Despite the fact that I keep a stash of supplements on hand, with everything from protein powder and vitamin D to electrolytes and BCAAs, I’ve always been a little skeptical about adding exogenous ketones to that routine. I’ve been using the keto diet for over two years at this point, so certainly my body should be fine making its own ketones by now, right? Pushy sales pitches from social media personalities don’t help. While ketosis may feel magical at points, its wrong for any supplement to be sold as some kind of magic instant weight loss solution.
I had become curious about them though, so when I finally came across a brand of exogenous ketones that wasn’t too expensive, and after reading FitClub Keto Platinum reviews I decided to take a shot.
FitClub Keto Platinum is an all-natural dietary supplement that activates ketosis, a metabolic state that causes your body to rapidly burn fat. Since I’ve been using it over the past few weeks, I figured I would share some of my experience with FitClub Keto.
What Is Fit Club Keto Platinum?
The main ingredient in Fit Club Keto Platinum is beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), one of the ketones that your body uses for energy while in ketosis. Supplementing with BHB in the form of exogenous ketones raises your blood ketone levels, which is associated with improved mood/focus, increased energy, and the other effects you might find familiar from a keto lifestyle (such as weight loss, reduced cravings, etc.).
I’ve heard supplementing ketones described as being similar to a keto version of those sugary “energy chews” that a lot of runners use to boost performance/energy during races. When your body runs on carbs, you can use sugar for a boost; when you’re in ketosis, you can use ketones. A big difference is that there’s no sugar crash from BHB, of course.
What Are the Benefits?
I don’t have a blood meter to test for ketone levels, but I actually did see a pretty significant increase in my ketone levels as measured by a breath test. Because of the way it helps to raise ketone levels, FitClub Keto Platinum is supposed to be helpful for those new to the keto lifestyle trying to avoid the “keto flu” as well as experienced keto dieters trying to return to ketosis after eating carbs.
What I really like about FitClub Keto is that they make it perfectly clear that exogenous ketones obviously don’t make you “magically burn fat.” However, after my experience over several weeks, I do feel like they are worth considering for keto dieters looking for an extra boost in results.
Some effects were immediately noticeable. Even from my first dose, I felt more energetic, focused, and motivated to get things done. Taking it regularly, I don’t feel exhausted at the end of a long day or in the middle of a long workout, and I even found myself wanting to exercise on days where I know I normally would have looked for an excuse not to…simply because my mood was better and I had the energy.
I also did break a pretty long weight loss stall about a week after I started taking FitClub Keto Platinum and the scale has continued to move since, but I’m not sure if that’s because of the elevated ketone levels directly or just because I pushed a bit harder in my workouts as a result of the extra energy. Either way, it’s a definite plus for me!
How Does It Taste?
I can’t compare it to other brands since I haven’t tried other BHB supplements, but I can definitely say that if you read the same horror stories that I did about keto supplements tasting like battery acid, that isn’t a problem with FitClub Keto Platinum. There is a slight saltiness from the BHB in both, but I think the natural flavors do a good job of masking it, and it’s not really noticeable to me when I take it with plain water.
When/How Do You Take It?
Over the past couple of months, I’ve used FitClub Keto Platinum as everything from a morning energy boost, to a pre-workout supplement, to an afternoon pick-me-up, and I think it works well for all of those uses. Since I am currently experimenting with a dedicated pre-workout powder that also has added BHB, right now I mainly use FitClub Keto Platinum on my off days to keep my energy, metabolism, and ketone levels up. I’ll also use it whenever I feel like I need some extra focus or energy.
Are There Side Effects?
I know some people get an upset stomach from a complete dosage of FitClub Keto Platinum. Although it is a 100% all-natural product, you might still want to start off with a smaller dose if you’re worried about a stomach ache.
As far as other side effects go, one of the things I actually like so much about FitClub Keto Platinum is the ability to get a quick energy boost without the side effects of excess caffeine or other stimulants. There is no racing heartbeat, insomnia, jitters, etc. I would describe it as a very natural and “smooth” feeling energy compared to the energy high/crash cycle that you might get from a traditional energy drink.
Final Thoughts on FitClub Keto Platinum
As I said previously, I never really expected to get into exogenous ketones, but I’m really glad I gave FitClub Keto Platinum a try. In addition to helping me break a weight loss stall, I find it really convenient to have on hand for those days when I need extra energy or focus.