Keto-OS is drink mix designed to provide the user with a vast number of benefits including weight loss. However the claims for appetite suppression and fat burning are later nullified by a small print disclaimer that states the product is not designed to support weight loss.
The product is different from most other supplements because it is designed to elevate blood ketone levels. In fact the manufacturer states it is the first natural consumer product that has been developed to work in this way and that may very well be true.
The Truth About Ketone
Ketone is a natural acid that is manufactured in the body and the production rate can go into overdrive under certain conditions, such as when the body is starved of food for a lengthy amount of time. When the body experiences a lack of glucose it begins to burn fat. Ketone is released during the process, build up in the body, and is eventually passed with the urine. This process is called ketosis and scientists often check urine samples for the presence of ketone so they can ascertain whether body fat is being burned.
Dieters sometimes use low calorie “ketonic” diets to trigger the fat burning process and the practice has been scientifically proven to be effective.
Scientific study suggests Ketonic dieting may have the potential to treat and improve a number of health conditions, including:
However, it is the dieting practice that has value; ketones are merely a useful chemical marker used to ascertain if the diet is encouraging fat burning.
What Prüvit Says About Ketone
Prüvit make ketone sound like a wonder drug that offers untold potential and is the body’s preferred source of fuel. Prüvit state the body will burn ketone instead of glucose and say that ketone delivers 38% more energy and encourage fat burning.
A few of the other promised benefits include:
- Increases TCA Cycle Efficiency
- Boosts ATP Production
- Delivers Sustained Energetics
- Promotes Thermogenesis
- Increases awareness
- Improves the mood
- Reduces inflammation
- Delivers Strength Gains
- Increases brain activity
- Provides Neuroprotection
- Reduces Triglycerides
- Enhances Neurological Efficiency
- Helps to reduce Blood pressure
- Encourages the Re-balancing of Yeast in the Gut (candida)
- Encourages High Nitrogen Retention Protein Synthesis
Keto-OS is a proprietary blend of:
- MCT Powder
- Malic Acid
- Beta Hydroxybutyrate
The regular version of the product also contains an unspecified amount of caffeine.
Some evidence suggests a link between Beta Hydroxybutyrate and ketone, but the information available provides no clear clue to what health benefits it may offer in a formulation such as this. None of the other ingredients appear to be considered precursors to ketone production, but malic acid has value as a metabolism booster and caffeine can provide extra energy and increase mental awareness.
Manufacture & Marketing Tactics
Keto-OS is the creation of a multilevel marketing company called Prüvit, so the company website is designed to promote the business opportunity as well as the product. People who sign up as marketing partners are called Pruvers and they are allowed quite a bit of flexibility in the methods they use to distribute and market the product. Some Pruvers purchase quantities of the product and sell it via Amazon or eBay, but many create their own websites and try to drive customers to the Prüvit website via affiliate links. At the time of this review the only ways to purchase Keto-OS from the official website were to become a Pruver, be referred to the site via a Pruver-run website, or manually provide details of a referring Pruver.
Several package options are available:(pricing in US$)
- 15 sachets: $85
- 30 sachets: $160
- 30 serving (tub): $144
- 60 servings (tub + sachets): $300
- 90 servings (tub + sachets): $460
- VIP 75 servings (tub + sachets): $350
Customers who opt-in to the offered autoship program receive a discount.
The customer comments gathered on the Prüvit website are highly supportive of many of the product’s alleged benefits, but most of the people making the comments are likely to be Pruvers who have a vested interest in the product’s success. A few Amazon customer reviews also praise the product’s virtues, but the majority of Amazon customer reviews state Keto-OS offers little or no benefit at all and some customers state the formulation made them feel ill.
Side Effects & Health Warnings
All potential users are advised to seek a doctor’s advice before using the product.
Prüvit also states the formulation may not be suitable for people who have kidney stones or anyone who is hypersensitive to salt.