Power Up Your Mitochondria with KetoPrime
By: Bulletproof Staff
Your mitochondria power every cell in your body. They turn the fats and sugars (hopefully mostly fats) you eat into cellular energy that keeps your body running. If you make your mitochondria stronger, your whole body benefits from the increased energy. More efficient mitochondria make you live longer, too . On the other hand, if your mitochondria degrade (as you age, for example), you may start to feel sluggish and foggy.
You can hack your mitochondria a few different ways. One of the most powerful ways is caloric restriction. When you don’t eat, your mitochondria produce more energy with less waste and are more resilient to damage [2,3]. That’s what makes fasting such a powerful biohack.
The downside, of course, is that not eating sucks. You get hangry. You have trouble focusing. You start thinking about those donuts in the office break room. Calorie restriction is not sustainable – just ask anyone who’s been on a low-fat or low-calorie diet.
But what if you could tweak your energy production to make your mitochondria more efficient, without having to starve yourself? That’s where KetoPrime comes in.
KetoPrime: calorie restriction in a pill
KetoPrime mimics a calorie-restricted state in your body, which strengthens your mitochondria [4,5]. KetoPrime’s main ingredient, oxaloacetate, does a few different things:
- It increased lifespan in worms by 25% by activating calorie-restriction pathways .
- It scavenges excess glutamate in the brain . Glutamate excites neurons, and too much can be toxic to them. Pesticide exposure increases glutamate levels .
- It slows down aging and decreases oxidative stress .
- It increases muscular endurance in mice .
Pretty powerful for a single supplement.
How KetoPrime works
You may remember learning about the Krebs Cycle in your high school biology class. In a nutshell, the Krebs Cycle (also called the Citric Acid Cycle) converts ketones or sugar into ATP, which your cells then use for energy. Here’s a diagram of the Krebs Cycle, courtesy of this paper:
Notice that the last product in the Krebs Cycle is oxaloacetate (KetoPrime). Your cells are usually hungry for it, and when they don’t get enough, they stop producing ATP. But if your cells have plenty of oxaloacetate available, they produce more energy [7,9,10]. You’ll feel energized clarity all day.
KetoPrime helps with ketosis, too
KetoPrime won’t put you into ketosis on its own, but you do need it for the first step of gluconeogenesis, which is how you refill your sugar stores when you’re fasting or eating a low-carb, high-fat diet . That makes KetoPrime ideal if you’re doing Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. It’ll keep your energy levels high and let you fast for longer without crashing. It’s also great for refilling your muscle glycogen stores post-workout.
KetoPrime can strengthen your mitochondria, slow down aging, give you smooth, stable energy, and cut through brain fog so you think clearly all day. Interested? Give KetoPrime a try here, and check out this article for more ways to power up your mitochondria. Thanks for reading and have a great week!