A convenient low-carb, high-fat snack for travel or a busy lifestyle
Nutritional support while transitioning into ketosis or maintaining a ketogenic lifestyle
A satisfying and energizing way to supplement any low-carb, high-fat eating plan
A quick and delicious way to add fibre and healthy fats to your diet without adding to insulin or leptin resistance
A smart choice for vegans and vegetarians
A whopping 14 to 16 grams of fibre per bar!
A generous 10 to 11 grams of healthy fats, including MCT Oil
A wholesome blend of 11 certified organic, top-quality plant essentials with no genetically modified ingredients
Plus they are moist, chewy and delicious – as if they were homemade!With a line up of healthy ingredients like what’s in the MITOMIX™ KETO Bars, you’ll be amazed at how much nutrition is packed into one bar! And you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar that compares, because they are truly one-of-a-kind!Each box contains 12 x 40g bars.
Find out why Dr Mercola Created the Ketogenic Mitomix Bars
It’s probably happened to you at one time or another…
You’re running behind in your schedule as you rush out the door to get to an important appointment.
Or you’re traveling and your flight arrives late at your destination, requiring you to make a mad dash to catch your ride.
What do these situations have in common? And how do they relate to a healthy metabolic friendly snack, you may be wondering?
In both situations, there’s a good chance you’re stuck without something really substantial and suitable for a ketogenic diet and to keep your body burning fat as your primary fuel. Since we’ve been following our high fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan, we’ve been caught in a situation like this more than we care to remember.
That’s exactly why Dr Mercola began his search for a nutritious snack bar that would support nutritional ketosis and not ruin his dietary efforts – a bar that was high enough in fat and low enough in net carbohydrates and protein.
And guess what? He couldn’t find one! A bar like this simply didn’t exist. The ones that came close were all far too high in protein.
When you make the effort to convert your body over to burning fat, into a state of ketosis, the last thing you want to do is spoil all the progress you’ve made, just because you’re hungry and on the run!
Since a suitable snack bar didn’t exist, Dr Mercola decides to create his own. As you’ll soon see, it wasn’t an easy task…
When you eat a typical Westernized diet, high in carbs and protein, you fuel your body primarily with glucose.
Relative to ketones, glucose is a “dirty” fuel, and can cause unnecessary and harmful free radical damage to your cells and thus, adversely affect your mitochondria.
Here’s something that many people don’t realize about using glucose as their primary fuel: It severely impairs your body’s ability to burn body fat.
And it contributes to insulin and leptin resistance, where your cells lose their ability to effectively respond to insulin. You may also lose your sense of knowing when you’re full, which can easily lead to overeating.
With insulin and leptin resistance, you develop metabolic dysfunction, especially with your mitochondria that frequently leads to belly fat.
Belly fat is unhealthy fat that creates a toxic environment for your organs.
Not only does insulin and leptin resistance make your body hold on to fat, it triggers a cascade of inflammatory and cellular damage. And that leads to faster aging and the development of chronic disease.
No wonder so many people struggle with weight issues and health concerns that just won’t go away…
No doubt you’ve heard a lot lately about ketogenic diets. Perhaps you’ve even thought about trying one yourself and that’s why you’ve found Keto Supplements.
If you’re struggling with weight or any other chronic health issue,we firmly believe you could benefit from taking control of your intake of sugars and carbs… And using high-quality fats to fuel your body instead of glucose.
Your body was designed to run more efficiently on fats than on carbs, so when you successfully shift over to what’s called nutritional ketosis, you optimize your mitochondrial function and your body’s ability to burn body fat.
Mounting research suggests nutritional ketosis – or the burning of fat for fuel – may be the answer to a long list of health concerns.
And, it appears to start with your cells’ mitochondria…
Your mitochondria are one of, if not the most important component of your cells. They supply over 90 percent of your body’s energy needs by converting the food you eat and the air you breathe into usable energy.
