- Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
BHB is the first ketone produced in the absence of food and carbohydrates when the body moves into a state of ketosis. Known more commonly as a Ketone salt, exogenous BHB such as the ones found in KETO SWITCH™ enable the user to increase circulating ketones by up to 1-1.5mmol with just a single serve.
Studies researching the effects of ketone salts have found that with every 1mmol rise in blood ketones, cognitive function rises 10% as well.
Consuming exogenous ketones has also been shown to up-regulate the use of fatty acids for energy and may also delay the onset of fatigue during exercise due to a reduction in glycogen depletion.
In essence, BHB supplementation may enhance fat loss, reduce fatigue and improve mental performance.
- Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
ALCAR has been added to this formula to upregulate the use of stored fatty acids and to support enhanced brain function as well. Once consumed, the acetyl ester of ALCAR is utilised to produce acetylcholine in the brain, which is known as the learner transmitter and improves cognitive function.
Secondary to brain function, exogenous Carnitine has also been shown to increase Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase (CPT) levels, which is responsible for transporting fatty acids into the muscle to be burned as energy.
- C-8 MCT
Unlike standardised MCT oil, C-8 has been shown to increase its conversion to ketone bodies far more effectively and far faster than MCT's found in food items.
- L-Leucine + Taurine
Known as ketogenic amino's, both Leucine and Taurine aid in assisting the liver to produce more endogenous ketone bodies.
HOW DO I MIX KETO SWITCH?
Mix 1 scoop (10g) of KETO SWITCH™ with 500ml of cold water.
Note: New to Keto products, start with half a serving for the first 1-2 days, it is best to start slowly since this is new for your body. You could also try a half serving in the morning and a half serving in the afternoon. You can then increase to a full serving as tolerated.
SIP SLOWLY over 20 minutes. Do not gulp this down quickly! Your body needs time to absorb Ketones properly.
STAY HYDRATED Water makes up more than 50% of your body and is probably the most important necessity in life. So many people are dehydrated and don’t even realize it! One of the most important things you can do is drink lots of water.
HOW DOES KETO SWITCH™ HELP ME BURN MORE FAT?
- Mitochondrial Biogenesis: There are several ways KETO SWITCH™ works to burn body fat. The most important is its ability to increase mitochondrial biogenesis (the number of mitochondria). Mitochondria are the fat burning engines of your cells. Often genetically gifted athletes or people that are naturally lean have higher amounts of mitochondria per cell. Therefore, they burn more fat and provide more energy to their body. If we can increase the number and efficiency of your mitochondria it stands to reason that you will also become more efficient at burning fat, especially with the addition of Acetyl L-Carnitine.
- Appetite Control: Because your brain is getting a supply of high powered energy in the form of ketones it reduces the demand for further calories from food. A recent study at the university of Melbourne published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that when overweight subjects were placed on a calorie restricted ketogenic diet they lost 13% of their body weight. The subjects experienced no increase in Ghrelin (the appetite increasing hormone) that is normally seen with calorie restricted diets. The participants subjectively had a lower perceived appetite than those on a non-ketogenic calorie restricted diet. Therefore, KETO SWITCH™ may keep hunger pangs away by controlling Ghrelin and improving Leptin (appetite controlling hormone) sensitivity
- Blood Sugar Metabolism: Ketosis or the supplementation of exogenous ketones (KETO SWITCH™) may help to improve insulin sensitivity which may result in your body utilizing carbohydrates (sugars) more efficiently. If you use carbs more efficiently you are less likely to store them as bodyfat.
HOW DOES KETO SWITCH™ HELP ME IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION?
Ketones are arguably the preferred source of energy for our brains and we use them very efficiently. There are multiple mechanisms involved in the mental improvements seen in ketogenic subjects, including a reduction in the mental decline of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s. Much of these benefits may be due to the improved blood sugar management seen with ketones.
Other benefits may include improved brain mitochondrial function, reduced inflammation and increased BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor). BDNF is a naturally occurring hormone that protects and repairs your brain cells, increases the growth of new brain cells, and improves learning, memory and mood. In fact, many researchers consider it a natural antidepressant. Research suggests that if you struggle with mental illness, brain fog or poor brain function, you likely have reduced levels of BDNF. Ketones from KETO SWITCH™ may help to enhance the production of BDNF.
