April 19, 2020

Ketond vs Pruvit

Ketond is an exogenous ketone supplement which has been around since 2016, but doesn’t seem to have gained the same traction as other keto supplements, such as Pruvit.

We take a look at Ketond vs Pruvit and compare the two keto supplements, the ingredients, performance, taste and value for money.

Ketond Ingredients

The core ingredients of Ketond is Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) in the form of Sodium, Magnesium and Calcium. Here is the breakdown:

Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate4680 mg
Magnesium Beta Hydroxybutyrate2340 mg
Calcium Beta Hydroxybutyrate4680 mg
Total Beta Hydroxybutyrate11700 mg

Ketond uses patented ‘goBHB’ ketones. The total BHBs per serving is 11.7 grams. In comparison, Pruvit Keto OS NAT has 12.6 grams of BHBs, however, Pruvit do not specify the breakdown of sodium, magnesium and calcium – it is simply referred to as a ‘blend’.

Depending on the flavor of Ketond you choose, there are also other ingredients such as beetroot extract or riboflavin for color. All Ketond products are sweetened with stevia.

What is Patented goBHB Ketones?

goBHB is beta hydroxybutyrate salts that convert to ketones in the body. Licensed by Compound Solutions, (the global distributor for goBHB), this product has undergone additional testing and quality measures to ensure compliance with regulations and certifications.

Customers working with branded goBHB® are assured the material is regulatory-compliant. goBHB® is GRAS-certified, as well as patent-protected, and Informed-Choice/Informed-Sport certified. Furthermore, the manufacturer of goBHB has registered the ingredient with local regulatory agencies, invested millions in tight pollution control, and successfully passed an FDA-audit. The factory is NSF-certified. These quality assurances are not found with generic BHBs.

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goBHB is not unique to Ketond. This formula of BHBs is also found is products by Sports Research, Ignite Keto, Keto Science, Zeal Naturals, KetoLogic and Key Nutrients, just to name a few.

Ketond Advanced

Ketond Advanced is the basic BHB supplement by Ketond. It is available in a single flavor tub form, or a variety pack of single serve sachets.

Available flavors at the time of writing are Citrus Mango, Peach, Tigers Blood, Caramel Macchiato and Strawberry Daquiri.

Each flavor has the same amount of goBHB salts in it, equaling 11.7 grams per serving.

Here are your shopping options for Ketond Advanced:




Ketond Biomax



Ketond Biomax is an upgraded product from Ketond Advanced, launched in 2019.

The difference between Ketond Biomax and Ketond Advanced, is the Biomax formula uses D-beta-hydroxybutyrate, which when ingested, is absorbed by the liver and converted to ketones the same way your body would naturally produce ketones. This is referred to as bio-identical ketones.

Ketond Biomax has the same amount of beta hydroxybutyrate as Ketond Advanced, but with slightly different levels of salts. Here is the breakdown:

Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate5750 mg
Calcium Beta Hydroxybutyrate2875 mg
Magnesium Beta Hydroxybutyrate2875 mg
Potassium Beta Hydroxybutyrate200 mg
Total Beta Hydroxybutyrate11700 mg

As you can see by the table above, Ketond Biomax has more sodium, more magnesium, less calcium and added potassium in comparison with Ketond Advanced.

Ketond Biomax also has added L-Leucine to help with muscle protein synthesis, L-Taurine for delivery of nutrients and improved exercise performance and Acetyl L-Carnitine for increased fat burning and cognition.

Evidence, from one mouse study, suggests that leucine doesn’t significantly increase beta-hydroxybutyrate (BOHB) but the addition of leucine to a ketogenic diet in humans, while increasing the protein-to-fat ratio of the diet, doesn’t reduce ketosis.

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Ketond Biomax is available in 3 flavors – Aloha Punch (pineapple raspberry), Tigers Blood (watermelon, strawberry and coconut) and Caramel Macchiato (caramel coffee).

Further research on D-beta-hydroxybutyrate led us to this article published in February 2020 which discusses D-BHB being a monoester, natural ketone body, and safe for use in healthy individuals up to 3 times a day.

As with all Ketond products, Biomax is made in the USA.

Ketostax

Ketostax is available in 3 formulations – Ketostax MCT Powder, Ketostax Metabolic Accelerator and Ketostax Strength and Endurance.

What is the difference between these three? Lets take a look

Ketostax MCT Powder

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This product has 5.8 grams of medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil per serving combined with fiber.

The breakdown of medium chain triglycerides is not known. As you may know, there are 4 medium chain triglycerides (C6 to C12). Ketond has not specified which MCTs they have used and therefore it is acceptable to assume they have used a blend.

C8 to C12 are the most common MCTs with some manufacturers creating only C8 MCT oils which are believed to be the easiest MCT to be absorbed by the human body.

