Ketoprime is a nootropic that’s marketed and manufactured by Bulletproof 360, inc. This brand is hugely famous for its “bulletproof coffee” solution that’s often replicated using grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and coffee. Ketoprime, while it does use the “keto” name, has nothing to do with ketosis as the name suggests. There is some science here, as this Ketoprime review will show, but the product is marketed in a rather confusing way due to the name.
Ketosis is a state achieved by people who typically severely limit carbs. Ketosis is well-known to offer a number of health benefits, including benefits to the brain such as improved focus and concentration and memory. Ketoprime rides the name, but it achieves its nootropic value in a largely different way.
Here’s the thing, I don’t love Ketoprime which is why I don’t rank it in my top nootropic supplements. Bulletproof 360 has some pretty good products and there is no doubt they are innovators, but I think in terms of nootropics, you can do better than Ketoprime.
Ketoprime Benefits – What’s It Supposed To Do?
Well, at the heart of Ketoprime’s claimed benefits is that it should improve memory, concentration, and focus. The nootropic vertical is highly competitive these days and Ketoprime’s claimed benefits are nothing out of the ordinary when compared to many other big nootropic supplements (nor should they be).
However, Ketoprime ingredients approach the concept of “nootropic” in a vastly different way, which is why I don’t really like their product. They sort of “reinvent the nootropic wheel.” Nootropics aren’t exactly complex, at this stage in the game, nootropic supplements either use the scientifically proven ingredients or they don’t. Ketoprime doesn’t, but they say they have another way to achieve the same (or better) results.
Here are the main KetoPrime ingredients:
- Brain Octane Oil
- Vitamin C
Oxaloacetate is the core ingredient of value in Ketoprime and due to that, its the focus point of this KetoPrime review. A crystalline organic compound, Oxaloacetate is said to be a “metabolic intermediate in the energy pathway of the mitochondria,” according to TheQuantifiedBody.net.
Oxaloacetate is also said to help people, or athletes, who have suffered concussions and brain trauma. By reducing inflammation and increasing neurogenesis, Oxaloacetate reportedly helps with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Oxaloacetate may work as a unique agent of protection to the brain. It reportedly does this by removing glutamate from blood and brain. There is a study that shows removing glutamate from blood following a brain trauma can help brain health recovery (source). Some studies have even put forth that Oxaloacetate can protect humans from the ill-brain-effects presented by insecticides exposure (source).
Oxaloacetate is the main ingredient in KetoPrime and it is certainly a worthy one in terms of helping the brain with the downward effects of aging. It also seems like there is a lot of scientific support that it can help those with brain injuries.
But is this why you buy a nootropic? Probably not. Most of us want increased focus and memory and we want it now so that we can work more efficiently. That’s not what Oxaloacetate is intended for.
So on to the Brain Octane Fuel. This is essentially coconut oil in an extract form. Make no mistake about it, coconut oil can fire up your focus and concentration. It works to improve how fast you think and how well you focus. Honestly, too much coconut oil can even result in feeling irritable because your brain is moving too fast. If I eat coconut oil at night, I can’t sleep.
So good on Bulletproof, right? Not really. You can buy coconut oil at your local grocery store and just skip the higher supplement payment. Again, coconut oil is a nootropic, but not in the same category as, say, L-Theanine is, which KetoPrime doesn’t have any of.
So KetoPrime, in terms of a nootropic, is just a little coconut oil that you could buy at the store? Yep. I’m not going to review vitamin C, that’s just not worth my time. Eat an orange. I think we all know that vitamin C is good for us but it has nothing to do with being a nootropic.
- High-quality manufacturer you can trust
- Oxaloacetate is great for treating brain traumas with
- It’s not really the nootropic that most people are looking for
- Mostly coconut oil that’s readily available in any store for less cost
I don’t hate KetoPrime, I think it is just mismarketed at times and that’s not always the fault of the manufacturer. If you have a brain injury, this could be a great solution worth talking to your doctor about. There’s a lot of science to support it in such regard. But as far as my best nootropics list goes, KetoPrime really isn’t that type of product.