Keto Tone (Shark Tank) Review
Should You Add This to Your Lifestyle?

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The keto diet has been around for nearly a century, but it’s only in recent years that it’s begun to garner widespread attention. That’s because, besides helping to stabilize blood glucose levels, the lifestyle is one of the most surefire ways ever devised to help people lose weight and keep it off. But the diet is no walk in the park.

Adhering to it takes willpower and discipline and calls for you to fundamentally alter your relationship with food; moving away from carbohydrates toward healthy fats as your energy source. Because of the level of commitment required by the traditional low-carb lifestyle many folks have been looking for a more natural way to enjoy the benefits of ketosis and Keto Tone is widely believed to be one of them.

What is Keto Tone?

This product of Shark Tank is a supplement that is specially formulated to mimic the fat burning effects of actual ketosis for short periods of time. By doing so, it allows you (in theory) to enjoy the benefits of ketosis without having to give up some of the foods you love. You take the supplement, its active ingredients seek out fat and burn it as fuel, and when it wears off your body goes back to its normal carb-burning state.

Whether it’s healthy for one to oscillate between a state of quasi-ketosis where you’re burning fat, and the body’s default state where you’re consuming carbs is a discussion for another time. Right now we’re here to see whether Keto Tone pills will produce the keto-like effects their maker claims they will or if this supplement is just another diet dead end.

What are the Ingredients?

Conducting Internet research to try and find out exactly what is in this product is a fool’s errand. It’s obvious the company wants you to be bowled over by colorful images of bikini-clad models that have never taken the supplement and not ask pesky questions like “What’s in it?” While it may turn out that Keto Tone diet pills are chock full of fat-busting potential the fact that you have to purchase the product to find out what is in it doesn’t get them off on the right foot with us. Still, we’ll try and put our distaste for this type of behavior aside and concentrate on what is in this product. Here are the major ingredients:

  • ​Forskolin – Forskolin is a traditional medicine long known to the people of Southeast Asia and the subcontinent. It’s derived from the root of certain mint plants and has been used to combat many conditions over the centuries. In recent years it’s been embraced by those who see it as a “natural” way to induce fat burning and thereby mimic the effects of actual ketosis. But at this point the scientific evidence is mixed, and the jury is still out on whether it works.  

Ingredients of Keto Tone
  • Garcinia cambogia – A common ingredient in most keto supplements garcinia cambogia is derived from fruit rinds and contains the active ingredient hydroxycitric acid, more commonly known in weight loss and exercise circles as HCA. While the Keto Tone Shark Tank supplement touts HCA for its fat burning capabilities (and there is little doubt HCA possesses the ability to burn fat, if to a limited degree), its real value may lie in its ability to curb appetite. Which is so essential for sustaining weight loss.

  • Lemon extract – To say lemon extract is a curious addition to the ingredients list would be an understatement. Lemon extract is most commonly used to treat scurvy and is sometimes used as part of a treatment regimen for kidney stones. Perhaps the makers of this product included it here because it’s also thought to increase the frequency of urination which can help reduce fluid retention and bloating.

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  • Various fillers and additives – Anyone looking for an all-natural keto product will be disappointed by this supplement and may even think this product a scam of sorts since the product is marketed as being “natural, safe and effective.” It contains artificial colors and preservatives and is not certified as being free of genetically modified ingredients. For us, these are not deal breakers, but they might be for some.

Are There Any Side Effects from Keto Tone?

While it doesn’t appear that any serious side effects will result from using thsi product as directed its main ingredient, forskolin, has been known to produce some unpleasant effects when taken to excess. These side effects include tachycardia (accelerated heart rate), low blood pressure, tremors, coughing, vision problems, and headache. Again though, you’d typically need to ingest enormous amounts of forskolin to produce such effects.

Beyond forskolin, garcinia cambogia has also been known to produce some mild side effects in people with sensitive systems and when taken in excessive amounts. Those side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, upset stomach, diarrhea and headaches of varying severity. The FDA warned against garcinia cambogia about 10 years ago when fears were raised it might cause liver problems. Those fears were later mostly decreased, however.

The Bottom Line: Is Keto Tone Worth It?

At the end of the day and in spite of what all the effusive Keto Tone reviews say, our research indicates that Keto Tone Shark Tank is at best a moderately effective supplement for mimicking the effects of ketosis. While it’s marketing is slick and useful, and the episode about this product brought in lots of customers, there are other supplements out there such as Perfect Keto that is known to produce reliable, sustainable results. The makers of Perfect Keto are also transparent when it comes to their ingredient list and don’t need nearly as much flashy advertising because their product sells itself.

So if you’re the gambling type, you might want to give this a try. Maybe you’ll find it works wonders for you. For our money though we’ll stick with a proven winner like Perfect Keto until and unless competing products give us reason to switch. 

About the Author

Ryan is a personal trainer, athlete, health enthusiast, and entrepreneur. He is researching and expanding his knowledge about the ketogenic diet. He spends most of his time writing content about his new learnings of the ketogenic diet.