Keto is hard. If it’s not hard, you’re probably not doing it right.
“Keto is not easy to maintain, it’s not a palatable diet,” says Andrea Giancoli, a dietician and nutrition consultant in California. Getting 80-90 percent of your calories from fat – which is what’s generally required for keto – is actually difficult.
It involves eating a lot of rich, heavy foods with little variety – think fatty meats and gravy on cauliflower. You’re only allowed 10 to 15 grams of carbohydrates per day, and though many dieters stretch that to more like 20 or 30 grams that’s still only about one banana. A single apple could also get you past that limit depending on its size.
Ketones are organic compounds produced by your body when your system experiences starvation, or when you restrict carbohydrates and increase fats, which inhibits a starvation-like state that produces ketone bodies.
These ketones are an ideal fuel source for your body and your brain. While in ketosis, the body shifts to using fat as the primary energy source. The body increases the breakdown of fat into ketone bodies which are readily used by most tissues, including muscle and brain, as the main fuel.
In short, ketones are secret weapons for anyone looking to take their body’s fueling system to the next level!
The word exogenous describes something that is developed from external factors: something outside of the usual production. So in terms of ketones, this means that exogenous ketones are synthetic: created outside of your body by scientists and then ingested for accelerated ketosis.
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. This combination is important as the ketone salts have a tendency to increase your ability to metabolize more fat.
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.
And when you have a higher ketone production along with easily digestible MCT oil, then your overall mental and physical energy levels can increase.
There is even growing evidence that ketone supplements can also boost athletic performance.
For most, the main benefit of taking a ketone supplement is that your body will continuously burn fat for energy, helping you maintain higher levels of physical and mental performance over a longer period of time.
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
- 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
West Coast Keto Plus is a revolutionary drink mix that is based on a proprietary ketone energy technology to deliver advanced macro nutrition and promote optimized cellular regeneration, energy, and longevity.
- Caffeine Free
- Dairy Free
- Delicious Orange Flavor
- Contains Calcium, Magnesium and Sodium to replenish electrolyte reserves