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About the Author

Hi I’m Jess. I write about my adventures in getting fit and trying to build a life that is more awesome and healthy than before. I’m not a fitness nut, I’m actually more of a geek. I try to write about helpful and practical tips anyone can use.

Aug 29

Can You Drink Wine On Keto Diet?

By Jessica | Keto Diet

Having a healthy lifestyle is not a choice anymore, it is a must! Well, that is if you want to live a long and happy life. Today, eating and drinking are not just as easy as picking everything you desire as it can cause you future health problems, that is why we should choose to live healthier.

What Is Keto In The Ketogenic Diet?

There are a lot of diets and exercises that are being discovered to help you to be fit and healthy and one of the most popular is the Ketogenic Diet. It is a very low-carbohydrate diet which can help your body to burn fats fast. Millions have been experienced benefits for weight loss, performance, and health, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

A small fuel molecule called ketone is the key to make a ketogenic diet very effective and efficient. These are produced when you eat a small number of carbs and an average portion of protein. Ketones are produced in the liver then goes throughout the body to the brain which needs a lot of ketones because it consumes a lot of energy every day.

What To Drink On Keto Diet?

You might be thinking that fruit juices and diet sodas are fine but they are filled with a lot of sugar that can increase your body fat. With labels like low-carb, low-sugar, all-natural, etc. it is hard to tell what is best for you. So to help you on your keto diet, here are some of the drinks you can consume:

1. Water

Known as the holy grail of keto diet, you can never go wrong in drinking water. When ketone levels increases, you can experience dehydration so it’s important to consume plenty of water. If you want to elevate a plain water, you can try to infuse fruits, vegetables, and herbs like lemons and mint.

2. Coffee and Tea

These drinks are amazingly healthy especially for beginners on keto diets as it gives them the energy they need. The only problem in coffee and tea is the sugar added, so as an alternative, you can use a zero-calorie sweetener like liquid stevia. As for teas, it practically does not contain carbs, so having black, green, and herbal teas is perfectly fine.

3. Juice Alternatives

Bottled juices, whether you are on diet or not, is not a healthy drink option. It contains a lot of sugar with lesser fiber and nutrients. A better option is to have the whole fruit instead, or water down the juice to get the natural taste of the fruit.

4. Energy Drinks

Just like sodas, a lot of energy drinks contains a lot of sugar. However, you can switch to sugar-free, low-carb, or zero versions of your favorite energy drinks. It is best to consume no more than one serving per day to limit the daily net carb count.

5. Alcoholic Drinks

As they say, drink alcohol moderately. Hard liquors tend to have lower calories and will not affect your blood sugar level. Some of the keto-friendly alcoholic beverages composed of light beer, hard liquor, and wine.

What Are The Wines You Can Drink On Keto Diet?

Consuming the lowest carb wine is the best for a keto diet. A glass of wine contains 4 to 5 grams net carbs but you need to be careful in drinking too much. Below are the cheat sheets on wine with respective nutrition facts and brands you can choose from.

What To Eat On Keto Diet?

As a beginner, you should stick to food that has lower than 5% carbs. You need to avoid eating foods full of sugar and starch as they consist of higher carbs. A lot of low-carb foods that you can still enjoy, and here are some of them:

1. Eggs

Being one of the healthiest and versatile foods, eggs are considered to be a true superfood. In fact, eggs are proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and increase the feeling of being full, that makes you intake less calorie food throughout the day. With less than a gram of carbs and 6 grams of protein, this food is the perfect keto-friendly food that can boost your weight loss.

2. Meat and Seafood

It is not a surprise that meat and seafood are known to have a high source of protein. To ensure the health benefits, make sure to pick pasture-raised meat and poultry as they contain higher ratios of omega 3 and 6 fats compared to grain-fed animals. Aside from that, meat and shellfish provide an excellent source of vitamin B12, zinc, and copper, you just have to be mindful that you can only consume not more than 3 to 5 ounces of shellfish per serving.

3. Dark Chocolate

Chocolates are the greatest guilty pleasures for most people and you don’t have to sacrifice your cravings, an alternative solution for this is to switch to dark chocolates. The cocoa in dark chocolates composed of flavanols that help in reducing blood pressure, the risk of heart disease, and insulin resistance. When buying dark chocolate, look for the label and make sure that you choose the ones that do not have added sugar and minimal carbs per serving.

4. Coconut Oil

One of the most saturated fat dense food that you can use in cooking is coconut oil. It was found that using coconut oil has helped obese people to lose weight including their belly fat. Consuming 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day can help you lose an inch from your waistlines.

5. Nuts and Seeds

To complete your keto diet, make sure to incorporate nuts and seeds. It contains fiber that contributes to the feeling of fullness while reducing the calorie consumption. Nuts and seed are found in a lot of ketogenic diet recipe due to its low net carbs, however, the amount to be consumed varies on the types of nuts and seeds.


Conclusion

On a ketogenic diet, it allows your body to run its fuel supply from fats which will make your fat burning increase. This is a great way to lose a lot of weight instead of going on a hunger strike or fasting that can drain your energy. With this type of diet, you can still enjoy drinking your favorite wine and pair it with keto-friendly foods.

 

 

Aug 29

7 Fun Ways to Do Yoga for Kids

By Jessica | Yoga

When things get unbalanced or tough, some people spread mats and turn to yoga in order to rebalance the equilibrium.

As we all know, yoga balances are emotions, develop a sense of ourselves and calm our nerves and emotions.

But, what about teaching kids yoga?

With unlimited energy and tirelessly moving around, it seems a little impossible to teach them the calmness of yoga, right?

However, yoga can be transformed from calm and serious to fun with lots of movements by incorporating games that kids will surely love and enjoy.

Here are fun ways to do yoga for kids that will keep them interested:


1. Play the Yoga Style Freeze Dance

Every child loves the game of freeze dance. It is a game where kids get to let loose, turn, twist, shake and dance to their favorite music then suddenly stopping without any notice— stopping or freezing their body when the music stops. There is something about just anxiously waiting for the music to stop which brings laughter and excitement to kids.

How to play:

Simply play a popular or an upbeat song and have the children dance around. When the music suddenly stops, shout a name of yoga pose and have the kids to freeze in that pose. This game should also test their knowledge about the different yoga poses.

It is fun to see which moves faster, their bodies or their minds, as they think and try to do a certain pose.


2. Allow Creativity with Yoga Challenge

This yoga game can be done in various ways. It is good to have a group which is familiar with different yoga poses. If not, then you will need to give them a brief demonstration of several yoga poses first in order to get them familiarized with different yoga poses.

How to play:

You do not just say the name of a yoga pose and your kids to do it. You need to give them challenges in order to come up with different poses.

