Is Keto T-911 really the amazing ketosis supplement that it is claimed to be?
Can it really help you lose weight, improve mental clarity, increase your energy, boost your mood and so on?
Or is this all a lie? Is it possible that Keto T-911 is a scam that you would be better off avoiding?
My guess is that you probably came across some promotional material for this supplement that made it sound like some miracle product... which sounded too good to be true. And now you, being the logical person that you are, decided to do a little extra research before possibly buying.
Luckily for you, in this review I'll be going over exactly what this supplement is, the ingredients it has and why they might not work like we are told, complaints about the product and the company behind it, and more.
What Is Keto T-911?
Keto T-911, which used to be called Keto Trim 911 but for some reason they changed the name, is a supplement made by Phytage Labs that supplies your body with ketones to help induce a state of ketosis without actually having to change your diet or lifestyle.
Why Try to Get Into Ketosis?
While it is still a very new subject and the effects are not that well known, there are many said benefits to getting your body into ketosis.
- It helps with weight loss
- It may reduce the risk of cancer
- It may reduce chances of seizures
- It improves heart health
- It can improve cognitive function
... and more.
And there is also the benefit that so many people claim to experience which is having a steadier and overall better supply of energy, which can lead to an overall better life.
Why Take Supplements?
Achieving ketosis on your own is hard, very hard. In order to do it naturally you have to follow a strict diet of very little carbs and high amounts of fat, the reason being that your body will only start producing the needed ketones when it shifts from burning carbs as the main source of energy to burning fat.
Carbs are the first choice of energy by your body. So if you are eating carbs your body will use them up first, because it's an easier process. So what you have to do is simply not provide the carbs... and this way it is forced to burn fat for energy.
The idea behind ketone supplements is that they simply supply your body with ketones so that it can be in a state of ketosis without actually being forced to create ketones itself. So you can still eat all the breads and pastas you want to and still be in ketosis.
But I'll get more into whether or not this particular supplement is able to achieve these results in a bit. Let's first go over some of the backstory about how Keto T-911 came to be...
The sales pitch, as expected, starts off in one of the most ridiculous ways possible.
*Note: There may be different promotional materials out there. I came across both a video presentation and a written sales page
It starts off with a story about how the spokesman's 350 pound wife was unconscious and her swollen, rotting ankle was being chewed on by their dogs.
Apparently the guy's wife, who was once in good shape, started gaining weight and developed such a severe case of type 2 diabetes that she lost feeling in her feet.
However, I am hesitant to believe any of this story because it sounds a bit ridiculous and is similar to a lot of other stories I've heard from other scammy supplemement promotions.
- Unbacked Claims
- There are plenty of things said in the promotional material that sounded amazing, yet left me wondering where on earth the proof of such claims were.
- For example, they claim that the 3 ingredients this supplement has "has been proven to literally dissolve your excess fat" and this has been shown in "more than 8,500 scientific studies"... but where is the proof of this? They don't offer any.
- The Typical 'Evil Medical Establishment' Claims
- We are told that David Coleman is "hated by pretty much every pharmaceutical executive and weight loss "expert" on the planet" and that his presentation is costing them billions of dollars.
- He claims that the food companies and the medical establishment are in an evil alliance to keep us unhealthy so that we continue to spend tons of money on their scam health products.
- I've heard this same claim before from many of the scammy sounding supplement promotions I've come across... Joint Pain Hack, BPS-5, Tinnitec... there are plenty of examples.
- I highly doubt that any large pharmaceutical company is concerned at all with this presentation. This, in my opinion, is just a form of false scarcity to make you think that you better buy the supplement right away before it is taken off the market.
- Also, the ingredients in this supplement are NO SECRET by any means.
*Note: I'm definitely not one to trust everything the medical establishment says or does, but I'm even less willing to trust a scammy promotion like this.
- No Verifiable Information on the Backstory
- The entire story about Donald Coleman and his wife being chewed on by their dogs is likely made-up for promotional purposes. There is no proof that any of it is real, and I think we can all agree that it sounds quite ridiculous.
- "Donald Coleman" might also be made-up... a fictitious character also created for promotional purposes. There are no images of the guy nor is there any verifiable information given.
- Fake Testimonials
- Do you remember being shown people like "Kevin in Arizona" who have supposedly lost a bunch of weight with this supplement?...
Ya, well don't believe a word of this. I was suspicious from the start so I decided to do a reverse Google image search for the pictures shown above and found that they are all over the internet.
The original photos are actually a different color... I'm guessing they changed the color to try to make it more difficult to look up and prove to be fake like I just did.
The original photo is on a bunch of different websites, mostly foreign websites...
The sales pitch is ridiculous, it is filled with misleading information and lies, but let's forget about all of this for a second and take a look at the ingredients and whether or not they have the potential to work... because when it comes down to it this is what matters most.
As you can see there are only 3 ingredients. Keto T-911 has an 800 mg blend of the following per serving...
- Magnesium Beta Hydroxybutyrate
- Calcium Beta Hydroxybutyrate
- Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate
You can see that each ingredient has Hydroxybutyrate in it.
What is Beta Hydroxybutyrate?
