Ketozin Review: Will It Really Help You Lose Weight?
Ketozin is a new supplement featuring BHB, a molecule that plays a relatively prominent role in the keto diet.
The site claims that their proprietary blend provides you with the maximum allowable amount of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), a key benefit considering that, according to the supplement’s website, “BHB is widely known as a weight loss supplement that actually works.”
In fact, one of the supplement’s websites says that some people are losing one pound a day using the supplement.
We don’t know much about the company who distributes this product – we know their name is Ketozin and that’s about all.
In this review, we’ll talk about the ingredients in Ketozin and the claims the company makes. Then, we’ll present the prevailing scientific evidence about the benefits and effectiveness of BHB. After that, we’ll address how much Ketozin costs and what the return policy is.
Finally, we’ll wrap up two sections: one comparing Ketozin to other supplements and one summarizing Ketozin’s pros and cons.
How Ketozin Works and What It Claims
Ketozin contains three types of BHB:
- Calcium BHB
- Magnesium BHB
- Sodium BHB
According to the supplement’s website, BHB plays the following role in your body:
“If you either take supplemental forms or if your body is making (BHB) it is able to start processing in your body resulting in energy,” the site says. “Get slim, healthy, and confident again with our unique Ketozin supplement.
The site says that the supplement is good for men and women, and that it can assist in weight loss, burning fat and help your digestion and sleep. It’s worth noting that Ketozin marks with an asterisk each of the statements about what this supplement can do.
There is no corresponding asterisk at the bottom of the page but there is a section of fine print that says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated Ketozin’s claim and that the supplement is “not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”
Basically, the main claim here is that BHB can help burn fat by starting ketosis, the state in which your body switches from using carbohydrates for energy to using fat for energy. This explains why the keto diet severely restricts carbs and opts for high-fat foods.
As far as dosage, each bottle contains 60 pills and you’re directed to take two capsules a day with water.
What Science Says About BHB and Ketosis
In its normal state, the body uses the carbohydrates it has stored up to get energy. This is why you often hear about people loading up on carbs the night before a half-marathon or marathon, or before a long day of athletic competition.
In a ketogenic diet, you purposely cut out carbs which, in itself helps you lose weight. At the same time, you increase proteins and fats and, over time, your body responds to the lack of carbs by looking for energy in fat cells. As your body uses those cells for energy, you steadily lose weight.
According to a Healthline interview with weight-loss specialist Dr. Eric Verdin, this is where BHB kicks in. You see, when your body burns off the fat, it forms BHB.
“It provides an alternative energy source for every part of the body, including the brain,” Healthline said in their article.
Verdin told Healthline that BHB also triggers your cells to protect themselves which, in theory, leads to better cell health and, in the grand scheme of things, helps you live longer.
Here’s the key to all this, though – the research that shows all these benefits has been done in mice but not in humans.
So, while there’s some theoretical basis for the belief that BHB has some excellent benefits, Healthline says they’re not definitive.
As for BHB supplements, Verdin told the site there’s a good chance they won’t mimic the alleged benefits of having BHB in your bloodstream.
“Many of these products, you would have to eat so much of them to get your ketone body levels in an area that is significant,” said Verdin. “They probably don’t give you the ketone levels necessary to give you a biological effect.”
At the end of our review, we’ll give you our summarizing thoughts about how research squares with the claims and purpose of Ketozin.
Ketozin’s Cost and Return Policy
You can buy Ketozin in a one-bottle order, three-bottle order, five-bottle order or seven-bottle order. Here’s the pricing, at the time of writing, for these four options:
- One bottle: $59.90
- Three bottles: $99.90
- Five bottles: $149.85
- Seven bottles $187.95
Shipping is free.
According to the website, you can get a refund for your pills if you’re not happy with how they work. You have to start the refund within the first 30 days of having the pills. To initiate the return process, call 800-449-3047 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The company’s customer service department is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
Ketozin Compared to Other BHB Supplements
To figure out where Ketozin stands among other BHB supplements, we took a look at some of the top-rated BHB products on Amazon.
The first one we came across was Alpha Strength Labs Weight Loss Pills, which contain what seems to be the exact same ingredients as Ketozin with one huge difference: price. One bottle of Alpha Strength Labs’ BHB supplement was $15.50 at the time of publishing, or around $44 cheaper than Ketozin. The supplement also received an average rating of 4.9 stars from more than 25 reviewers.
The second product we looked at was Vitamin Bounty’s BHB Ketogenic Booster, which received an average of 4.6 stars from more than 470 reviews. These pills have the exact same ingredients as Ketozin but cost $24.99 instead of $59.90.
Our Final Thoughts About Ketozin
We see two main factors playing a role in your decision about Ketozin: effectiveness and comparative pricing.
We believe that, based on what we read from Healthline, BHB is something the body produces after it breaks down fat and that it may or may not aid in helping you lose weight via ketosis and/or ketogenic diets.
This is a really important distinction to make because the Ketozin websites say the supplement can help you lose fat when, according to Healthline, BHB is produced after your body burns fat.
Second, we believe that there are other supplements on Amazon that offer a far better value. Vitamin Bounty’s BHB Ketogenic Booster has identical ingredients at more than half the cost.
Based on these two important pieces of information, we believe that Ketozin is more expensive than the going rate for BHB supplements on Amazon and that research isn’t conclusive about the benefits of consuming BHB via a supplement.