FAQ

The simplest explanation is to say that it is a diet in which you manipulate your macronutrients, specifically your carbohydrates. By restricting your carbohydrates, your body produces ketones as an energy source in the absence of carbohydrates.

For a scientific explanation check out our blog posts and videos for more in-depth discussions on the diet.

Ketones and being in ketosis is the result of following a Ketogenic diet. When you restrict carbohydrates in your diet or when you fast, your body breaks down fatty acids which are then converted into ketones. This is like a safety mechanism so that your body and brain can still survive.

Your body [most of your major organs and about 75% of your brain] is able to use ketones. Being in a state of ketosis refers to having ketone bodies in your blood.

Yes! Being in ketosis is a natural metabolic state. We either use carbohydrates as energ, or we burn our own body-fat for energy. This is called being in ketosis.

It is perfectly safe and most people have been in ketosis at some point. Even if just briefly. It could be during exercise or going without food for longer than 12 hours. Unfortunately, it is usually not long enough to experience the amazing benefits you would experience if you followed the diet and had elevated ketones. We eat too often and too much carbs to ever really experience ketosis. 

Super important: Don’t confuse Ketosis with Ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a condition that people with Type 1 Diabetes experience because they do not have insulin and their ketones become so high that it becomes toxic and it could potentially be very dangerous. Ketoacidosis is completely different than being in ketosis through the diet

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is an extreme dangerous metabolic state that is most commonly seen in people with type 1 diabetes and sometimes type 2 diabetics if they aren’t properly managing their insulin and diet. Sadly there are many health professionals that still confuse Nutritional Ketosis with DKA. Ketoacidosis is when the ketones in the body is extremely high, leading the blood to turn acidic.

Nope. “Move more, eat less” is a load of hogwash! Please don’t think that you have to exercise to lose weight. You should want to exercise! However, creating and maintaining an exercise routine can be tough sometimes, especially when it feels like an obligation. You do not have to exercise to lose weight. Following a Ketogenic diet burns body fat for fuel and weight loss is almost effortless when you’re burning ketones for fuel instead of relying on carbs.

Exercise could help though and it’s a good way to get all those happy hormones flowing. So, do you have to? No! Should you? Yes!

What you don’t know, you don’t miss. So few people know what it is like to be in ketosis and the amazing health benefits it has. The ketogenic lifestyle is the perfect way to improve your personal health and achieve your personal goals.

The ketogenic lifestyle can improve your health in so many ways. Here’s just a few to mention:

  • It can aid in lowering your blood pressure
  • Increase your “good” cholesterol
  • Increase your weight loss
  • Reduce blood sugar and triglycerides
  • Improves brain function – think more clearly; and
  • Boost your energy.

    *That afternoon slump that hits you between one and three every day… not when you’re in ketosis.

Yes! The origin for the Ketogenic Diet dates back to the 1920 when the diet was prescribed for children with drug-resistant Epilepsy. There is no research currently that indicates that it is unsafe for children. With that said, children can eat more carbs than adults because of their energy expenditure and even if they don’t follow a strict Ketogenic Diet, avoiding processed foods and sugar is beneficial for them.

It is unfortunate that many healthcare professionals are still uneducated on this topic. If your doctor is open-minded, ask him if you can refer some education material that he could read up on.

Check out this post on Dr Mercola’s site.

Or, this video by Dr Eric Berg.

Yes. Research shows that during the adaptation phase the Ketogenic Diet can impair performance, however, once adapted, a Ketogenic Diet can sustain and improve performance.

An excellent book to read is The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Drs Volek & Phinney. It is one of the first books I read and every time I read it I find something new and interesting.

If you have a specific goal e.g. losing 15kg, it would make sense to not drink alcohol until you’ve reached your goal. Most alcoholic drinks contain carbohydrates, but others like whiskey, and even some beers are low in carbs. For interest sake, Castle Light contains less than 2g of carbs.

There are hundreds if not thousands of blogs that cover this question in dept. So, sure, you can drink alcohol on Keto, BUT remember, when you’re drinking alcohol while on Keto, you’re pausing your fat-loss. Your body will not break down your fat as long as there is pure alcohol your liver is working through.

Yes! There’s been so many fads and hear-say. One of which is that red meat causes cancer. This is simply not true. The #carnivorediet is making a lot of headlines at the moment. Just Google it and you’ll see how popular it’s become and how amazing people are feeling.

Watch this video of Jordan Peterson – The Carnivore Diet Changed My Life! – Joe Rogan Podcast

Red meat is perfectly safe on a Ketogenic Diet. Always opt for the fattiest cuts though. HOWEVER, one word of caution. Consuming too much protein in one sitting can cause Gluconeogenesis. A process where the excess protein is converted to sugar. When you are following keto and maintaining low insulin levels, you don’t want to overeat on protein.

Fasting is perfectly safe and there are tremendous health benefits associated with fasting. Technically there is a difference between “time restricted eating” and fasting, but for this here now we will call it the same thing.

Fasting can be very beneficial, however, you have to go into it level-headed. Fasting has many benefits and can even be therapeutic, but if you try and force it, or have other health complications such as thyroid issues, you could be doing more harm than good. Working with a Keto Coach can help you understand which fasting protocol would work best for you.

 

The answer is no, not if there is enough ketones/fat in your diet. I know this question is a huge concern for some, but do yourself a favour and hop on over to @ketosavage to see how bodybuilding is done with keto. More research is needed, but here is one study showing that BHB promotes protein synthesis.

