Ketopia, manufactured by ForeverGreen, is a weight loss program that claims to induce ketosis faster than a ketogenic diet. Unlike most programs, ketopia is a 10-day program that combines three different products– KetonX, Dough Bites, Fixx to help trigger ketosis. According to the manufacturer. Ketopia can cause ketosis in less than an hour. These are pretty audacious claims. But, the question is, does it work and is it effective as they claim?
Read on to find out
1. What Is It: A Closer Look At Ketopia
Ketopia is a 10-day reset weight loss program.
Ketopia, a 10-day weight loss program contains three different products formulated to induce ketosis. We will look at each product individually, but first:
What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a metabolic process that involves the production and use of ketones as energy. This metabolic process occurs when there is a limited supply of glucose due to fasting or starvation.
To successfully transition to ketosis, you need a very low carb diet or a ketogenic diet. A standard keto diet contains 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbs.
However, you can also follow a high-protein ketogenic diet which involves 60% fat, 35% protein, and 5% carbs.
How long does ketosis transition take?
It usually takes two days to get into ketosis, but you need seven days to transition completely. However, for most of us, the transition can be challenging. First, the withdrawal of carbs can cause body fatigue. Additionally, you will experience constipation, headaches, dehydration, and flu-like symptoms or keto flu. Other people may also experience leg cramps because of low magnesium levels.
The Ketopia ‘magic.’
According to ForeverGreen, KetonX contains natural ingredients that induce ketosis in one to two hours. Is that even possible? As it turns out, it is. KetoX features Beta-hydroxybutyrate one of the exogenous ketone salts and Medium-Chain Triglycerides that trigger ketosis faster.
Furthermore, the supplements can eliminate the ketosis associated symptoms.
2. History of the Brand
ForeverGreen, founded by Ron Williams, was launched in 2004 to offer nutritional products that improve the human condition. Over the last 14 years, ForeverGreen has developed numerous products, and today they are in over 100 countries.
ForeverGreen International, LLC
632 North 2000 West, Suite #101
Lindon, Utah 84042, USA
3. Types of Products
ForeverGreen offers a variety of supplements.
Besides Ketopia, ForeverGreen offers other products.
FrequenSea Proincludes Aloe Vera, probiotics, ginger, Frankincense, Astaxanthin, and the TransArmor Nutrient Technology. These supplements promote cellular health, better sleep, mental focus, good mood, energy, and vitality.
Pulse8. It is an advanced powder-based formula which features L-arginine, an amino acid. L-arginine converts nitric oxide and supports the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, the supplements promote blood flow and offer immune support.
Powerstripsutilizes natural elements to relieve muscle pain and reduce inflammation.
Prodigy-5. This formula is designed to improve eye health. It provides vitamin A, C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid, and antioxidants.
Pure-Emcontains 25 mg of microscopic Marine Phytoplankton which is rich in various minerals and vitamins. It improves cellular health and supports the immune system.
4. Ingredients Used
KetonX are supplements formulated to bridge the ketosis transition. It contains:
3-hydroxybutyric acid, a ketone body, produced by the liver
Medium-chain Triglycerides which are found in food likes coconut oil and dairy products. MCT contain short-chain and are easily absorbed by the liver.
KetonX contains calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium which help to maintain the electrolyte balance. As aforementioned, ketosis can cause leg and muscle cramps. You can, however, combat this through taking electrolytes or magnesium supplements.
It also contains green tea.
Fixx is a meal replacement shake formulated with cold-pressed whey protein. Cold pressing preserves the fragile protein elements. Whey protein helps to build muscle, improve mood, and reduce stress.
Other ingredients include vitamin A, D, C, B6, B12, E, Riboflavin, pantothenic acid, chromium, thiamin, niacin, biotin, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and selenium.
Dough bites contain fiber, prebiotics, and low-carbs. These 24-karat chocolate bites reduce cravings and help maintain normal blood sugar levels.
5. How It Works
Ketopia offers three distinct products that stimulate ketone production.
As stated on ForeverGreen website, Ketopia delivers results in under two hours. The three supplements work as a bridge for the first four days and offer a smooth transition. However, for the supplements to be effective, you need to follow the given meal plan:
In the morning take one sachet of KetonX with 10 to 12 0z of water
Two hours later eat a dough bite followed with a 16 oz of water
Take one packet of Fixx with water or almond milk after three hours.
Eat a healthy ketogenic diet for dinner
6. Benefits and results
According to the ForeverGreen, Ketopia offers various benefits including:
Improved mental focus
Enhanced muscle endurance
It is impossible to talk about ketopia benefits, without discussing the health effects of a ketogenic diet.
Keto diet has proven to be effective in weight loss as well as lowering the risk of heart disease .
Furthermore, research stated that a ketogenic diet was better than a calorie-restricted diet in promoting weight loss .
High ketone levels lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity. Additionally, it reduces cholesterol level and blood pressure, thereby improving heart health [3,4].
Ketogenic diet provides satiety by maintaining a positive level of hunger hormones like ghrelin and leptin .
7. Does Ketopia Work?
Yes, If it indeed induces ketosis. However, its effectiveness is questionable. Although there is research supporting the benefits of a ketogenic diet, ForeverGreen does not provide any research on its products. The Company has indicated that their products have been subjected to a peer-reviewed study, but no links were provided to support the same.
8. What Diets plan works with Ketopia?
While on KetonX, you need to follow a ketogenic, or a low-carb or high-protein or high-fat diets.
Ketogenic diet plan
Foods to eat
Nuts and seeds
Foods to avoid
Beans and legumes
Sugar-free diets as they are high in sugar alcohols that affect ketone levels
Each of the supplements in the Ketopia program has different intake instructions:
KetonXcontains four servings per envelope. To take it, mix the powder with 20 ounces of water
Fixx contains 14 servings per box. Mix one sachet with eight to 10 ounces of water, you can also add milk, fruits or nuts to enhance the taste
10. As Far as Taste Goes
According to the website, KetonX, dough bites, and Fixx has a manageable taste, although some of the customers have claimed that the taste is unbearable.
11. Potential side effects
Ketogenic diet causes:
These side effects, except bad breath, often disappear as the body transitions into ketosis.
To reduce lousy breath; drink plenty of water, eat less protein, practice good oral hygiene and use mints.
Currently, there are no lawsuits against ForeverGreen. However, in 2015 Pruvit filed a lawsuit against ForeverGreen and Axcess Global Sciences LLC at the US, District Court of the Eastern District of Texas. Pruvit cited foul play by the defendants, claiming they shut down their products from the market.
Axcess Global Sciences offered both companies contracts for developing ketosis technology. However, after some time the three companies went their separate ways. But, Pruvit felt short-changed by the deal.
ForeverGreen decided to take the ‘high road’ in the matter– I don’t know what that means. But, you can read Ron William’s letter in response to the lawsuit.
Pruvit Keto OS is the main competitor as it performs the same function; induce ketosis faster than a ketogenic diet. Read the Pruvit review.
14. What Customers Are Saying
It doesn’t seem like Ketopia is popular on Amazon. The weight loss program has 44 reviews with a 2.8 rating. Some customers say:
“Ketopia is a fantastic program. I have previously struggled with maintaining a ketogenic diet. But, these supplements helped me achieve ketosis faster than before. The most significant benefit of ketopia is that it prevented the keto flu.”