Keto Shred: Exogenous Ketones Paired with Fat Burning Thermogenic Ingredients
When in ketosis, your body metabolically adapts to use a substance called ketones as its primary fuel source. With restricted carbohydrate intake and a diet higher in dietary fat, your body begins to run out of glucose to use as fuel. Eventually, your body sends fatty acids to the liver, where they are converted into ketones to be used as energy. When the body is readily using ketones as the primary fuel source, you are officially in a state of ketosis.
Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) Salts, when provided exogenously (outside the body), simply provide a faster switch to ketosis by giving your body the first substrate that jumpstarts the metabolic state of ketosis.
What happens when those supplied ketones are used up? Your body then goes to utilize it’s next readily available source of ketones: medium and long chain triglycerides that are liberated from fat issue, also known as, body fat. By default, when burning ketones as fuel, your body is primarily using fatty acids as a fuel source.
While there are many exogenous ketone supplements on the market today, none of them combine exogenous ketones and other ingredients to truly take advantage of this metabolic adaptation where fat is the main energy source. A dietary supplement that could jumpstart ketosis, and then increase the rate at which fat is oxidized would be the perfect 1-2 punch for weight loss.
Enter: Keto Shred.
Keto Shred is the premier powdered exogenous ketone weight loss supplement on the market today. Designed to be the ultimate ketone based thermogenic fat loss product, Keto Shred expedites your body’s switch to ketosis, and then accelerates the rate at which you burn those ketones for rapid fat loss. As we know from above, once ketones are being burned for energy purposes, the body will continue to “fuel itself” by liberating even more fatty acids.
Keto Shred’s high-quality formula was crafted based on what scientifically has shown to yield the best possible results. After countless hours of research and R&D, Sparta Nutrition has come up with a blend that is extremely effective at quickening fat loss.
So how does Keto Shred work? Let’s dive in:
12g of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Salts - Signaling Ketosis
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate salts, or BHB Salts as they are commonly referred to, are molecules that are considered to be a ketone body. Ketone bodies, or ketones for short, are the molecules that your brain and liver use as energy when glucose is not present. Ketones are necessary if you do not have glucose, as your brain needs them in order to function.
As mentioned above, BHB Salts kickstart the process to getting into ketosis. This is the “primer” that makes Keto Shred work, as putting the body into ketosis puts the body in a state where the primary fuel source are ketones. The common dose of BHB Salts to help put the body into ketosis is 10-12 grams. Keto Shred contains 12g of BHB Salts per the maximum serving.
Not only is putting the body in the metabolic state of ketosis beneficial for fat loss, but there’s also research showing that ketosis can:
- Be neuroprotective, with promising research on Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and seizure prone patients (1).
- Improve memory recall (2).
- Reduced appetite (3).
- Accelerated fat loss - especially in the midsection (4).
- Lower fasting blood glucose levels and improve cholesterol markers (5).
3g of MCT Oil Powder - Readily Available Energy
By including 3g of MCT Oil powder too, we are already providing the body with a medium chain triglyceride that can be readily broken down to be used as energy. Since this is a thermogenic weight loss supplement, energy is necessary to get you through the low-energy days that comes with any calorie restricted diet. The inclusion of MCT’s will ensure you maintain adequate performance in the gym. By utilizing a high-quality version of MCT Oil Powder, Gastrointestinal distress is limited as well.
This is due to standardizing our MCT Oil Powder to contain at least 50% Caprylic acid - an extremely stomach friendly short chained fatty acid that has it’s own plethora of health benefits. Caprylic acid, or C8 for short, is the easiest fatty acid to convert into energy and does so at a higher rate than it’s other well known MCT: Lauric Acid (6). MCT’s can also help reduce appetite (7), prevent metabolic slowdown from dieting (4), and can accelerate weight loss in comparison to other fat sources (8).
InnoSlim®: Managing Blood Sugar and Activating AMPk
InnoSlim® is a patented panax notoginseng complex that has great clinical data on normalizing blood sugar levels. It’s no secret after reading about ketosis above that blood sugar levels need to be kept optimized for the body to be in ketosis. InnoSlim® improves blood glucose levels via a metabolic pathway called AMPk (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase). AMPk is an enzyme that plays a role in cellular energy and promotes glucose uptake into muscle cells and helps improve insulin sensitivity (9) - all good things in the name of fat-loss!
Since InnoSlim® upregulates AMPk, we prime the body to be in the ideal state to prepare for ketosis. Blood sugar is absorbed by muscle cells as muscle glycogen, and blood glucose is lowered - the ideal state for ketosis to take place.
Sensoril® Ashwagandha: Reduce Anxiety, Carb Cravings & Midsection Body Fat
Sensoril® patented Ashwagandha extract is an extremely high-quality extract of withanolides from the ever-so-popular Ashwagandha plant. Sensoril® has been shown in human clinical trials to help reduce stress and optimize cortisol levels (10).
Why is this in a fat burner?
Cortisol, commonly elevated due to chronic stress, can directly lead to obesity related symptoms such as high blood sugar and increased fat storage. Not only that, but the bulk of this fat storage tends to take place in your abdomen. Optimizing levels of cortisol helps improve fat-loss, as those previously stored fatty acids can now be liberated for additional fuel. Sensoril® has also been shown to reduce stress-related overeating due to its anxiolytic effects.
Grains of Paradise Extract: Bringing It Altogether
Lastly, Keto Shred contains 50mg of Grains of Paradise Extract, which contains a constituent known as 6-paradol. 6-paradol is important because it helps promote metabolically inactive white adipose tissue to convert to metabolically active brown adipose tissue. By turning white adipose tissue, which is a health-risk type of fat tissue, into brown adipose tissue, results in greater energy expenditure. In layman’s terms: You burn more calories and your body is more efficient at burning fat (11).
In a four-week trial, researchers found that 40mg of Grains of Paradise Extract (Remember, Keto Shred contains 50mg) caused significantly higher increase in energy expenditure than the placebo group (12). Another trial in humans using 10mg of Grains of Paradise Extract found that the Grains of Paradise group experienced greater visceral fat loss in the midsection than placebo (13).
This makes Grains of Paradise the key catalyst to Keto Shred: it’s ability to improve the rate at which calories (energy) are burned allows for a greater fat loss effect.
Since Keto Shred utilizes BHB Salts and MCT Oil powder to put the body into nutritional ketosis, ketones, and fatty acids, are the primary fuel source
→ MCT Oil Powder allows for immediate energy, so you don’t need to sacrifice your exercise or athletic performance at the cost of a calorie restricted diet.
→ InnoSlim®’s ability to activate AMPk further optimizes the state at which the body needs to be in for ketosis. It also improves muscle glycogen synthesis, which allows muscle cells to hold whatever glucose is left: not fat cells.
→ Sensoril® Ashwagandha puts the body in a prime hormonal state for accelerated fat loss, especially around the midsection, by normalizing cortisol levels. It also reduces anxiety and helps reduce stress-related eating.
→ Grains of Paradise improves the rate at which calories (energy) are burned, which allows for a greater fat loss effect.
Exogenous ketone supplements can be expensive, so make sure you’re getting the highest quality possible. Void of carbohydrates, sugars, GMO’s, or Palm Oil, Keto Shred is a high-quality ketogenic friendly fat burner to help support weight loss and overall health. Perfect for those on the ketogenic diet or looking to get started on their new ketosis journey, Keto Shred was thoroughly researched to undeniably accelerate the rate you lose body fat by using ketones and body fat as fuel.