Last updated on October 13th, 2018
Pruvit Keto Reboot Review
Keto is hot right now, and so are the dietary supplements that bear its name, like Pruvit Keto Reboot.
The product is actually a package of four different products that take 60 hours to get through as it turns you into a Keto dieter.
Does it work though? What are the advantages? What does it mean for your energy levels?
Hold up. First let’s clear one thing up for the people that think the ketogenic diet is a new, magical invention.
There, now that’s out the way, let’s be reasonable human beings.
Ketogenic diets can otherwise be called ultra/very low carb diets. Remember the Atkins diet? That’s pretty much the keto diet lite.
In fact, the ketogenic diet is defined by the state of ketogenesis, which has been a thing for, well, forever!
It’s only relatively recently that “keto” has become something you can buy and sell, and not a thing you do or don’t do.
Eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day and you’ll find out.
No, seriously, it’s when the liver resorts to producing these things called ketone bodies in the absence of, or in very low quantities, of carbs.
The body and brain can use ketone bodies for energy.
Is That Good For You?
The the carb-fasted state is said, by keto advocates, to trigger increased fat burning, which isn’t true.
Said keto advocates also tout the concept that ketogenic dieting is somehow better for your general health. Again, this is not true, and has been shown in major studies to be untrue.
These fallacies don’t stop the keto pushers from using the increased fat burning and improved health as weapons in their marketing ways.
Despite the commercial BS factory’s attempts to sully the name of carbohydrates, there is a countermovement, made up of science-driven, reasonable individuals, who tend to level the playing field.
One piece of advice from the science camp is that the best diet is the one you can adhere to. If that diet is Keto, then have at it.
Now, I should probably talk about Pruvit Keto Boost.
What Does Pruvit Keto Boost Do?
The dude that sells the 60 Hour Keto Reboot is called Rob Deboer, and he explains that his product is: “A keto toolkit, rooted in science”
He goes on to explain that the 60 Hour Keto Reboot is like hitting the reset button and rebooting your body and mind after it has become slow due to:
- Stress at work
- Stress at home
- Food choices
- Lack of sleep
- Your environment
The product is designed to be used monthly (at repeat cost, of course), providing a 60 hour program consisting of drinks, soups and capsules to reboot you after all those physical and psychological problems.
He calls it a:
- Plateau busting;
- Glycogen depleting;
- Muscle sparing;
- Fat burning;
- Body detoxing;
- Energy enhancing;
- LIFE CHANGING…full body, metabolic reboot.
The general point of this kit seems to be a way of helping your body convert to ketosis, whereby you produce ketone bodies for energy rather than using glycogen from carbohydrates.
Nothing else is meant to be consumed during the 60 hours. Only what’s in the kit.
What’s in the 60 Hour Keto Reboot Kit?
The kit contains 4 separate products:
- Keto//OS Max
Pruvit Keto Reboot – Keto//OS Max
This is a drink packet, of which you get 4 in total in the kit. Pruvit say Keto//OS Max was designed to “help achieve maximum brain power and performance to push beyond physical and mental limitations.”
The main ingredient is a salt form of BHB, aka beta-Hydroxybutyrate, which is synthesized in the liver from the first ketone body, acetoacetate, during the carb-fasted process.
Keto//OS Max also contains fermented Leucine, L-Taurine and a compound called ac-11 (the inner bark of Uncaria tomentosa) as part of its N8 Bioavailability Blend.
The N8 Bioavailability Blend is the trademarked blend in each of the Pruvit keto sachet products. Each one varies slightly but they all appear to have BHB and Uncaria tomentosa (ac-11) at the core.
Pruvit Keto Reboot – Better//Broth
This one’s a soup, and again, you get 4 packets of it for your 60 hour reboot.
Pruvit tell us that it’s more than just chicken broth though. It contains ketones, amino acids, protein, ac-11 (Uncaria tomentosa) and Vitamin B6 and B12.
The N8 Bioavailability Blend is 10 grams of the following:
- Natural Beef Broth
- Natural Chicken Broth
- Max BHB (beta Hydroxybutyrate discussed in previous section)
- Fermented L-Leucine
- Type II Collagen Peptides
- ac-11 (Uncaria tomentosa)
- Hyaluronic acid
Better//Broth is basically the “meal” of the kit as it contains 15g of protein.
