What is a ketone?

Ketones are an efficient source of energy that the body naturally produces when pushed to its limits. HVMN has developed patented technology to produce pure ketones that can be consumed safely.

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Origin

Ancient archer.

Ketones have fueled humanity for millennia. When the body is pushed to its limits, it produces ketones as fuel for the cells – a vital survival mechanism for long hunts and extended periods without food.

Last 50 Years

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Scientists have started to understand how the body uses ketones, and the roles that ketones could play as a fuel and a signal in the uniquely complex human system.

Modern Adoption

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Over the past decade, our research partners at Oxford and NIH have put $60M of funding towards the development of a ketone ester and establishing its effectiveness as a superfuel.

The fuels we use.

The body utilizes the best fuel available, to meet the energy needs of the task at hand.

Carbohydrate icon

Small amount stored in the body, as glycogen — 2,000 kCal on avg.

Fast-burning fuel.

Powers brain and body.

Fat icon

Large amount stored in the body — 125,000+ kCal on avg.

Slow-burning fuel.

Powers body but can’t reach brain.

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Created from fat when body is low on carbs or in a fasted state.

Fast-burning fuel.

Powers brain and body.

+28% more efficient per unit of oxygen vs. carbs.

Achieving ketosis.

Ketosis is defined as the metabolic state when ketones make up a significant portion of the body's available fuel — typically when blood ketone levels are above 0.5 mmol/L.

Chart showing different levels of ketosis
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The standard energy trade-off.

Comparison of carb and ketone usage without HVMN Ketone

Normal diet

The typical western diet contains abundant carbohydrates. Consuming carbs (that raises your blood glucose) prevents the body from producing ketones.

Pros

+ Fast available conversion to energy.

+ Anaerobic and aerobic (great for power).

Cons

- Constant swings of energy.

- Constant need to refuel.

- Unused carbs get stored as fat.

Ketogenic diet / fasting

Ketones are the body’s backup fuel — an efficient energy source the body creates when low on carbs, e.g., with a low-carb “ketogenic” diet, when fasted/starved, or during prolonged periods of exertion.

Pros

+ Burning fat and ketones provides aerobic energy (great for endurance).

+ Consistent flow of energy.

+ Large storages of available fuel.

+ Converts fat into ketones for fuel. Aids in fat loss.

Cons

- Low levels of anerobic energy available in body.

- Highly restrictive in intake of carbs.

- Long body adaption period.

HVMN Ketone: a win-win superfuel.

Comparison of carb and ketone usage for HVMN Ketone

HVMN Ketone and carbs work together.

Drinking HVMN Ketones allows you to be both carb- and ketone-loaded, a scenario that’s been proven to improve athletic endurance.

Benefits

+ Reach 3.0-5.0 mmol/L level ketosis within minutes1,2.

+ Accelerate ketosis; could augment keto diet or fasting.

+ 28% increase in working muscle efficiency3.

+ 2-3% performance gains in endurance athletes4.

+ Subjective feeling of mental clarity, lucidity.

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Clinically Validated Benefits

HVMN Ketone performance specs

HVMN Ketone improved endurance performance.

When HVMN Ketone was taken with pre-workout carbs, athletes completing a 30 minute cycling time trial (after a 60-minute ride at a moderate intensity) went 400m further (+ 2 - 3%) vs. carbs alone. This effect is likely a sum of the 'carb-sparing' effect of βHB (i.e., lower lactate, less glycogen use), as well as improved muscle efficiency4.

AImproved Performance
BGreater Muscle Efficiency
CLower Lactate
DGlycogen Sparing
EIncreased Glycogen Resynthesis
FLower Protein Breakdown
GIncreased Protein Synthesis
HHigher Use of Muscle Fat Stores
HVMN Ketone improved endurance performance.

When HVMN Ketone was taken with pre-workout carbs, athletes completing a 30 minute cycling time trial (after a 60-minute ride at a moderate intensity) went 400m further (+ 2 - 3%) vs. carbs alone. This effect is likely a sum of the 'carb-sparing' effect of βHB (i.e., lower lactate, less glycogen use), as well as improved muscle efficiency4.

Time Trial Performance

Cyclists went 400m further (+2-3%) in a 30 minute time trial with HVMN Ketone + carbs (p<0.05)4.

A world class endeavor.
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The story continues.

In pursuit of a superfuel.

In the early 2000s DARPA put out a call for research proposals to investigate new foods that could act as a super fuel for soldiers on long and demanding missions.

10+ years of research.

Dr. Kieran Clarke of the University of Oxford, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, received the DARPA grant and additional funding totalling $60M. Over the last decade, they have researched the safety, efficacy, and manufacturability of the ΔG™ ketone ester.

Ready to deliver.

HVMN Ketone is world’s first and only ketone ester, containing 25g of ΔG™ — the patented, pure form of the ketone body D-β-hydroxybutyrate (D-βHB). HVMN Ketone is currently being used by some of the most elite performers in the world, and research continues into new uses and applications.

HVMN Ketone

Preorder Today | Ships April 2018

Introducing HVMN Ketone: the world's first ketone ester drink. It's clinically validated to improve training, recovery, and performance.

Our technology originated from a DARPA program to enhance warfighter performance in mentally and physically demanding missions. After a decade of collaboration with Oxford and NIH, HVMN Ketone is now publicly available.

Each pocket-sized bottle of HVMN Ketone contains a full single serving of 25g pure ΔG™ Ketone Ester.

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