The HVMN Blog

Ketone Salts: Ketosis with a Cost

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 19, 2018

Ketone salts, also known as BHB salts, provide the body with a way to enter ketosis. But the results are mixed. There are a few options for someone looking to enter ketosis through an external supplement, most notably–ketone esters.

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Exploring Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL and Military

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 18, 2018

CTE has been chronicled extensively as a problem existing in the NFL. But traumatic brain injury also happens frequently in the military. We explore what causes these brain injuries, how they get worse with repetition, and what can be done to prevent them.

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How to Run Faster: Mental and Physical Techniques

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 18, 2018

Runners chase speed. For many, it's a lifelong pursuit. The connection between the body and the mind is important for speed, and harnessing both with these techniques may decrease those mile times.

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Carb Cycling Guide for Athletes

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 16, 2018

The idea of carb cycling is born out of training needs–load up for intense training days, cut carbs on rest days when the body doesn't utilize them as much. Creating a metabolic flexibility can help improve body composition, performance and recovery, but recent science backs the idea of low-carb training.

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Six Recovery Supplements for Athletes

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 15, 2018

Every serious athlete knows recovery is essential to make the most out of a workout. Supplements can help kick that process into overdrive. Knowing which supplements to take, and when to take them, can provide an added boost to your recovery regimen.

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What are Exogenous Ketones?

Authored by Nate Martins and Justin Liau • 
October 10, 2018

Exogenous ketones provide a way to achieve deep ketosis without needing to maintain a ketogenic diet or fast. There are several different types of exogenous ketones to choose from, and selecting the right one depends on your goals for ketosis.

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Crossing the Finish Line with Dr. Brianna Stubbs

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 10, 2018

Dr. Stubbs has been a lifelong athlete. Though she's officially retired from competitive rowing, she competed in her first Ironman 70.3 triathlon...and qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa. Learn about her experience, her training, and where that competitive fire comes from.

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Picking the Best Keto Supplement

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 8, 2018

Maintaining ketosis is hard. With the newness surrounding the keto diet, it can be difficult to get accurate information on how to optimize your hard work. These supplements can help get you into a higher level of ketosis faster than with dieting or fasting alone.

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Dangers of the Keto Diet Debunked

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 8, 2018

Misconceptions about the ketogenic diet are everywhere. People tend to worry about everything from heart disease to declines in performance, but many of these concerns are grounded in fiction–not fact. We look at the science to debunk a few of the most common keto myths.

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Top 3 Ways To Test For Ketosis

Authored by Nate MartinsMichael Brandt and Justin Liau • 
October 8, 2018

Ketosis can provide a plethora of health and wellness benefits that are now widely known. How deep you are into ketosis can affect the degree of benefits you obtain. Learn how to test for this helpful biomarker.

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5 Ways Fasting Has Helped My Company

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
October 5, 2018

Intermittent fasting has been one of the most important cultural pillars that we’ve built at HVMN. The body of research behind fasting is robust and rapidly growing. It's been over a two year journey for us, and we expect this cultural component to continue to grow.

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Lactate Threshold is Misunderstood

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 5, 2018

Even the mention of lactate threshold can send pain into a runner’s quads. For decades, lactic acid production was thought to only be a bad thing–but new research is suggesting that’s only half the story. Understanding your individual lactate threshold (or LT) can be a tool to training smarter and performing better.

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Running Motivation: Tips for Runners at Every Level

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 5, 2018

Finding running motivation can be difficult no matter your experience level. Here are a few strategies to re-find motivation for beginning, experienced and advanced runners, from new swag to new mental strategies.

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Five Supplements for Cyclists

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 5, 2018

Cyclists need a specific supplement stack to match the unique physiology of their sport. Road racers and speed specialists can even employ different types of supplements. From caffeine to creatine, learn which are most beneficial for your goals.

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What’s Keto Flu and How Do You Cure it?

