2.1 Orange Dream
3.0 Chocolate Swirl
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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, and enhance your body’s ability to utilize.
Is KETO//OS® Gluten Free?
Is KETO//OS® Dairy Free?
No there is a small amount of dairy around 3grams that we use to plate the MCT powder in our 2.1 Orange Dream version of KETO//OS. However, the 3.0 Chocolate Swirl and Max Maui Punch are both dairy free!
Is KETO//OS® Vegan?
Although our KETO//OS® 2.1 Orange Dream version is not vegan….our 3.0 Chocolate Swirl and Max Maui Punch are vegan!
Why is there Sodium in KETO // OS?
KETO//OS was formulated with a higher salt concentration in order to counterbalance the sodium that is lost through ketone supplementation. It also acts as a slight buffer, since ketones can be a bit acidic. When taking exogenous ketones, it is often encouraged that you increase your salt intake; with KETO//OS, the additional sodium is provided for you.
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 elevated ketones over an extended period of time.
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 healthcare provider prior to starting any new nutritional supplement.
Can I take 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.
How does KETO // OS affect insulin utilisation and sensitivity?
KETO//OS can enhance insulin sensitivity. In preclinical studies, exogenous ketones have been shown to do this. Richard Veech (scientist at the NIH) showed that feeding exogenous ketone supplements lowers blood glucose while simultaneously lowering blood insulin: “Research has demonstrated if more glucose is removed from the blood with less insulin, which suggests that insulin sensitivity has been enhanced.” We are experiencing this from testimonies of KETO//OS. As with any medical condition, we recommend you consult with your physician.
Can a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic take this product?
In both T1 and T2 diabetes, patients have abnormal insulin signalling. In T1, the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, and in T2, the body’s tissues are resistant to insulin. Insulin helps transport glucose from the blood into the cells where it can be used for energy. In severely uncontrolled diabetes (typically someone not being treated for their condition), insulin signalling is wildly impaired; and an acute and life threatening condition called ketoacidosis can occur.
If a person is eating a standard diet wherein carbohydrate is a major portion of their macronutrient intake, their tissues are mostly burning glucose for fuel. Therefore, if insulin signalling is incredibly impaired, this will cause glucose to build up in the blood because it can’t get into the cells. Thus, the cells are basically starving even though there’s plenty of glucose in the blood. (This is sometimes referred to as “starvation in the land of plenty.”) This causes the liver to begin making ketones from stored fats, just as it would if you were starving from not eating anything. Insulin also plays a role in regulating ketone production, and normally it inhibits ketone production if it’s too high to keep ketones at a proper level in the blood. So, if the patient’s diabetes is too severely uncontrolled, it is possible that a situation called “runaway ketogenesis” occurs.
The liver makes lots and lots of ketones in a short amount of time. Ketones are acids, and when at extremely high levels (typically >20mM), they can cause blood pH to drop, which can be very dangerous and/or fatal. This is diabetic ketoacidosis. Is being in therapeutic ketosis itself dangerous for a diabetic? No. There is substantial scientific evidence to suggest that consuming a ketogenic diet could actually be a very good treatment for diabetes, perhaps also exogenous ketones. Many individuals are even able to go off insulin once they switch to a ketogenic diet because it takes away the real culprit (carbs).
Ketones don’t require insulin to enter the cells and be used as energy. Therefore, switching the body away from glucose metabolism and towards ketone metabolism is very helpful. Glucose doesn’t store up in the blood (because you’re not consuming carbs), and the impaired insulin signalling isn’t as important since ketones can get into the cells without it. Plus, as described before, ketones enhance insulin sensitivity, especially in someone trying to manage their diabetes with a low carb or keto diet.
Thus, KETO//OS providing therapeutic ketone levels to the blood also provides this benefit. A diabetic could potentially be harmed by taking this product if that person had uncontrolled diabetes and were already in an acute diabetic ketoacidosis crisis. In that situation, no, they would not want to take the product, as it would elevate ketones further. It would be an unlikely scenario, and someone would have to have their condition uncontrolled to the point of potentially entering diabetic ketoacidosis before purchasing or using ketone supplementation. Diabetic patients should only use this product under the care of a physician.
What are the benefits of KETO // OS and Ketones?
The benefits of ketones, and ketone supplementation are vast; and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research supports the use of ketones for the following benefits:
- Weight loss
- Blood sugar balance and enhanced insulin sensitivity
- Increased 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
Can children take KETO//OS®?
Yes, children can also take KETO//OS®, however the serving would have to be adjusted for the age/weight of the child.
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 and enhance your body’s ability to utilize. Follow the 8 steps in the N8tive OS-Zone to get you on the right track. www.pruvitnow.com/n8tive-zone.
Does KETO // OS have side effects?
Supplementing with KETO//OS 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.
KETO//OS is blended with medium chain triglycerides, which can often 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.
We recommend to start slowly and build up to a full serving twice a day, but it is totally up to the individual.
How do I increase Ketone 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 a 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 discipline to stay in ketosis long term.
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.pruvitnow.com/59-minute-test.
Will KETO // OS cause a "False Positive" on a drug test?
There are no scientific studies investigating this possibility. Thus, there is currently no objective evidence to suggest that being in ketosis, whether via the ketogenic diet nor exogenous ketone supplements, could cause a “false positive” on a drug test. This question has been posed often in online forums by users consuming a ketogenic diet and concerned by such a possibility. Collectively, the responses to these questions include anecdotal reports of users who were in ketosis when drug tested and experience no such problem. Thus, it does not appear to be a matter of concern