the amazing benefits conferred through have elevated ketones over an extended period of time. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KETOSIS...CLICK HERE.
HOW DO I INCREASE KETONES LEVELS IN MY BODY BY USING THE PRUVIT WEIGHT LOSS SYSTEM?
In the past, the process of increasing ketones in the blood was achieved through a strict, carbohydrate-restive diet called the ketogenic diet. This allowed the body to move from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel, and to transition to using fats as its primary source of fuel. Today, we can achieve this state throughEXOGENOUS KETONE SUPPLEMENTATION WITH KETO//OS
WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET?
The ketogenic diet is an extremely low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat diet. Every person responds differently, so the amount of carbohydrates consumed can vary from 20g-50g (sometimes less, sometimes more), depending on each individual, in order to maintain a state of ketosis. Due to the diets restrictive nature, it is quite difficult for many people to follow, and therefore they lack the
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “KETO-ADAPTED"?
Keto adaptation means that you have shifted your metabolism to relying on fat-based sources, instead of glucose (sugar) sources, as your primary source of fuel. Your body increases fat oxidation, and breaks down fats into ketones to be used as the primary energy source.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M IN KETOSIS?
A simple urine test, 30 minutes after taking your KETO//OS, will show the elevated ketone levels in the body. You can also take a blood test using a glucometer with ketone strips for the most accurate reading of ketones in your blood. Here is how you can do a simple test: www.justpruvit.com/59-minute-test
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAKING KETO//OS AND TAKING RASPBERRY KETONES?
There is a significant difference between KETO//OS and raspberry ketones. The name for Raspberry ketones is quite misleading, as this is not a ketone supplement and is not related in any way to ketones, the ketogenic diet or nutritional ketosis. Raspberry ketones are natural substances that give raspberries their sweet scent and flavor, and to a lesser degree blackberries, cranberries and kiwis. The current raspberry ketone supplements on the market are generally synthetically made, as natural raspberry ketones are extremely expensive. They have been promoted as the next best thing on the weight loss market, however research does not support it for this use. KETO//OS is a natural, nutritional ketone supplement that gives your body the ketones it needs in order to enter into ketosis and achieve the benefits of ketones via supplementation.
WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE OF TAKING KETONE SUPPLEMENTS, LIKE KETO//OS?
Supplementing with ketones 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. Supplementing with ketones that are blended with medium chain triglycerides, such as KETO//OS, 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.
ARE KETONE SUPPLEMENTS SAFE?
It would be very difficult to overdose on ketones. T
hey are water soluble, so excess ketones will be eliminated mainly via the urine.
WHAT IS KETO-OS?
KETO//OS is your “ketone operating system” it is the First Therapeutic Ketone Supplement on the market. The proprietary blend is owned by Prüvit and is Dr.Approved, Lab Tested, University backed and the technology in KETO//OS is patent pending, developed by one of the most world renown Dr.’s and experts on Ketosis. Prüvit was the first company approved by University of South Florida to acquire the sublicense rights to use this patent pending technology. It is a powder that you mix with 8=10 oz. of water. Within 15-30 minutes it puts your body into Ketosis. Prüvit owns the worldwide rights to KETO//OS.
KETO//OS has a certificate of analysis for purity, consistence and efficacy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KETONES?
The benefits of ketones, and ketone supplementation are vast, and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research support the use of ketones for the following benefits: • Weight loss • Blood sugar balance and enhanced insulin sensitivity • Increase satiety, and decreased food cravings • Improved energy levels, oxygen capacity, motor performance & athletic performance • Mostly due to the impact of ketones on enhanced blood flow, through vasodilation • Migraine treatment • Neuro-protective benefits in seizure disorders; ADHD; Alzheimer ’s disease, memory and cognitive function; Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis • Autism and improved behaviour and social impacts • Mood stabilization in bipolar disorder (type II) • Stroke prevention; cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome management; improved cholesterol levels • Inflammation management • Endurance enhancement
WHY WOULD I TAKE KETO//OS?
Supplementing with exogenous ketones allows you to experience ketosis – the benefits of elevated blood ketone levels, without having to follow such a restrictive ketogenic diet, or super low carb diet, which is often difficult for some people to adhere to. Optimize your human potential.
WHAT KIND OF DIET SHOULD I FOLLOW WHEN I’M TAKING KETO//OS?
The wonderful thing about taking exogenous ketones via KETO//OS is that you can experience the benefits of ketones without diet modification. Even those who don’t change a thing, will still experience the benefits. However, it is encouraged that you slowly begin to follow a lower carbohydrate diet, or the Keto Diet
and enhance your body’s ability to utilize.
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