Below we take an in-depth look into Perform Ketone Sports Drink, to see whether this supplement has the right ingredients to complement this unique diet.
Perform Ketone is a drink that aims to provide a clean source of energy to boost athletic performance on the ketogenic diet. It is a powdered drink mix that is intended to be used at any time of the day for an energy boost, or right before a workout to improve performance.
It contains different amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids, which are often used by those who are trying to build muscle, as they naturally aid with the muscle-building process and prevent muscle fatigue. Although BCAAs are only thought to be maximally effective for those with little protein in their diet (as they are naturally found in meat and eggs), most BCAA products work as advertised and provide customers with the promised benefits.
Perform Ketone Sports Drink is manufactured by Perfect Keto, a company started by Dr. Anthony Gustin, a sports chiropractor and functional medicine provider. Perfect Keto makes lots of products for those on a ketogenic diet.
Confusingly, in the product description ‘BHB’ (Beta-Hydroxybutyrate) is listed first as an ingredient, however it only appears in the ‘other ingredients’ section on the product label. They say the product contains 7.7g of BHB which means it is present in higher amounts than anything else in this supplement, but for some reason, it isn’t included with the main ingredients.
There are some potential side effects with this drink.
Side effects associated with BCAA can include nausea, pain, and headaches. BCAA can affect blood sugar levels, and so diabetics should consult their doctor before taking this supplement. BCAAs can sometimes cause tiredness and a loss of muscle coordination.
Creatine can sometimes cause nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Creatine can also cause muscle cramps, reduced ability to tolerate heat, and symptoms of dehydration.
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.
Perfect Keto Perform Ketone Sports Drink costs $45.99 for one container of 15 servings, or you can save 15% by choosing their ‘Subscribe and Save’ option.
Perform Ketone contains some good ingredients that could help increase a consumers energy and improve their physical performance during a workout. However many of the ingredients are under-dosed or lack enough scientific research to support them.
For example, the levels of L-Citrulline are very low; they are present here at 500mg per serving and to have the desired benefits 6,000-8,000mg is recommended. Beta-Alanine and Creatine levels are also quite low.
It has been shown that MCT’s (Medium-Chain-Triglycerides) do not help to improve exercise performance, although they may help athletes exercise for longer when taken with carbohydrates. As those on a keto diet won’t be consuming carbohydrates (or a tiny amount), the MCT’s contained in this supplement are unlikely to do anything.
Green tea has been thoroughly researched and is known to increase thermogenesis and the metabolism so this is a good addition to Perform Ketone, however there is only 50mg in one serving which is quite low.
The company offer no money-back guarantee and the product is very expensive for only a 15 day supply.
Due to all of these concerns, we do not recommend Perform Ketone Sports Drink to our readers.
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Perform Ketone is a supplement that you make into a drink and consume when you want more energy or as a pre-workout. It is designed for those on a ketogenic diet who want a natural form of energy.
It contains amino acids; L-Citrulline, Beta Alanine and BCAA’s alongside caffeine, Creatine, MCT’s, and the patent-pending Beta-hydroxybutyrate (bHB) – the substance which makes up ketones.
L-Citrulline is supplemented to reduce fatigue and improve endurance during exercise, however there is not enough evidence to support the claim that it improves power output. L-Citrulline can also help to improve Nitric Oxide production, however the levels present here are way too low to have these desired benefits.
Use at any time throughout the day for an energy boost or right before a workout for physical performance. Mix 1/2 – 1 scoop with 8-10 ounces of water (or your favourite beverage).
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) refers to three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. For people with low dietary protein intake, BCAA supplementation can promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time, as well as reducing fatigue from exercise. BCAAs are here on the low side, however, people that are a ketogenic diet are likely to be consuming large amounts of protein and so supplementation is likely to be unnecessary anyway.
Some research shows that taking beta-alanine modestly improves some measures of physical performance, especially during high-intensity exercise and strength training. Beta-alanine supplements might also improve physical performance and delay muscle fatigue in older adults. However, the evidence is conflicting, possibly because of the small numbers of participants in studies or the variability in doses used, duration of supplementation, variable exercise protocol, and populations studied.
When beta-alanine is ingested, it turns into the molecule carnosine, which acts as an acid buffer in the body. Carnosine is stored in cells and released in response to drops in pH. Increased stores of carnosine can protect against diet-induced drops in pH (which might occur from ketone production in ketosis, for example), as well as offer protection from exercise-induced lactic acid production. The levels of Beta Alanine here are quite low with 1.5g. It is recommended that for improving physical performance 2-5g are taken daily.
Creatine monohydrate is the cheapest and most effective form. Creatine stores high-energy phosphate groups in the form of phosphocreatine, which releases energy to aid cellular function during stress. This effect causes strength increases after creatine supplementation and therefore it is often used by athletes. Again it is present here in slightly low doses of 2g, with suggested daily doses of 2.5g at a minimum for supplementation.
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 Perform Ketone Sports Drink claims to provide a clean source of energy to boost athletic performance for those on the ketogenic diet.
We think it unlikely that Perform Ketone will work as described. Many of the ingredients have the potential to help with performance during workouts, but most of the ingredients are under-dosed or do not have the scientific research to support their use.
BCAA can cause:
Creatine can sometimes cause:
MCT’s 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.
We could not find any independent reviews for this product. There are 150 reviews on the official website though, 136 of which are 5 stars.
This is a good blend of the essential minerals you need for pre and in workout supplementation. Very rare to find BHB, MCT and BCAAs in one mix. It is easy on the stomach, easily mixes into water, and tastes great. Even great for post workout.
No, Perfect Keto does not appear to offer a money-back guarantee.
You can buy Perfect Keto Perform Ketone Sports Drink from the official website for $45.00.
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