According to the study mentioned above, all medium chain triglycerides are absorbed via the hepatic portal vein (the vein leading into the liver). Long Chain Triglycerides need to be processed by the lymphatic system, (not directly absorbed by the body as with medium chain triglycerides) therefore it makes sense that some manufacturers are creating C8 MCT oils only, as C8 has a shorter chain than C10 and C12.

To sum this up, shorter chain fatty acids are transported to the liver by the hepatic vein. They are then converted into ketone bodies in the liver ready for use by the body.

You can drink Ketostax MCT Powder on its own (mixed with water or almond milk) or add it to coffee, smoothies or another one of the Ketond supplements.

Be mindful however, if mixing this with Ketond Advanced or Ketond Biomax fruit flavors, Ketond MCT Oil powder does have a slight vanilla taste.

Our recommendation would be to add it to the caramel macchiato flavored Ketond products instead.

Ketostax Metabolic Accelerator

Ketostax Metabolic Accelerator is designed to be mixed in with other Ketond products or any keto shake, smoothie or drink. It is promoted as a product that will boost metabolism, reduce body fat and give you ‘crash free’ energy.

Here’s a closer look at what’s actually in Ketostax Metabolic Accelerator and the effects it has on the body:

Prebiotic Fiber3650 mg
CLA Powder3000 mg
Green Coffee Bean Extract500 mg
L-Carnitine Fumarate500 mg
Garcinia Extract250 mg
Caffeine50 mg
Evodiamine4 mg

Ketostax Metabolic Accelerator has 1.8 grams of total carbs, which if following a very low carbohydrate diet will need to be included in your daily carb count.

Prebiotic fiber is good for bone health and inflammatory conditions and is likely to be the base product for holding the other extracts in this product.

CLA Powder (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid naturally found in beef, lamb and dairy products. Synthetic CLA comes from safflower oil.

This study published in 2019, showed that overweight men given CLA supplementation for 6 months lost more body fat than those given a placebo. There was also no negative consequences on the body’s metabolic system.

Green Coffee Bean Extract helps to inhibit the formulation of fat cells by the body.

L-Carnitine is a co-factor in the beta-oxidation of fatty acids and the metabolism of fats.

The organic acids found in Garcinia are (-)-HCA, citric acid, tartaric acid and malic acid. -(-)HCA has been contributed to weight management and anti obesity because it promotes the feeling of fullness. It also accelerates fat oxidation.

Caffeine – interestingly, the half life of caffeine in humans can range from 2 to 12 hours. As well as a stimulant (and anxiety increasing agent) caffeine plays a role in fatty acid oxidation and switches the body from using glycogen as fuel to using fats a fuel.

Evodiamine has been shown to have potential anti-inflammatory effects, exhibit anti tumor properties, has fat loss effects, a beneficial effect on cardiovascular diseases and increases glucose uptake in brain tissue.

How to Use Ketond

Ketond tastes best with cold water. We recommend using a shaker bottle to mix one serving of Ketond supplement powder with 12 to 16 oz of water.

If you find the flavor is too sweet or strong, add more water.

You can also mix Ketond with unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk or add to your coffee or any low card drink. The risk of gastrointestinal upset increases when you combine products together, so it is best to just start off with water.

When Should I Drink Ketond?

Ketond should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

You can also use Ketond 30 minutes before a workout and if you’re feeling that 3pm slump, have another glass of Ketond instead of reaching for a coffee or sugar laden chocolate bar.

Ketond vs Pruvit – The Comparison

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Ketond advanced

pruvit keto os nat

BHB

11.7 g go BHB

12.6 g BHB Blend

Taste

Cost


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ketond bio max

Pruvit keto os black label

BHB

11.7 g BHB-D

17.3 g BHB Blend

Added Boosters

Potassium

L-Taurine

L-Leucine

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B12

L-Taurine

L-Leucine

Black Fulvic Acid

Cat's Claw (herb)

Caffeine

Taste

Cost

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Ketond vs Pruvit - Which One Would We Buy?

Actually, neither.

Ketond flavors aren't fantastic and they need to do some serious work on improving the taste. 

Pruvit is downright expensive. The taste is much better, but it is double the cost of most exogenous supplements on the market these days.

I'm also not a huge fan of some of the additives in Pruvit's products, such as their 'patented' C-MED 100. This is simply a fancy name they made up for the herb Inner Bark of Uncaria Tomentosa. Read our full review of Pruvit Supplements here

For flavor and price, my choice of exogenous ketogenic supplements is Real Ketones. To sample their products, click on the image below where you can buy 6 different flavored supplements + ketone test strips for $9.99. This is an absolute bargain, a great way to try the flavors (grape tart is my favorite). 

You can also read our full review of Real Ketones Products here. 

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