Does Eric use MCT oil or exogenous ketones as a pre-workout? That's the question on Ray's mind on today's Sunday Supp.
Minimizing caffeine intake to see what's working.
Getting an hour of beta boost!
Don't forget the effect exogenous has on your endogenous ketones.
And MCT for HIIT, and Exogenous for Endurance...
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Chad: 00:04 So we're getting a lot of questions regarding the proper way to live life in ketosis. We have you covered in our midweek mini series called Sunday supps. Every Sunday we have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things Keto. So our question today comes from Ray and Ray asks, I'm hoping to get your opinion on using MCT or exogenous ketones or both as a pre workout. Do you, do you or have you experimented with either of these? I trained at a pretty high level and been keto for six months. So ray wants to know about pre workout, uh, specifically with the MCT or exogenous ketones. What's, what's your experience, Eric?
Eric: 00:43 Great. Good question. Um, and I, I get it quite a bit from my clients. Uh, yes, I've experimented at depth with both, um, the exact unit, a Beta of course, um, and the MCT oil. Uh, I think it's, um, uh, a great pre workout. Um, I know most people are going to probably include some caffeine and things like that, but I would recommend what I do, I'll, I'll eliminate the caffeine to actually feel and see what kind of pop I get from the MCT oil or the, the Beta, let's just call it Beta. They exogenous Ketones, either esters, ketone esters or ketone salts. I won't get into that detail, but I've, I've experimented with both of those and obviously the esters are more powerful. Okay. But as far as with the preworkout, what you're looking for is, you know, with the exogenous ketones, you're going to get about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. What I get from exogenous ketones as far as a boost of a Beta, basically. Okay. The MCT oil is quicker. Uh, I believe it's quicker. Um, and it's also a little bit cheaper, but, uh, cause you, if you're using just coprilic, which is carbon eight is a little faster, a little more pure carbon 10, uh, cupric, uh, works for a lot of people. Uh, but I've mainly been just working with a carbon eight. Uh, but it's, it'll go through the portal vein quickly to the liver. Fast conversion to Beta. Okay. Very, very quick. You get a good, uh, 45 minutes to an hour as what, what I have felt off of it as far as uh, an increase in energy. Now remember when you do these exogenous or MCT, you're, you're going to basically stop your endogenous production of Beta that if you're really in a fat adapted or ketone adapted, you're going to utilize these first. I obviously is energy. Um, I'm not sure.
Eric: 02:50 There's times when I know my bait is really, really flow in basically. Um, so I don't need the exotic us unless I am going to go longer or I want to preserve some of my own data for that. But as far as the MCT oil, I use that quite a bit for pre workout and it, it will give you a good pop and I mean it's quick and remember MCT, it's now going to have any issues with insulin is definitely not gonna, uh, rob, any of your glycogen or glucose, if you have any carbs in, in you that's working at it doesn't eliminate it. Works right with it. So there's no insulin preventing any of that. So, uh, yeah, I take, it's good. A good pre workout. In fact, I'm actually working on, I've been working for a year on a stack for, for that, uh, to be for a, a really, uh, an efficient, effective preworkout.
Chad: 03:47 Yes. I'm sort of calmer to combinate combination there, uh, with those two would be a great, and you've been working with that for a while, so that's gonna be exciting to watch.
Eric: 03:56 Oh yeah. And I'm a, I'm a big fan of, of MCT man, big fan of, and you know, I wasn't so much on the exogenous, but as far as training and especially if you get into some of the longer endurance type of, uh, training, uh, then you can utilize a lot of the exogenous. But for that quick, you're just half an hour an hour, um, you're going to really hit a hard high intensity workout. Then that's when I usually I will do the MCT cause it, it hits faster to the liver and you get a little more bang out of it. So, but no, I, I use it and experimented with over and over and over and tried to knock out the placebo effect and everything else. So anyway, I've spent a lot of time on it and yeah. So I, I hope I answered your question.
New Speaker: 04:43 Oh yeah, great question Ray. We appreciate it and thanks for our biohacking with us today. Eric. You Bet. And I want to thank all of you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your own journey. And live your life in Ketosis. Be sure to check out biofitcoaching.com or biofit coaching on Instagram that handles @keto.biohacker and until next time, keto.