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The Keto-OS product was developed by a researcher at the University of Southern Florida and has been used by NASA and the Navy Seals.  

This product puts the body into a healthy state of “ketosis”.  

In case this is the first time you have heard the term “ketosis”... in essence, this is when your body is burning FAT as fuel rather than CARBOHYDRATES (i.e., glucose/sugar), the way our ancestors lived.

Here are a few of the life changing benefits that many people using Keto-OS quickly experience:

* Effortless fat loss                                     * Overall enhanced performance
* Increased and consistent energy               * Improve blood sugar balance
* Improved mental clarity                           * Deeper and more restful sleep
* Decreased inflammation                           * Enhanced state of well-being

Can Ketones Talk?

The cells that make up the various organs in our bodies communicate within themselves and to each other using small molecules. At the most basic level, these signals control everything that happens in our body. We have known for a very long time that ketones are a healthy and efficient energy source for our bodies. However, more recently, researchers have discovered that ketones serve as more than just energy for our cells – they also function as very important signaling molecules.

Ketone signaling is now known to elicit many healthy effects, in large part by mediating our body’s own protective antioxidant defenses. This helps protect our cells from many types of age-related and environmental damage. Ketone signaling has been shown to be responsible for many of the therapeutic effects of calorie restriction and the ketogenic diet, which suggests that taking exogenous ketones in a supplement would mimic these benefits. by Dr. Andra Campitelli


Breakthrough Technology: Ketone Supplementation with Keto-OS

For those of you research junkies (like me), here are some articles on the benefits of having ketones in the body….
Inflammation: http://news.yale.edu/2015/02/16/anti-inflammatory-mechanism-dieting-and-fasting-revealed
Neurodegenerative Disorders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fLR428gzQ4&feature=youtu.be
Type 2 Diabetes: http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes-ketogenic-diet#Overview1
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Metabolic Disorders:
http://authoritynutrition.com/10-benefits-of-low-carb-ketogenic-diets

Ketosis and General Nutrition

10 Significant Health Benefits of Low-Carb Ketogenic Diets:
http://authoritynutrition.com/10-benefits-of-low-carb-ketogenic-diets 

Self Experiment in Nutritional Ketosis
http://floriankugler.com/blog/2013/4/8/a-self-experiment-with-nutritional-ketosis 

Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet, book by Jimmy Moore:
http://www.amazon.com/Keto-Clarity-Definitive-Benefits-Low-Carb/dp/1628600071 

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, book by Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek:
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Low-Carbohydrate-Living/dp/0983490708/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431704412&sr=1-1&keywords=the+art+and+science+of+low+carbohydrate+living 

The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies website:
http://www.charliefoundation.org 

Ellen Davis’ Ketogenic Diet Resource website:
http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com

Cognitive Improvement 

The Effects of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate on Cognition
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15123336 

Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21130529

Increased plasma ketone bodies resulted in a corresponding reduction in cerebral metabolic rates of glucose:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23736643 

Under conditions of ketosis, glucose consumption is decreased in the cortex and cerebellum:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19227486

Neuroprotection For The Brain

Brain, Livin’ On Ketones – A Molecular Neuroscience Look At The Ketogenic Diet
http://www.neurorexia.com/2013/03/24/brain-livin-on-ketones-a-molecular-neuroscience-look-at-the-ketogenic-diet

Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2367001

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury: Improving Acute and Subacute Health Outcomes in Military Personnel (2011) http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13121&page=140 

Clinical review: Ketones and brain injury
http://ccforum.com/content/15/2/219

Improves Physical Performance Ketones - Plus Glucose Provide Superior Energy

No impaired endurance performance when in ketosis:
http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/2 
http://eatingacademy.com/how-a-low-carb-diet-affected-my-athletic-performance

 Improving Insulin Insensitivity

Treatment of diabetes and diabetic complications with a ketogenic diet
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23680948 

Insulin Sensitivity and Glucose Tolerance Are Altered by Maintenance on a Ketogenic Diet http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2903931

Long-term ketogenic diet reduces blood glucose:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2716748

Improving Cellular Health and Longevity, Anti-Aging

Ketogenic Diet Could Delay the Effects of Aging
http://www.medindia.net/news/ketogenic-diet-could-delay-the-effects-of-aging-111146-1.htm 

Scientists see a Ketogenic Diet for Aging and Longevity
http://longevitycentresofamerica.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/scientists-see-potential-in-ketogenic-diet-for-aging-longevity

Ketosis cleans our cells
http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/ketones-and-ketosis/ketosis-cleans-our-cells

Weight Loss Fat Loss Without Muscle Loss

Long-term ketogenic diet significantly reduced the body weight and body mass index of the patients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2716748

Cancer Inhibiting

Cancer Cells Can’t Live Using Ketones As A Fuel
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/stop_cancer/ketogenic_diet.html
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/10/ketogenic-diet.aspx 

Ketogenic Diet for Cancer – Clinical Trial
http://coconutketones.blogspot.com/2013/01/ketogenic-diet-for-cancer-clinical-trial.html 

Effects of a ketogenic diet on tumor metabolism and nutritional status in pediatric oncology patients: two case reports. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7790697


How Do The Ketone Test Strips Work, and Where Can I Get Them?

