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Keto BHB Salt Supplementation

June 11th, 2019

What is Keto?

The keto diet is well known for being a low carb nutrition plan, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as stored energy. Getting into ketosis can be very challenging and requires limited intake of carbohydrates, a dramatically increased amount of fat (in most instances), several days of increased fatigue and as a result a possible decrease in physical performance. To help you ramp up your keto game and get in into ketosis faster, Scorpion now offers Keto Fast – high performance exogenous ketones supplement.

What is Keto Fast?

Scorpion Keto Fast is comprised of Beta-hydroxyburate (BHB) salts which is one of the three ketone molecules that are produced by the liver to restore energy during low-carb intake (the other two are acetoacetate and acetone). BHB salts can be supplemented and are also referred to as an exogenous ketones because mineral salts such as magnesium, calcium and sodium serve as a carrier for BHB molecules.

Exogenous ketones are ketones produced outside of the body, but they work the same way to produce energy, improve your cognitive function and assist with ketosis. From the body’s perspective, there is no difference between its own ketones and ketone supplements.

Scorpion Keto Fast can be used to assist with boosting ketones levels in your body. Keto Fast can be effective for anyone looking to manage their weight or improve focus and energy levels – even if you are not following a very low-carb diet. Keto Fast will also help bolster the benefits of a ketogenic diet by addressing some of the side effects that can come with entering ketosis. Safe and effective, Keto Fast has the potential to enhance your vitality all day long while helping your body burn fat.

What are the benefits of Keto Fast?

  1. Get into ketosis faster

If you have heard of keto then you have probably heard that there are many benefits to applying this mode of nutrition to your lifestyle. There is usually a transition period from when someone chooses to go on a ketogenic diet, and implements the changes to their menu, to when they actually get into ketosis and are able to produce and burn ketones for fuel.

This period is often referred to as the Keto Flu (a collection of side effects such as headaches, lethargy, nausea and brain fog) as and this is when you need Scorpion Keto Fast.

In this situation, add Scorpion Keto Fast and reap the following benefits:

  • The added ketones can give you much needed energy to get through your day and may help train your body to start using ketones for energy.
  • Kick start the body into ketosis so that producing and using your own ketones can happen faster and easier. This supplement essentially acts like a trigger, alerting your cells that ketones are the fuel of choice.
  • Scorpion Keto Fast is bound to common salts such as sodium, calcium and magnesium to improve absorption rate. These salts are also the core electrolytes your body needs to help you avoid feeling mentally and physically drained during the keto-flu transition period. This is also an effective tactic if you’ve splurged on carb-filled foods and want to get back into ketosis as quickly as possible.

Your body will still need to burn the carbs before it can make its own ketones but adding ketones can help you feel more energetic during this short process and help avoid a longer transition period back into ketosis.

Some people who have a challenging level of hunger or whose blood sugar tends to be unregulated may also have a hard time in the beginning. For these people, exogenous ketones can be a welcome addition to their plan.

  1. Fasting, Hunger, and Training Harder

Many people on the ketogenic diet hail it as the best way they’ve found to control their hunger. There is a lot of good science behind why that’s true. Keto helps to rebalance blood sugar, ghrelin, and leptin, all of which can cause hunger and cravings. Ketones can help to lower appetite all by themselves, which makes ketosis a one-two punch for anyone working to lose weight.

Using exogenous ketones can also help with fasted workouts. Since they provide additional energy and reduce hunger, they can help you work out harder for longer. It can be a boost for more intense workouts too if you find you just don’t feel energetic or explosive in your training.

  1. Cognitive Benefits

The brain uses up the vast majority of the energy our bodies produce. Although this energy is normally generated from glucose in the blood when glucose levels are reduced, ketones can provide 50-70% of this energy, and it’s a more efficient process. Exogenous ketones have been compared to the nootropics that have been developed for optimizing focus, memory creation, and faster cognitive performance.

  1. Weight Loss

Some people misunderstand that exogenous ketones are weight loss supplements. Weight loss is complex and there are certainly ways exogenous ketones can help. As discussed above exogenous ketones can help to manage hunger signals. Exogenous Ketones can also help with weight loss by inducing Brown Adipose Tissue a type of “good” body fat.

Choosing the ketogenic way of eating can help to balance blood sugar throughout the day, avoiding the spikes and crashes that can trigger lethargy and binge eating. It can help you to shift your relationship with food.

Exogenous ketones can be an integral piece to your weight loss puzzle, as they can improve triglycerides, blood glucose, and insulin response and even help directly with weight loss when a well-formulated way of eating is followed.

Adding exogenous ketones doesn’t interfere with the body’s ability to burn fat and produce its own ketones for fuel. The extra ketones are like a bonus, extra energy the body can use for daily activities as well as workouts.

You still need to follow the basic rule of calories in calories out i.e. eating fewer calories than you burn and being active are still important in any weight loss pursuit.

  1. Performance Booster

Athletes who train harder and longer generally have dramatically higher energy needs both for training and for competitions. Traditionally this energy has been obtained from sugar-laden drinks, bars, gels, and other supplements.

Since ketogenic athletes aren’t consuming all this sugar, they have to increase their energy intake some other way. Creating ketones from the fats on your body or from foods is a slower process, and while it can yield plenty of energy for your day, there’s less circulating on a minute-to-minute basis for powerful, explosive, or endurance training.

Exogenous ketones can be portable and convenient for long competition events. They can also be combined with additional electrolyte minerals, which are of crucial importance in a ketogenic diet. Since those doing keto tend to hold less water and need more electrolytes on a regular basis, this could be an ideal electrolyte energy drink.

Scorpion Keto Fast Facts:

  • Full 7g of BHB per serve
  • Scorpion Keto Fast contains Zero fillers, sugars and is caffeine free.
  • Tastes great and mixes easily – In two great flavours Raspberry Lemonade and Tropical Orange
  • Scorpion Keto Fast mixes and shakes well with any drink.
  • Gluten free, vegan friendly, natural sweeteners