For instance, you can say:

“I challenge you to do a pose where both hands are on the ground.”

Or

“I challenge you to make a pose which requires you to stay balanced.”

As you add more challenges, you can see how their creativity expands.


3. Have Fun with Yoga Race

Despite the word “race”, this game does not involve letting kids run around. This is a race which does not involve running, rather the students will walk.

How to play:

This game starts with a teacher standing at one end of a room and the kids at the opposite end. When the teacher turns her back, the kids need to walk toward the teacher. The teacher will turn around without notice and shout a pose. The students need to stop where they are and do the pose quickly. The kid that reaches the teacher first will lead the next game.


4. Do the Silly Train

This yoga game strikes the perfect balance of letting the children be their silly and fun selves while still teaching them how to follow instructions.

How to play:

Have all the kids line behind you in a single straight line. Make sure that there is an inch or two of spaces between each student. You who is leading the train will pick a pose which everyone needs to do. When you are ready to start, you will need to lead the train around the room.

Passengers or the kids following should move or dance as silly as they can, while they stay on the train or in line. Once the leader turns around, everyone following must instantly go into the pose that was mentioned. Once you do one lap around the room, you can change the train leader. You can also have some music playing for an added fun.


5. Try A Yoga Obstacle Course

Like any other obstacle course, this game includes different stations which have various challenges. This is a fun way to have competitions and also teaching kids yoga.

How to do it:

You need to place yoga mats in a line and create stations.

In each station, you can ask kids to:

  • Do a yoga pose with a certain prop
  • Do some breathing exercises in a certain condition
  • Do something fun like skipping rope, dancing or doing a creative yoga pose.

6. Teach Shapes Through Yoga

This is a fun and creative way to teach your kids the different shapes and yoga at the same time.

 

How to do it:

First, you will need to introduce to the kids the different shapes.

After that, list some of the shapes that you would like the kids to learn.

Examples of shapes you can use are:

  • Diamond
  • Hexagon
  • Heart
  • Star
  • Oval
  • Triangle
  • Rectangle
  • Square
  • Circle

Shout a certain shape and watch the kids create different yoga poses in order to pretend the shape mentioned. After they have done the shape, ask them to shout what shape they were.


7. Play “Yogi Says”

Just like the popular children game “Simon, says”, but this one incorporates yoga!

How to do it:

Start by picking someone to be the Yogi. Then the rest of the kids will need to make a single line. The yogi needs to think of a certain yoga pose. The yogi will then shout “Yogi says, (the name of the yoga pose). The kids need to do what the yogi says.

If the Yogi only says the yoga pose without the “Yogi, says” then the kids should not do it. If they did, then you can have them do 5 bunny hops or any other actions as a forfeit.


Conclusion:

Teaching yoga to kids can be a challenging task. Kids have a lot of energy to spare. But you can either look at it on the negative side or use that energy to your advantage and make a yoga class very active and fun while having them do some yoga poses.

 

Aug 29

5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat with Yoga

By Jessica | Yoga

Are you tired of ending your day with stress, pressure, and anxiety?  You’re lucky if you’re not feeling any of these, but sadly, these things are inevitable in this world.

Some people can take all the negativities in their lives by unwinding. So, how do you really unwind? Is it by drinking beer, going out with friends or eating all you want? Well, I must say these things might make you feel good but it is obviously, not a good remedy for having a good health. You might even get a belly fat for these routines. So why not choose to be healthier, or rather end your day with yoga?

What is yoga?

Yoga is a practice of freeing out all the negativities of your life by talking to your body and soul. It is well known as a relaxation process for an individual who wanted to be more productive of himself. It has a lot of benefits aside from relieving the stress; it can also help in losing weight or even losing belly fat. And guess what, this can just take up to ten minutes of time. Even beginners can start in doing this.

Here are 5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat with Yoga:

1. Do the Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose

Cobra pose is the perfect yoga posture to strengthen your abdominal muscles as well as reducing belly fats. This pose should strengthen the abdomen, back, and the entire upper body. This pose also makes the spine strong and flexible.

How to do it:

  • With legs stretched, lie down on your belly.
  • Place your palms underneath your shoulders.
  • All toes and your chin touching the floor.
  • On inhale, raise your chest up slowly by bending backward as much as you can.
  • Hold the cobra pose for 15 to 30 seconds depending on your ability.
  • On exhale, slowly bring down your entire body to the starting
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Take Note: You should not do this pose if you are pregnant or have hernia, ulcer, or back injuries.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UArmfqhbWLk

 


2. Try the Naukasana or Boat Pose

The Naukasana pose helps in reducing belly fat. It is really good for your stomach and strengthening the leg and back muscles.

How to do it:

  • Lie down on a mat in a supine position— legs stretched together and arms on your sides facing down.
  • On inhale, raise your legs slowly without bending the knees.
  • Stretch your toes and foot outward.
  • Raise your legs as high as you can.
  • Then raise both arms. Keep them straight and attempt to reach toward your toes.
  • Try to bring your body close to a 45-degree angle.
  • Hold this yoga pose for at least 15 seconds.
  • Exhale gently as you release.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnItUzlz5ao

 


3. Do the Dhanurasana or Bow Pose

Dhanurasana is the best position in order to strengthen your abdominal core. In order to reach its full potential, you will need to rock back and forth while holding the position. Such motion provides your abdomen a full massage and activates your digestive system. It fights constipation and gives a good stretch to your back.

How to do it:

  • Start by lying down on your belly with arms placed on your side and legs stretched together.
  • Bend your knees and reach your ankles with your arms and hold.
  • On inhale, lift your head then bend backward.
  • Lift your legs as high as possible.
  • Hold the position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  • On exhale, bring your body slowly to starting position.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUA8TCfUlgw

 


4. Try the Pavanamukthasana or Wind-Relieving Pose

This yoga posture tones the muscles of hips, thighs, and abdomen, relieves lower back pain, improves metabolism, cures constipation, regulates acid levels in your stomach, massages the colon and triggers burning of fat.

How to do it:

  • Lie down in supine position with feet stretched out and heals touching each other and your arms on your side.
  • Bend your knees.
  • On exhale, slowly bring your bent knees toward the chest with your thighs applying pressure on your abdomen.
  • Properly hold your knees in place by holding your hands underneath the thighs.
  • On exhale again, lift your head and allow your chin to touch your knees.
  • Hold this pose for 60 to 90 seconds.
  • Slowly exhale and release your knees.
  • Bring your hands to your side with palms facing the ground.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UArmfqhbWLk

 


5. Do Kumbhakasana or Plank

The plank is the simplest yet the most effective yoga pose in order to reduce belly fat. Not only does it reduce your belly fat, but it also helps in strengthening and toning your thighs, buttocks, back, shoulders, and arms.