Nair et al. reported that beta-hydroxybutyrate (beta-OHB, a major ketone body) decreases leucine oxidation and promotes protein synthesis in humans [7]. Although blood concentrations of beta-OHB in their subjects during the infusion of beta-OHB were much lower than concentrations observed in humans during fasting, leucine incorporation into skeletal muscle showed a significant increase (5 to 17%).
Ketones are known to be ‘muscle sparing’. Keto Halo BHB also contains Fermented L-Leucine, which promotes muscle growth.

Kinda what we said above under personal health, but here’s some more info.

The benefits of ketones and ketone supplementation are vast; and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research supports the use of ketones for the following benefits:

  • Stable blood sugar and better insulin sensitivity
  • Increased satiety, and decreased food cravings
  • Improved energy levels, oxygen capacity, motor performance & athletic performance
  • Migraine treatment
  • Inflammation management
  • 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
  • Endurance enhancement

Exogenous ketones are a form of energy.

When you restrict carbohydrates through diet your body breaks down fat for energy. That energy source is called ketones. Exogenous ketones (exogenous meaning outside the body) is the ketone body Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). That’s our product, Keto Halo BHB.

Another way to explain it:
Exogenous = Originates from a source external (outside) from the body.
Endogenous = Originates from a source internal (inside) to the body.

The geeky stuff: There are basically three types of Ketones your body produces when you restrict carbohydrates in your diet. These ketone bodies are Acetoacetate (ACA); Acetone and Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Exogenous Ketones are beta-hydroxybutyrate salts which is new technology recently developed and in our Keto Halo BHB Product.

The good stuff! Okay, the short answer: Exogenous ketones is a form of energy.

A bit longer answer: When you restrict carbohydrates through diet your body breaks down fat for energy. That energy source is called ketones. Exogenous ketones (exogenous meaning outside the body) is the ketone body Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). That’s our product, Keto Halo BHB.

 

Or, another way to explain it:

Exogenous = Originates from a source external (outside) from the body.
Endogenous = Originates from a source internal (inside) to the body.

The geeky stuff: There are basically three types of Ketones your body produces when you restrict carbohydrates in your diet. These ketone bodies are Acetoacetate (ACA); Acetone and Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Exogenous Ketones are beta-hydroxybutyrate salts which is new technology recently developed and in our Keto Halo BHB Product.

Keto Halo BHB is groundbreaking technology. The development of exogenous ketones comes from researched done for the US Military and Navy Seals.

Exogenous ketones were developed by Dr. Dominic D’Agostino and a team of scientists at the University of South Florida. Their research was initially aimed at extending the capability and safety of Navy Seal Divers to avoid the detrimental effects of oxygen toxicity seizures.

The benefits of ketones and ketone supplementation are vast; and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research supports the use of ketones for the following benefits:

  • Stable blood sugar and better insulin sensitivity
  • Increased satiety, and decreased food cravings
  • Improved energy levels
  • Better oxygen capacity, motor performance & athletic and Endurance performance.
  • Migraine treatment
  • Inflammation management
  • Neuroprotective 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

Many people expect to experience a stimulatory effect, the same as when you take pre-workout supplements. This is not the case with exogenous ketones. You may, however, experience a surge in energy levels, mental focus and clarity.

If you are taking exogenous ketones for other health benefits such as lowering inflammation, you’ll have to give it a little more time to before you start seeing the result.


Our hashtag isn’t #liveonjetfuel for no reason… It’s like jet fuel without any side effects and obviously it taste amazing!

Definitely! Research shows that combining BHB with MCTs increases ketones even more. Just keep in mind that MCT can cause certain individuals gastrointestinal discomfort. Especially in the beginning when you’re not use to it. However, tolerance to MCT intake can improve over time allowing some individuals to take up to 2 tbsp per day.

No. But we are working on more flavors and variations and will be launching a caffeine version soon.

However, it is important to understand that Keto Halo BHB is not a weight loss product.  With any weight loss program, diet forms a pivotal part. We would suggest adopting a ketogenic or low carb/Banting diet in combination with taking exogenous ketones. You would get the best results by combining a low-carb, high fat diet with Keto Halo’s BHB.

Keto Halo may help suppress your appetite which in turn could result in weight loss. If someone tells you it will make you lose weight, it’s probably a sales tactic. Don’t be fooled! But none the less BHB is a MUST for people that wants to lose weight – here is a comprehensive article on why…

You can drink Keto Halo BHB in the morning. Because it contains no caffeine you can take it in the afternoons too.

Maintenance: One serving per day

Optimal Performance: Two servings a day, morning and during mid-day for peak mental performance. There are some people that even drink it before they go to bed. We do however suggest that you find your tolerance for it.

Some other reasons why and how to take Keto Halo BHB are:

  • Some people take it after eating something that kicks them out of ketosis (e.g high carb) and to help you get back into ketosis. You could do this, however, it doesn’t mean that you can cheat and use the product as an excuse.
  • Then people also drink it to help them get into ketosis as they start out a low carb/keto diet. Drinking Keto Halo BHB may help you avoid keto-flu symptoms that some people typically experience during the first week of adopting a ketogenic diet.

Within 30 minutes of drinking Keto Halo BHB you will have raised blood ketones.

Keto Halo BHB is entirely safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Ketones already exist naturally in the body and are created as a normal process of fat metabolism. Keto Halo BHB provides merely these ketones from an exogenous or external source, but they have the same beneficial impact. However, if you suffer from any medical conditions, it is always safe to consult your healthcare provider before starting any new nutritional supplement.