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  • 01

    I am new to the keto diet and lifestyle, where do i start?

    Start with the fun part, what to eat! You will need to gain a knack for measuring, recording and reading nutrition labels. Every person is different, thus carb tolerances differ, however generally when you are starting the ketogenic diet you should not exceed 25 grams of net carbs per day (net carbs=total carbs-fiber). Additionally, protein consumption should be between 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. But, instead of doing all of this by hand, use our favorite keto calculator here:

    http://www.ruled.me/keto-calculator/

    After you have figured out what you can eat, plan your meal prep. This is as essential as the actual food you eat on a ketogenic diet. You do not want to be caught without snacks or without knowing what to eat in a bind. There are a lot of good recipes and resources, here's a couple that we have used:

    http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html https://www.verywell.com/top-ready-made-low-carb-foods-at-the-grocery-store-2242527

    http://www.mydreamshape.com/low-carb-fast-food-options-keto/

    https://ketodash.com/recipe

    Exercise. If you intend to live an active keto lifestyle it's important to note that initially performance may decline but will quickly rebound with adaptation--and use of exogenous ketone supplementation can mitigate most of this decline!

    Adaptation into nutritional ketosis takes weeks. Every person is different, but for a male expect an adaptation period of three to five weeks, for women, four to seven weeks, assuming strict diet adherence. The good news is once you are keto-adapted, or into nutritional ketosis, you can play with carbohydrate tolerances to determine if you can increase carbs to higher levels before being "kicked out" of ketosis. To determine success, test ketone levels regularly. Ketone levels can be tested three ways:

    1. Blood (most accurate): Blood meters measures beta-hydroxybutyrate in blood. To measure, you can use a blood ketone meter like this one. However, you must also purchase blood ketone test strips, sold separately. For blood testing methods, we recommend several tests at thirty, forty-five and an hour and fifteen minutes after ingestion of ketones. Blood values are measured in mmol/l.
    2. Urine (easiest, least expensive): Ketone Test Strips show the excess concentration of Acetoacetate in the urine, or in other words, unused ketones that are being excreted. These strips will clearly indicate whether or not ketones are present in the body, but are not indicative of maximum ketone levels achieved during diet and/or supplementation. For urine testing methods, we recommend testing two to three hours after ingestion of ketones.
    3. Breath: Breath analysis measures acetate in your breath. Breath ketones are measure in PPM (Parts per Million). For directions, refer to device instructions.

    And there you have it. Eat meat, cheese, eggs and minimal carbs and, ta-da! Ketosis...well, kind of. Be patient and remember that each person's body reacts differently. Let us know if you have any questions. We answer all sorts of questions, even those not product related. We are here to help!

  • 02

    Ketosis vs Ketoacidosis

    To confirm, these are completely unrelated. Ketosis is a diet-induced condition that causes the body to break down fat and fatty acids for energy because of a shortage of glucose, normally from a low-carbohydrate diet, prolonged fasting or starvation.

    Ketoacidosis is a condition, usually only of concern to Type 1 diabetics, where the body cannot use blood glucose to produce energy due to lack of insulin and therefore breaks down muscle mass, fat, and fatty acids.

    Ketones, or ingested exogenous ketones, do not cause harm to the body because insulin keeps a check on ketone production. However in diabetic ketoacidosis, the blood becomes extremely acidic because of high sugar intake, resulting in inadequate insulin and a large excess of ketones. For those with a pre-exisitng medical condition, such as diabetes, we certainly recommend consulting a doctor before use and monitoring glucose/blood sugar closely.

  • 03

    Whether keto or not, what are the benefits of exogenous ketones?

    Ketones act as the fuel your body uses, and prefers, when you go into a ketogenic state. Now you do not have to be in a ketogenic state to benefit from the power of ketones.

    Once you change your diet, it takes about seven to ten days to achieve nutritional ketosis (sometimes longer for women). However, with ketone supplementation it is possible achieve identical blood ketone levels in a single serving. This is important for many reasons. Most notably, ketone supplementation helps ease ketoflu symptoms. But equally important are the significant increases in workout efficiency, even for those not keto-adapted! Exogenous ketones provide ample energy for workouts and endurance events, either after your own circulating ketones have been depleted or to reserve your glycogen stores or carb-based energy for long, endurance events.

    Ketones have a variety of applications in many different fields so if you don't see your intended use here, just give us a shout and we will help in any way we can!

  • 04

    Do exogenous ketones make you lose fat?

