How does H.V.M.N. Ketone compare to ketone salts and MCT oil?

Authored by Justin Liau • 
November 16, 2017
 • 2 min read
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H.V.M.N. Ketone (ketone ester)


  • Achieve high blood levels of D-βHB (up to 3-6mmol/L) within 30 minutes.
  • H.V.M.N. Ketone delivers β-Hydroxybutyrate (βHB) without salt or acid load.
  • H.V.M.N. Ketone is approved as a food by the FDA, approved for use in sport by WADA. 
  • With single doses of the βHB ester, side effects are rare. 

Ketone Salts


  • Mildly raise βHB up to ~1 mmol/L. 
  • Currently cheaper to produce than ketone esters. 
  • Many ketone salts contain an unnatural form of βHB (L-βHB), which can't be easily metabolized in the body. 
  • In order to raise blood βHB concentrations you have to consume a significant load of salt (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) far in excess of the RDA of these substances. 
  • It is possible to add amino acids as an organic salt to βHB, delivering other nutrients along with βHB.
  • Risk of GI symptoms at high doses. 

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's)


  • Many people get gastrointestinal symptoms following high levels of medium chain triglyceride consumption.
  • High amount of calories as fat.
  • Comparatively low blood ketone levels.

See this journal article authored by H.V.M.N. science lead, Dr. Brianna Stubbs: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2017.00848/full

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