Authored by Aarushi Bajaj and Dr. Brianna Stubbs • 
October 5, 2018

Has the keto diet got you feeling worse for wear? Keto flu is commonly experienced by many people switching to the ketogenic diet, with varying degrees of side effects.

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How Long Does it Take to Get Into Ketosis and Keto-Adapt?

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 3, 2018

Achieving ketosis from intermittent fasting or ketogenic diet can take as little as a day, or as long as a week. But it varies from person to person. Things like exogenous ketones can increase this process exponentially, but to optimize ketosis, learning how to keto-adapt is important.

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How to Use Exogenous Ketones for Different Types of Sport

Authored by Dr. Brianna Stubbs and Michael Brandt • 
October 3, 2018

Depending on what sort of athlete you are and the type of physical activity you’re doing on a given day, there are different ways you can use exogenous ketones to optimize your performance and recovery.

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Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 2, 2018

Muscle recovery begins at the end of your last workout. By skipping this all-important process, you could be losing out on gainful training. Use these techniques to help put your muscles in the best position to perform their best during your next workout.

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Four Ways HVMN Ketone Boosts Recovery

Authored by Nate Martins and Justin Liau • 
October 2, 2018

Recovery is one of the most important–and overlooked–aspects of working out. There are many ways to activate recovery, but HVMN Ketone has exciting implications for elite endurance athletes looking to expedite recovery to train even harder the next day.

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Supplements for Runners: From Training to Recovery

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 2, 2018

Supplements like caffeine and Vitamin D have long been in the runner’s toolbelt. But the best approach to supplements is using them holistically, targeting both general health and specific training elements, to see the best results.

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Building Muscle on Keto: An Evidence-Based Guide

Authored by Nate Martins • 
October 2, 2018

The ketogenic diet is best known for weight loss. Many think the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet isn't built to bulk up. But evidence suggests building or maintaining muscle on keto is possible–while also improving body composition–through balanced eating and targeted exercise.

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Overload Principle: Training with Purpose

Authored by Nate Martins • 
September 25, 2018

Overload principle is a technique often employed by weightlifters, but it's something all athletes can use. Progressively switching up your workouts can help you avoid the dreaded plateau. These techniques for implementing overload principle can be tackled by athletes of all levels.

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Beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB –All You Need to Know

Authored by Nate Martins • 
September 25, 2018

BHB stands for beta-hydroxybutyrate, one of the three main ketone bodies. It's a clean-burning energy source for both the body and the brain. What's more, it's easily measurable in the blood, providing a great biomarker for ketosis.

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Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

Authored by Nate Martins • 
September 25, 2018

Are all calories created equal? Not on the keto diet. Weight loss has emerged as a primary incentive for going keto. That's not driven by the amount of calories, but instead by the type of calories consumed.

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VO2 Max: Training to Use Oxygen Efficiently

Authored by Nate Martins • 
September 25, 2018

VO2 max might be the truest representation of endurance fitness there is. While elite runners and cyclists train their bodies to use a high volume of oxygen as efficiently as possible, all athletes can benefit from understanding VO2 max, and training to improve it.

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What research studies have been done using HVMN Ketone?

Authored by Nate Martins and Justin Liau • 
September 25, 2018

Studies of ketones in human and animal models have been extensively conducted–but new research is always emerging. We gather a list of some peer-reviewed science behind some of the technology in HVMN Ketone.

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Breaking World Records with HVMN Ketone

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
September 21, 2018

HVMN Athlete and professional cyclist, Vittoria Bussi, is now the women's world record holder for the Hour: one of cyclist's oldest and most-prestigious challenges. We've been working with her for months to optimize her performance with HVMN Ketone. Learn more about her journey and how the company partnered with Vittoria to do the impossible.

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Ketosis Symptoms and Signs: What to Look Out For

September 18, 2018

Your mission: achieve ketosis. But how do you know when it has been accomplished? There are a few telltale signs that you've entered ketosis, both from a positive and possibly negative perspective. Outside of simply testing blood ketone levels, be sure to watch out for these signposts that indicate you're headed down the road for ketosis.

