About Exogenous Ketones
This product is one of many produced by Kiss My Keto, a company that prides itself on producing clean and simple low carb, high fat supplements and products for those living a ketogenic lifestyle.
Exogenous Ketones help to get you back into ketosis when you have a cheat meal or fall off the wagon for a day. They also help assist newcomers transition and get into ketosis when starting off on a ketogenic diet. They are an external source of ketones to help boost your body’s ability to hop into ketosis without the long wait that it can take some people to achieve.
Exogenous Ketones Benefits
This powdered supplement can provide you with the following benefits:
- Increase your fat burning activity by signaling your body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs
- Get rid of those dreaded “Keto Flu” symptoms i.e. headaches, muscle cramps, nausea, etc. The exogenous ketones will provide you with extra electrolytes to lighten the flu burden that many will experience, or even erase the symptoms all together
- Help put you back into ketosis if you slip up and have a “cheat” meal
- Provide you with consistent energy
- Improve your mental performance by feeding your brain the proper nutrients it needs in order to perform at its highest potential
Exogenous Ketones Ingredients
Kiss My Keto prides themselves on ensuring that all of their ingredients are of the highest quality. So you will not find any added artificial flavors, carbs, or sugars in this supplement. What you will find is:
- BHBs that come in the form of electrolytes to help keep you hydrated (Calcium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB), Sodium BHB, and Magnesium BHB)
- Citric Acid
- Gum Blend (Gum Acacia, Guar Gum, Xantham Gum)
- Malic Acid
- Natural Color (Spirulina Extract and Curcumin)
- Natural Flavors
Do Exogenous Ketones Work?
Out of 490 reviews on the website, only 4 are negative in terms of the product not working for the consumer. There are quite a few reviews that one of the flavors (lemon-lime) is not very palatable, however there are no other negative reviews in regards to the product not doing its job and providing the shared benefits.
Exogenous ketones mean that they are made synthetically outside of the body. These can be beneficial if you already follow a ketogenic diet, but if you are relying on this supplement to keep you in ketosis, it won’t really be that beneficial.
Why so? Because taking these supplements helps promote ketonaemia (the presence of ketones in the blood) versus nutritional ketosis (the creation of ketone bodies in the liver)(x).
What does this mean for you? Results from using exogenous ketones will provide you with a great boost of ketones in your blood for roughly 30 minutes to 3 hours but will fade away after this time. That is why it is recommended to not rely on this supplement alone to keep you in ketosis but follow a traditional, whole food ketogenic diet.
Who is exogenous ketones good for?
This supplement is good for those who are new to the ketogenic diet and looking to mask or lessen the symptoms of the “keto flu” for the first few weeks.
They can also be beneficial for those looking to gain better mental focus and clarity throughout their day!
Lastly, if you are incorporating intermittent fasting into your ketogenic lifestyle (like many do) then this supplement can help immensely by curbing your appetite during those trying times of hunger. Ketones help rebalance blood sugar and turn off certain hunger hormones. So having these running through your blood can really help assist in curbing that hunger.
Safety and Side Effects
There are many great reasons to add exogenous ketones to supplement your ketogenic lifestyle, however there are also precautions to take when supplementing with these.
One being if you are on a high carbohydrate diet versus a high fat diet. When you are taking in a higher amount of carbs, this means your blood sugar levels will be higher. Your body will be using glucose as your primary fuel source versus fat and ketones. Supplementing with exogenous ketones will not necessarily hurt you in this case, but you will ultimately be wasting your money on something that won’t benefit you, as your body won’t be utilizing ketones as energy.
It is also recommended to start slow when introducing this supplement into your diet, as you may have heard of the term “disaster pants” when starting with too high of a dose. You could experience GI issues if your body is used to a high carbohydrate diet.
Make sure to listen to your body and track how much you are eating when starting on a keto diet and incorporating this supplement, as it is a hunger suppressant and you want to make sure you are still getting in an adequate amount of calories in order to fuel your body properly.
For those who suffer from diabetes or unregulated blood sugar levels, it is recommended to talk with your primary healthcare provider, as supplementing with these could be dangerous.
For Kiss My Keto Exogenous Ketones supplement, it is recommended to take one scoop with 8-10 ounces of water up to three times per day.
It’s best to take first thing in the morning for a boost of energy, and prior to your workouts for endurance and stamina!
Where can you purchase this supplement?
You can purchase Kiss My Keto Exogenous Ketones through their website: https://www.kissmyketo.com/collections/exogenous-ketones
They have a lemon lime and a mixed berry flavor both at $49.99, a capsulated supplement with added caffeine for $29.99, as well as a 180 count exogenous encapsulated supplement without caffeine for $39.99.