Ketone urine-testing strips, also called Ketostix or just ketone sticks... are small plastic strips that have a little absorptive pad on the end. This contains a special chemical that will change colour in the presence of ketones in the urine. The strips may change varying shades of pink to purple, or may not change colour at all. The container will have a scale on the label, with blocks of colour for you to compare the strip after a certain time lapse, usually 15 seconds. Most folks simply hold a strip in the flow of urine. However, the force of the flow can “wash” some of the chemical away, experts advise that a sample of urine be obtained in a cup or other container, then the strip dipped into it.

The chemical reagent is very sensitive to moisture, including what’s in the air. It’s important to keep the lid of the container tightly closed at all times, except for when you’re getting a strip to take a reading. Make sure your fingers are dry before you go digging in! They also have an expiry date, so make note of this when you purchase the strips … that’s for the UNopened package. Once opened, they have a shelf-life of about 6 months — you may wish to write the date you opened on the label for future reference.

Ketone test strips can be purchased at any pharmacy, and are usually kept with the diabetic supplies. In some stores they’re kept behind the counter, so if you don’t see them on the shelf, just ask the pharmacist; you don’t need a prescription to buy them.


Lifestyle

If you follow the ebb and flow of the dietary industry, then you have probably heard of the term “ketosis,” “ketones,” or “the ketogenic diet.” You generally hear reference to them when we talk about low-carb, higher fat diets. In a society where low-fat/no-fat is pretty much the accepted standard, this whole low-carb/high-fat concept can seem a little… out there. Especially when there is so much confusion about what ketones are and what they do. THEN, I start talking about the possibility of supplementing with ketones – and people get even more confused. So let’s unpack all of this, learn a little more about ketones, and why taking a supplement might actually be a good thing.

Let’s start with the basics.

What Are Ketones and What Is Ketosis?

When we think of the body’s natural fuel source, we think of glucose, or sugar. We know that our body needs to use sugar as a fuel, but what many people don’t realize is that fats can be an equally, and even superior, fuel source to the body. The process of ketosis refers to the body’s ability to use fats as its primary source of energy, over glucose.

When the body burns fat, it produces three bi-products of fat breakdown, β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone. These bi-products are called Ketones. This is a naturally occurring process and it’s what allows our bodies to survive during times of food restriction. When an individual begins to follow a low carbohydrate diet, the body has to look for another fuel source, and it turns to fatty acids and fat stores to provide that much needed energy. The liver breaks down the fat, and releases ketones into the blood to be used by the brain and other organs to produce energy.

The interesting thing about ketones is that BHB may be a more efficient source of fuel for the brain than glucose, and because ketones are water-soluble substances, any excesses are eliminated through the urine (BHB and ACA), or the breathe (acetone).

What Are The Benefits

The ketogenic diet first became popular as a treatment for seizures in children suffering from epilepsy, and the neuro-protective benefits of ketones came to light. As research into the process of ketosis expands, the list of benefits just continues to grow.

Weight loss & Blood Sugar Balance

This is one of the more popular, and desired, benefits from ketones. Ketones have been found to improve insulin sensitivity, lower and normalize blood sugar levels, contribute to an increased state of satiety and decrease food cravings. Individuals with high levels of ketones have been able to step away from the main-stream dieting idea that 6-meals per day must be the norm. Due to the increased level of satiety, you just eat when you’re hungry. No more calorie counting or food measuring!! All with significant weight loss benefits.

The improvement in blood sugar levels may also explain why ketones have been shown to benefit type II diabetics and women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Energy levels and athletic performance have also shown significant improvement with higher levels of ketones. Ketones play a role in improved blood flow. They appear to enhance the function of the mitochondria (our energy power house), cause blood vessels to dilate, and lead to improved oxygen capacity, which can enhance athletic performance and improve motor performance. This is why ketones are often referred to as a “super fuel.” Ketones are also a powerful antioxidant, they have an anti-catabolic effect and help to preserve and promote muscle mass. Ketones have also been associated with an increase in branch chain amino acids (BCAA), which play a role in muscle growth.

