KetoCaNa - Exogenous Ketones - Beta-Hydroxybutyrate - Orange
- Category: Keto & Sports Supplements
- Successor of prototype KetoForce
- Source of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
- Bound to calcium and sodium
- Supports energy metabolism*
- Important for the nervous system*
- Orange flavored
- 305 or 608 grams
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KetoCaNa - Exogenous Ketone Salt by KetoSports
KetoCaNa is the successor to the original KetoSports liquid prototype, namely KetoForce. KetoCaNa is manufactured from the exogenous ketone body beta- hydroxybutyrate (BHB) as well, but in this case it is a powder easy to store and take with you. In addition, this time BHB is bound to sodium and calcium. This keto-friendly supplement is often used by people following a ketogenic diet. This type of diet aims to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in the body, so that the body starts to burn fat, instead of glucose obtained from carbohydrates. KetoCaNa is also suitable for endurance athletes facing intensive and extensive exertion, especially for athletes following a ketogenic diet.
The power of KetoCaNa
KetoCaNa is a sugar, lactose and dairy free ketone supplement without carbohydrates that provides 11.7 grams of the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) per dose. With the addition of citric acid and stevia, the supplement is available in orange flavor to sweeten its taste. BHB is bound in this supplement to the minerals sodium and calcium. Minerals generally have a moisturizing effect and since the ketogenic diet is slightly diuretic, this comes in handy. In addition, calcium is good for the muscles, supports the energy metabolism and is important for the nervous system, as it contributes to the stimulus transfer between (nerve) cells. Use the powder by dissolving a scoop of it well in over 200 ml of water and taking it more than 15 minutes before an intense workout or mental performance. KetoCaNa can be used until a maximum of three servings per day.
What are Ketones?
Ketones are produced in the liver when there is no longer any glucose in the body as fuel source. In such a case, the body switches to 'fat burning' instead of 'sugar burning': the liver breaks down body fat into fatty acids and glycerol, which are then further converted into ketones and glucose, respectively. This happens, for example, when you follow a strict low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, are fasting or have no food available or when you are performing a long-term, heavy physical performance. When your body switches to fats as the primary fuel, you enter a state of 'ketosis', a well-known phenomenon for those who know or follow the ketogenic diet. Did you know that it is also seen in babies when they are born? Ketosis is also the state our early ancestors generally found themselves in. After all, they naturally lived more on fats and proteins than on carbohydrates and had longer periods without food.
- Keto- and Paleo-friendly supplement based on the exogenous ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
- Ketone salt powder with keto bodies bound to the minerals calcium and sodium
- Calcium benefits the muscles, supports energy metabolism and is important for the nervous system
- Suitable for people following ketogenic diets, including athletes with intensive physical training regimes
- Available in the flavor orange
- Free from sugars, dairy, lactose, carbohydrates and unnecessary additives
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 creation of exogenous ketones
In recent years, there is more and more research carried out into ketones, in particular because of their promising image as an efficient energy source for the body. Studies have led to the ability to produce ketones outside the body. These are external or “exogenous” ketones, in contrast to the body’s self-produced "endogenous" ketones. In addition to fasting or dieting, a state of ketosis can now also be achieved by taking ketones. For example, the body can use ketones when the glycogen stock is depleted or, in case of top sport, to hold on to the glycogen stock until a later moment. Exogenous ketones are popular with top athletes, which has resulted in the products having become increasingly well-known to the general public and more and more pioneering research being done in this area.
Types of exogenous supplements
A distinction can be made between two types of exogenous ketone supplements, namely, supplements in the form of liquid esters and those in the form of powders, also called ketone salts. The latter are made from mineral-bound beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), while esters consist of unbound beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (AcAc) or a combination of both. Esters are generally more concentrated, but this also renders them more pricey and they also have a very sour or bitter taste. BHB powders are usually favored by those following ketogenic and other health diets and are particularly popular with athletes, who choose the esters with the aim to rapidly get into a state of ketosis. To facilitate oral intake, in these powders the keto body is always bound to a mineral such as sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium.
KetoSports is a true pioneer in the field of exogenous ketone supplements. Various KetoSports products such as KetoCaNa, KetoBlitz and KetoForce are well known - and the company keeps evolving and innovating. KetoSports is the brainchild of American organic chemist Patrick Arnold, known as the 'father of the prohormone' owing to his earlier work. In 2010 Arnold was asked by the University of Florida to synthesize beta- hydroxybutyrate (BHB) so that it could be used for research purposes. When Arnold saw the results of the experiments conducted by the university, he became enthusiastic. He envisioned new applications and began to research the substance himself. He soon achieved results with a product consisting of a compound of BHB with sodium and calcium. Over the ensuing years, KetoSports has developed into a high-quality supplement company with unique products for anyone looking for quality exogenous ketone supplements.
* Calcium, to which BHB is bound in this supplement, benefits energy metabolism and the nervous system
Dissolve 1 scoop KetoCaNa in 250 ml of water. Caution: do not take more than 3 scoops per day.
11,7 g Beta hydroxybutyrate, 1,15 g Calcium 115%, 68 calories, 0 calories from fat, 0 g total fat 0%, 0 g cholesterol 0%, 1.3 g sodium 54%, 0 g total carbohydrate 0%, 0 g protein 0%.