Ketosis is a metabolic state where most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of the energy. Ketosis is characterized by serum blood concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 millimolar with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. However, with ketone supplementation like Pruvit’s KETO//OS, ketosis can actually be induced even when there are high levels of blood glucose – meaning you can experience the benefits of ketosis, without following a strict keto diet.
Keto-adaptation, or “becoming a fat burning machine”, occurs when you have shifted your metabolism to relying on fat-based sources, instead of glucose (sugar) sources, as your primary source of fuel. Your body increases fat oxidation and breaks down fats into ketones to be used as the primary energy source. Depending on your current level of carbohydrate intake (takes longer if you’re pretty sugar addicted), this process can take two weeks to six months to fully train your body, but once done, it’s done, and you have achieved fat-burning status that can stick with you for life. Being in a state of optimal ketosis can provide amazing health and mental benefits – with more research coming out every month.