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Ketones in Urine: All You Need to Know

September 18, 2018

Monitoring ketone levels in urine is important for both diabetics and those waiting to maintain ketosis. Here's what to look for, how to test and the advantages vs. disadvantages of testing urine for ketones.

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Welcome Adam Ismaeil!

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
September 7, 2018

Join me in welcoming Adam M. Ismaeil to HVMN!

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Office Hours: Dr. Stubbs Answers Your Keto Questions

Authored by Nate Martins and Dr. Brianna Stubbs • 
August 9, 2018

Do you have questions about ketones or ketosis? We have answers. Dr. Brianna Stubbs is the Research Lead here at HVMN, and one of the foremost minds on how ketones work and their effect on athletic performance. We’ve opened the door to her office to take questions from our community.

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How long does HVMN Ketone last?

Authored by Nate Martins and Justin Liau • 
August 6, 2018

HVMN Ketone is the world's first ketone ester drink–and it puts you into ketosis within minutes. Its effects can last 4 - 6 hours (depending on person and use case) but there can be long-lasting benefits of the product even after ketosis.

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The Tour de France Isn’t Just a Race–it’s a Tech Showcase

Authored by Nate Martins • 
July 24, 2018

Every year, fans gather along French roads to watch the Tour de France, where riders compete for three weeks during the world’s oldest cycling challenge. While focus is mostly on stage times and yellow jerseys, discerning cyclists use the Tour as a harbinger for cutting-edge bicycle technology.

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Is HVMN Ketone safe?

Authored by Nate Martins and Justin Liau • 
July 11, 2018

HVMN Ketone is a clinically validated superfuel, and its health and performance benefits have been extensively studied. Learn more about the world's first ketone ester and some of the science behind it.

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Welcome Nate Martins!

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
June 13, 2018

Please meet Nate Martins, who'll be leading Editorial and Communications for HVMN. We're excited to have him onboard.

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Exogenous Ketones: Fuel for Metabolism?

May 21, 2018

The benefits of ketosis are well-known: Neuroprotective properties, appetite control, improved glucose sensitivity, being in a fat-burning state, and more. The most common ways we can get into ketosis is through following a strict ketogenic diet and practicing intermittent fasting. However, what if we could bring ourselves into ketosis just by ingesting exogenous ketones...with no need to follow the previously mentioned interventions? Is this possible? This study, authored by our very own Dr. Brianna Stubbs, has the answer. 

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How do exogenous ketones affect athletic performance?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
May 8, 2018

From carb gels to Gatorade, sports nutrition has evolved tremendously over the years. Recent evidence shows exogenous ketones may be the next all-in-one performance fuel used for training, performance, and recovery.

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HVMN Ketone is Now Fully Available

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
May 2, 2018

HVMN Ketone, the world's first ketone ester drink, is now fully available. All outstanding pre-sales orders are now shipped, and starting today, new orders will immediately be picked from our distribution centers within 1 business day. HVMN Ketone is a technical and engineering breakthrough birthed from a unique collaboration between academia, military research, and Silicon Valley, and this is a major milestone on our mission to provide breakthrough nutrition for breakthrough performances.

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HVMN Ketone: Starting to Ship

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
April 4, 2018

April has arrived. HVMN Ketone is starting to ship out to early buyers, and this marks an important milestone for the world's first ketone ester. Are you part of the first 5,000?

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In response to NYT “Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts?”

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
March 9, 2018

There's a rapidly growing body of data in this area, and the role of ketones as a metabolic substrate and signalling metabolite is an active area of research, so some of the confusion/hype/exaggeration/skepticism is understandable. However, we have sufficient basic scientific understanding to have a clear discussion without imprecision and conflation. My goal in this response is to clarify and add perspective to the New York Times piece "Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts?".