How to do it:

  • Start on your knees under the hips and your hands directly resting under your shoulders.
  • Tug your toes under and step your feet back, extending your legs behind you.
  • On inhale, slightly look ahead of your palms so your neck is aligned with the spine.
  • Firmly hold in your abdominal muscles.
  • Make your hands flat and fingers spread. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels.
  • Hold this pose for at least 15 to 30 second or more.
  • On exhale, release the pose by dropping on your knees.
  • Repeat this pose for at least 5 times. Relax for 15 seconds on each round.

Take note: If you have shoulder or back injuries or a high blood pressure then try to avoid this pose.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1H0g-1UB8

Repeat these fat-belly burning poses every day or 3 to 5 times thrice a week, spacing with a day off. In order to boost your metabolism, you can do this series of yoga poses during the morning.

This is just a sample for starters in doing yoga. You can add or change any of these positions as desired. This can be done every day or as soon as you feel like doing it. It is a very effective way of losing weight or belly fats. Just don’t forget to eat healthy to top it all off.

Aug 28

Are You on a Ketogenic Diet? Here are 7 Keto Instant Pot Recipes That You Could Try at Home

By Jessica | Keto Diet

Going on a ketogenic diet means that you’re in the process of only eating moderate protein, low carbs, and high-fat diet foods. This kind of diet will put your body in a metabolic state known as the “Ketosis”.

So have you been doing this diet for a long time, or just new to it? Whatever your answer is, have you ever tried preparing your keto foods in an Instant Pot? The use of an Instant Pot is that you can make easy one-pot meals. What makes it interesting is that you’ll get enough nutrients from your diet.

The 7 Keto Instant Pot Recipes

The best way of preparing your ketogenic foods is by cooking it in an Instant Pot. This kitchen contraption is a pressure cooker, which not only cooks your foods, but it also makes sure that the cooked foods maintain its nutrients that will be needed for your diet.

So for those who don’t have an Instant Pot yet, why not purchase one. You will gain more nutritional benefits in your ketogenic diet by using them, rather than preparing your keto foods on stoves and ovens. Anyways, here are several easy instant pot recipes that you could prepare at home.


1. Low-Carb Cauliflower Keto Soup

Here is a keto soup that is perfect for low-glycemic or low-carb diets. It is a creamy cauliflower soup that is topped with bacon, sliced green onions, cheese, and sour cream.

Here’s how you can prepare the dish:

Preparation:

Coarsely chop the cauliflower head into small pieces. Turn on and put the instant pot to “sauté” and melt down the butter. Add in onions after 2 to 3 minutes. Then add in the garlic powder, chopped cauliflower, chicken stock, and salt. Close the lid, put it in “high pressure” and cook for 5 minutes.

Prepare the cream cheese, grated cheddar, and ½ cup of cheese or milk. Also, cook and crumble the bacon strips, dish up some sour creams, extra cheese (grated), and sliced green onions. These are for the toppings.

 


2. Chicken Cacciatore

Are you up for an Italian food? Then why not try this keto chicken cacciatore. It is very simple to make, it doesn’t cook as any beef dishes, and has an extraordinary taste. The best way of preparing this meal is by cooking that will be good enough for a few days. It freezes well in the fridge making it last for a couple of days. In this way, you could instantly prepare your own keto meal by just heating it up in a microwave.

 


3. Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse

Love desserts? Yes? Well, then it’s a good thing that you can also prepare low carb desserts in an Instant Pot. This keto chocolate mousse is so easy to make, that you can even prepare it every week or every day if you wanted to. With only 4.4 grams of net carbs, you can already enjoy a delicious chocolaty and creamy treat.

This chocolate mousse is sweetened with Swerve sweetener as a replacement for sugar. Swerve sweetener is non-glycemic and zero calories. Therefore, this keto dessert is ideal for diabetics and for those who are in a ketogenic diet, as it does not have any effect on insulin or blood glucose levels.

 


4. Keto Crack Chicken

The good thing about this keto crack chicken meal is that you can prepare crack chicken in so many different ways. If you have leftover chicken in your fridge, just waiting to be used or eaten, then that leftover will work great for making your own Crack Chicken Meal.

This Instant Pot dish is wildly popular and only consists of simple ingredients. It only uses bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, and scallion. The result will be a rich and creamy crack chicken, packed with delicious flavor.

 


5. Keto Instant Pot Meatballs

Who doesn’t like meatballs? Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean that you cannot eat this delicious meat. No, because you can still make meatballs that are ideal for those who are in a keto diet.

These tender, juicy, low-carb keto meatballs with sauce can be now made in just a few minutes by using your own Instant Pot. These keto meatballs are the perfect toppings for cooked zoodles or spaghetti squash.

 


6. Keto Low-Carb Chili

Who loves Mexican food? If you are one of them, then try out this keto Mexican food. Getting on a keto diet doesn’t mean that you’ll have to give up eating your favorite foods. It just changes the common ingredients that are used in your favorite foods.

This keto low-carb chili recipe doesn’t contain any beans, which significantly reduces the carb count.

 


7. Keto Lemon Garlic Salmon

You might have never thought of being able to cook fish in your Instant Pot, but guess what? You can actually make one. In just about 5 minutes, you can already enjoy the best silky and luscious salmon that you’ll ever get to eat.

The best part about this keto recipe is that, you can put a still frozen salmon in the instant pot, making it perfect for those busy or forgetful people that didn’t defrost their fish earlier. Aside from that, the keto lemon garlic salmon is very easy and fast to make. You can cook it up in just about 10 minutes.

 


Conclusion:

And these are several ketogenic dishes that you can make in an Instant Pot. These recipes are very simple to make, thus making it much easier to prepare for your diet and even for your family. Ketogenic foods are not only good for those who are on a diet, it’s also safe for kids to eat them at least once a day.

Instant Pot is a really popular kitchen contraption, a lot of kitchen household has them. This is because the pressure cooker is one of the most useful small kitchen appliances available out there. You can even choose a lot of functions on it, and make almost any kind of food that you wanted.

 

Aug 28

5 Best Keto Mug Bread Recipes Video Roundup

By Jessica | Keto Diet

If there is one clear message about the Keto (short for Ketogenic) diet, then it is the need to STRICTLY avoid carbs! Enjoying a less than 25 grams of carbs a day (which is about one dinner roll) is a huge challenge for many individuals and most definitely a huge adjustment as you enter a low-carb diet lifestyle.

So…

What does every Keto-dieters out there miss the most?

Uhm, bread. (Duh!)

The good news?