    Not really. It is important to note the difference between nutritional ketosis, or ketosis induced by diet and ketosis, or elevated blood ketone levels. Ketosis, by definition, means the presence of ketones in the blood stream. Nutritional ketosis is the fat burning, low carb, lifestyle induced by a significantly low carb diet. Exogenous ketones induce ketosis, but only greatly limiting carb intake for a long period of time will achieve nutritional ketosis. Consumption of exogenous ketones helps ease this process. The single most common reason people abandon the ketogenic diet is because most consider it hard to adhere to. But, with the use of exogenous ketones, the transition into nutritional ketosis is significantly easier.

  • 05

    What's the difference between KetoSports' exogenous ketone products and others on the market?

    The major difference is the amount of BHB (the active ingredient). It is estimated that most other products contain about 5-10 grams (though some will not explicitly state it on their label), while KetoCaNa and KetoForce contain 11.7 grams and KetoBlitz contains 12.9.

    Also, some other brands mislead you by stating total BHB salts content instead of simply BHB content. These are not the same. BHB content is 80-82% of total BHB salts content.

    Additionally, our products do not contain MCT, so they are considerably less likely to cause GI upset, when compared to other supplements that contains both. Our exogenous ketone products are also lactose and carb-free and contain no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

  • 06

    Can I take too many ketones?

    You cannot overdose on exogenous ketones because the body will excrete any unused ketones. However, since ketones in most formulations are accompanied by a mineral component (i.e. sodium/potassium or calcium), you will need to be mindful of how much of these minerals are in each serving so that you do not consume too much of any one mineral. For example, since most foods you eat will also contain sodium, we recommend not exceeding three doses of KetoCaNa per day and increasing your water intake.

  • 07

    I take this product and get stomach cramps and/or diarrhea. What's wrong?

    Unfortunately this is normal when first taking ketone/MCT supplements and should subside with continued use. It is usually experienced to the greatest degree on the very first dose. Some users do not experience GI upset at all. If it does not subside after three doses, you may split the dose in half and ingest the halves 45-60 minutes apart, until adapted. We also recommend taking with food if GI upset occurs, otherwise this supplement can be taken with or without food.

  • 08

    Do I have to exercise when using these products?

    It depends on application. If utilizing KetoSports products as part of a health and fitness goal, then yes. The most immediate benefits can be seen in workout endurance when using KetoForce/KetoCaNa/KetoBlitz thirty minutes before a workout, or intraworkout.

    If using for mental acuity or fatigue, dose thirty to forty-five minutes before energy is required. Exercise is not required for this use.

  • 09

    How do I know that these products are working?

    You can test your ketone levels three ways:

    • 1. Blood (most accurate): Blood meters measures beta-hydroxybutyrate in blood. To measure, you can use a blood ketone meter like this one. However, you must also purchase blood ketone test strips, sold separately. For blood testing methods, we recommend several tests at thirty, forty-five and an hour and fifteen minutes after ingestion of ketones. Blood values are measured in mmol/l.
    • 2. Urine (easiest, least expensive): Ketone Test Strips show the excess concentration of Acetoacetate in the urine, or in other words, unused ketones that are being excreted. These strips will clearly indicate whether or not ketones are present in the body, but are not indicative of maximum ketone levels achieved during diet and/or supplementation. For urine testing methods, we recommend testing two to three hours after ingestion of ketones.
    • 3. Breath: Breath analysis measures acetate in your breath. Breath ketones are measure in PPM (Parts per Million). For directions, refer to device instructions.

    Remember that ketones are an energy source. So you use, or even completely deplete them, when you do any sort of physical activity, depending on intensity. For this reason testing ketone levels after physical activity does not provide an accurate picture of what ketone levels actually were prior or during exercise.

  • 10

    Are these ketones the same as Raspberry ketones?

    No. Ketone by definition is "any of a class of organic compounds (as acetone) characterized by a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms" and is more indicative of chemical makeup than actual function. These products are not similar in any way when it comes to application or use.

  • 11

    Can I take these products as a tested athlete?

    To the best of our knowledge, none of KetoSports' products appear on any nationally recognized banned or controlled substances list. However, we always urge athletes and military personnel to check first with their governing organization prior to the implementation of any new supplement or regimen.

  • 12

    When should I use these products?

    Always refer to product instructions and dosing. Most products vary depending on application:

    When using KetoForce/KetoCaNa as a pre-workout, ingest thirty minutes before a workout, or intraworkout for longer workouts.