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HVMN Ketone Production Update #1 - 03/06

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
March 6, 2018

Thank you for your patience as my team and I make progress on my last production update a month ago. Your anticipation and diligence comes through with the emails and messages that you’ve sent us, and we’re taking that energy and persistence into execution. Moving forward, I’ll provide weekly updates on progress until you have HVMN Ketone.

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5 Surprising Things About the Keto Diet

Authored by Justin Liau • 
February 22, 2018

It's well established that the keto diet is comprised of low carbohydrates and high fats. What might not be so well known? Could the keto diet help you live longer? Could it help treat your stubborn acne? Can you eat keto as a vegetarian? Here are 5 surprising things you didn’t know about the keto diet.

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The Top 5 Benefits of the Keto Diet

Authored by Justin Liau • 
February 22, 2018

Weight loss, enhanced memory, and reduced inflammation, among many other benefits, can be accessed by unlocking your metabolism’s true potential. Find out what this entails and harness the power of ketosis!

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What does HVMN Ketone taste like?

February 8, 2018

The ketone ester itself dominates the flavor profile of the drink, providing a distinct and recognizable taste. Designed for in-field performance, and with a high concentration of the ketone ester, HVMN Ketone is not meant as a casual sipping drink.

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January 2018 Production Update on HVMN Ketone

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
January 22, 2018

The HVMN team and our partners at Oxford University are working very hard to manufacture and deliver an effective, safe, and fully 3rd party tested and validated ketone ester to you. Production is currently in full swing, and I’m happy to announce a specific delivery window of April 2018.

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What is the difference between exogenous ketosis, nutritional ketosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
January 19, 2018

Learn the difference between exogenous ketosis, nutritional ketosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.

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What does HVMN Ketone do?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
January 19, 2018

HVMN Ketone is an exciting, novel innovation. Learn what it exactly does.

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What diet should I follow when taking HVMN Ketone?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
January 18, 2018

Learn what diet you should follow when taking HVMN Ketone.

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Do ketones from HVMN Ketone get turned back into fat?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
January 18, 2018

Yes, your liver is able to convert fat into ketones. Should you be concerned that after consuming HVMN Ketone, ketones will get converted back into fat? Find out!

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How do I take HVMN Ketone on a ketogenic diet?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
January 18, 2018

Learn how to take HVMN Ketone on a ketogenic diet.

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Does HVMN Ketone promote weight loss?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
January 18, 2018

Learn about HVMN Ketone and weight loss, hunger and appetite.

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Caffeine and L-Theanine Combination on Attention

Authored by Sumeet Sharma • 
January 17, 2018

One of the best-studied nootropic regimens consists of the combination of caffeine and l-theanine. Caffeine has been shown in a multitude of studies to enhance alertness and improve cognitive performance and l-theanine has been shown to exert anti-stress and pro-relaxation benefits. When used together, the combination possesses a unique cognitive enhancement profile.

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In response to CNBC’s “HVMN (Nootrobox) study: smart pill less effective than caffeine"

Authored by Michael Brandt and Geoffrey Woo • 
January 13, 2018

HVMN conducted research on a potential variant of SPRINT called CAF+, which is NOT related to the current SPRINT product that is on the market. HVMN is constantly experimenting with new components and products and doing research to determine what is effective for our consumers. We expect to publish the research in any case, following the normal timeline for peer-reviewed research in an academic journal, but an early manuscript was unfortunately leaked. Based on the research results, we will not be incorporating the variant studied in future versions of SPRINT.

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Statement on ΔG® Ketone Ester

January 12, 2018

ΔG® ketone ester is a proprietary ketone ester invented by Professor Kieran Clarke at the University of Oxford and Dr Richard Veech at the NIH. HVMN® is the only company authorized to commercialize ΔG® ketone ester.

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Introducing new, lower prices for Nootrobox

Authored by Michael Brandt and Geoffrey Woo • 
January 11, 2018

Today, we’re excited to announce that our community has grown to a point where we’ve achieved economies of scale that reduce our manufacturing costs, and we’re passing those cost reductions on to you. Effective immediately, for both existing subscribers and new customers, the new prices of the following products will be:

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HVMN Research and Development Principles

January 11, 2018

We publish our research and development principles with the following goals in mind: to plant a flag and define a new standard of public accountability, to continue to earn your trust, and to build the foundation of an intrepid company that will continue to do important work for many generations.

