WHAT ARE KETONES AND KETOSIS?
Ketones, Beta-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.
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 or dietary changes, although not usually long enough to experience the amazing benefits conferred through have elevated ketones over an extended period of time.
HOW DO I INCREASE KETONES LEVELS IN MY BODY?
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 through exogenous ketone supplementation with KETO//OS.
WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC / KETOSIS DIET?
The ketogenic diet (also known as the ketosis diet) is a 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. You can learn more about the ketosis diet here.
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. More accurately you should try with a glucometer – to see what level is in your blood, as water intake can alter the results of a urine test unlike a blood 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.
ARE KETONES AND KETO//OS SAFE?
KETO//OS is quite safe. Ketones naturally exist in the body, and are created as a normal process of fat metabolism. KETO//OS simply provides these ketones from an exogenous source, but they have the same beneficial impact. However, if you suffer from any medical
conditions, it is always safe to consult your health care provider prior to starting any new nutritional supplement.
CAN I HAVE TOO MANY KETONES?
It would be very difficult to overdose on ketones. They are water soluble, so excess ketones will be eliminated mainly via the urine.