For every 1.0 m/mol of ketones in the blood there is approximately a 10% improvement in brain energy. It’s not unheard of for people get their ketones up to 4.0 or 5.0 m/mol which may see a 40-50% improvement in mental processing speed and creativity. You may want to consider using KETO SWITCH™ prior to those important meetings or mentally demanding tasks.
IS KETO SWITCH™ SAFE?
goBHB™ (Beta Hydroxybutyrate) which is the main ingredient in KETO SWITCH™ is very safe and 100% natural. We use goBHB™ because it has GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) certification and is manufactured in a HACCP and GMP certified facility. goBHB™ is also Informed Choice™ approved for athletes. Look for the goBHB™ logo on your keto product to make sure you are getting the purist and highest quality formula.
DO I HAVE TO BE ON A KETOGENIC DIET TO USE KETO SWITCH™?
No. In fact if you are already reading 3-4mmol on a blood measuring device there is no benefit to using KETO SWITCH™. However, if you are following a low carb diet of are transitioning to a ketogenic diet then KETO SWITCH™ will be incredibly beneficial in the beginning to reduce keto flu and brain fog.
WHAT TYPE OF DIET WORKS BEST WITH KETO SWITCH™?
To get most out of KETO SWITCH™ we recommend a lower carb (less than 100g/day) or ketogenic (less than 50g/day) diet. However, we understand that low carb or ketogenic diets are hard to maintain so we find using a 16:8 INTERMITTENT FASTING (IF) approach works incredibly effectively.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I BE IN KETOSIS AFTER CONSUMING KETO SWITCH™?
Within 20–30 minutes you could be in full ketosis depending on your diet and when you consumed KETO SWITCH™ in relation to food. It may keep you in ketosis for 3-4 hours depending on what and when you eat.
WHY HAVE YOU ADDED ACETYL L-CARNITINE TO KETO SWITCH™?
L-Carnitine is critically involved in the transportation of fats into the mitochondria to be used as fuel. Therefore, L-Carnitine should help to improve fat metabolism. L-Carnitine also helps to improve hormone responsiveness which may result in improved insulin sensitivity. In addition, Acetyl L-Carnitine passes through the blood brain barrier allowing for improved Acetyl Choline production. Acetyl Choline is a neurotransmitter involved in critical thinking, creativity, alertness, memory and hand eye co-ordination.
WHEN I USE KETO SWITCH™, I GET A SENSE OF EUPHORIA AND MOOD ELEVATION. IS THAT NORMAL?
Not everyone experiences this benefit but it is easily explained. KETO SWITCH™ improves GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) production and uptake. GABA enhances mood and reduces anxiety. This makes KETO SWITCH™ the perfect product for people under stress who can’t sleep or suffer from depression or anxiety.
IS KETO SWITCH NATURAL, GLUTEN, LACTOSE, SOY FREE AND VEGAN FRIENDLY?
Yes, we wanted to produce an industry-leading naturally sweetened exogenous ketone supplement that would be suitable for everyone. Plus... we haven’t harmed any animals in the production of KETO SWITCH™.
HOW MUCH OF EACH INGREDIENT IS IN KETO SWITCH™?
KETO SWITCH™ like ALL other SWITCH NUTRITION™ products is 100% Open Label. This means all active ingredients are clearly illustrated on the tub or sachet. No hidden fillers or proprietary blends. 100% pure results.
CAN I USE ANYTHING ELSE WITH KETO SWITCH™ FOR BETTER RESULTS?
We recommend using AMINO SWITCH™ as an almost ZERO calorie protein alternative. If you are trying to stay in ketosis and burn fat both carbohydrates and proteins can bump you out of ketosis. AMINO SWITCH™ supplies the equivalent protein (amino acids) of 35g WPI but without the calories that can convert to glucose.
We also recommend the use of ADRENAL SWITCH™ to help support recovery, reduce cortisol and improve your metabolic processes. Some people have difficulty getting to sleep on a lower carb diet or they feel fatigued. ADRENAL SWITCH™ will help reduce fatigue and improve your sleep quality.
If your trying to burn fat we suggest stacking KETO SWITCH™ with THERMAL SWITCH™ first thing in the morning before fasted cardio to maximise fat burning, energy, performance, focus and mood.