There is a loophole! It takes only a few ingredients, a mug and a minute in the microwave (or no microwave at all).

The Keto Mug Bread is all the hype today that excite every Keto-dieters who craaaaaave for bread! Here are the top 5 video roundup of the best Keto mug recipes today!


1. Keto Almond Flour Mug Bread

A bread made especially for people who are under Keto restrictions, the Keto Almond Flour Mug Bread only takes 90 seconds to cook, making it the perfect breakfast to make when you really have no time to cook. With only 4 ingredients needed: Egg, baking powder, salted butter and almond flour, you can create a delicious, “Keto-passed” bread you will love!

Watch how to make a Keto Almond Flour Mug Bread here: https://youtu.be/uE98gHygT4Y


2. Keto Coconut Flour Mug Bread

Another perfect Keto bread, this one uses coconut flour instead of almond flour for added texture and creaminess. Just like the almond flour version, this also takes only 90 seconds to finish and uses 6 ingredients: salt to taste, baking powder, egg, olive oil, heavy whipping cream, and coconut flour.

Watch how to make a Keto Coconut Flour Mug Bread here: https://youtu.be/uysDM_92iUo


3. Keto Garlic Mug Bread

If you want to add some “garlic” twist to your Keto bread, then this is the perfect one for you. The Keto Garlic Mug Bread uses the same original ingredients, but it is topped with parmesan cheese, crème cheese and some garlic powder, perfect with any type of “zoodle” dish or just pair it with some salad.

Watch how to make a Keto Garlic Mug Bread here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEz_yo3-e8w


4. Keto “No Bake” Mug Bread

So, do you want an easy Keto mug bread recipe? Then this one should be your pick. While all other Keto mug bread recipes here require a microwave oven, this one is a “no bake” mug bread! Quite easy to make and very tasty, this is the simplest Keto mug bread recipe you will find on the internet today!

Watch how to make a Keto “No Bake” Mug Bread here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCBUWyFrLBw


5. Keto “Eggless” Mug Bread

A Keto mug bread main ingredient is eggs. But how about an “eggless” mug bread? Sounds interesting? Well, try this Keto “eggless” mug bread and see for yourself! This easy Keto mug bread version with minimal ingredients will surely delight your taste buds while still following the strict Keto “low-carb” rule!

Watch how to make a Keto “Eggless” Mug Bread here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac0qUj3K2JM

 

Aug 20

Best Ketone Supplements to Help You Stay in Ketosis

By Jessica | Keto Diet

Ketone supplements, also known as exogenous ketones, are becoming more and more popular each day. Basically, these supplements are to be used alongside a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diets primarily stimulate your body to use fats as a source of energy to fuel it rather than glucose or sugar-based food and drinks.

Ketone supplements balance the fat that is needed by your body to get it into a state of ketosis. With all the ketone supplements out on the market today, how would you know what would be the best one for you? Join us as we take a closer look at five of the best ketone supplements to help narrow down your choices.


Perfect Keto

Perfect Keto is a ketone supplement in a powdered drink mix packed with MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). It is a superb source of energy even for those who aren’t on the keto diet. It is a great-tasting drink that comes in two flavors—chocolate sea salt and peaches and cream.

We didn’t experience any discomfort when we tried this product, but some users did. To avoid this, we suggest starting with just half of the recommended serving. We thoroughly enjoyed the taste that seems to lack in other supplements even though some users say it is a bit salty.

Pros:

  • Made with naturally derived ketone salts
  • Has no carbs, no gums or fillers, and no sugars
  • With MCTs And zero-calorie Monk fruit extract

Cons:

  • Some reports of stomach discomfort
  • Tasted a bit salty when added to coffee
  • Slightly expensive

Keto Drive

Made of ketogenic friendly ingredients, Keto Drive uses a unique blend of patented BHBs or beta-hydroxybutyrate to help you get healthy ketosis. You’ll achieve the maximum fat burning powers without sacrificing physical and mental peak performance. It also boasts an addition of a very solid dose of Vitamin A known to be a keto-friendly vitamin.

One of the main complaints we found on this supplement is the serving size which can be smaller than what is recommended. This makes it more expensive. Other than that and the usual stomach issues commonly associated with most ketone supplements, this is one of the best ketone supplements you can find.



Pros:

  • Contains no carbs, no caffeine, and no sugar
  • Offers superior appetite control
  • Non-GMO product

Cons:

  • Not as good-tasting
  • Can cause indigestion issues
  • The servings are small

KetoFast

 

The manufacturers of KetoFast claim to follow the strictest guidelines for safety and hygiene, and this is what impressed us. The supplement is effective in promoting ketosis within the body. It not only stabilizes cholesterol levels but is also good in stabilizing moods as what we experienced when we tried it.

The only thing we didn’t like about this supplement is that it only comes in one flavor. This can be a problem when you take this several times a day. You will probably get bored with it soon enough.



Pros:

  • Rich in GO BHB salts
  • Made with all-natural ingredients
  • No sugar, no stimulants, no after-taste

Cons:

  • Comes in only one flavor
  • Can be too sweet for some people
  • Takes some time to fully dissolve

Zenwise Health C8 MCT Oil + Prebiotic Powder

Zenwise Health C8 MCT Oil + Prebiotic powder has goMCT that promotes the production of ketones. This supplement provides you with a natural boost in your energy levels and gives you mental clarity without the use of glucose. It has acacia fiber that is good for your digestive health.

This acacia fiber gives great benefits for your body but can cause bloating or diarrhea to those with sensitive stomachs. We didn’t feel any side effects but were a little annoyed with the clumps that we found as the powder didn’t mix well with coffee.



Pros:

  • Contains Acacia fiber for gut health
  • Odorless and tasteless
  • Has Caprylic Acid (C8)

Cons:

  • Does not easily dissolve
  • Forms clumps
  • Some reports of bloating and indigestions

Kegenix Keto Meal Replacement

A meal replacement drink, Kegenix Keto is ideal for people who are always on the go. It has all the benefits of a ketone supplement but can be used as a replacement for meals. You don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing an entire keto meal, all you need is to mix this in water and drink.

The vanilla flavor can be a little too sweet for some people, but we prefer it over supplements that taste bad. Also, if you’re lactose intolerant, this may not be the best ketone supplement for you as it contains traces of milk.



Pros:

  • Has a patented blend of BHB/MCT SuperFuel
  • Contains the highest-grade Whey Protein Isolate
  • Comes with essential vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients

Cons:

  • Not recommended for those with lactose intolerance
  • Can be too sweet for some
  • Does not mix well

KetoSports Keto8 Dietary Supplement

No more problems with clumping, the KetoSports Keto8 supplement comes in liquid form that is odorless and tasteless. The KetoSports Keto8 supplement comes in liquid form that is odorless and tasteless. You can add it to your favorite beverage, and you will barely notice it. It is rich in MCT and Caprylic acid that is effective in boosting ketone levels in your body.

