Below we take an in-depth look into Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base, to see whether this supplement has the right ingredients to complement this unique diet.
Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base consists of MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) and Beta Hydroxybutyrate (or bHB). Medium Chain Triglycerides are essentially a type of fat. When they are metabolised by the body, they create ketones, which cause the body to start using stored fat as an energy source.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate is the substance that makes up ketones. The basic premise behind the product is that customers are provided with a source of “exogenous” (or externally-sourced) ketones, which raises the body’s blood ketone levels after consumption, quickly inducing the state of ketosis. As followers of the keto diet have to work hard to achieve this state, this product can be thought of as a useful and reliable shortcut for keto dieters. Exogenous Ketone Base comes in the form of a powder designed to be mixed with water or your favourite beverage on a daily basis. It comes in 5 flavours: chocolate, peach, coffee, vanilla, and salted caramel.
We are slightly concerned by the high sodium content of this product. Taking the maximum dose of 3 servings per day would provide 1,950mg of sodium, equal to 81% of a person’s daily recommended intake, before the consumer has actually eaten anything.
Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base is manufactured by Perfect Keto, a company started by Dr. Anthony Gustin, a sports chiropractor and functional medicine provider. Perfect Keto makes a lot of products for those on a ketogenic diet.
There are some potential side effects with this supplement.
MCT’s can cause diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, nausea, stomach discomfort, intestinal gas, essential fatty acid deficiency, and other side effects. Taking MCTs with food might reduce some side effects.
A ketosis diet can cause fatigue, brain fog, and even dehydration. It is also often associated with bad breath.
Exogenous Ketone Base is expensive. It costs $59.00 for one container of 15 servings, or you can save 15% by choosing their ‘Subscribe and Save’ option. If the maximum dose is taken then one container will only last 5 days!
The existing evidence base suggests that supplementing ketones actually works well to induce the state of ketosis, alongside its various benefits. However, supplements like these can’t be used as a magic solution or a substitute for the all-important keto diet, but they could work well as an aid to the diet. It is unlikely to have much, if any, effect upon fat burning and weight loss for those on a regular diet.
However, we see no reason to select this ketone product over any other. It is incredibly expensive, costing up to $59.00 for just a 5 day supply if taken at the maximum dose. Other companies provide very similar products for half the price, and many of those are backed with money-back guarantees.
Customers interested in this product should instead consider following a calorie restricted low carb or carb-free diet plan that is designed to induce ketosis, rather than rely upon an overpriced supplement.
Due to all of the above, we do not recommend Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base to our readers.
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Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base is a supplement that claims to induce ketosis quickly. Ketosis is a metabolic process that normally happens when the body does not have sufficient stores of glucose to burn for energy, and so resorts to burning fat instead. This state is desired by followers of extremely low-carb diets, and it is normally only induced by strict dietary restrictions. The basic premise of this product is to induce ketosis by providing customers with an oral source of ketones.
Ketones are formed by one of two processes; when liver glycogen stores are depleted or from metabolising medium-chain triglycerides, which is the main ingredient in Exogenous Ketone Base. When the body is in a ketogenic state (from having higher than normal ketone levels in the blood), the body begins to break down body fat as a source of energy, therefore increasing the rate of fat burning in the body. Ketones may also help to suppress the appetite.
MCT oil is a good way to provide fats in the diet which can be used to support activity or growth without contributing to stored body fat. Many athletes and bodybuilders take MCT oils to increase energy and lose fat.
As a dietary supplement, mix 1 scoop of Perfect Keto Base with 8 to 10 ounces of water or your favourite beverage. Can use with or without food. Use up to 3 times per day. If you experience any intestinal discomfort, reduce serving size, and gradually increase as your body becomes used to burning ketones for fuel.
The product also contains an ingredient called BetaHydroxybutyrate, or bHB. This compound is supposed to increase ketosis although, this ingredient is not really mainstream with people looking to lose weight and most of the evidence is based on testing on mice.
Perfect Keto offers a ‘Subscribe and Save’ option that you can sign up to a when you buy the product. This reduces the cost by 15%. Subscribe and save is an auto-ship agreement that sends you fresh supplies every month or so, and bills your credit card automatically. We advise caution as these types of agreement can be hard to cancel.
Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base claims to boost ketone levels and get you into ketosis. It claims to provide immediate and lasting fuel to the entire body – including the muscles and the brain.
Theoretically, the product could offer some benefits and could effectively induce ketosis. An observant follower of the keto diet could use a product like this to push them over the edge and into ketosis, before then enjoying the various benefits of that (including an increased rate of lipolysis, improved athletic performance, and reduced insulin resistance).
However, it’s important to mention that this product is only of limited effectiveness outside of this situation. Supplementing exogenous ketone salt will not have any effect on weight loss in and of itself, and using supplements cannot be used as a substitute for the keto diet itself. Ultimately, the fasting and low-carb intake of the keto diet is what causes weight loss; products like these can only really be used as a little leg-up, at best.
MCT’s can cause:
A ketosis diet can cause:
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Diabetics should consult their doctor before purchase. If you are unsure about the suitability of this supplement for you then consult a medical professional before purchase.
There are over 2000 reviews for this product on the official website, the vast majority of which are 5 stars.
There is a very similar number of reviews on Amazon, a high amount of which are also positive.
I have tried multiple brands of ketones and this by far is the best in terms of taste and effect. I mix mine with 12 oz of water and make sure it’s iced cold and sip on it over an hour.. I have lost 12.5 lbs in 30 days with it. It does take some getting used to but I have tried the more expensive Keto OS and could not get it down. I have purchased my second canister.
Negative reviews report that the product tastes horrible and is way too sweet, whilst others report that it didn’t put them into ketosis at all.
No, Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base does not appear to offer a money-back guarantee.
You can buy Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base from the official website for $59.00, as well as from Amazon US for $58.99. It is also available on Amazon UK for £69.99.
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