Exogenous ketones: Do they work? The introduction

Exogenous ketones: Do they work? The introduction

July 27, 2019 15 By William Morgan


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Let Kegenix do
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We’re going to call
a couple of these companies
selling the exogenous ketones.
We recently conducted
a clinical consumer trial
on our proprietary patented Kegenix Prime
and the results speak for themselves.
Just to see if, if you are a customer
who is calling the company
whether there any extra claims
that are being made
by companies that are not on the website.
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Hi my name is Kim,
I’m from team DietDoctor
and we are here
at our head office in Stockholm
because I’m going to be running
an experiment
to test the claims that are made
by companies that are selling
exogenous ketones.
Now exogenous ketones are ones
that we take into the body from outside,
usually by drinking them in a supplement.
So some people think that there is not
that much difference
between continuing
to consume carbohydrates
and taking exogenous ketones supplements
still being in a state of ketosis
rather than needing to necessarily restrict
that carbohydrate consumption down
below a level that they would normally need
to reach, to reach ketosis naturally.
And there are all sorts of other claims
of the benefits
of exogenous ketones supplements
that are being made
by different companies across the web.
I’ve got some of them here.
So there is is weight management,
mental clarity, feeling energetic,
increased athletic performance,
reduced hunger, reduced cravings,
fat burning, weight loss,
help getting back into ketosis
after consuming carbs
and also decreased inflammation.
So if those things are true,
that could be very positive for many people
and they might decide that they do want
to spend their money on those supplements.
But the thing is that these supplements
are very expensive.
You can end up spending a lot of money
on these per month
if you follow
the manufacturer’s guidelines.
One of the reasons for that
is many of the companies operate
under pyramid marketing structures
which means that the products pass
through many different people’s hands
and the product gets
more and more expensive
before it gets to the final consumer.
And another thing
is that a lot of the supplements have
a special blend or a secret recipe
and they don’t actually tell you
the ingredients of the product.
This goes really for any product,
not just exogenous ketones.
We really need to make sure that we learn
to be conscious consumers
and are really critical of the claims
that are being made
by the companies that are selling them.
So even when you have a packaged food
that lists something like net carbs
or effective carbs or natural ingredients.
A lot of these things
are really just marketing
and there are a lot more designed
to take your money
rather than look after your health
or give you any nutritional information.
So in this particular experiment
we’re going be looking
at the exogenous ketones supplements.
I have enlisted the help of some
of our other team DietDoctor members
who are going to be helping me
really design some tests
and carry out some tests
that are looking at what are the claims
that these companies are making
and are they true for the people
who are going to be testing them?
But first one of the things
that we are going to do
is call a couple of these companies
selling the exogenous ketones.
I’ve noticed that sometimes companies
are a little bit careful
about how they state the benefits
of the supplements on their website.
So we are just going to call a couple
of the companies
that have their phone numbers listed,
not all of them do,
just to see if you’re a customer
who is calling the company
whether there are any extra claims
that are being made
by companies that are not necessarily
put in writing on the website.
So the first company
that we’re going to be calling
is called Real Ketones LLC
and they’ve got a couple
of different products.
One is an mouth spray which is being called
an exogenous ketone tangy citrus spray,
which sounds exotic
and then the other product
that I want to talk to them about
is called Kegenix Prime,
which is a kind of powder
that gets made into a drink.
And per serving
that one is quite a lot more expensive.
So I’m going to be asking a few questions
about the benefits that they are claiming
that those two different supplements have.
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Well, that was disappointing.
Well, they are clearly not manning
their phone lines very well.
I just want to point out if you heard
in their recording thing
that they had about their clinical trials,
they said, “Let Kegenix do the work for you”.
I think that we really need to be wary
of any product
that is claiming to allow you
to take shortcuts and make life easier,
any product that is saying
that you don’t need to make
important dietary interventions
and just take a supplement instead.
It’s something that I am really looking forward to testing in a very objective way.
So this company is called Ketond.
In many ways they are
a little bit more honest maybe we can say
than some of the other companies
selling those products,
because they don’t use
a pyramid marketing scheme
and the other thing is that they don’t do
this proprietary blend
that other companies do,
like the RealKetones;
they have a special blend
and don’t tell you the ingredients.
These guys do tell you the ingredients
and they say that you get a lot more ketone
for your money
because of how much ketone is
inside the supplement.
So we’re going to call them
and see what they have to say
about the benefits of their product.
Thank you for contacting Ketond.
Our customers service representatives
are best able to serve you online via email.
Please contact them
at [email protected]
Thank you.
Thank you for contacting Ketond–
Why do they even have a number
if it’s like that?
So the first company we called gave us
a very long recorded message
about different clinical trials that support
the benefits of the ketones supplements
and encouraged us to go online,
but allowed us to press zero
for an educated supplement representative
who never picked up.
The second company that we called
just told us to go online
and didn’t even have anybody
attending their phone line.
So there is a reluctance
on behalf of these companies
to actually pick up the phone
and talk to their customers.
A lot of companies on their website
don’t even have a phone number.
What that tells us as yet is uncertain.
I’ll definitely go back and have a look at that
recorded message from the first company
to see if there any other claims that
we need to be testing in our experiment
and the next step now is going to be
to work with some
of the members of team DietDoctor,
put them through a series of tests
to really see what are the benefits
of these supplements
and are the products doing
what they are claiming to do?
I think in the process
we’ll be having a lot of fun,
but we also really want to make
a serious point
that it’s so important to be aware
when you’re a consumer
and not just take marketing schemes
and the claims that they make at face value
and really test and be sure
that you are spending money
on something
that is going to benefit your health.
We’re going to be keeping an opened mind,
we’re going to be very objective
and run the tests about these claims.
And stay tuned,
we’re going to be keeping you updated
on how things go here at DietDoctor.com.