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Experience the benefits of ketosis instantly – boosted energy, improved mental clarity, reduced hunger. Whether you’re trying to avoid “keto flu” in the first few days of the diet or you just want to benefits on-demand, exogenous ketones are your answer.
For better or worse, the ketogenic diet has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. We’re fans of keto in some cases but we tend to stay out of the diet discussions since we’re firm believers that there is no one-size-fits all approach to diet.
Everyone’s body is different.
Some people thrive as vegans, and some thrive on the carnivore diet eating nothing but meat.
What we can certainly agree on however is the benefits to energy and mental performance that the ketogenic diet, specifically having your body in a state of ketosis, can provide.
Once your body get’s adapted to the low carb diet your system switches from using glucose (carbs) for it’s primary fuel source and starts converting fat molecules into what are known as ketones.
These ketones are a secondary form of fuel for your brain which easily pass through the blood-brain barrier and give you lasting energy throughout the day.
A keto-adapted person can typically fast for extended periods of time without experiencing the usual blood sugar/energy level crash that they’d normally experience, or the typical hunger.
And these ketones are exactly why, offering benefits such as:
- Reduced hunger and cravings
- Increased energy
- Better mental clarity and memory recall
- Faster rate of fat loss
Even the leanest of people still have tens of thousands of calories worth of stored fat. If you’re in ketosis, your body can tap into that fat directly for fuel instead of having to rely on food alone.
The only downside, as anyone that’s ever done keto for extended periods can tell you, is that the diet is very limiting from a social standpoint.
To put it simply it’s hard eating less than 50 grams of carbs a day while maintaining a social life.
What’s more, the initial few days when your body is transitioning into keto can be rough, with many individuals experiencing what’s known as “keto flu”, leading to side effects like low energy and irritability.
Exogenous ketones – supplements that you can take at any time in the day which mimic the same type of ketones that your body typically produces in ketosis.
Whether you’re in the first few days of keto and want to use these supplements as a bridge to avoid “keto flu”, or you just want to take them regardless of your diet for their added benefits, they’re a great option for pretty much anyone.
Up until very recently there hadn’t been much development in the exogenous ketone market. The earliest ketone-ester products that became available (often through less-than-reliable sources) generally tasted like drinking gasoline.
They worked… if you could get them down without gagging.
But, thanks to the rise in popularity of the keto diet craze, in the past few years some great new supplements have hit the market that actually taste great and offer many of the same benefits as being in ketosis in the form of an easy-to-use powder.
They’re really the best of both worlds, allowing you to take advantage of many of the same benefits of the ketogenic diet without having to restrict your food.
They’re one of our most-used supplements for energy here at Biohacker Blueprint, and we’ve compiled our top 3 favorite exogenous ketone supplements for 2022 below.
FULL BREAKDOWN: Top 3 Best Exogenous Ketone Supplement Brands for 2022
#1. Perfect Keto BASE
- Strong and effective dose of 11.4 grams of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) ketones per serving
- Great taste for all flavors
- Mixes easily
- Sweetened with all-natural monk fruit – 0g of sugar/carbs
- Lasting energy and hunger reduction with no blood sugar spike
Serving Size: 1 scoop
Price Per Serving: $2.59
First up on our list is hands-down the best tasting ketone supplement that we’ve come across thus far: Base from Perfect Keto.
Perfect Keto was founded by Dr. Anthony Gustin in 2016, right at the beginning of the keto diet craze. Dr. Gustin found that many of his patients benefited from the keto diet but trustworthy sources for snacks and supplements were hard to find.
He created Perfect Keto to solve that need.
The company’s pure ketone supplement Base is one of their original formulations and it quickly became America’s #1 selling ketone supplement. And for good reason.
Base offers a great tasting blend that’s available in chocolate, strawberry lemonade, salted caramel, or vanilla.
We’re fans of the strawberry lemonade personally but all four flavors taste great. It really comes down to personal preference.
And in terms of the ingredients, Base offers one of the best blends of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB – the ketone source) that we’ve found. With 11.4 grams of BHB per serving it’s currently one of the strongest on the market.
It also comes in a pure formulation with no fillers or additives, and is sweetened with monk fruit meaning that it has 0 grams of carbs.
Base also has added electrolytes for hydration, does not contain caffeine ( a plus in our opinion), and is independently lab tested with the results clearly published on their website.
The ketone blend from Perfect Keto is one of our most often used supplements overall and a mainstay in our daily regimen for energy and cognition boosting.
#2. RealKetone Powder Sticks
- Effective dose of 13g BHB ketone per serving
- Naturally sweetened with 0g sugar
- Added B6 & B12 vitamins and electrolytes
- No measuring with easy-to-use stick packs for travel
Serving Size: 1 packet
Price Per Serving: $2.00
Second on our list of exogenous ketone supplements are these handy stick packets from Real Ketones.
The flavors of these packets aren’t quite as good as what you get from Perfect Keto Base, but the added convenience of their portability is a great bonus. We pack a few of these sticks any time we’re traveling and break them out any time we need an added energy boost.
They offer ketones-on-the-go with no added fillers or sugar, along with a very high dose of 13g BHB per serving.
And as an added bonus they also include some MCT oil powder and vitamins B6 and B12 for an added energy kick.
#3. Key Nutrients – Key Keto
- 11.1g BHB ketones per serving
- Good taste and mixability
- 0G sugar and only 5 calories
- Veteran-owned company
Serving Size: 1 scoop
Price Per Serving: $2.01
Last but not least on our list is our runner-up for a scoopable exogenous ketone supplement: Key Keto from Key Nutrients.
This blend offers pretty much the same dosage as Perfect Keto Base at 11.1g BHB per serving, and it’s actually at a slightly lower price per serving.
However the reason that the #1 spot went to Base is that the flavor of this blend just isn’t quite as good. It’s not bad by any means, certainly a lot better than all of the original ketone supplements we used to get years ago, but it’s a little bitter compared to Base.
Still, they offer an effective dose of BHB that mixes well with no added sugar, so it’s a great alternative overall.
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Most of the testosterone boosting supplements on the market are bullshit. There. We said it. At best they have a barely-measurable effect and at worst they do nothing or could even be harmful. But fortunately there’s hope for those of us who aren’t quite ready to stick a needle in our ass just yet.
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Get the full comprehensive list of what supplements and gear he uses for health and longevity here.
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We were skeptical about the Pso-Rite to begin with, we’ll admit it. But when you keep hearing rave reviews from the likes of Joe Rogan, UFC fighters, NFL athletes, and other high-performing individuals, it’s hard to ignore. And needless to say we weren’t disappointed when we finally tried the tool for ourselves.
Designed in the shape of a therapists hands with the hardness of an elbow, the Pso-Rite allows you to easily massage and release your psoas complex (hip flexors) along with a number of other key muscle groups – leading to better mobility, less chronic pain, better circulation, and a host of other benefits.
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The only way to really identify the culprit and avoid any future issues is with food sensitivity blood tests. These tests measure your body’s immune response to a wide variety of food and give you actionable information to better improve your health overall.
We’ve compiled a guide to our favorite testing service for 2022 here.
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At the very least these tests give you a better sense of how your body reacts to diet and exercise, and at best they can quite literally save your life by showing you potential health risks from genetic variants.
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The problem? Not all CBD supplements are created equal. We’ve been searching for a reputable supplier for some time and finally came across Verma Farms, which quickly became our #1 favorite. Read on to learn why.
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Fortunately nowadays there are home options that offer multi-stage HEPA medical grade filtration for affordable prices. We’ve compiled the top 3 best home air purifiers here.
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