- Category: Ketogenic & Blood sugar level
- Contains antioxidant floridzine*1
- For ketogenic diet
- Fat burning
- 200 mg per capsule
- 90 capsules
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KetoShield by KetoSports
KetoSports specializes in supplements that are part of a ketogenic diet and that aim to help the body to (more rapidly) enter a state of ketosis. The ketogenic diet is particularly popular with people who aim to lose weight, people who -- for medical reasons, for example -- want to limit their carbohydrate intake, and with elite athletes who want to derive their energy from 'fat burning' instead of 'sugar burning'. KetoShield contains the antioxidant flordizine*2 and has an effect on the impact carbohydrates have on the body*3. KetoShield is best taken three times a day with the main meals.
KetoShield and Carbs
When your body takes in carbohydrates, they are broken down by the digestive system into glucose. When there is a lot of glucose in the blood, the insulin level spikes and excess energy is stored in the form of body fat. KetoShield has been developed especially with regard to blood sugar levels. When glucose levels in the blood are normal and insulin levels do not rise much, this has a beneficial effect on fat burning. This supplement consists of 200 mg capsules that help balance the impact of carbohydrates on the body*3.. The active substance in KetoShield is the antioxidant floridzine*2, a substance that belongs to a subgroup of the flavonoids and that occurs naturally in apples, among other foods. Always consult a doctor before using this supplement, especially in case of kidney disease or prescription medication.
What are Ketones?
When the body mainly consumes carbohydrates and less fats and proteins, the body uses carbohydrates converted into glucose as fuel for energy. However, if there is little glucose in the body, for example in the case of food shortages, when you are engaged in prolonged physical exertion, are fasting or when you follow a strict low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet, your body will transfer from a 'sugar burn' to a' fat burn'. The liver then breaks fats down into fatty acids and glycerol, which can be converted back into ketones and glucose, respectively. Your body now enters a state of 'ketosis', a well-known phenomenon for people who have followed a ketogenic diet. It is also the state in which you are born as a baby and the state in which our early ancestors often found themselves, as they naturally dealt with extended periods without eating and their diet often consisted mainly of fats and proteins. Ketones are basically water-soluble molecules that are produced in the liver and enter the bloodstream when the body switches to fat burning.
- Suitable for those following paleo or ketogenic diets
- Contains floridzine as an active ingredient and is manufactured without calories
- Floridzine is a flavonoid and an antioxidant that protects cells and tissues from damage*2
- Has an effect on the impact of carbohydrates on the body*3
- Developed for use in achieving a state of ketosis
- Take up to three capsules per day with a meal
The function of a ketogenic metabolism
The fact that the body in times of scarcity first turns to its own fat reserves instead of consuming valuable muscle mass, is an impressive survival mechanism without which our ancestors would probably not have survived periods of food scarcity. The process of ketogenesis which then takes place in the body has, moreover, the benefit of ensuring sufficient energy supply to the brains, even when no carbohydrates are available. Ketones play a crucial role in this. Fatty acids and glycerol obtained from fat are an excellent fuel for most organs and tissues, but cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. That is why the liver breaks down fatty acids even further into ketones, which are released into the bloodstream and can cross said barrier. This adaptability in the metabolic process is a unique and fascinating propensity of the human body.
The process of ketogenesis
During ketogenesis bodily fatty acids extracted from fat are turned into ketones, a process that mainly takes place in the mitochondria of liver cells. The liver can produce three types of keto bodies: acetoacetic acid, acetone and beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Initially, acetoacetic acid is produced, which is then further processed into acetone and BHB. The keto bodies are transported via the bloodstream to various tissues. Acetone leaves the body as a residual product through the breath and urine. Hence, when you are in ketosis, your breath can temporarily smell like acetone. BHB, on the other hand, is an energy source that can be used efficiently by body cells. Slowly but surely we are learning more about this 'super fuel' of the body, but there is still plenty to discover!
Ketones as premium fuel
Much research is being done into the effects of a ketogenic metabolism on the body. Some researchers suspect that the body prefers giving to the combustion of ketones, but since glucose burns faster and is easier converted by the body than other forms of energy, it is still the primary source of energy when present in our body. Bottom line, however: ketogenic 'fat burning' is more efficient than 'sugar burning', because on balance ketones deliver more energy and produce less waste than glucose. Ketones function as the body’s true premium fuel: a fuel marked by a clean combustion and which also benefits "engine maintenance".
KetoSports is known as the company doing pioneering work in the field of exogenous ketones. Under the leadership of American organic chemist Patrick Arnold - known as the 'father of prohormones' owing to his earlier discoveries - a unique product line has been developed based on Arnold’s research, with exogenous ketones as the main ingredient. It all started when the University of Florida asked Arnold in late 2010 to synthesize beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) so that it could be used in research studies. The chemist succeeded in the task and Arnold became impressed by the experiments done with the substance. It prompted him to extend his own research and he discovered new applications for the use of the substance. His first result was a product consisting of a compound of BHB with sodium and calcium. KetoSports now stands for a high-quality line of various products with exogenous ketones, of which KetoCaNa, KetoForce and KetoBlit have gained particular fame among enthusiastic users.
*1 Floridzine belongs to a subgroup of the flavonoids, namely flavonols, which also includes quercetin. Flavonoids are antioxidants that protect cells and tissues from damage*2
*2 This health claim is still pending European authorization
*3 This health claim has not been submitted to the EFSA; more scientific research is needed to prove this effect