Additional benefits

The list of benefits from ketones is exhaustive. In addition to the weight loss effects and enhanced energy and muscle performance, ketones have been positively associated with:

  • 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 behaviour and social impacts

  • Mood stabilization in bipolar disorder (type II)

  • Stroke prevention; cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome management; improved cholesterol levels

The benefits of ketones are obvious, so the question remains - what is the best way to increase your ketone levels?

Exogenous Ketone Supplementation vs The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is not new, and has been in practice for many years. It involves following a low carbohydrate (5-10%), moderate protein (15%-30%) and high fat (60%-75%) diet. The problem with the ketogenic diet is that many people find it quite restrictive and difficult to follow. This creates a problem for those who want to benefit from elevated ketone levels, especially children. In the past, dietary changes were the only way to bring your body into a state of nutritional ketosis.

However, today, we have access to the first exogenous ketone supplement, KETO//OS. The supplement blends BHB ketones with medium chain fatty acids, providing the body with ketones, without the need to follow a strict ketogenic diet. Studies are finding that supplementation with ketones is superior to the ketogenic diet. Even while following a Standard North American Diet (SAD), individuals are still experiencing the benefits of ketones via supplementation. However, it is thought that following a lower carbohydrate diet, not necessarily a strict ketogenic diet, will enhance the benefits of the ketone supplements, as your body becomes even more adept to using the ketones are a source of fuel.

The moral of the story? Ketones are something from with we can all benefit. The best part is that now we have an option to get them, without having to stick to the tough dietary guidelines. So throw out your low-fat yogurt, get off the yo-yo diet bandwagon, and give it a try. Be well, Dr. Andi

Get In The N8tive Zone

8 Days And 8 Steps To Get In The Os-Zone!

Step 1: 2X Keto-OS A DAY
Take your first serving of KETO//OS between 6-9am and your second serving between 1-4pm.
(Make sure you build up to two servings a day – usually by the 3rd day you can start) pruv-step-img

Step 2: DRINK MORE WATER
Try to drink 1/2 to 1 ounce of water per lb of body weight.
(Min. 10 – 8oz. glasses of water) pruv-step-img

Step 3: ELIMINATE REFINED SUGARS
Stay away sugary foods and drink (No soft drinks)

Step 4: ELIMINATE FLOUR, WHEAT & GRAINS
No gluten – Stick to leafy greens for sources of carbohydrates.

Step 5: INCREASE YOUR HEALTHY FATS
Drink BulletPRUV (fat infused) tea or coffee in the morning. Recipes Below

Step 6: HAVE YOUR FIRST MEAL BETWEEN 11AM-1PM
Limit yourself to 100 grams of carbs a day.
(Make them healthy carbs – leafy greens are the best)

If you are ambitious and you want to use a KetoLife guide line, here is a simple guideline:
Stay within a % fat/protein/carb ratio:

Beginners / Athletes: 65% Fats / 25% Protein / 10% Carbs
Advance KetoLife: 80% Fats / 15% Protein / 5% Carbs

Step 7: EAT YOUR LAST MEAL BEFORE 8PM
If you absolutely need to eat after, make sure it is fat only.

Step 8: MOVE YOUR BODY MORE
Workout, run, walk, do pushups, take the stairs, walk the golf course etc.

Step 9: GET SOME GOOD SLEEP
Try to get to sleep before 11:00 p.m. for 8 days.


Recipes

KETO//KOFFEE INGREDIENTS

1 – 2 tbsp. coconut oil or MCT oil (build up slowly if not use to digesting MCT)
1/2 tbsp. Real (unsalted) Butter
1-2 tbsp. coconut milk from a can (dairy option: Real Cream)
1 packet of truvia or stevia (optional)
*FUN SPICE OPTION: Sprinkle an Apple cinnamon Spice – We suggest McCormicks

DIRECTIONS
Shake and add to 1 cup of coffee.


CEYLON TEA INGREDIENTS

1/4 tsp ceylon
1 mug of hot water
pinch of salt
stevia – optional
1 tbsp coconut milk from a can
1 – 2 tbsp. MCT oil or coconut oil
(build up slowly if not use to digesting MCT)

DIRECTIONS
Combine ingredients in cup/mug and stir briskly.


FAT BOMBS
This great snack helps add more fat to get you in the Zone.

INGREDIENTS
3 tbsp of coconut mana (butter)
5 tbsp of coconut oil or MCT
2 tbsp of grass fed butter
a few drops of alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
a few drops of liquid Stevia
a pinch of Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt

DIRECTIONS
Mix all of the ingredients together and shape the dough into balls.

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