They may claim it as tasteless. However, we did sense a slight taste that isn’t good nor bad either. Your body may need time to adjust to this supplement so to avoid any discomfort, take small amounts at first until your body gets used to it.



Pros:

  • Comes in liquid form
  • Enriched with Caprylic Acid (C8)
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • Caused some stomach discomfort in some
  • Doesn’t taste good
  • Your body needs time to adjust

Here’s a personal rating I would give the products included in this review.

 

Best Overall

Perfect Keto

  • Made with naturally derived ketone salts
  • Has no carbs, no gums or fillers, and no sugars
  • With MCTs And zero-calorie Monk fruit extract

 

Best for Digestive Health

Zenwise Health C8 MCT Oil + Prebiotic Powder

  • Contains Acacia fiber for gut health
  • Odorless and tasteless
  • Has Caprylic Acid (C8)



Most Affordable

KetoSports Keto8 Dietary Supplement

  • Comes in liquid form
  • Enriched with Caprylic Acid (C8)
  • Very affordable



Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Ketone Supplements

 

Know Your Purpose

What is your reason for getting ketone supplements? Do you want to lose weight? Are you looking for easy keto replacement meals? Or are you an athlete that requires mental focus?

 

Consider Your Budget

Ketone supplements are something you need to take consistently to get the best results. Choose one that has all you need at a price that you can easily afford for your regular consumption.

 

Your Overall Health

Before getting the best ketone supplement, check with your doctor first to know if you have any medical conditions you aren’t aware of. Plus, it’s a good idea to know what you specifically need for your body before taking them.


Conclusion

All these ketone supplements are very effective, but for us, the clear winner here is Perfect Keto. It has the right amount of MCT and ingredients that are naturally safe. It’s still a matter of preference, so we suggest checking them all out.

Aug 20

Best Raspberry Ketones Buyer’s Guide & Reviews

By Jessica | Keto Diet

Raspberry ketone supplements have been around for years, but today they are getting more popular because of the proven track records of helping people lose weight. Using raspberries as their main ingredients, it’s no wonder more people are taking them. Fans are raving about how effective these supplements are in burning excess fat and increasing metabolism.

We gathered four of the best raspberry ketone supplements on the market to give you an in-depth look at each of them. Here, we list down their pros and cons to help you narrow down your choices.


Naturewise RASPBERRY KETONES Plus+

Containing antioxidants and natural plant extracts, Naturewise RASPBERRY KETONES Plus+ has 400 mg of raspberry ketones per capsule for ultimate weight loss. It is one of the bestselling raspberry ketone supplements on the market today. It has no fillers, no binders, and nothing artificial, only natural and safe ingredients.

This supplement contains a protein hormone called adiponectin that manages the metabolism of fat and sugar in your body. The makers of this supplement take pride in using third-party laboratories to test the efficiency of their product.  In addition, they have superb customer support that is dedicated to helping you with any of your concerns about the supplement.

A lot of its users rave about how energized they feel after continued intake of this supplement. It has a perfect blend of ingredients such as cayenne, acai, African mango seed extract, green tea extract among others. This roster of ingredients is what helps you lose weight, increase metabolism, and suppress your appetite.

Many people stand by this product although the results are varying. Some people have experienced total weight loss while others say it took them a long time to notice a difference. Our bodies react differently, so we aren’t surprised to find out about this.



Pros:

  • Doctor formulated
  • Contains plant extracts like acai, African mango seed, green tea, and cayenne
  • 100% pure, no artificial fillers or binders added

Cons:

  • The results are varying
  • Some reports of constipation
  • Takes a while for it to take effect

FRESH Healthcare Pure Raspberry Ketones

The FRESH Healthcare Pure Raspberry Ketones help promote weight loss by shrinking the fat cells in your body. It has decent appetite suppressant properties that are effective in curbing your appetite to make you eat less. Plus it gives you the energy to make you do more; thus, if you love to work out, you will lose more weight.

Having one of the highest concentrations of raspberry ketones on the market, it isn’t a wonder that this supplement has garnered tons of positive reviews on online markets. It increases your body’s production of adiponectin that helps regulate glucose levels and the breakdown of fatty acids. It has no side effects, no added fillers, or additives that can be harmful to your body.

This supplement contains antioxidants that fight free radicals to improve your energy levels as well as boost your mood and mental focus. Aside from the main ingredient which is raspberry, this supplement uses only vegetable cellulose, magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide as binders to keep the capsule together. Other than these, no other unnecessary ingredients are added, making it one of the best and simplest raspberry ketones you can find.

As with other ketone supplements, the results vary depending on your body. Some users complain of seeing slow results while others are more than satisfied with their weight loss.



Pros:

  • Gluten-free formulation
  • No additives or fillers
  • 1,000 mg of ketones per capsule

Cons:

  • Some reports of the jitters
  • Leaves an aftertaste
  • Results aren’t immediate

Vita Balance Raspberry Ketone Plus

One of the best raspberry ketones on the market today, Vita Balance Raspberry Ketone Plus not only helps you lose weight, but it also increases your energy levels, suppresses your appetite, and speeds up your metabolism. It contains antioxidants that help boost your immune system and fight the damaging effects of free radicals for overall improved health.

Made of natural ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, African mango, and green tea extracts, this supplement helps you lose weight safely and naturally. It burns fat even when you’re not exercising. It is also good at suppressing your appetite without making you have cravings.

Since it uses only natural ingredients, your body will be free from toxins making you more energetic and lively. It regulates your weight by reducing the fat levels of your body and prevents the formation of fat tissues. It helps to increase the number of adiponectin hormones in your body that helps curb appetite as well as promote the reduction of fats cells.

Although this supplement is highly effective, we do not recommend it for people under 18 years of age or lactating women. It is so potent that it shouldn’t be taken more than the recommended dosage. It also contains caffeine that may cause sleeplessness or palpitations in some people.



Pros:

  • Made of natural ingredients
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Proven safe with no side effects

Cons:

  • A few reports of causing high blood pressure
  • Not recommended for people under 18 years
  • Contains caffeine

Nature’s Design Raspberry Ketones

Nature’s Design Raspberry Ketones promises to boost your metabolism and when we tried it, it does what it claims to do, and we’re satisfied. Along with its many happy customers, this supplement helps you lose weight by suppressing your appetite and burning fat tissues in your body. The African mango component of this supplement is very good not only with weight loss but also helps lower cholesterol levels.