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Is Ashwagandha Root Anti-Stress and Anti-Anxiety?

Authored by Sumeet Sharma • 
December 21, 2017

Reducing the negative effects of stress can be hugely beneficial for cognitive function and general health. One of the great potential benefits of nootropics, is the ability to combat this daily stress, with minimal to no side effects when taken chronically. One such nootropic that has shown to be effective in battling stress and anxiety is Ashwagandha.

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Research Club

December 20, 2017

Research is always advancing, and HVMN is here to keep you up to date on the latest of human enhancement. Enjoy readable summaries of complex research studies.

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How do I motivate myself to exercise?

Authored by Michael Brandt • 
December 12, 2017

Why do some people love to exercise, while others consider it a chore? Learn what the productive "playful" mindset looks like, how to spot it in others, and cultivate it within yourself.

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Bright Light Therapy for Depression?

Authored by Dr. Brianna Stubbs • 
December 1, 2017

Now that we’re in the middle of winter, sometimes it seems like we live in perpetual darkness: its dark as you head into work and then dark as you head home. Many people experience fluctuations in their mood that can be linked to changes in light exposure: called ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (aptly: ‘SAD’). Researchers now believe that light box therapy can be a natural way to help treat other kinds of mood disorders, such as bipolar depression.

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What makes HVMN Ketone a "super-fuel"?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

"Super-fuel" is quite the bold label. Learn the characteristics that make us so confident about calling HVMN Ketone a super-fuel.

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How does the ketogenic diet affect athletic performance?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

Learn how the ketogenic diet affects athletic performance.

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Can HVMN Ketone make athletes feel sick?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

Learn about the chance of symptoms with HVMN Ketone.

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How do I take HVMN Ketone with carbs?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

HVMN Ketone is meant to be taken alongside your standard pre-workout carbs. Learn how to do so for your best training session yet.

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When will my HVMN Ketone ship?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

So you've placed your pre-order for HVMN Ketone. Thank you! But, when will you receive it is the main question. Learn when we anticipate fulfilling your order.

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How does HVMN Ketone compare to ketone salts and MCT oil?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

Learn how HVMN Ketone compares to ketone salts and other related products.

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Why is HVMN Ketone better than what exists today?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

Learn why HVMN Ketone is superior to what exists today.

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How do I know HVMN Ketone works for me?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

Learn how to track and measure whether HVMN Ketone works for you.

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How does HVMN Ketone work?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

So HVMN Ketone is a clinically validated superfuel. With a claim this powerful, it's important to understand the mechanisms at play. Learn what goes on the second you take that drink.

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What are the nutrition facts of HVMN Ketone?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017

Learn the nutrition facts of HVMN Ketone

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Introducing HVMN Ketone

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
November 6, 2017

HVMN Ketone, the world's first ketone ester drink, is here. This launch is a technical and engineering breakthrough in physiology, biochemistry, and human performance and is the culmination of 10+ years of research conducted at the University of Oxford and the National Institutes of Health and a multi-year effort of HVMN to deliver technology that pushes the possibilities of human performance.

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Effect of Fasting on Insulin Action

October 26, 2017

Due to a societal shift to a more sedentary lifestyle (along with constant food intake) insulin resistance is increasingly becoming a major health issue. This study is the first in humans to show that intermittent fasting increases insulin-mediated glucose uptake rates...meaning elevated insulin sensitivity and improved blood-glucose control.

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Ketone Salts Fail to Boost Athletic Performance

October 19, 2017

In recent years, there has been an increase of ketone salt supplements promising to bring you into ketosis and improve physical and mental performance. It's important to note that not all ketone supplements are the same...there are salts, oils, and esters (which are the raw form of BHB and not yet commercially available). This study specifically examines ketone salts, which are ketone bodies bound to minerals such as sodium, potassium, or calcium.   It's been shown that ketone esters can improve performance and recovery, which is key for sports such as cycling. Do ketone salts actually boost performance in the same manner? 

