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May 7, 2018

Before there was HVMN Ketone, there was the "Metabolic Dominance" program. 

This program, initiated by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), was spear-headed by Joe Bielitzki. 

The goal?

To enable superior physical and physiological warfighter performance by controlling energy metabolism on demand.

The result?

15+ years of research that led to the creation of the world's first ketone ester.

Joe, who was also NASA's Chief Veterinary Officer, joins us this week to share a special, behind-the-scenes view of the ketone ester's deep history.

In this discussion, you'll discover: 

  • Why the other compounds Joe tested was not reaching the bar, and how he ended up with going with the ketone ester
  • How DARPA executes on programs to improve soldier performance
  • Ponder over how primal humans utilized ketosis, and why modern humans can benefit from this "ancient" fuel


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