The green tea extract helps burn fat as well as boost your immune system. It helps fight damages caused by oxidative stress as it is a known antioxidant. This supplement also keeps hunger pangs at bay so you won’t indulge in stress eating or binging.

Its high content of raspberry ketones of 1,200 mg per serving helps you lose weight and keep the fat cells in check. With a proper diet, enough exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, this supplement will help you achieve your weight goals. It will provide you with more energy and mental clarity.

With its high concentration of raspberry ketones, we found this supplement to be less potent than the others on this list. Some people complained of results to be visible only after a few months of use, but that is relative as some users found this to be very effective in weight loss.



Pros:

  • Uses only natural ingredients
  • Has 1,200 mg per serving
  • Effective appetite curbing properties

Cons:

  • Not as potent as the others on this list
  • Poor customer service
  • Results take slow

Here’s a rating of the products included in this list.

 

The Best of the Best

Vita Balance Raspberry Ketone Plus

  • Made of natural ingredients
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Proven safe with no side effects



Most Potent Choice

FRESH Healthcare Pure Raspberry Ketones

  • Gluten-free formulation
  • No additives or fillers
  • 1,000 mg of ketones per capsule



The Purest Choice

Naturewise RASPBERRY KETONES Plus+

  • Doctor formulated
  • Contains plant extracts like acai, African mango seed, green tea, and cayenne
  • 100% pure, no artificial fillers or binders added



Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Raspberry Ketones

 

Your Overall Health

Before taking any form of supplement, it is a good idea to consult your doctor first. Even if you do not have any allergies, you may have medical conditions that you may not be aware of.

 

Your Budget

Supplements are meant to be taken regularly to achieve their optimum effects. Choosing an overly expensive supplement can cause you to stop using them.

 

The Possible Risks

Always remember that these supplements are not magic pills that would make you lose weight in an instant. Some of them pose risks that you need to be aware of so follow instructions carefully and read labels thoroughly.

 


Conclusion

These raspberry ketones are the best you’ll find on the market as they are effective and efficient. For us, the best among them is Vita Balance Raspberry Ketone Plus that is made of natural ingredients that caused no side effects on us. All these supplements are tested to be safe, so the final decision is still yours to make.

 

Aug 20

Pros and Cons of 7 Keto Supplements

By Jessica | Keto Diet

Exogenous ketones, more commonly known as keto supplements, are getting more media mileage nowadays. They have been around for years but have now become one of the most talked about supplements around. People are raving about them because of the many benefits that go with their intake.

As with all other supplements or medications, there are advantages as well as disadvantages in using keto supplements. Here are seven of the bestselling keto supplements on the market today. Let’s get to know their pros and cons to help you make an informed on what to get and why.


Perfect Keto

Designed to be used in conjunction with a ketogenic diet, Perfect Keto is a unique combination of dietary supplements that help with weight loss. It offers an easy and painless way to go into a ketosis or fat-burning state. It boosts your energy levels and provides mental clarity and focus.

Pros:

  • It contains greens such as alfalfa leaf juice, wheatgrass, barley grass, oat grass, broccoli, cabbage, parsley, kale, stevia leaf, and many others
  • It has antioxidants that fight free radicals
  • Has no animal by-products, no artificial flavorings, and preservatives

Cons:

  • Results vary, and some people may encounter some stomach discomfort
  • The packaging is somewhat smaller than is pictured
  • May contain ingredients that aren’t listed on the label that can cause allergies in people with food sensitivities

Keto Pro Diet

Contains BHB salts that are formulated to give you keto-friendly fuel to help your body transition away from dependence on glucose. Will easily allow you to enter the ketosis state to help you burn fat faster and promote healthy weight loss, mental focus, and overall good health.

Pros:

  • This supplement is 100% gluten-free and non-GMO, so it’s safe for those with sensitivities to dairy, grains, gluten, and soy
  • Contains Beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB that quickly helps you get into the metabolic state of ketosis
  • It is formulated to be used in conjunction with a keto diet but will still work even if you’re not

Cons:

  • It uses rice flour as a filler for the capsule but it is very minimal and no known side effects at all
  • It also contains non-vegan gelatin, so this may not be for you if you’re a strict vegan
  • Takes a long time to see results

Sheer KETO BURN

Sheer KETO BURN is power-packed with fat-burning ingredients and nootropics that help you lose weight and curb your appetite. Gives you an energy boost and enhance focus and mental clarity.



Pros:

  • Contains bacopa monnieri, coleus forskohlii, and white willow extract that is good for your brain, heart, and overall health
  • It is free from gluten and is also non-GMO that comes in an extra-strength formula
  • Works well with a ketogenic or low-carb diet

Cons:

  • There are some reports of causing diarrhea when first used
  • Took a long time for some people to feel the effects
  • Can cause palpitations in some people

Flawless Keto Diet – Keto Advanced Weight Loss

The Flawless Keto Diet helps you achieve your weight loss goals by promoting the burning of abdominal fat as it helps support better digestion and sleep. This supplement gears your body into a ketosis state for maximum fat burning.



Pros:

  • It is gluten-free and is safe for those with lactose intolerance
  • Designed to be used by those on a keto diet but will also work even for those who aren’t
  • It is made cruelty-free

Cons:

  • Not all ingredients are written on the label so it may contain an ingredient such as gelatin that comes from unknown sources
  • Caused some stomach issues in some people
  • Results may vary and can take a long time

Keto Vitals

Keto Vitals helps fight the most common issues with low-carb and keto diets. It is very effective in increasing your metabolism to boost your energy and mood and helps promote a good night’s sleep.



Pros:

  • Helps eliminate keto flu to let you ease into a low-carb lifestyle
  • Contains high doses of keto electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium to balance your body and get you ready for a low-carb diet
  • Highly recommended for everyone from stay-at-home moms to endurance runners and bodybuilders

Cons:

  • You may need to take up to 4 servings daily to get the best results
  • Contains rice flour used as capsule fillers, but very minimal
  • Can cause side effects such as jitters or tingling sensations

Giant Keto – Exogenous Ketones Supplement

Probably the best-tasting keto supplement on the market today, Giant Keto helps get you into a high ketosis level while boosting your overall physical performance. It enhances the fat-burning powers of a ketogenic diet.



Pros:

  • Contains vitamins B6, B12, C, D, K, and selenium to promote immune health
  • Has 12g of BHB salts per single serving
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan-friendly

Cons:

  • This supplement comes in powder form that doesn’t dissolve easily
  • Caused stomach discomfort on some users
  • Tasted salty to some people

Zenwise Health Keto-Lift BHB

 

Zenwise Health Keto-Lift BHB is a special blend of beta-hydroxybutyrates to help you reach a ketogenic state easily with no need for fasting. It increases blood ketone levels in your body to give you high energy levels, mental focus, and clarity.