Pruvit Keto Reboot – Keto//Kalm
This sachet drink is for soothing your body and mind, according to Pruvit. They say it can be taken during your day to provide a “blissful” calming effect OR at night when it will promote deep, quality sleep.
This time around, the N8 Bioavailability Blend is 4.3 grams and contains:
- Max BHB
- Rooibos Tea
- Zinc Gluconate
L-HICA – aka L-alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid OR Leucic Acid – is a metabolite of leucine that can reduce acid accumulation in muscle cells. It may delay fatigue during intense activity and reduce some muscle protein breakdown.
It’s probably been included here to reduce muscle wastage during the 60 Hour Keto Kleanse or Reboot (Pruvit use both terms) because you’re getting very little protein and almost no calories.
Studies of Leucine’s metabolites like HICA and HMB haven’t shown them to have much of a positive impact on muscle growth or performance. Mostly they are touted as recovery/anti-catabolic, but there is a point where that should show in terms of physical results, and it just doesn’t seem to. [study 1] and [study 2]
5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan) is a precursor of serotonin and can help people who have reduced serotonin levels to feel calmer and happier…and less hungry.
L-Theanine is a non-essential amino acid that can induce relaxation without sedation. It can also reduce the perception of stress, but at the same time improve concentration.
Pruvit Keto Reboot – Signal//OS
This part of the kit includes 10 capsules for 5 servings of the following ingredients:
- Vitamin B12 [100mcg]
- ac-11 (inner bark of Uncaria tomentosa) [350mg]
- Eleutherococcus senticosus 10:1 extract [100mg]
- Sodium [5mg]
- Reishi Mushroom [100mg]
- BioPerine [25mg]
Reishi Mushroom is known for its anti-cancer and anti-diabetic (pro-insulin sensitivity) effects. It can also boost the immune system if it is weakened by something.
Eleutherococcus senticosus is commonly known as Siberian ginseng. It’s an adaptogen that helps to fight fatigue.
Uncaria Tomentosa (ac-11) is prevalent throughout the whole 60 Keto Reboot kit. It’s used as an anti-inflammatory and fatigue problems. Human evidence is lacking and research has not really highlighted which kind of extract is the best.
The one area of research that Pruvit are most interested in is DNA repair. There are several studies (like this one) which highlight this compound’s ability to repair DNA.
What’s the Verdict – Does the 60 Hour Keto Reboot Work?
I have to admit that for this product, I can’t tell you from first hand experience what’s it like because I’m not interested in using it. I’m also not interested in following a ketogenic diet.
Ketogenic diets, ultra-low-carb diets, high fat low carb (HFLC) diets have been around forever. Some people have stumbled across this way of life and found that it works for them.
Others follow keto because it’s once again trending.
Products that claim to help your adjustment to the Keto lifestyle, especially products from companies that claim their product has best results when used once a month, should be something you think long and hard about before shelling out your cash.
Do you really need to keep “rebooting” your system?
Or should you find something – a diet – that you can adhere to, be consistent with, and treat as a positive facet of your lifestyle as a whole?
I’m asking those questions of you because there is no way for me to tell you this product will help, or it won’t help you as an individual. It’s not like other products, there’s the whole philosophy that goes along with it, and the keto philosophy is kind of all-or-nothing.
If you’re already a die-hard keto fan then you might love this product, if only because it talks the talk.
But, then, if you’re already fully into ketosis, isn’t your body already the squeaky clean temple of majesty that the diet is supposed to provide? Why would you need a reboot if ketogenic dieting works so well?
If you’re on the fence about ultra low carb dieting and you think this product will help, then I’d be extremely interested in your results.
One thing I’m particularly intrigued about is whether it actually helps to consume ketone bodies when you’re trying to encourage your body to make its own from the fat you’re eating.
The low calories and protein content of this 60 hour kit also has me wondering how effective you are going to be in the gym for that period of time.
For example, if you’re coming off carbs and trying to switch your system to ketosis, those few days, and perhaps a few afterwards, are not going to make for great workouts and/or recovery.
Try it if you are interested, it really is the only way to see how you will respond.