Most of your cells contain hundreds of them – some even contain thousands, especially your body’s high energy-demanding heart and brain cells.
In the diagram below, you can see how mitochondria float freely in your cells’ matrix (pictured as orange kidney bean-like shaped structures).
Here’s what’s vital for you to know: As you age, your body produces fewer mitochondria. And when you burn carbs for fuel, your cells’ mitochondria suffer more damage from free radicals caused by reactive oxygen species, or ROS.
When a significant percentage of your mitochondria stop functioning properly, your health can falter and leave you vulnerable to chronic disease.
Clearly, to optimize your health, you want to do everything possible to help repair and boost your mitochondrial health. Diet is one of your most important choices…
Recently, Dr Mercola has been zeroing in on how to support your mitochondria by helping your body regain the ability to burn fat as your primary fuel.
Most all of our ancient ancestors were able to switch from burning glucose to burning fat for their body’s energy with ease. They ate limited sugar and carbohydrates, and greater amounts of healthy fat. Plus, they intermittently fasted, had limited toxic exposures, and as a result, burned fats as their primary fuel.
Unlike them, most of us have become accustomed to eating a high-sugar, high-carb diet, and as a result, lost our ability to switch effortlessly from burning glucose to burning fat for fuel.
And, if you’re like the majority of adults, your health – especially your metabolic health – has suffered as a result.
Fat for Fuel Positive changes
Dr Mercola believes that the key to optimal health and well-being depends upon the health of your cells’ mitochondria and Dr Mercola is committed to helping people make the transition to burning fat for fuel.
In fact, it’s the topic of Dr Mercola’s new book: Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy.
When you burn fat for fuel on a regular basis instead of glucose like you’re doing now, many positive changes can potentially start to happen in your body, including:
You turn on your body’s ability to burn body fat
Your cravings for sugar and carbs fade away
Your metabolism runs more efficiently
You enjoy long-lasting energy and stamina
Your brain functions more efficiently and you feel sharper mentally
Your cellular health and inflammatory response improves throughout your body
What’s at heart here is the excessive intake of carbohydrates that contain no fibre or something we refer to as net carbs. To take control of this health-compromising situation, I recommend that while shifting over to fat burning, you take an especially close look at net carbs…
The importance of reading and understanding labels on food products cannot be overstated, for what you see as carbohydrates can be confusing.
“Net carbs” is a key piece of information you want from a label when you want to burn fat to fuel your body, or maintain ketosis. That is, digestible net carbs or carbs minus the fiber and sugar alcohols.
But you won’t find that number on the label. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires labels list the number of grams of total carbohydrate that includes fiber and sugar alcohols.
So you have to do your own calculations…
To get the net carb value for our raw apple example (see diagram), you would subtract the 3 grams of fiber from the 15 grams of total carbohydrates.
In this example, you get a net carb value of 12 grams. There are 12 grams of digestible carbohydrates in this apple sample because the fibre content doesn’t count.
Because fiber and many sugar alcohols don’t affect your blood glucose the same way as sugars, their values aren’t typically used when calculating net carbs. They are subtracted in the calculation of net carbs.
Bottom line, a food with little or no fibre contains more digestible carbohydrates that you want to avoid when shifting over to fat burning.
Sourced from plants, fibre supports your health in numerous ways:
Nourishes your healthy gut bacteria, which in turn supports immune function and brain health
Supports healthy normal cholesterol and blood sugar levels
Makes you feel “full” so you’re likely to eat less
Also helps slow down your digestion so you feel fuller longer
Supports your body’s detoxification processes
Helps reduce the absorption of carbohydrates
Helps “scrub” the lining of your colon to aid in the removal of wastes
Researchers have found that a diet high in fibre is associated with a lower risk of premature death from any cause.
There are two types of fibre – soluble and insoluble, and both are valuable for your health. Many high-fibre whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts contain both types.