If you are lifting heavy or trying to build muscle and need an extra boost we suggest using POWER SWITCH™ before your training sessions.
POWER SWITCH™ will boost strength, improve muscle recruitment, increase energy, focus and alertness to power through every workout or game.
CAN KETO SWITCH™ INHIBIT FAT LOSS AS THE EXOGENOUS KETONES WILL BE PREFERRED OVER OUR OWN BODY FAT?
No, supplementing with KETO SWITCH™ will provide your body with source of calories, but let’s put it into perspective. There are 25.5 calories in a serve of KETO SWITCH™. This is less than quarter the calories of one serve of a protein shake. Where KETO SWITCH™ excels is downstream as it up-regulates your fat burning machinery and mitochondrial function. This up-regulation has provided people with a noticeable increase in energy (beyond the 25.5 calories provided) and a considerable reduction in appetite, which yields a greater calorie deficit and greater fat burning potential.
One study using goBHB™ in rats fed adlibitum (on demand when they were hungry) showed a decrease in calorie intake and an increase in fat loss. While you might scoff at it being a rat study, it allows for the removal of placebo which means the rats weren’t intentionally cutting calories to create a positive outcome they just ate less as they were less hungry. This is likely due to the suppression of Ghrelin (the hunger hormone).
CAN KETO SWITCH™ CAUSE YOU TO STORE CARBOHYDRATES AS FAT?
No. In fact, goBHB™ has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity which means you produce less insulin to absorb more carbohydrates into your muscles. More carbs in your muscles means less storing as fat. Even in non-ketogenic athletes who are consuming large amounts of carbohydrates, goBHB™ was shown to improve metabolic health markers and fat metabolism. goBHB™ would need to be used chronically at ridiculously high doses to interfere with endogenous fat or carbohydrate utilisation. Used correctly KETO SWITCH™ will enhance carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
MY DOCTOR SAYS KETOSIS IS DANGEROUS?
NOT true. He/she is clearly confused between the state of ketoacidosis (an unnatural state of acidity associated with diabetes) and ketosis (a natural state of converting fat into ketones to use as energy). Ketosis is safe. Ketoacidosis is not safe.
HOW DOES KETO SWITCH™ COMPARE TO PRUVIT KETO-OS?
KETO SWITCH™ is not an MLM (multi-level marketed) product. It is for BRICKS & MORTAR RETAIL and ONLINE RETAIL only.
KETO SWITCH™ has a fully transparent open label providing 6.45g of the patented goBHB™ per serve. It is not clear how much Pruvit contains because it now has a proprietary formula. Based on testing both products appear to be similar in Ketone levels. However, KETO SWITCH™ is 1/4 the price of Pruvit.
KETO SWITCH™ uses the highest quality University Researched and patented goBHB™ guaranteed for purity and potency. goBHB™ is HCAAP, GMP and INFORMED CHOICE® Certified.
KETO SWITCH™ has added Acetyl L-Carnitine to assist with the fat burning benefits (if you have more mitochondria due to ketone use you are going to need more taxis (ALCAR) to transport the fat to them). Also, Acetyl L-Carnitine passes through the blood brain barrier further enhancing brain function.
KETO SWITCH™ has added ketogenic amino acids (L-Leucine) for improved rates of ketosis, energy and muscle protein synthesis. It also contains Taurine to help your liver metabolise ketones more efficiently.
KETO SWITCH™ uses a balanced blend of Calcium, Magnesium and Sodium providing 333% less sodium than Pruvit Keto-OS.
KETO SWITCH™ contains co-factors that are critical in the metabolic process of fatty acid metabolism and endogenous ketone production.
KETO SWITCH™ is less than 1/4 the price of Keto-OS.
KETO SWITCH™ has been designed to initiate supplemental ketosis without the necessity of achieving nutritional ketosis (high fats, low carbs, moderate protein diet), however, when both are combined together the user may experience greater results.
- For optimising brain function, use KETO SWITCH™ on an empty stomach.
- For optimising performance and minimising glycogen depletion, consume KETO SWITCH™ 30-60 min prior to exercise and preferably away from carbohydrates.
- Those looking to use KETO SWITCH™ without nutritional ketosis should attempt to consume carbohydrates as far away from supplementing as possible to ensure the ketone salts are used most effectively.