Pros:

  • Has energy and metabolism boosting properties that can help speed up muscle recovery after a workout, so it is great for athletes and those with active lifestyles
  • Contains 11 g of goBHB, 874 mg of calcium, 9 mg of magnesium, and 1,075 mg of sodium per serving
  • Great-tasting flavors without the jitters

Cons:

  • Can cause stomach discomfort and diarrhea in some people
  • Offers very minimal appetite control
  • There is a bad after-taste

Conclusion

Exogenous ketone supplements provide us with many health benefits, especially when used with ketogenic diets.  These benefits range from weight loss, increased mental and physical performance to pain relief and even cancer prevention. Choosing the best keto supplement can be a difficult task with all the choices out there.

We have listed seven of the bestsellers and gathered information to give you their pros and cons to make choosing one easier for you.

 

Jul 15

What are Ketones?

By Jessica | Keto Diet

With the slow recovery of low-carbohydrate diets in the past couple of years, the term “ketone” has been thrown around for several times. But regardless of that fact, many of us are not aware what exactly ketones are.

However, there are lots of misrepresentation regarding the factual answers. Either way, if you want to know more about ketones, then keep reading this article. Rest assured, after you read this article, you will have a better understanding about ketones.


Ketones: What are they?

Actually, everyone has ketones, whether you are a diabetic person or not. Ketones, on the other hand, are chemicals created in the liver. Also, you can generate them if your body doesn’t have sufficient insulin.

However, ketones or also known as ketone bodies are the by-products of the body breaking down fat that come about when the carb intake is extremely low. But for an individual with diabetes, ketones are the result of insulin deficiency as well as persistently high blood pressure.

Ketone bodies also serve as an alternative source of energy for the human body. However, even though sugar (glucose) is considered as the main source of human energy it isn’t important for survival.

Types of Ketones

 
1. Acetoacetate

This type of ketones in normally produced from the breakdown of fatty acids. Also, Acetoacetate converts to acetone or beta-hydroxybutyric.

2. Beta-hydroxybutyric Acid or BHB

Even though it is not a true ketone, BHB or beta-hydroxybutyric is still deliberated one due to the way in which it functions. BHB, on the other hand, is formed from acetoacetate and it is being used by the brain for fuel. Either way, BHB acids are usually the source for several ketone supplements.

3. Acetone

This third type of ketone is produced as a by-product of an acetoacetate, and in fact it breakdowns easily. In addition, acetone also makes an extremely distinctive smell from your breath.  Either way, it is considered as the simplest ketone.


How to Test Ketone Levels?

 
Excess ketones that are not used by your body can be spilled over in various ways. It can be tested by means of breath, blood, and urine.

On the other hand, many individuals who are following keto diet tend to perform regular test so that they will be able to know their levels of ketosis and ketones.

However, there are several ways to test the levels of your ketones. You can visit a laboratory or better yet, you can try the more affordable and quicker alternatives.

Either way, let us now find out the different ways for testing ketones.

  • Urine Testing

In this method, you need to pee in a urine strip and you will be able to determine the level of your ketones based on the color. However, there are some urine strips that come with a chemical that is specifically designed for testing ketone levels.

  • Blood Testing

In this method, you will need to press a lancet pen of your fingertip and pull a small volume of blood. After which, the blood should be smeared on a test strip and monitor it using a blood glucose meter.

  • Breath Testing

If you want to test the amount of acetone present in your breath, you can make use of Ketonix breath meter.

Either way, the levels of ketones in the body can be anywhere from zero to high. Also, they are measured in mmol/L or millimoles per liter. Listed below are the common ranges, however, you should always keep in your mind that the test results may possibly differ.

  • Less than .6 mmol – Negative ketone level
  • Between .6 to 1.5 mmol – moderate or low ketone level
  • 6 to 3 mmol – high ketone level
  • More than 3 mmol – very high ketone level

What happens if You’re Ketone Levels Became too High

 

Ketone bodies can make blood acidic. And acidic blood can lead to DKA. However, the most serious effects of DKA take account of:

  • Death
  • Diabetic coma
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Swelling in the brain

Conclusion:

Generally speaking, ketone are very important for our well-being and health. Better yet, ketones offer an excellent fuel source especially when carbohydrates are not available. Aside from that, they can aid in the fat loss progression.

On the other hand, there are also lots of evidence suggesting that ketones can reduce the possibility of cancer and delays the aging process.

However, you should also remember that when testing for ketones, blood sampling is generally the best method, simply because there are lots of ways to alter the result.

Nevertheless, once you have confirmed that you are producing enough amount of ketone bodies, you do not need to check it regularly.

 

Jul 09

Perfect Keto vs. Keto OS

By Jessica | Keto Diet

Exogenous ketone has become a popular body supplement since its introduction to the mainstream market in 2014, oftentimes being attributed to quick weight loss and reduced hunger. Ketones are actually byproducts of the human body that break down fat for energy, which is why weight loss is generally significantly obvious with these supplements.

Being new to the market, there is a lot of unfamiliar information, linked along with a few misconceptions, about exogenous ketones. Do not worry though. We have most of your questions covered.

Through this article, we will be showing you two types of ketone products: the Perfect Keto and the Keto OS. Each has its own advantage and disadvantage, and we will help you run through which supplement would be best for your lifestyle.


Comparing Perfect Keto and Keto OS

First of all, you will need to know that there are four types of ketone supplements, namely: ketone salts, ketone esters, ketone oils, and pretenders.

 

Ketone Salts

Ketone Salts are supplements that combine ketones and salts to help build energy and assist flavor. This type is most recommended for the average ketone consumer. Both Perfect Keto and Keto OS are classified as Ketone Salts.

 

Ketone Ester Supplements

Ketone Esters are unprocessed ketones that produce instant energy. Without any other ingredient, they usually do not taste as good as the other types.

 

Ketone Oil Supplements

Ketone Oils provide long-acting energy naturally. However, this type of ketone supplement does not act immediately as it will need the Medium Chain Triglyceride to break down before the body could use its energy.

 

Pretenders

Pretenders — you guessed it — pretend. These products do not actually do anything to the body’s ketone levels.

To make sure the ketone supplement is not a pretender, check the product label for “exogenous ketones” and “beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).” These two ingredients are what essentially boosts ketone levels.

 


Perfect Keto Base

 

Perfect Keto Base comes in two different flavors: chocolate sea salt and peaches and cream.

