July 15, 2019 By Leanne Vogel July 16, 2019
What I think about exogenous ketones, how I use them, whether you should or shouldn’t, the best time to take them, and more.
It’s been 2 years since I started supplementing with exogenous ketones. I’m not one of those ketone-pushers. I’ve had the same bottle of exogenous ketones since last year. Like, seriously. I rarely use the stuff. But when I do use it, I’m so thankful it exists!
Exogenous ketones…. rapid-fire Q&A:
If you’ve been eating keto for a couple of weeks, you’ve probably had a day where the clouds of parted, angels have sung, and you’ve vowed to yourself to never ever go back to eating carbs.
You feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD!
Aaaand you’ve probably had a day where you feel the exact opposite of that – bloated, fatigue, stumbling over your words in meetings, hungry for every.darn.thing that isn’t nailed down, headache, body aches…
These are the days that I supplement with exogenous ketones, so I can get back to the wonderful feeling of being in deep ketones, being a boss lady of my life.
When I wake up with a fuzzy brain and a lot to do, when I can’t concentrate, am overly hungry, when I want to feel the ketone HIGH but my body has other plans for me.
Basically, exogenous ketones are for anyone who’s:
BUT! If your keto diet is making you feel awesome every.day, you don’t need exogenous ketones. Why fix something that’s not broken, right?
I used to add a scoop of exogenous ketones to water, shake, hold my breath and CHUG!
It’s true – ketone supplements can taste awfully bitter and disgusting. To offset this, brands reduce the ketone amount, increase the caffeine amount, and load up the mix with garbage sweeteners.
Perfect Keto has never done this, which is why their mix was a bit bitter for some.
Buuuuuuut, they just came out with a new formula that makes chugging a thing of the past!
In fact, they taste so good that all you need is water and ice to mix it in. I’ll be staying hydrated and energized this summer thanks to this powerhouse.
Same amount of BHB, wayyyy less bitter. In fact I taste no bitterness at all.
No sugar, no caffeine to mimic the effects of ketones.
I gotta tell you, cause it wouldn’t be fair to leave this part out: if you don’t like overly sweet things, you won’t like this mixture. While it doesn’t have a strong stevia taste, it is overly sweet-tasting. I’ve been adding fresh lemon juice to the peach flavor and that dulls it down significantly. But, worth mentioning for those of you who just hate sweet things!
And again, if you’re thinking about giving exogenous ketones a try, I highly recommend Perfect Keto. I’ve been personally using their products over the last 2 years and can vouch for their commitment to quality, fair prices, and honest marketing strategies.
I hope that me explaining things like this has helped you understand exogenous ketones a little more now! If you have questions about exogenous ketone supplementation, and want to learn even more about this powerful supplement:
If you decide to give ketones a try, lemme know what you think! Always excited to hear your experiences, how you use products, and what your thoughts are… share them with me on instagram – @healthfulpursuit
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Hi! I’m Leanne
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.