Answering More Questions About Perfect Keto/Exogenous Ketones
After posting my Perfect Keto review a little while ago, I’ve gotten a couple of additional questions via comments/messages wanting to know more detail. Since some of these questions get repeated a lot, I thought it would be worth it to address them all in one post similar to my original Perfect Keto review post. If you still have additional questions that aren’t answered below, feel free to post them in the comments. If you’re all set, you can still pick up Perfect Keto for 20% off (for a limited time) when you click here and use the code TRYKETO.
How Does Perfect Keto Compare to the MLM Brands like Keto OS?
This is probably the thing I get asked most frequently, and it’s a little hard to answer since I actually haven’t tried the MLM exogenous ketones. Because of that, I can’t compare taste, mixability, or other factors like that. Here’s what I can say stood out to me as differences when I did decide to try exogenous ketones and why I ultimately went with Perfect Keto:
- Cost. I have no interest in joining an MLM program at this time, which would have meant paying the full non-promoter price for the MLM ketone supplements. I understand that some supplements are just naturally more expensive to produce, but the much higher cost (~$6 per scoop/serving) was a big barrier for me.
- Ingredient cleanliness. Several varieties of Keto OS that I looked at had net carb content. It’s nothing too significant (a couple grams per serving), but I was looking to avoid fillers if possible. The non-caffeinated versions also seemed to be unavailable pretty often, which was a problem for me since I usually try to limit my caffeine intake to my morning coffee and my preworkout drink. I like the option to take ketones for energy/performance later in the day without having to worry about caffeine keeping me from getting a good night’s sleep.
- Transparency. Perfect Keto lists exactly how much BHB exogenous ketone content is in their product, which I appreciate because it lets me fully judge how much “bang for my buck” I’m getting. Keto OS only lists a proprietary formula. I really don’t like the idea of buying an exogenous ketone supplement where I don’t even know how much of the active ingredient is included, especially when it comes at a premium price.
These were important factors for me, but obviously preferences will vary. For more details, Perfect Keto has a comparison post on their blog here.
Does Perfect Keto Mix Easily?
I normally mix my Perfect Keto in a “magic bullet” style blender when I’m adding it to coffee or smoothies, or a blender bottle when I’m using it in a pre- or post-workout drink. It mixes completely in both of those scenarios which is great, but I’ve had people ask if you can just stir it with a spoon if you don’t have access to a blender or shaker cup. Good news: I tried it out, and you absolutely can! It’s probably one of the easiest to mix supplement powders I’ve had, because it dissolves completely (with no grit or clumps) into cold water when simply stirred with a spoon.
I Don’t Like Coffee. What Else Can I Mix Chocolate Sea Salt Keto Base With?
As I mentioned briefly in my Perfect Keto review, I think the Chocolate Sea Salt Perfect Keto goes great with milk/cream. I like to make a ketogenic version of chocolate milk with 1 cup of unsweetened almond or cashew milk, 1/2 scoop of Chocolate Sea Salt Perfect Keto, 1 T of heavy cream, 1T of cocoa powder, and sweetener to taste. Sometimes I’ll add extra cream or some MCT oil powder if I want to up my fat intake for the day.
I Already Drink a Lot of Protein/Supplement Shakes. How Else Can I Take Perfect Keto?
Like a lot of other people, I sometimes get tired of breaking out the shaker cup and chugging down supplement drinks during the day. I try to be more creative with how I take Perfect Keto sometimes, by doing things like making Perfect Keto gummy bears with the Peaches and Cream flavor, or mixing the Chocolate Sea Salt flavor with peanut butter and/or greek yogurt.
What Dose Should I Start At?
I started with half scoop servings, which has worked well for me. I still stick to 1/2 scoop at a time most days, but I might take a little more if I feel I need the extra boost. I think that’s probably a good starting point, but you could maybe even start at 1/3 or 1/4 of a scoop if you use other products containing BHB or have previously been sensitive to things like MCT oil.
What About The Sodium Content?
In theory it would be possible to take 100% straight BHB, but in practice that would taste horrible and be really rough on most people’s stomachs. Instead, the exogenous ketones in Perfect Keto are in the form of BHB salts, which means the BHB is bound to minerals, like sodium, calcium, and magnesium. This improves the taste but has the obvious side effect of increasing the sodium content.
On the bright side, increased consumption of minerals/electrolytes like sodium, calcium, and magnesium is actually really beneficial for maintaining hydration while in ketosis, since your body drops a lot of the water weight you would have on a carb-based diet. In fact, it’s very common to actually supplement those minerals while in ketosis to avoid sluggishness and other “keto flu” symptoms. In that way, Perfect Keto is almost two supplements in one.
But I will note, for those who are conscious of their sodium intake for one reason or another, that the sodium content in Perfect Keto is actually quite a bit lower than many other exogenous ketone supplements I looked at which can have over a gram per serving.
Can I Take Perfect Keto While Fasting?
Sure! Unlike a lot of stimulant-based supplements, it shouldn’t make you feel nauseous or antsy if taken on an empty stomach, and unlike some other ketone supplements, the calorie content (15kcal per scoop) isn’t so high that it will necessarily break your fast. I usually practice intermittent fasting during the week, and I’ve never had an issue taking Perfect Keto while fasted. In fact, it often lets me stretch my fast out a bit longer thanks to reduced appetite.
What If I Still Have Questions?
Feel free to ask them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer there or update this post as needed. You might also find the answer to some other questions in my initial Perfect Keto review post. Lastly, if you want to try Perfect Keto for yourself, click here and enter the code TRYKETO at checkout to get 20% off!