What is KETOSTART?
KETOSTART ® is a fast-acting, readily available, carbohydrate-free and highly efficient fuel source, providing your body almost immediate and sustained energy. It was designed to help you reach and maintain a state of ketosis, offering the benefits of elevated ketone levels without the need of carbohydrate restriction. It is a powerful and effective blend of exogenous ketones in the form of beta-hydroxybutyrate salts with electrolytes, to give your body the extra energy it needs.
The KETOSTART ® energy supplements are incredibly efficient formulations with powerful active ingredients, acting as superior fuel source for your body and mind. With 10g BHB content per serving, improved bioavailability, no artificial sweeteners, fillers, colors or preservatives, this ketone powder is easy to mix, digest, while having delicious taste. By providing extra strength, focus and energy, it is the perfect start of your day, dietary program or workout, while supporting a low carb, paleo or ketogenic diet and helping to reach your goals!
WHEN TO USE IT?
START YOUR DAY, keeps you stay energized all day, bring it in your bag everywhere
START YOUR WORKOUT, super tasty and convenient before and after your exercise
STOPS CRAVINGS in between meals, helps adhere to your diet
SUPPORTS A LOW CARB DIET or during transitioning to ketogenic diet
BENEFITS OF KETONES
Provide extra energy- Increase strength - Improve focus
Some of the many other benefits of increased blood ketone levels:
Support Mitochondrial Health
Improve Cognitive Function
Increase Antioxidant Defense
Improve Mood/Reduce Anxiety
Lower Blood Sugar levels
Help with Ketogenic Lifestyle
Reduce Symptoms of “Keto Flu”
Prevent Muscle Wasting
Promote Exercise Recovery
Protect Against Cognitive Decline
Support Heart Health
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WHAT IS IN KETOSTART
Ketones are often referred to as a “cleaner” or more “superior” fuel to glucose.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a molecule that is made by the body to provide energy in times when not enough carbohydrates or sugars are consumed.
The need for electrolyte supplementation increases when we cut carbs.
Electrolytes are essential minerals, vital for maintaining the body’s hydration level, acid-base balance, muscle and nerve function and so much more.
1 SERVING: CALORIES 52, TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 1.3G, TOTAL SUGAR 0
KETOSTART/ NO CAFFEINE/ TROPICAL FLAVOR KETOSTART+/ WITH CAFFEINE/ RASPBERRY LEMONADE FLAVOR
Ketone salts contain BHB bound to mineral ions, creating a balanced electrolyte formulation with a superior fuel energy molecule
The main ingredient in KETOSTART is D,L-Beta-Hydroxybutyrate /BHB/
In addition, when our mitochondria are hard at work supplying energy in the form of ATP, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are made, and these molecules contribute to what is called “oxidative stress,” which puts both the mitochondria and other cell components, including our DNA, at risk for damage. Ketones have been shown to suppress the production of mitochondrial ROS, as well as help our cellular antioxidant defense systems to disarm ROS before they can cause damage.
So, when people are referring to ketones as a cleaner, more superior fuel source, they are often referring to their capacity to generate greater amounts of ATP and emit less (potentially damaging) by-products naturally produced during mitochondrial energy metabolism.
BHB can also be produced outside of the body and taken as a supplement, these are called “exogenous” ketones. Normally, BHB is synthesized in the liver from fatty acids and it serves as an essential carrier of energy from the liver to peripheral tissues when the supply of glucose is too low for the body's energetic needs, such as during periods of prolonged exercise, starvation, or absence of dietary carbohydrates. Research shows that BHB is not only a passive carrier of energy, but also has cellular signaling functions. These signaling functions of BHB work at the cell surface and inside the cells too, which can affect, for example, gene expression (epigenetic gene regulation), lipid metabolism, neuronal function, and metabolic rate.
WHY DOES KETOSTART CONTAIN D,L-BHB (racemic), NOT D-BHB?
Some might claim that D-BHB is superior, compared to D,L-BHB (or often called racemic), however, there are many benefits of L-BHB, so KETOSTART contains a mix of 1 to 1 ratio D- and L-BHB.
For example, L(S)-BHB is an important molecule as signaling, anti-inflammatory and epigenetic regulator.
L (S)-BHB-CoA is a transient intermediate in the final round of β-oxidation of fatty acids. Experiments involving infusions of labeled D(R)-BHB, S-BHB, or mixtures thereof into rats or pigs found that S-BHB is converted mostly to R-BHB; the molecular pathway for this is not known, but it may occur through conversion of S-BHB to acetyl-CoA and then production of R-BHB from acetyl-CoA. At least some of the S-BHB is eventually converted to CO2, presumably also after being metabolized to acetyl-CoA.
L (S)-BHB is metabolized much more slowly than D (R)-BHB is, so that consumption of the same amount of L (S)-BHB may result in higher and more sustained blood levels of S-BHB compared with a similar consumption of D (R)-BHB.
A recent study shows an important aspect of D,L-BHB supplementation, as L‐BHB concentrations increased extensively in the brain, heart, liver, and muscle tissues, whereas a less intense increase in D‐BHB was observed only in the heart and liver.
Another way L-BHB interacts with our immune system and may lower inflammation is by directly inhibiting the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome, which has also been shown in cell culture studies. A recent study showed that this anti-inflammatory effect occurred in the presence of both D- and L-BHB. This can have important implications when considering that L-BHB stays in the bloodstream longer, and thus greater potential for suppressing chronic systemic and neuroinflammation.
We also found D(R)-BHB ineffective for reducing seizure activity, while the mix of D,L-BHB was found effective, but certainly more scientific research is needed on this topic. This formulation was also found to be more GI tolerable.
Unfortunately, the currently available blood ketone meters are only able to detect D-BHB, and unable to measure L-BHB, so this can lead to a common misunderstanding. You actually have about twice as high BHB level in your blood than your blood ketone meter shows when you take a D,L mix BHB supplement, such as KETOSTART (as it is 1:1 ratio D and L BHB).
Balanced electrolytes to complement a healthy lifestyle
Ultimately, electrolytes are necessary for normal body functions, including heartbeat, brain function, muscle contraction and relaxation, and so much more. The need for supplementation increases when we cut carbs while transitioning to or following the ketogenic diet since the hormone insulin (which is suppressed on a ketogenic diet) plays a vital role in the kidney’s regulation of electrolyte levels, more specifically, sodium levels. When insulin levels fall, the kidneys retain less water and excrete more sodium in the urine, which can cause other minerals to become imbalanced. The ketogenic diet can also lead to increased water loss through glycogen loss (stored glucose). Every gram of glycogen stores around 3-4 grams of water, flushed out as glycogen is burned for energy, carrying electrolytes out with it. It is well-known that a ketogenic diet can lead to increased sodium excretion and water loss through the urine, which is associated with unwanted symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle cramps, and headaches, commonly called as “keto flu”. For this reason it is very important to replenish our electrolytes. KETOSTART will do just that, so you basically get 2 products in one: the necessary electrolytes in addition to the ketone energy molecules.