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Can IF Turn White Fat Into Brown Fat?

October 11, 2017

There are two types of fat in your body: Brown fat and white fat. The brown fat is a type of fat that BURNS energy. The white fat is a type of fat that STORES energy. Can intermittent fasting convert your white fat into brown fat?

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Does fasting affect muscle mass?

October 11, 2017

Concerned about whether intermittent fasting or time-restricted feeding will adversely affect lean muscle mass retention? This small study randomized “generally healthy, recreationally active men” in their early twenties to one of two arms: resistance training and normal diet (RT-ND) or resistance training plus time restricted feeding (RT-TRF), all calories consumed without limitation within a 4-hour window.

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Can L-Theanine Protect The Brain From Environmental Toxins?

October 4, 2017

Recently, multiple publications have demonstrated that L-theanine can protect the brain from the harmful effects of toxins, both environmental and those used in laboratory settings.

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Ketogenic Diet: The Key for Longevity and Memory?

Authored by Zhill Olonan • 
September 27, 2017

This HVMN Journal brings you two closely related studies that work together to prove the potential benefits the ketogenic diet has on longevity and memory.

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Should I Exercise While I Fast?

September 20, 2017

One of the most common questions asked by fasters is if they should exercise during a fast. The worry that normal exercise routines will be negatively impacted by adding intermittent fasting is an understandable concern.

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Fats vs. Carbs: A Look at Mortality Rate

Authored by Zhill Olonan • 
September 13, 2017

This study has been getting a lot of attention in the news because the authors claim that their findings directly contradict the current government-sanctioned dietary guidelines that recommend a low-fat diet.

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Can Glycine Protect Against Muscle Loss During a Fast?

Authored by Zhill Olonan • 
September 6, 2017

Glycine supplementation during calorie restriction accelerates fat loss and protects against further muscle loss. As many of you know, fasting and caloric restriction are powerful ways to hack your metabolism and achieve a more optimal state of health.

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L-Theanine to help with chronic stress?

Authored by Zhill Olonan • 
August 30, 2017

One of the most serious, yet widely ignored, burdens of society is stress. Psychological, physiological or environmental stressors can result in neuropsychological dysfunction such as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with cognitive impairment. According to world health organization, 350 million people worldwide suffer from MDD.

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Melatonin for Blood Pressure Reduction?

Authored by Zhill Olonan • 
August 22, 2017

Melatonin, a hormone produced by the brain, is an important regulator of our circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle. Taking melatonin at bedtime is known to improve both the ability to fall asleep and the quality of sleep obtained.

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Strategies to Improve Adherence to Dietary Weight Loss Interventions

August 18, 2017

This article was a review that highlighted the importance of adherence to a diet to its eventual success. In other words, how important is it to stick to the diet you choose to follow for weight loss?

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BHB for spinal cord injuries?

August 18, 2017

BHB refers to Beta-hydroxybutyrate, a molecule that is considered a ketone body. It is one of the main molecules that helps your body produce energy in the absence of glucose.

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Ketones to help with depression?

August 18, 2017

The purpose of this study was to look to see if BHB (a ketone body) can change the normal pattern of histone modifications that occur during depression.

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Can Fasting Help with Depression?

August 16, 2017

The mechanism of acute fasting-induced antidepressant-like effects in mice. To find the results in rodents, scientists placed mice in an inescapable water tank where they were forced to swim for 6 minutes.

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Ketogenic Intervention to Delay Cognitive Decline?

August 9, 2017

It is increasingly becoming appreciated that the ability of the brain to burn glucose is compromised during diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Welcome Michael Lee and Dr. Manuel Lam!

