HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Science Behind Metabolic Switch®
Our proprietary C6 Ketone Di-ester ingredient delivers two unique ketone precursors in one.
ELEVATES BLOOD KETONES
When you drink Metabolic Switch®, the gut breaks down the C6 ketone di-ester into two unique precursors. One precursor rapidly elevates blood ketones.
STIMULATES NATURAL KETONES
The second precursor is turned into ketones by your liver, using the same pathway it would naturally use.
LONG LASTING RESULTS
The combination of the two means that Metabolic Switch® is not only able to quickly elevate ketones, but can keep levels up for several hours.
Drink or Powder?
Both provide the power of extra ketones to keep you in ketosis for several hours. Which one fits your lifestyle?
OUR LATEST CLINICAL STUDY
METABOLIC SWITCH® RAPIDLY INCREASES BLOOD KETONE CONCENTRATIONS
As part of our commitment to comprehensive research, we are happy to share the results of our most recent clinical study.
Metabolic Switch® is the world's first powdered ketone ester product. We’ve completed a series of studies on our proprietary ketone ester, but all of the clinical research on Metabolic Switch® to date was carried out using the beverage form. In order to demonstrate that the powder works as well as the beverage form, we undertook this study to directly compare blood ketone concentrations in the blood after healthy adults consumed the two products—Metabolic Switch® drink and powder.
THE RESULTSSEE THE STUDY
Metabolic Switch® drink and powder induced nutritional ketosis in approximately 15 minutes and ketone levels remained elevated for roughly two hours post-consumption.
HOW THIS COMPARES TO PRIOR STUDIESSEE PUBLISHED PAPERS
Each study thus far has reinforced that Metabolic Switch® rapidly increases blood ketone concentrations. Our first study showed that people were in ketosis one hour after drinking Metabolic Switch® (28-day study). In our second study using the Metabolic Switch® beverage, published in March 2022, nutritional ketosis was reached within 30 minutes of consumption and levels remained elevated for 2-3 hours.
Is Metabolic Switch® proven to work?
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Nutrition Association proves that the active ingredient in Metabolic Switch®, bis hexanoyl (R)-1,3-butanediol (BH-BD), also known as C6 Ketone Di-ester, induces ketosis in healthy adults at rest, so yes it works!
Metabolic Switch® can put the body into ketosis within 30 minutes. The keto diet or fasting can take one or more days to achieve ketosis, making Metabolic Switch® a great complement to any routine. This study proves that you can reach ketosis without following a strict keto or fasting diet; however, it’s important to keep in mind that consuming ketones should not be a replacement for healthy eating.
How will I feel? How do I know it’s working?
Ketones are a highly effective source of energy. You might notice that you have higher energy levels or an increased ability to focus. Not feeling anything? No worries! Research has shown that you’re still getting benefits, whether you feel it or not.
What is the difference between the powder and the drink? How do I know which is best for me?
The powder and beverage are both ketone ester products with the same health benefits. The main difference is in how you consume them.
Our unflavored powder has the benefit of flexibility. You can add water-enhancing drops (citrus works well) or stevia to help with the aftertaste. It’s a great value per scoop. For strict keto dieters, it also contains no net carbs.
For customers looking for a pre-mixed, ready-to-consume option, our ketone ester beverage is the easy go-to.
What does it taste like?
All high-quality ketone esters have a noticeably strong taste. That’s why we recommend starting with smaller servings and taking your Metabolic Switch® with a chaser or mixer.
For the drink: We recommend keeping your Metabolic Switch® in the fridge, and chasing with something like coffee, gum, or a spoonful of PB to help with the aftertaste.
For the powder: One of the advantages of our powder is that it can be easily with flavors and mixed to soften and even mask the taste. Add your favorite water enhancing drops, citrus, or stevia sweetener. Add ice to make it cold and shake it up with a shaker bottle. Drink immediately after mixing for best results. For more tips, check out our user guide or recipes page.
You might still notice a slight “ketone ester” flavor. If so, we recommend drinking water after consuming your Metabolic Switch® to help cleanse the palate. Don’t worry - you’ll get used to it after a few days!
Can Metabolic Switch® replace the keto diet?
Metabolic Switch® allows you to switch to burning ketones for energy without a restrictive diet or fasting. If you’re already on the keto diet, Metabolic Switch® can complement your diet and even help you stay in ketosis. That said, taking Metabolic Switch® has not been studied for weight loss benefits. That's because when you’re taking Metabolic Switch®, the ketones come from the powder or drink, not your own fat.