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Fast Start Functional Beverage™

Fast Start is our hunger-busting ketogenic functional beverage. Made with Coffeeberry, our patented wholefood Arabica coffee berry extract is infused with the finest MCT oils. Fast Start quenches your morning hunger and is clinically proven to enhance the epigenetic expression of key proteins essential for weight management and cognitive function.




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Fast Start Functional Beverage™

Hunger-busting ketogenic coffee


  • Weight management:  Helps quench hunger and stay within a fasting plan or ketogenic diet. *
  • Improved energy: Because it is free of sugars and high in MCT oil – a natural source of energy that does not spike insulin – Fast Start improves focus and keeps you alert. *  

Key Ingredients:

  • MCT:  Medium chain triglycerides have been shown to increase the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin.  Additionally, taking MCT oil has been shown to significantly reduce body weight and waist circumference. Researchers even report that it could help prevent obesity. *
  • Coffeeberry: A patented extract from the fruit or cherry that surrounds the coffee bean.  It has been clinically shown to significantly increase levels of a key neuroprotein (BDNF) vital to learning, memory, and weight management. *

Product Features:

  • Free of Drugs and Banned Substances:  Manufactured at an FDA-registered laboratory, each lot is certified free of drugs and banned substances in sports. 
  • Safe, clinically researched ingredients that provide long-lasting benefits.

Despite its many health benefits, fasting is not an activity most of us look forward to.  Even a temporary or intermittent fast can leave you feeling hungry, grumpy, and devoid of energy.  We all want to achieve longevity, optimal body weight, and perform at our best, but not at the expense of your sanity.  

What if we could help alleviate those hunger pains while staying energized and focused?  And what if the solution was not a pill, but a cup of creamy, smooth and satisfying coffee that does not technically “break your fast”?  

The key is ketosis.  

Ketosis is the principle of shifting your body’s fuel preference away from carbs, toward burning fats.  

Under normal circumstances, whenever we eat carbohydrates, the amount of sugar in our blood increases, causing the pancreas to release a hormone called insulin.  The role of insulin is to remove sugar from the bloodstream, and to stimulate its storage as fat. In other words, carbs cause a vicious cycle that goes like this:  

Low blood sugar -- >  leads to cravings -- > which leads to eating carbs -- > which leads to insulin secretion -- > which converts those carbs into fat for storage (and a larger waistline) -- > which leads to low blood sugar -- > which leads to cravings -- > which leads to eating carbs… 

You get the idea.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but research suggests the healthier alternative may be more, not less, fat.  But there’s a catch (isn’t there always?)  See, not all fats are created equal.  

Gram for gram, fats provide more cellular energy than carbohydrates. The problem is that releasing that energy from long fatty acids (the kind typically found in the western diet: animal fats and most vegetable oils) requires a complicated metabolic process called beta-oxidation.  Human cells do not like to engage in beta-oxidation unless there is an absolute need for it, or a “trigger.”

Enter our proprietary MCT blend.  

MCT stands for “medium chain triglycerides.”  Despite the nerdy name, MCTs are nothing more than natural, vegan-friendly fats that can readily turn into energy without any need for beta-oxidation.  

Instead, MCTs undergo a much simpler process called “ketogenesis.”  If that name sounds familiar, it’s because ketogenesis is the pathway that turns MCTs into ketone bodies, which then triggers the release of calories stored as fat.  When your body uses ketones as its source of energy, you are said to have achieved Ketosis. Congratulations. You are now a fat-burning machine, running on premium fuel! 

Perhaps more importantly, MCTs do not lead to insulin secretion.  So, there are no swings in blood sugar, and no cravings.  

As the name suggests, MCT is not one compound, but a family of compounds.  Unfortunately, some MCTs have a bitter-acidic taste similar to battery acid, while others are not easily digested or easily turned into ketones.  This can lead to gastrointestinal problems and ineffective fat loss. 

Fast Start uses a proprietary blend of C8/C10 medium chain triglycerides that provides a creamy texture, pleasant flavor, and is easy on the stomach.  In addition, C8/C10 MCTs may help suppress hunger endocrinologically, through the release of key peptide hormones such as CCK and ghrelin.

But MCT is only half of the story. 

While in all likelihood you’re familiar with coffee beans – the seeds from the coffee plant that you can roast, grind, and brew; you may not have heard of coffee berries.  The bright red fruit or “berry” that surrounds each seed is an altogether different part of the plant, with a different nutritional profile, and a myriad of health benefits for those looking to fast.

The whole fruit coffee extracts used in Fast Start are patented and researched.  In fact, recent clinical studies have shown very unique, important benefits for brain health, metabolism, and body weight management.  These are attributes not available from regular coffee, or any other coffee-derived products such as green coffee, caffeine, or even generic coffee fruit extracts. 

Coffee fruit extract works primarily by modifying the epigenetic expression of certain proteins in the brain.  Yes, you read correctly… it beautifully complements the regenerative and epigenetic benefits of fasting. 

Perhaps the best example of this is BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) – a key protein involved in neuron development, maintenance, and repair.  In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, our ingredient increased BDNF by 143% (compared to less than 20% for fasting alone.)  

BDNF is important for a variety of processes, including mood, alertness, memory, controlling body weight, and controlling energy metabolism.  

Fast Start is formulated with 500 mg of patented and trademarked whole fruit coffee extracts.  (More than double the amount available in other products.)  

Creamy, smooth and satisfying, Fast Start is the best way to start your ketogenic plan or intermittent fasting period.  It quenches your morning hunger and helps you focus on your goals. Whether you take your coffee hot or iced, start your morning right with the rich, velvety taste of Fast Start.  You’ll be sharp and alert straight through until lunch.

How to prepare your Fast Start Beverage

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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