Keto Drive Q&A

Keto Drive Q&A

You had some questions, and now we have answers. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Keto Drive Matcha Lemonade, Orange Mango, and REVVED Black Cherry. If you find that a question you’re specifically curious about hasn’t been answered in this article, please feel free to reach out to and find out more! Once you find the answer you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to help keep this Q&A up to date! 

Q: What is Keto Drive?

A: Keto Drive is a compound solution that fuels you without requiring a strict low carb diet. Formulated as a perfect companion to the keto lifestyle, Keto Drive helps put your body into nutritional ketosis within 15-30 minutes of taking it so that you can experience the benefits that come along with ketosis. Benefits include weight loss, increased satiety, improved energy levels and mental and athletic performance. It is a powder that you mix with 16 oz. of water.

Q: What are the benefits of Keto Drive & ketones?

A: The benefits of Keto Drive, and ketone supplementation are vast, and as research continues to expand, the list keeps growing. Currently, research supports the use of ketones for the following benefits: increase satiety, and decreased food cravings; improved energy levels & athletic performance; and endurance enhancement. 

Q: How do I know if I’m in ketosis?

A: A simple urine test, 30 minutes after taking your Keto Drive, will show the elevated ketone levels in the body. You can also take a blood test using a glucometer with ketone strips for the most accurate reading of ketones in your blood.

Q: What are ketones and ketosis?

A: Ketones, B-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone, are the by-products of fat breakdown. Ketones can be used by the tissues, including the brain, in the body in much the same way as glucose, and are thought to be a superior fuel source to glucose. Being in a state of ketosis refers to having elevated blood levels of ketones. 

Q: How do I increase ketones levels in my body?

A: In the past, the process of increasing ketones in the blood was achieved through a strict, carbohydrate-restive diet called the ketogenic diet. This allowed the body to move from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel, and to transition to using fats as its primary source of fuel. Today, we can achieve this state through exogenous ketone supplementation with Keto Drive.

Q: How long does it typically last? Will it provide enough energy through a 90-minute workout? Or even longer?

A: Everyone is different, but typical energy should last in that 90-120 minute range. You should have a great 90-minute workout. If you are taking Keto Drive for satiety at another point in time, it can often last several hours.

Q: Why would I take Keto Drive?

A: Supplementing with exogenous ketones may allow you to experience ketosis - the benefits of elevated blood ketone levels, without having to follow such a restrictive ketogenic diet, or super low carb diet, which is often difficult for some people to adhere to. 

Q: What is the ketogenic diet?

A: The ketogenic diet is an extremely low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat diet. Every person responds differently, so the amount of carbohydrates consumed can vary from 20g-50g (sometimes less, sometimes more), depending on each individual, in order to maintain a state of ketosis. Due to the diets restrictive nature, it is quite difficult for many people to follow.

Q: What part of the day should I take Keto Drive? Should I take before a workout? How long before a workout?

A: You can take Keto Drive any time of day. The best times include: when you are fasted; between meals; pre-workout; have any type of "brain fog" from lower carb dieting; or you simply want a clean energy boost.

Q: What dosage should I take?

A: From a range of anecdotes, starting with ~6g (around half-dose) to assess tolerance is recommended. Then, go up from there until you hit your desired energy level or satiety outcome. When you add MCT, the same goes. For example, you could be at 6g BHB and 4g of active MCT to start. Then, build from there. Bottom line: jumping right in with a large dose is not advised.

Q: Can children take Keto Drive?

A: Yes, children can also take Keto Drive, however the dose would have to be adjusted for the age/weight of the child. 

Q: Does Keto Drive have any side effects?

A: Supplementing with Keto Drive or following a ketogenic diet can cause a slightly diuretic effect, and can deplete magnesium, potassium and sodium stores. This can be rectified by supplementing with a good electrolyte or increasing the sodium in your diet. However Keto Drive adds additional sodium to the formulation to counteract this sodium depletion. 

Keto Drive is blended with medium chain triglycerides, which can often times cause digestive distress. This is due to the fact that your body has not yet adapted to the increased fats in your diet, and is less efficient at utilizing ketones as its fuel source. Once the body has adapted to this increased fat in the diet, the digestive distress should resolve. We recommend to start slowly and build up to a full serving twice a day, but it is totally up to the individual.

Q: Why is there sodium in Keto Drive?

A: Keto Drive was formulated with a higher salt concentration in order to counter balance the sodium that is lost through ketone supplementation. It also acts as a slight buffer, since ketones can be a bit acidic. When taking exogenous ketones, it is often encouraged that you increase your salt intake, with Keto Drive, the additional sodium is provided for you.

Q: Can I take too many ketones?

A: It would be very difficult to overdose on ketones. They are water soluble, so excess ketones will be eliminated mainly via the urination. 

Q: I haven't lost any weight yet? What do I do?

A: Weight loss is a very popular benefit that many people are looking for when they are looking into ketosis. 

Taking exogenous ketones will let your body know that it is time to use ketones. When you’re done using the exogenous ketones as fuel, your body will start asking for other places to get ketones from. This would be fat. 

In general, more ketosis equals more fat burning.

How To: Use a scoop to help transition into ketosis or to boost your body’s ability to burn ketones (and fat) as energy. 

Q: Is Keto Drive vegan?

A: Yes, Keto Drive is vegan.

Q: How much BHB per serving in Keto Drive?

A: There is 14.7 grams of BHB per serving.

Q: Is Keto Drive gluten-free?

A: Yes, Keto Drive is gluten-free.

Q: How long should ketone levels be elevated after taking Keto Drive?

