Update 5/6/20. Odds are, you've heard about It Works Keto Energy. From the emails, I've received after I posted my review, some of you have questions about this supplement too. So to help you, I've compiled this list of Keto Energy questions and answers which should help you understand this supplement better. If you don't see your question here, leave a comment below and I'll answer it.
1. How Do You Use Keto Energy?
It Works Keto Energy does not need to be mixed with water or any other liquid. Just tear open a packet and pour the contents directly into your mouth. The It Works company suggests using 1 to 2 packets per day. I suggest starting with less (maybe 1/2 packet) at first to see how you respond.
2. Do You Need To Be Doing The Ketogenic Diet?
No. Even though keto is in the name, remember, this is basically an energy supplement. You don't need to be on the ketogenic weight loss diet to use this product.
3. How Much Do You Use?
The company says 1-2 packets per day.
4. How Does It Taste?
Keto Energy has a lemon-lime taste which is said to be sweet and tangy.
5. How Much Sugar Does It Contain?
The Keto Energy has 1 gram of Palatinose (Isomaltulose) sugar. Palitose is a low glycemic sugar substitute that comes from beet sugar. Palatinose does not raise blood sugar or insulin as much as table sugar. This sugar makes sense from a keto perspective.
6. Keto Energy + It Works Keto Coffee?
Both keto products from It Works contain caffeine. It Works KetoCoffee has 125 mg of caffeine per packet. The Keto Energy supplement has 200 mg of caffeine. Taking both products together would provide a total of 325 mg of caffeine. That's a lot.
It's important to know the company advises people to not take both supplements at the same time.
7. Any Caffeine Crash?
I've seen some people say there's “no crash” but I can't confirm or deny this.
8. Will Keto Energy Raise Ketone Levels?
A fact sheet for the supplement states the supplement “supports and increases your ketone production.” As I pointed out in the full Keto Energy review, both medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and caffeine appear to boost ketone production. But, do they raise your production significantly?
In other words, do caffeine and medium-chain triglycerides boost ketone production to a level that would be meaningful to somebody doing the ketogenic diet? Proof – either way – cannot be located.
9. Will Keto Energy Cause Ketosis?
Ketosis refers to an abnormally high level of ketones in the blood. There is no proof this supplement causes you to go into ketosis. Despite being “keto-friendly,” there is no proof the supplement enhances the weight loss effects of the ketogenic diet.
10. Is it Non-GMO
Yes. Keto Energy is non-GMO, vegan and soy-free.
11. Is it Gluten-Free?
The It Works company says the supplement has not been tested to be gluten-free. Therefore, you should assume it is not gluten-free.
12. Does Keto Energy Have BHB?
BHB – beta hydroxybutyrate – is a ketone. Keto Energy does not contain beta-hydroxybutyrate. BHB is commonly found in many keto supplements. BHB has been shown to raise blood ketone levels.
Be aware that some keto supplements may combine BHB with sodium. This can be a problem for people with high blood pressure. The It Works supplement does not contain excess sodium, so that is good.
13. Can You Use It As a Preworkout?
Preworkout supplements tend to contain stimulants, like caffeine. Because of its caffeine content, in theory, you could use Keto Energy as a pre-workout drink. Each packet has 200 mg of caffeine. That is similar to what I've seen in some pre-workout supplements.
That said, how effective of a pre workout it would be is not known. There are no clinical studies. The supplement also contains various blood sugar lowering ingredients. Their effects on your workouts are also not known.
14. Does It Have Raspberry Ketones?
This supplement does not contain raspberry ketones – and that's a good thing. Raspberry ketones are the compounds in raspberries that give them their distinct aroma.
While they are technically ketones, taking raspberry ketone supplements will NOT promote ketosis. Raspberry ketones are a bogus weight-loss substance and have no place in ketogenic supplements. Kudos to It Works for not including them.
See the raspberry ketone hair growth research for more insights.
15. Where Does The Instant Energy Come From?
A product info sheet says the supplement is powered by vitamin B6 and B12 and encapsulated caffeine. Since most are not lacking in B6 or B12, I assume most of the energy boost comes from caffeine.
16. How Much Caffeine Does It Works Keto Energy Have?
A fact sheet for the supplement states each packet has 120 mg of encapsulated caffeine. But, the Supplement Facts label mentions 200 mg of caffeine. What's the difference?
I take this to mean each packet has a total of 200 mg of caffeine. Of this, 120 mg is encapsulated caffeine. This means 80 mg (200-120=80mg) is regular, ‘non-encapsulated” caffeine.
I'm not sure if there is any significant difference between encapsulated caffeine and regular caffeine.
17. Does It Works Keto Help Weight Loss?
It Works Keto Energy is not a weight loss supplement. Rather it's supposed to support your weight loss efforts. People sometimes lose energy, mental focus, and become fatigued when they reduce their calorie/carbohydrate intakes. This supplement is supposed to compensate for that by giving you extra energy.
The idea is if you have more energy, you'll do more stuff. That extra activity/stuff will burn more calories. The more calories you burn, the more weight loss results in you might see. For the best weight loss results, reduce your calories just a little bit.
Remember, weight loss can be complicated. For what it's worth, I don't think most people will notice any weight loss with It Works Keto Energy.