Soluble fibre absorbs water and turns into a gel-like mass in your gut, and helps slow down your digestion. This type of fiber ferments in your gut and nourishes your healthy gut bacteria.
Sources include nuts, seeds, berries, beans, apples and cucumbers.
Insoluble fibre is the type of fibre found in leafy vegetables, celery and green beans. This type of fibre doesn’t break down during digestion, but rather, binds to toxins and aids in their removal.
Here’s a fascinating way that both types of fiber can work together to support your gut: Insoluble fibre forms a latticework in your intestine and the soluble fibre plugs the holes!
Because fibre is so important for optimal health, I recommend getting at least 35 grams of fiber from whole foods each day – the more, the better. I consume about 75 grams per day.
As I mentioned earlier, I was able to find low carb snack bars, but they were all too high in protein. With all the emphasis today on protein, why would high levels be a concern?
Too much sugar and too much protein are a prescription for metabolic disaster in your body. Either can make it challenging to reach and maintain a state of nutritional ketosis.
There’s also another concern with eating too much protein that many people don’t know about.
And that’s mTOR.
Many protein bars contain far too much protein and too high of protein levels can activate what many experts believe to be your body’s most important signaling pathway – mTOR, or mechanistic target of rapamycin.
Strategically activating mTOR is an advantage for body builders, or those who have achieved nutritional ketosis and are cycling stimulating mTOR during strength training sessions a few times a week to preserve muscle mass.
For most of us seeking to achieve the state of nutritional ketosis, or not on our strength training days, activating the mTOR pathway creates a dangerous metabolic scenario for mitochondrial health – and even speeds up the aging process.
Researchers have discovered that low-protein diets improve mitochondrial function and inhibit mTOR.
My general recommendation for protein is about a half-gram of protein for each pound of lean body mass. For sedentary men, that’s only 56 grams, and for sedentary women, it’s about 46 grams. Most people get more than enough protein from the foods they eat.
Function More Efficiently?
It all started because Dr Mercola couldn’t find a suitable bar to use that would keep him in nutritional ketosis. This was a problem as he needed the convenience of carrying something simple and healthy due to his crazy travel schedule.
Dr Mercola carefully searched the market and quickly realized that with all the current interest in ketogenic and low carb diets, there was a tremendous need for a low net carb snack bar with high levels of healthy fats and moderate protein.
Psyllium Husks as a fibre source: Whole blonde psyllium husks are just one of the sources of healthy fibre in Dr Mercola’s MITOMIX™ KETO Bars. He could not find ANY bar on the market that provided the right mixture of high-quality nutrients that would keep him burning fat and in nutritional ketosis.
Dr Mercola began his quest for a healthy bar that would keep him burning fat as my primary fuel. He knew exactly what he wanted, and he knew if he worked hard to optimize it, others would want it too.
So Dr Mercola took a few months to carefully experiment and develop a recipe that I sent to a leading bar manufacturer.
The recipe Dr Mercola developed would:
Keep him (and you) in fat-burning mode
Help restore and nourish his mitochondria
Avoid activating mTOR or other pathways associated with faster aging
Provide a large dose of healthy fiber
Not contribute to insulin or leptin resistance
Provide lasting satiety and satisfaction
Contain the highest-quality raw ingredients
Be free of any harmful additives or artificial ingredients
Equally as important, Dr Mercola chose ingredients that would taste delicious when combined into a bar. Envisioning a bar that was moist and chewy, and would taste like it was freshly homemade.
Tasked with using only the finest raw, non-genetically modified and organic (whenever possible) ingredients, the factory kitchen embarked on Dr Mercola’s project.
He never dreamed it would take as long as it did to perfect my MITOMIX™ KETO Bars…
Dr Mercola's Ideal Ketogenic Bar Was Created
If there’s anything you need to know about Dr Mercola it’s this: When he envisions something, he works hard to make it happen without cutting corners or sacrificing quality.