    For endurance events There are two approaches:
    1) Use your ketone supplement (KetoForce, KetoCaNa or KetoBlitz) both before and intra. Since ketone levels peak at around 45 minutes and remain elevated for two to three hours, we recommend taking one dose pre-workout and then mixing another 1/2 to full dose into the beverage you consume during your workout.
    2) If you are not seeking keto-adaptation, you can stack with a super starch, such as UCAN. This allows ketones to be used as energy first (the body uses these first, as they are the preferred source of energy) and then the super starch for secondary energy. We have a lot of triathletes, cyclists and ultrarunners who utilize this stack in this way.

    If using for mental acuity or fatigue, dose thirty to forty-five minutes for KetoCaNa and 20 minutes for KetoBlitz, before energy is required. These products can be taken with or without food.

    To fight "ketoflu" symptoms, or to support intermittent fasting, these products can be taken 1-3 times daily. KetoFlu symptoms should not last more than 7-10 days. You may require use of this product more in the earlier stages of keto, and then use them increasingly less as adaptation occurs.

  • 13

    Where do these products ship from? Do you ship to me?

    All products are shipped and sold from our Illinois (USA) warehouse. All prices are quoted in USD ($). We ship to any region serviced by the postal service and/or UPS.

    International customers are responsible for knowing their respective country's import and customs rules and regulations. We are not responsible for items that do not clear the customs process. We offer refunds only in the event that this product is returned to us. Please consider before purchase. A claim or inquiry can be filed with USPS to gather more information if your package is not received. please contact custserv@savindinc.com for additional assistance.

  • 14

    Where can I find other resources?

  • 15

    What are the differences between KetoCaNa, KetoForce & KetoBlitz?

    KetoBlitz is a patent pending BHB free acid, liquid product that is lightly flavored (limeade) and sweetened (stevia). This product contains 12.9 grams of BHB and around 30% less minerals than other BHB products on the market. Since it has fewer minerals, it is one of the best tasting exogenous ketone supplements and greatly diminishes the risk for GI upset (stomach discomfort). KetoBlitz is sold as a concentrate, to be mixed with 12-16 ounces of water. Even you want a little extra touch, mix in some fresh lime juice!
    KetoForce is a liquid product that is not flavored or sweetened. This product has 11.7 grams of BHB. It has an unpleasant taste and requires mixing with an acidic beverage, to balance pH, for use. If you are looking for an exogenous ketone product that has no flavors, frills or additives, this one is for you.
    KetoCaNa is a powdered product that is flavored (Orange or Strawberry Lemonade) and sweetened (stevia). This product has 11.7 grams of BHB and requires mixing with water. Many people prefer this product because is it a convenient powder. This is the bestselling KetoSports product but KetoBlitz is certainly gaining quickly!
    All products have the same application (blood ketone elevation) and elevate blood ketones for 2+ hours after consumption.
  • 16

    I am interested in selling KetoSports products. Who do I contact?

    We would love to have you as a partner! Please contact sales:

    Email: sales@savindinc.com

    Phone: (217) 687-1072

    Toll free (844) 866-1072

    We look forward to working together soon!

  • 17

    What is KetoSports' Shipping and Returns Policy?

    All orders ship within 48 business hours unless otherwise indicated. Shipping occurs Monday-Thursday with all orders placed after 3pm shipping the next business da. It may take up to 24 hours for your order status to be updated online once shipped.

    A Paypal account is not required to complete payment, as it is simply our preferred payment processing gateway. We currently accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, as well as Paypal as payment methods. If problems occur during this process, please contact custserv@savindinc.com for additional assistance or to complete payment via other methods.

    For international customers that would like to place an order, we now ship to all international locations serviced by the postal service and/or UPS. International customers are responsible for knowing their respective country's import and customs rules and regulations. We are not responsible for items that do not clear the customs process. We offer refunds only if this product is returned to us. Please consider this before purchase. A claim or inquiry can be filed with the carrier to gather more information if your package is not received. Please contact custserv@savindinc.com for additional assistance. Some international orders may be subject to customs and import duties and fees. SavInd, Inc and KetoSports have no control over these charges and are currently unable to estimate potential costs due to limits in information from the respective carriers and wide variance from country to country. Please contact your local customs office for more information on the current charges and practices.

    Please note that for customer safety, we do not accept returns as returned items cannot be restocked. Please carefully consider this before your purchase. Should you have any issues or questions, we will be happy to offer further assistance in this matter.