West Coast Keto Plus is an exogenous ketone supplement designed to help promote cognitive function, athletic performance, and the maintenance of a ketogenic diet. It contains a blend of proprietary beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) salts and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil powder.
Exogenous ketones are synthetic: created outside of your body by scientists and then ingested for accelerated ketosis.
Exogenous ketones can increase flexibility in what you can eat, so you don’t have spend long periods of time on a strict diet to achieve nutritional ketosis.
They can also help you get back into ketosis faster than nutritional ketosis.
- Caffeine Free
- Dairy Free
- Delicious Orange Flavor
- Contains Calcium, Magnesium and Sodium to replenish electrolyte reserves
30+ servings per canister depending upon usage. Scoop included, powder mixes with water or other unsweetened beverage.
Frequently Asked Questions on Ketones:
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KETO Plus & KETONES?
The benefits of ketones, and ketone supplementation are vast, and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research support the use of ketones for the following benefits:
- Weight loss
- Blood sugar balance and enhanced insulin sensitivity
- Increase satiety, and decreased food cravings
- Improved energy levels, oxygen capacity, motor performance & athletic performance
- Mostly due to the impact of ketones on enhanced blood flow, through vasodilation
- Migraine treatment
- Neuro-protective benefits in seizure disorders; ADHD; Alzheimer ’s disease, memory and cognitive function; Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
- Autism and improved behavior and social impacts
- Mood stabilization in bipolar disorder (type II)
- Stroke prevention; cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome management; improved cholesterol levels
- Inflammation management
- Endurance enhancement
DOES KETO Plus HAVE ANY SIDE AFFECTS?
Supplementing with KETO Plus or following a ketogenic diet can cause a slightly diuretic effect, and can deplete magnesium, potassium and sodium stores. This can be rectified by supplementing with a good electrolyte or increasing the sodium in your diet. However KETO Plus adds additional sodium to the formulation to counter-act this sodium depletion.
KETO Plus is blended with medium chain triglycerides, which can often times cause digestive distress. This is due to the fact that your body has not yet adapted to the increased fats in your diet, and is less efficient at utilizing ketones as its fuel source. Once the body has adapted to this increased fat in the diet, the digestive distress should resolve. We recommend to start slowly and build up to a full serving twice a day, but it is totally up to the individual.
CAN CHILDREN TAKE KETO Plus?
Yes, children can also take KETO Plus, however the dose would have to be adjusted for the age/weight of the child.
WHAT ARE KETONES AND KETOSIS?
Ketones, B-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone, are the by-products of fat breakdown. Ketones can be used by the tissues, including the brain, in the body in much the same way as glucose, and are thought to be a superior fuel source to glucose. Being in a state of ketosis refers to having elevated blood levels of ketones.
IS KETOSIS SAFE?
Being in a state of ketosis is a very safe process. This is a naturally occurring process in the body when you break down fat. Most people have been in ketosis at some point, due to exercise or dietary changes, although not usually long enough to experience the amazing benefits conferred through have elevated ketones over an extended period of time.
HOW DO I INCREASE KETONES LEVELS IN MY BODY?
In the past, the process of increasing ketones in the blood was achieved through a strict, carbohydrate-restive diet called the ketogenic diet. This allowed the body to move from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel, and to transition to using fats as its primary source of fuel. Today, we can achieve this state through exogenous ketone supplementation with KETO Plus.
WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET?
The ketogenic diet is an extremely low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat diet. Every person responds differently, so the amount of carbohydrates consumed can vary from 20g-50g (sometimes less; sometimes more), depending on each individual, in order to maintain a state of ketosis. Due to the diet’s restrictive nature, it is quite difficult for many people to follow, and therefore they lack the discipline to stay in ketosis long term.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M IN KETOSIS?
A simple urine test, 30 minutes after taking your KETO Plus, will show the elevated ketone levels in the body. You can also take a blood test using a glucometer with ketone strips for the most accurate reading of ketones in your blood.
WILL KETO Plus CAUSE A “FALSE POSITIVE” ON A DRUG TEST?
There are no scientific studies investigating this possibility. Thus, there is currently no objective evidence to suggest that being in ketosis, whether via the ketogenic diet nor exogenous ketone supplements, could cause a “false positive” on a drug test. This question has been posed often on online forums by users consuming a ketogenic diet concerned by such a possibility. Collectively, the responses to these questions include anecdotal reports of users who were in ketosis when drug tested and experience no such problem. Thus, it does not appear to be a matter of concern.