Pure Keto Blast Review: Ingredients, Safety, Side Effects, Does It Work?
Pure Keto Blast is a supplement that contains an ingredient called beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), which the supplement claims can help your body get into ketosis.
The supplement hails its beta-hydroxybutyrate as a “revolutionary breakthrough” that is “the most talked about weight loss product.” The capsules can help you lost up to one pound per day, Pure Keto Blast claims.
While these claims are impressive, it’s important to look beyond the claims and analyze the supplement’s ingredients to see if there’s any scientific evidence to support those claims.
We’ll do that by talking to you about what this supplement is and what keto is, what its ingredients are, possible side effects and safety issues, scientific efficacy and pricing. We’ll also talk about our overall impressions of the supplement’s strengths and weaknesses.
You will take two Pure Keto Blast capsules per day with a glass of water. The supplement’s website recommends eating keto-friendly meals throughout the day. This second point is really important, as the product emphasizes the importance of pairing the supplement with a keto diet.
Because the Pure Keto Blast website links their supplement to the keto diet, you’ll need to understand what “keto” means.
Your body needs energy. In most cases, it turns to the carbohydrates your body eats to get that energy. This is why you used to hear about runners and other endurance athletes eating a lot of carbs the night before a race.
Now, if you don’t eat any carbs, your body still needs energy. So, instead of burning the carbs you eat, it burns the fat present in your body. And, when your body burns fat in ketosis, it helps you lose weight.
As your body breaks down fat, BHB and two other chemicals known as “ketones” are released into your bloodstream. Your body uses these ketones as energy, according to Healthline.com.
Translating this into a diet is tough, though. The keto diet is more than just eliminating carbs. The general rule of thumb is to eat a diet made up of 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbs.
Once you make this switch, you’ll experience a lot of side effects in the first few weeks. Your body isn’t used to living without carbs. To help counter some of these side effects, experts recommend drinking a lot of water because ketosis causes water loss.
This supplement’s website is very simple: It’s only one page. At the time of publishing, that page provided limited information about what was in each capsule. In fact, all we know about its ingredients is that they are 100% natural and that they contain BHB.
As we explained earlier, BHB is one of three ketones your body produces when it breaks down fat during ketosis. These ketones float around in your bloodstream and your body uses them for energy.
Based on our research on more than 1,000 supplements, we believe that a lack of ingredients is a significant red flag. Now knowing what’s in a capsule or the dosage of what’s in a capsule can present some significant risks related to side effects and safety, which we’ll talk about in the next section.
WE didn’t find any adverse reactions to BHB, the only known ingredient in Pure Keto Blast. However, because the supplement is supposed to be used in conjunction with a keto diet, there’s a good chance you’re going to experience “keto flu,” a well-known side-effect of a keto diet.
During the first few weeks of ketosis, there’s a good chance you’ll deal with bad breath, possible diarrhea, headaches and an overall feeling of crankiness due to the side effects.
Keep in mind though that these side effects aren’t related specifically to BHB but to the keto diet the Pure Keto Blast website asks you to follow.
Based on our research of several reliable medical sources, we believe that there isn’t conclusive evidence that taking BHB will help you lose weight through ketosis.
In addition to a lack of evidence, there’s a common-sense factor at play. Your body produces ketones after it breaks down fat during ketosis. In other words, ketones show up after your body burns the fat that leads to weight-loss. So, it stands to reason that taking a ketone supplement like Pure Keto Blast wouldn’t break down fat (weight loss) but would provide your body with a new source of energy.
Now, while we don’t think the research proves the efficacy of BHB to start ketosis, we believe there is adequate evidence showing BHB supplements can help decrease your appetite.
A 2018 study from Oxford University indicates that BHB decreases ghrelin, a chemical in the body that makes you feel hungry. This is promising for those who are trying to get into ketosis through their diet but you need to remember a few things.
First, the study tested ketones you ingest through a ketone drink, not ketone capsules. Also, the study used ketone esters instead of ketone salts, which are slightly different. Finally, the study used the term “exogenous ketones,” which refers to ketones you take through supplements, not ketones your body makes on its own:
“Exogenous ketosis following KE drinks reduced two measures of appetite, hunger and desire to eat ... This occurred in conjunction with decreased levels of the hunger hormone, ghrelin,” the study concluded. “Therefore, KE drinks offer a unique opportunity to isolate and exploit the effects of ketosis on appetite without other dietary interventions.”
Finding the pricing for this supplement was difficult. The order link on its website did not work, so we did a quick Google search and found several sites selling Pure Keto Blast. When we clicked on one of the ordering pages, it took us back to the Pure Keto Blast website and the order link worked.
The price for one bottle of 60 capsules (30-day supply) was $4.98. The price seemed to be far too low for a supplement that typically costs at least $30 for one bottle, according to our research.
We noticed the price was framed as a “trial period” price. We clicked on a link to the supplement’s terms and conditions and discovered some serious red flags.
First, the terms and conditions say the trial period is 14 days, starting the day you buy the supplement. Those 14 days are not limited to business days; they include Saturdays and Sundays.
Second, when you sign up for the trial period, the fine print says you are agreeing “to join a recurring membership plan.” This means that when your trial period ends, Pure Keto Blast will automatically charge you for a new bottle of the supplement at its regular price.
The fine print went on to say that the regular subscription price is $89.63. To cancel the recurring charges, you’ll have to email Pure Keto Blast “at least one day before the end of the trial period.” The company advises you to contact them one day before the trial ends because they charge you on the fourteenth day.
To cancel your membership, you’ll need to email the company at email@example.com.
If you want to return your free trial, don’t bother. We don’t usually take such a decisive tone on these matters but the supplement’s terms and conditions make returns more expensive than the cost of the first bottle. You’ll have to pay return shipping and a $9.95 restocking fee, which will most likely cost at least $13.95.
We believe there are some clear red flags about this product that will most likely discourage you from buying it.
First, the supplement does not list its ingredients nor the dosage amounts of its ingredients. While this shouldn’t be a problem because there are few side effects related to taking BHB, we never recommend taking a supplement for which there is no ingredients list.
Second, the product’s membership program can be a costly commitment if you forget to cancel your membership or you’re confused about when the free trial ends.
Finally, in our opinion, there isn’t much research to prove that taking a BHB supplement will put your body into ketosis. We did, however, find some research indicating BHB supplements could reduce your hunger.
Though BHB supplements may be able to reduce hunger, we’d suggest trying other options like fiber supplements, as they tend to be cheaper over time and won’t enroll you in a subscription membership that costs nearly $90 per month.