Unless you have been hiding under a rock somewhere, you have probably heard some of the buzz about being in “ketosis,” “ketones or a “ketogenic diet.” No? Well, trust me you will. People are starting to see their health transform because of ketosis and they are not being shy about their experience.
A ketogenic diet is related to a low carb diet, the same way second or third cousins are. Although there are similarities, a keto diet has a higher level of healthy fats. More fat causes satiety, making a low carb plan easier to adhere to. People choose this option as a great way to lose weight, manage diabetes 2 or better health in general.
Randy and I transitioned from a low carb diet to a ketogenic one about five months ago, and we are loving the results. One of the things we enjoy the most about eating a low carb keto diet is the benefit of running on ketones (fat) instead of glucose (sugar).
What exactly is ketosis? Think of it as jet fuel for the body. Our bodies are created to run on either glucose or ketones. This is a natural process and how civilization survived periods of great food shortage. When our bodies burn fat for fuel we produce three bi-products of fat breakdown, β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone. These bi-products are called ketones.
On a low carb diet, the body looks for alternative fuel, and it turns to fatty acids and fat stores to provide energy. The liver breaks down the fat, and releases ketones into the blood to be used by the brain and other organs to produce the energy we need. On a keto diet you burn fat more effectively.
Using ketones is a far superior fuel for our brains than glucose. What’s more we have the added assurance that because ketones are water-soluble, whatever excess is eliminated through the urine naturally. When in ketosis we are using this optimal fuel, which translates into better overall health.
It’s no wonder that when Randy and I traded our carb-loaded diet for a low carb one, that we saw the healing properties of being in ketosis. We may not have always been in a keto state when we first began, but we certainly experienced enough of it to recognize the benefits. We transitioned into a more keto diet simply because we wanted to see even greater results in our health. There is something remarkable that happens when your health transforms. It’s like all of a sudden you want to keep improving.
To be in a true state of ketosis our blood ketone level should be between 1.0 and 3.0. Any level lower than 1.0 or above the 3.0 threshold and we just don’t get to experience all the benefits.
Most people confuse ketosis with ketoacidosis. However, ketoacidosis only occurs when the body is not responding to insulin at all, as in type I diabetes. In this state you see ketone levels of 20.0-30.0, this of course is dangerous and nothing like ketosis. When it comes to ketones, a level over 3.0 is not better.
Where it becomes a little tricky is not only getting into ketosis but staying in that ideal 0.5-3.0 ketone level range. Frankly, it can be frustrating at times because we can get kicked out of ketosis rather quickly with a small meal slip up. It then can take days, sometimes weeks to get back into this ideal state. So what’s the solution?
This is where supplementation comes into play. Recently, we tested KETO//OS (Ketone Operating System), it’s a revolutionary drink mix that is based on a proprietary ketone energy technology that delivers advanced macro nutrients and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, and energy. KETO//OS is the first exogenous ketone supplement.
For some time now I kept hearing people in the keto community rave about how they would raise their ketone levels within an hour of supplementation with KETO//OS. This frankly, sounded too good to be true and I wanted to test it for myself. So I picked up a 5 Day Sample Pack and put KETO//OS to the test.
To be honest, the results of this 5 Day experiment shocked me. Within the first hour of drinking Keto//OS I knew I had achieved a higher level of ketosis. My cognition was clearer, I had more energy, my mood was brighter and it even helped me sleep better that night. The only time I felt this level of ketosis was after a day or two of intermittent fasting. However, let’s face it IF is not always a practical solution, even if the benefits are remarkable.
By the end of my 5 Day trial I was sold and ran to get a month’s worth of KETO//OS. If you have never been in a state of ketosis, you have no idea what you have been missing. What’s exciting about this product is that it can provide you with the power of ketones without ever changing your diet. It gives you the ability to test-drive a ketogenic diet. Obviously, if you make keto a lifestyle you will experience even greater benefits. It’s biohacking at its finest. If you choose not to change your lifestyle, KETO//OS will still provide you with the benefits of ketones. This is fantastic news!
With all that being said, I must say that what excited us the most was the ability to recommend to our readers and community group a product that could truly make their low carb keto journey easier. This is why we have decided to sell this product and be a promoter.
Supplementing with exogenous ketones is the perfect solution for those who want to live this lifestyle but find it hard to stay in ketosis or who simply want to raise their threshold of carb allowance. Now if someone has a meal slip up we can tell them to supplement for damage control.
Who can benefit from Keto//OS? This product is for anyone who wants to improve their health, body, and performance. Whether you are looking to lose excess fat, need a concrete way to reduce inflammation or just want the benefits of mental clarity.
Benefits of KETO//OS
- Helps stabilize sugar and enhance insulin sensitivity
- Helps with fat loss
- Improves energy levels
- Better athletic performance
- Increased satiety
- Decreases food cravings
- Migraine treatment
- It has neuro-protective benefits for people with seizure disorders, ADHD, ADD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
- Improves memory and cognitive function
- Autism and improved behavior and social impacts
- Mood stabilization in bipolar disorder (type II)
- Stroke prevention; cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome
- Inflammation management & reduction
Exogenous ketone supplements are changing the way we supplement. These products may be a little new and perhaps more expensive than your typical supplements. Frankly, we think they are worth the investment, especially when you consider the hundreds of dollars we have spent on other products that just don’t deliver on their claims.
Randy and I have opted to use this instead of the typical protein shake, it gives us the energy and satiety we need and at the equivalent cost. I truly hope you give this supplement a try. Please let us know the benefits you experience once you do. Here’s to everyone experiencing ketosis!
Pick up your KETO//OS supplement here.