A: Ketone levels will stay elevated for 30-90 minutes after taking Keto Drive. The way to propel ketone levels higher and longer is to add MCT. MCT will likely add another 30-60 minutes of elevated ketone levels but the physiological effect (satiety) should last well beyond that.

I would encourage you to judge Keto Drive by the way you feel (satiety, energy,...) rather than ketone meter results. If you are taking a half or full scoop 1-2 times a day, you should be happy with the results.

Q: What kind of diet should I follow when I’m taking Keto Drive?

A: The wonderful thing about taking exogenous ketones via Keto Drive is that you can experience the benefits of ketones without diet modification. Even those who don’t change a thing, will still experience the benefits. However, it is encouraged that you slowly begin to follow a lower carbohydrate diet, and enhance your body’s ability to utilize ketones. Follow the 8 steps in the N8tive OS-Zone to get you on the right track.

Q: What’s the difference between taking Keto Drive and taking raspberry ketones? 

A: There is a significant difference between Keto Drive and raspberry ketones. The name for raspberry ketones is quite misleading, as this is not a ketone supplement and is not related in any way to ketones, the ketogenic diet or nutritional ketosis. Raspberry ketones are natural substances that give raspberries their sweet scent and flavor, and to a lesser degree blackberries, cranberries and kiwis. The current raspberry ketone supplements on the market are generally synthetically made, as natural raspberry ketones are extremely expensive. 

Keto Drive is a natural, nutritional ketone supplement that gives your body the ketones it needs in order to enter into ketosis and achieve the benefits of ketones via supplementation. 

Q: Are ketones and Keto Drive safe?

A: Keto Drive is quite safe. Ketones naturally exist in the body, and are created as a normal process of fat metabolism. Keto Drive simply provides these ketones from an exogenous source, but they have the same beneficial impact. However, if you suffer from any medical conditions, it is always best to consult your healthcare provider prior to starting any new nutritional supplement. 

Q: Is ketosis safe?

A: Being in a state of ketosis is a very safe process. This is a naturally occurring process in the body when you break down fat. Most people have been in ketosis at some point, due to exercise or dietary changes, although not usually long enough to experience the amazing benefits conferred through have elevated ketones over an extended period of time. 

Q: What does it mean to be “keto-adapted?

A: Keto adaptation means that 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. 

Q: Does Keto Drive have any deleterious effects on the brain and nervous system with long term use?

A: Keto Drive is a source of ketones.  Ketones are an efficient energy substrate for the brain. The scientific evidence does not suggest that therapeutic levels of ketosis are damaging to the brain or nervous system over a long period of time. In contrast, conditions such as the ketogenic diet and calorie restriction, which are characterized with an elevation in blood ketones and may benefit the brain. Thus, it is likely that exogenous ketones that Keto Drive delivers would have similar effects. Providing another energy source to the brain in these circumstances could be very beneficial. 

Q: Too many ketones can cause ketoacidosis, which is very dangerous. Can this product create ketoacidosis?

A: Ketosis is NOT diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a serious complication of uncontrolled diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones in conjunction with high levels of glucose. You can consider comparing therapeutic ketosis to ketoacidosis to be like comparing a fireplace to a house fire.  Fire is a great and useful thing when controlled and in the proper situations, but it also has the potential to become very dangerous if not used properly. Ketones are extremely therapeutic and beneficial when in a certain blood level, but are very dangerous at extremely high levels. In therapeutic ketosis, total blood ketones are in the 0.5-5mM range while in ketoacidosis, blood ketones are typically >20mM.  This is a huge difference. There is no reason to be scared of elevating blood ketones to the levels seen in therapeutic ketosis, but rather this level of ketosis is associated with many health benefits (supports metabolic health, healthy weight goals, neuro support, etc). Until very recently, the only way you could receive the many benefits of ketones would be consuming a calorie restricted or carbohydrate restricted ketogenic diet.  

Q: Will Keto Drive cause a “false positive” on a drug test?

A: There are no scientific studies investigating this possibility. Thus, there is currently no objective evidence to suggest that being in ketosis, whether via the ketogenic diet nor exogenous ketone supplements, could cause a “false positive” on a drug test. This question has been posed often on online forums by users consuming a ketogenic diet concerned by such a possibility. Collectively, the responses to these questions include anecdotal reports of users who were in ketosis when drug tested and experience no such problem. Thus, it does not appear to be a matter of concern.

Q: Can I take more than 1 dose per day?

A: We advise starting with a half dose and gradually working your way up to find the level of ketones that provides the desired energy level. It is perfectly safe to take multiple dosages of Keto Drive per day and I would advise taking a second dose if you are not experiencing results with a single dose.

Q: Is Keto Drive vegetarian?

A: Yes, Keto Drive is vegetarian.

Q: I’m missing my scoop, how much Keto Drive do I use for one serving?

A: Two tablespoons are just shy of one scoop.

Q: Why is my container not full?

A: All Keto Drive containers contain the same amount of Keto Drive Powder. Some containers appear more full as the consistency of the powder is "fluffier". The difference in density is the reason certain containers appear more "full". 

Q: I only have 12 servings, but the jar says 16?

A: We take these issues very seriously and our team has been working diligently to get to the bottom of this situation. We have discovered that our scoop size is yielding more material than what our serving size indicates on the label which is causing you to get fewer servings when using a full scoop.

As stated on our label, a serving is equal to 14.7g. However, our tests show that a full scoop is yielding 18.5g. Therefore, if you are doing full scoops you are getting less than 16 servings per container. The total amount of powder in the container is still correct so we recommend not doing a full scoop with your current jar. We are fixing the scoop size issue on our next production run.