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Too many ketones can cause ketoacidosis, which is very dangerous. Can KETO//OS create ketoacidosis?

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 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 (improvements in metabolic health, weight loss, neuroprotection, 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.  The benefit of exogenous ketones with KETO//OS the first of its kind that is exclusive worldwide with the Pruvit product is that since you are consuming (at least in the part of the BHB-salt), pure ketones, making it easier to elevate blood ketones to therapeutic levels.  This also means, though, theoretically, you can elevate your blood ketones to any level depending on how much of the product is consumed.

So, is it possible to elevate your blood ketones to a dangerous level with this product?  Yes, technically it could be done; however, it would require consuming much more than the recommended use in one sitting. On average, one serving of KETO//OS raises blood ketones to approximately 0.7mM. Dangerous elevations in blood ketones are in the range of 15-20mM; however, it is not recommended to exceed 5-6mM for therapeutic purposes. Consuming approximately 7+ servings in one sitting would reach this level in most individuals.

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