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14 - Join me in welcoming both Michael Lee and Dr. Manuel Lam to Nootrobox! When we look to add talent to our team, we select for people who are truly at the top of their field.

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Welcome Chrissy!

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
November 28, 2016

Monday, Nov 28 - Join me in welcoming Chrissy Ensley to Nootrobox! The physical infrastructure behind our business is our company's backbone.

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Welcome Zhill!

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
August 17, 2016

Monday, August 17 - Join me in welcoming Zhill Olonan to Nootrobox! When we add talent to our team, we look to bring onboard people who're at an inflection point to do the best work of their career.

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RISE MK.III back in stock by mid-September

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29 - I apologize on behalf of Nootrobox for temporarily being unable to immediately fulfill your RISE stack. We expect to be back in stock in mid-September.

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Announcing KADO-3, a supercharged Omega 3 Stack

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24 - We're excited to unveil KADO-3 (Vitamin K, Astaxanthin, Vitamin D, and Omega-3), our supercharged Omega-3 stack derived from krill and fish. Unlike your standard fish oil, KADO-3 has a super high ratio of DHA to EPA (DHA is the fatty acid associated with cognitive benefit and health). This is Omega-3 optimized for your brain.

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Welcome Ben!

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16 - Join me in welcoming Ben Woosley to Nootrobox! When we look to add talent to our team, we select for people who are truly at the top of their field.

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Nootrobox GO CUBES announces sponsorship of Gankstars

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10 - We're proud to announce our sponsorship of Gankstars, one of the top-ranked Vainglory teams in the world. Vainglory is the most popular mobile and tablet battle arena game and is rapidly becoming one of the most followed and watched video games globally.

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$2 million financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Authored by Geoffrey Woo • 
December 3, 2015

Thursday, December 3 - We are very pleased to announce that Nootrobox has accepted an additional $2 million in venture capital investment led by Andreessen Horowitz. The new capital will allow us to accelerate clinical research and development on nootropics, to double down on our manufacturing and supply chain innovation, and to continue building a world class team across all disciplines of medicine, software, and product manufacturing.

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Nootrobox Raises $500k to Make Nootropics for Everyone

October 13, 2015

We have a special announcement today - Nootrobox has raised a $500k round of angel funding from leaders in Silicon Valley, to accelerate our velocity as we bring safe, effective, and accessible nootropics to the world.

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Nootrobox Launches in Mexico and Spain

August 13, 2015

Nootrobox is excited to announce our launch in two new countries - Mexico and Spain!

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Josh visits Nootrobox HQ

April 14, 2015

Guest Post by Josh Fraser. Josh runs a small Internet marketing, web design and development team in Kelowna, British Columbia and was a VIP guest as part of our "Entrepreneur-in-Training" Indiegogo campaign.

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Announcing Keanu by Nootrobox

April 1, 2015

On April 1, 2015, Nootrobox announces the exclusive beta launch of Keanu - Download the New You.

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Nootrobox launches in Canada

February 11, 2015

We’re proud to announce that Nootrobox is officially launching its service in Canada. This past week, we’ve already begun to fulfill to early customers who expressed interest in our initial launch in summer of 2014.

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Happy holidays from Nootrobox!

December 24, 2014

This year has been a tremendous one for Nootrobox. Just this summer, just a few months ago, Nootrobox spawned from an idea. But this idea resonated with everyone on our team: we all have the same amount of time in a day, and while we can’t create more of it, we can, however, optimize and maximize the value out of the limited time we do have. Our business was built around this basic fact, and boy have we made the most out our time so far!

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11 Quotes from Marcus Aurelius to Inspire You to Get Things Done

June 11, 2014

Marcus Aurelius, best known by his portrayal in Russell Crowe’s epic film, Gladiator, was actually a real-life Roman Emperor. In the film, we only saw Marcus as a dying old man who served mostly as a plot device to initiate Russell Crowe’s journey from beloved Roman legionnaire general to a slave gladiator. But in history, Marcus was one of the most acclaimed Roman rulers.

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