Ingredients of Perfect Keto Base

  • High-quality BHB salts (11.3 grams)
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Cocoa
  • Stevia leaf
  • Vitamin C

 

Benefits of Perfect Keto Base

  • Rapid Ketosis
  • Fast weight loss
  • Works well with Keto diet
  • Increases energy levels
  • Suppresses hunger
  • Improves physical performance
  • Enhances mental focus
  • Cheaper than Keto OS

 

Disadvantages of Perfect Keto Base

  • May have side effects such as stomach discomfort
  • Has limited flavors

 


Keto OS

 

The Keto OS comes in four different flavors: Keto OS Max Maui Punch, Keto OS Max Swiss Cacao, Keto OS 3.0 Chocolate Swirl, and Keto OS 2.1 Orange Dream.

Ingredients of Keto OS

  • BHB (amount not indicated)
  • Carbohydrates (3 to 5 grams per serving)
  • Inulin and Xanthan Gum (fillers)
  • Erythritol (4 grams of sugar alcohols)
  • Caffeine (optional)
  • Dairy (for Orange Dream flavor only)

 

Benefits of Keto OS

  • Rapid Ketosis
  • Works well with Keto diet
  • Fast weight loss
  • Optional caffeine content
  • Increases energy levels
  • Gluten-free
  • Enhances mental focus
  • Several flavors to choose from

 

Disadvantages of Keto OS

  • Has an aftertaste
  • Doesn’t reduce keto-flu symptoms
  • Complicated purchase process (can be purchased through MLM or Amazon only)
  • Has a diuretic effect
  • Depletes magnesium, potassium, and sodium stored in the body
  • Risks dehydration
  • May have side effects such as stomach ache, dizziness, and hunger
  • Relatively expensive

Which is More Suitable for Different Lifestyles?

With the benefits and disadvantages we have listed for both the Perfect Keto Base and the Keto OS products, we would like to leave it to you to decide which product is better for you. However, we will be running down a few more factors to consider to help you decide which supplement to purchase.

To each his or her own. This also applies to the purchase of ketone supplements, as there is the ideal ketone supplement depending on each and every lifestyle.

 

The Gym Junkie

Due to those long hours at the gym, you most likely have depleted your nutrient stash. Most gym junkies miss iron, which is signaled by headaches and low energy. Choose a ketone supplement with as many nutrients available as possible.

The Perfect Keto Base can be taken for up to three times a day. We recommend that you take this before or during your workout for added energy levels. You could even take it on an empty stomach, which means it would make a perfect pre-workout meal!


The Verdict: Perfect Keto Base

Perfect Keto Starter Bundle

 

The Couch Potato

May it be the couch, or your office chair, people who barely go outdoors usually miss out on Vitamin D. In this case, you will really need help from the sun. Also, opt for salmon and milk.

The Verdict: Keto OS Orange Dream will help your bones out with its dairy ingredient, but add in a little more sunlight, please?

 

The Vegan or Vegetarian

Vegans and vegetarians have loads of nutrients, I will give that to you. However, as all other types of restrictive diets, you are still missing some nutrients. Vitamin B12 is almost absent in plants, and you need these to be physically and mentally healthy.

The Verdict: Either Perfect Keto Base or Keto OS (except for the Orange Dream flavor, as this has dairy)

 

The Gluten-Free Me

Congratulations! The Keto OS is specifically made gluten-free. You might be missing magnesium, though, and the Keto OS might further deplete this. Look for another supplement to help you out with this one.

 

The Verdict: Keto OS, obviously


Factors for Choosing Either Perfect Keto Base or Keto OS

 

Ingredients

BHB

The BHB is the most important ingredient in ketone supplements, so the amount of BHB will also show you how much effect the supplement will have on your ketone levels. While the Keto Base does not disclose the amount of BHB it has, the Perfect Keto Base says it provides 11.3 grams of BHB per serving.

 

Carbohydrates

It is widely understood that the ketogenic diet encourages a low carbohydrate intake, with a limit of 40 grams per day, to promote the use of fats as the primary source of body energy. The amount of carbohydrates in a ketone supplement is worth noting.

 

Magnesium and Potassium (only in Perfect Keto Base)

Although not necessarily specific to the ketogenic diet, Magnesium, and Potassium important for the overall provision of electrolytes. Electrolytes, which are often found in fruits and vegetables, are necessary for the strength and normal function of the body.

 

Stevia Leaf (only in Perfect Keto Base)

This is a good sweetener oftentimes available in most health supplements.

 

Cocoa and Vitamin C (only in Perfect Keto Base)

Cocoa is a good source of fiber, minerals and flavonoids while Vitamin C repairs and regenerates tissues among all the other things it does.

 

Caffeine (only in Keto OS)

Caffeine is great for a productivity boost and enhances the adenosine receptors in our brains. However, it is not usable energy. It only blocks our brain from feeling tired.

 

Fillers (Inulin and Xanthan gum) (only in Keto OS)

These are simply common food additives that help ingredients stick together.

 

How to get them

The Keto OS, as it uses a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) structure, requires a bit more complicated process than the Perfect Keto Base supplement. In order to purchase a Keto OS product, you will have to use a referrer code from someone who referred to you the Keto OS product.

However, Keto OS products are also available on Amazon, but barely. For those who dislike the inconvenience of the MLM or cyber research, we recommend you to get the Perfect Keto Base instead.

 

What they cost

Generally, Perfect Keto Base products are cheaper than Keto OS products.

Here is the price list for the different Keto OS products:

  • Keto OS Max: $130 for 20 servings
  • Keto OS Max price per serving: $6.50
  • Keto OS 3.0 Chocolate Swirl: $85 for 15 servings
  • Keto OS 2.1 Orange Dream: $85 for 15 servings
  • Keto OS Chocolate Swirl and Orange Dream price per serving: $5.67

 

Meanwhile, here is the price list for the two Perfect Keto Base products:

  • Keto Base Chocolate Sea Salt: $59 for 15 servings
  • Keto Base Peaches and Cream: $59 for 15 servings
  • Price per serving: $3.93

Conclusion

Ketone supplements have become popular as support for the ketogenic diets, but beware that not all nutritionists recommend this diet. Sometimes, your body might be needing more nutrients than you could imagine.

It would always be best to consult your doctor before taking in these ketone supplements and going on restrictive diets. Likewise, be on the lookout for pretenders as these will be a waste of your money.

Ketone supplements can produce amazing results when partnered with a good amount of diet and exercise. Do your research and know your body. What works for one will not always work for the other.

Most importantly, make health your number one priority. While wanting to get rid of excess fat and weight is never bad, you should see that your body still gets the right amount of nutrients it needs. Remember that when you have ample energy, you should be feeling your best. Besides, that is what ketone supplements is all about!