Need a quick introduction to ketosis?
This entertaining cartoon from Pruvit Keto//OS demonstrates how ketosis works in the body–in simple terms! You can buy exogenous ketones Keto//OS here–we have it in stock!
Supplementing with exogenous ketones such as Pruvit Keto//OS catalyses ketosis in the body so that your body starts burning ketones for fuel–instead of glucose within 30 to 60 minutes.
Thorough Explanation by Ben Greenfield
‘Supplementing with exogenous ketones allows you to experience deep ketosis and elevated blood ketone levels, without having to eat copious amounts of fats, follow an excessively carbohydrate restrictive ketogenic diet, or doing a ton of fasting, which as you learned earlier, is often difficult or even damaging to adhere to.
To understand exogenous ketones, you should know that there are three types of ketones: beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone. And all three are the normal by-products of fat breakdown by your body. In much the same way as glucose, ketones can be used by your tissues, especially your brain, diaphragm and heart and are actually a far more efficient fuel source than glucose.
BHB is the primary ketone your body can most efficiently use as fuel during exercise and at rest (especially when you’re keto-adapted). It is the most stable of the ketones, and it is actually found in nature in many foods including eggs and milk. A “BHB salt” is simply a compound that consists of sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), and the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate.
Before you consume a BHB salt, these individual components are held together by ionic bonds. However, when you consume a supplement containing a BHB salt, it is absorbed into the blood where it dissociates into free sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), and finally, the actual ketone. This means that consuming a product containing a BHB directly and immediately puts ketones into your blood, without the need for you to eat tons of fats or engage in carbohydrate restriction or fasting to generate the ketones.
Yes, that means that normally, your body would only generate BHB after it metabolizes fats or is in a deep state of fasting or carbohydrate restriction. But you can bypass that entire process by simply ingesting a BHB salt, and thus get yourself into a deep state of ketosis in as little as ten minutes flat.’