That’s why it took more than a year and a total of 17 revisions to get the exact bar that met my expectations for taste, texture and the correct nutritional profile to support ketosis.
MITOMIX™ KETO Bars are now available in five flavors, Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Blueberry Pecan and Chocolate covered Blueberry Pecan, here’s what makes them so unique:
Low in digestible net carbs and sugar (2.6 to 5 grams of net carbs depending on variety)
Contains 14 to 18 grams of fiber per bar (depending on variety)
Contains 9 to 11 grams of healthy fats, including MCT oil providing about 68 percent of the bar’s energy
Contains 11 certified organic, top-quality plant ingredients
Provides an intentionally low 3 to 4 grams of protein from organic nuts and seeds
Dr Mercola is convinced these are the healthiest and best tasting bars on the market, bar none. This is not some frivolous marketing hyperbole. Everyone who samples them says the same thing – these are the best low-net carb bars they’ve ever tasted – and virtually no one believes they have five or less grams of net carbs!
If you prefer a bar that’s less sweet and even lower in carbs, our two non-chocolate coated bars, the Chocolate and Blueberry Pecan have less than 3 grams of net carbs each.
Dr Mercola’s MITOMIX™ KETO Bars are truly a “new” type of bar. Most importantly, they fill a void that supports a ketogenic lifestyle or eating plan that’s specially designed to support mitochondrial health and provide cellular energy by using ketones as a source of energy instead of carbs.
Dr Mercola knew the taste and texture of my MITOMIX™ KETO Bars had to be exceptional. There’s nothing appetizing about a dry, tasteless bar.
So that’s why he formulated moist and chewy bars with the finest certified organic ingredients that he could find including…
Macadamia nuts and Chocolate
Macadamia nuts and chocolate – two healthy snack bar favorites!
Almond Butter from organic dry roasted almonds for flavor and mouth-pleasing texture
Whole Blonde 0rganic Psyllium Husks for soluble and insoluble fibre
Organic Coconut and Coconut Butter for flavor, fibre and healthy fat
Organic Pecans and Macadamia Nuts for flavour and healthy fat
Organic Pumpkin Seeds for fibre, nutrients and a delightful crunch
Organic Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds for texture, fibre and nutrition
Organic Blueberries for their antioxidants and deliciously fruity taste
Organic Cacao Nibs for the nutritional benefits of superfood dark chocolate
Organic Cocoa Powder for its delicious bitter flavour
Caprylic Acid (C8) MCT Oil for healthful brain-energizing benefits (not just any MCT oil, but with 95 percent caprylic acid – the optimum oil for elevating blood ketone levels)
Organic Black Sesame and Black Cumin Seeds for their abundance of beneficial bioactive compounds such as flavonoids and high-quality essential fatty acids
To ensure that the MITOMIX™ KETO Bars would have a minimal effect on your insulin and leptin levels, they are formulated with low-calorie plant sweeteners like stevia leaf and lyceum fruit extracts to provide just the right level of sweetness.
Remember, these bars contain absolutely NO artificial sweeteners or additives!
With as little as 2.6 grams of net carbs per bar, my MITOMIX™ KETO Bars are ideal for:
Anyone wanting to optimize mitochondrial function and cellular health
Travel or a busy lifestyle when you want a quick and healthy snack
Transitioning into ketosis or maintaining your ketogenic diet
Any eating plan that calls for low net carbs and high healthy fats
Supplementing your diet with healthy fat sources for lasting energy
Dr Mercola has set the standard with my MITOMIX™ KETO Bars. And now you can take advantage of Dr Mercola’s due diligence in creating a delightfully moist and chewy snack bar that works for your mitochondrial health instead of against it, like so many other bars.
Order your MITOMIX™ KETO Bars today – in your choice of five delicious flavors: Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Blueberry Pecan and Chocolate coated Blueberry Pecan – and be pleasantly surprised at how delicious healthy eating can truly be!