The HVMN Blog

What is Ketosis?

Our bodies operate the way they always have. Or do they? Man's relationship with food and exercise has drastically changed since prehistoric times. Take control of your metabolism with the power of ketosis. We have been able to enter this metabolic state since prehistoric times. Ketosis is natural at its core. Ketosis is HVMN.

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What are Exogenous Ketones?

Drink impossible. The power of ketones in a bottle. Scientists have achieved this feat so we can reap the benefits of elevated ketone levels without having to follow a ketogenic diet.

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How long does HVMN Ketone last?

So HVMN Ketone puts you in a state of exogenous ketosis. You're probably asking how long this state lasts. Find out how long HVMN Ketone is in your system and to what extent.

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

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

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What research studies have been done using HVMN Ketone?

Find a list of all research studies that have used HVMN Ketone.

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What does HVMN Ketone do?

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?

Learn what diet you should follow when taking HVMN Ketone.

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How do I test to see if I am in ketosis?

Want to know whether you are in ketosis or not? In true biohacker fashion, learn how to test to see if you are in ketosis.

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Do ketones from HVMN Ketone get turned back into fat?

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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Do the ketones from HVMN Ketone get turned into carbs?

Learn whether the ketones from HVMN Ketone can be converted into carbs.

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How do I take HVMN Ketone on a ketogenic diet?

Learn how to take HVMN Ketone on a ketogenic diet.

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Does HVMN Ketone promote weight loss?

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

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Why are You Trying so Hard?

It’s 3am and you’re alone at your desk. You’ve just hit your second wind on a project that’s taken almost three months of consecutive long nights to accomplish. Sometimes you push through meals; you wake up early to get back into the zone; your world is a testament to how much you want this: a groundbreaking dissertation, a competitive LSAT score, a 1 billion dollar company — you’re hungry.

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Caffeine and L-Theanine Combination on Attention

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"

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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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What makes HVMN Ketone a "super-fuel"?

"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 are ketones used in the body?

You've heard a lot about ketones. You might know that your body can naturally produce them. Learn how our body can use them for everyday functions.

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How does the ketogenic diet affect athletic performance?

Learn how the ketogenic diet affects athletic performance.

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How do exogenous ketones affect athletic performance?

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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What about Raspberry Ketones?

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you might have heard of raspberry ketones. What do raspberries have to do with ketones?

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Can HVMN Ketone make athletes feel sick?

Learn about the chance of symptoms with HVMN Ketone.

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How do I take HVMN Ketone for recovery?

HVMN Ketone is not only a pre- and peri- training food. It can be used to improve how efficiently your muscles recover from exercise. Learn how to use it after a tough training session.

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How do I take HVMN Ketone with carbs?

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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How do I take HVMN Ketone for my specific sport/activity?

Learn how to take HVMN Ketone for your specific sport/activity.

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What does HVMN Ketone taste like?

You've heard the rumors. Jet fuel? Nail polish remover? Learn our take on describing what HVMN Ketone tastes like.

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When will my HVMN Ketone ship?

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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Is HVMN Ketone safe?

HVMN Ketone is a clinically validated superfuel. Learn about the safety, clinical validation, and approval processes it's been through.

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

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?

Learn why HVMN Ketone is superior to what exists today.

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How do I know HVMN Ketone works for me?

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

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How does HVMN Ketone work?

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?

Learn the nutrition facts of HVMN Ketone

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The Top 5 Benefits of the Keto Diet

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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5 Surprising Things About the Keto Diet

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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What are Ketones?

We all know the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. They form the nutritional building blocks of food and are our bodies’ only fuel sources. Everyone knows that...not so fast. Enter ketones.

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Introducing HVMN Ketone

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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Exogenous Ketones: Fuel for Metabolism?

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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5 Inexpensive Way to Buy a More Productive Life

These are not mental tricks or behavior alterations – they’re good old-fashioned things that you can buy (for cheap!) that can make a real difference in your daily productivity.

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Effect of Fasting on Insulin Action

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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 a