Beta Hydroxybutyrate, or BHB for short, is a type of ketone that is produced naturally by the body.
As you can see here, BHB is the only type of ketone found in this supplement. The mineral in front of Beta Hydroxybutyrate is different (magnesium, calcium, sodium), but the ketone is the same.
No matter what keto supplement you look at there is probably BHB. In fact, I have never seen any without it. There are 2 other forms of ketones that the body produces, but it is always BHB that is being sold in supplements. The reason for this is because BHB is is the most widely bio-available of the 3 different forms and it doesn't degrade so easily or rapidly, which makes it good for storing in supplements.
Proof That Ingesting BHB Works
Ketosis is the state our bodies enter when the level of ketones in our blood reaches a certain level. It makes perfect sense that ingesting ketones could lead to elevated blood ketone levels, doesn't it?
Well, this was the theory when ketone supplements were first being created and there is some proof that it works.
One heavily referenced study was published in Frontiers of Physiology in 2017. This study measured the blood ketone levels of 15 participants after consuming 12g or 24g of either ketone salts or ketone esters (I'll talk more about the difference between these 2 shortly). The results, simply put, were that ketone supplementation is a "practical, efficacious way to achieve ketosis".
There is an overall lack of evidence showing BHB supplementation's benefits, but this is to be expected in such a new field. After all, this whole ketosis as a health benefit thing is a rather new practice... or at least a rather new mainstream practice.
The Bottom Line:
The bottom line is that there is at least some evidence showing that they work and, what even might be better, is that there are a lot of people who take ketone supplements and swear by them... along with there being massive amounts of people following a natural ketogenic diet and claiming to have noticed all sorts of benefits.
But... these ingredients might not be quite as good as you think.
Why This Might Not Work As Good As They Say
In the sales pitch they really hype up these 3 ingredients. They make it sound as if this is the only supplement on the market that contains these ingredients in such pure forms and that no other product out there is going to work nearly as good.
They even go as far as to say that "the absorption rate in your body is up to 97% higher than with other supplements"... but I have absolutely no idea where this statement comes from and what other supplements they are comparing it to--as far as I know this is just a fluffed up statement that really tells us nothing significant or important... and the sales pitch is full of these.
The 2 Different Types of Ketone Supplements
There are 2 different types of ketone supplements that you will find out there, ketone salts and ketone esters.
The difference isn't in the ketones themselves, but rather what they are attached to.
Ketone salts are exactly what they sound like... ketones bound to some type of salt, usually potassium, calcium, etc. In the case of Keto T-911, we have ketones bound to sodium, calcium, and magnesium.
While there is some limited evidence that has found ketone salts to be effective at elevating blood ketone levels and inducing ketosis, the evidence... as stated... is limited.
The possible problem with ketone salts is that they are not like anything naturally produced by the body. So the concern is that your body will not react to them as it would normally and they may not be effective.
Ketone esters on the other hand are identical to what your body produces naturally if you were to try to achieve ketosis without the aid of supplements. So there is no argument here... you are simply supplementing what your body is going to produce if you were to abide by the strict diet necessary to get your body into ketosis.
These are ketones, as you can imagine, that are attached to an ester group rather than a salt. The reason you don't see them too often included in supplements is because they are more expensive. Usually supplements that do have these kinds of ketones are in liquid form.
The entire dose for this supplement is 800mg, which includes a mixture of the 3 ingredients.
While there is some evidence that shows taking BHB supplements can put your body into a state of ketosis, there aren't any studies I can find that shows it can be done with such low doses... not even close to such low doses.
The quality of the ingredients can make all the difference in the world and unfortunately this is a concern when it comes to this particular supplement.
I'll talk more about this in a bit!
According to the company Keto T-911 is "safe as a daily multi-vitamin" but who knows how true this is.
Just about every keto supplement company will tell you this, but the truth is that ketone salts are not all that well studied and understood... especially when it comes to long-term effects.
That said, I don't want to scare you and there is no proof I have that they are harmful. But it is a point worth bringing up.
You have the choice to order 2 bottles at a price of $59.95/bottle, or you can order 4 bottles at a price of $49.95/bottle... either way it is pretty expensive.
On the checkout page they say that the "regular price for 1 bottle of Keto-T911 is $120", but who knows how true this is. And if it is true, well, then that sounds like the biggest ripoff ever.
90-Day Money-Back Guarantee
They do sell this product with a 90 day money-back guarantee...
However, it seems to be a hassle if you want to get your money back.
I read over the Terms of Service and they make you go through the process of getting a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) # and all of that before being able to return it.
This is a common step used by companies who, without saying it, want to make it as difficult as possible for customers to return their products so that they don't have to give out many refunds.
With a C level rating with the BBB, not being accredited, and less than a 3 out of 5 star rating on SiteJabber, it seems reasonable and fitting that I have quite a few number of complaints to go over.
Some of the complaints worth mentioning (some I've went over already) are as follows...
1) Low Dosages - As mentioned, the doses here are low... too low in my opinion. There isn't any good evidence I can find that such low doses will be able to put ones body into ketosis.
It's also worth mentioning that, to make matters worse, the amount of BHB supplementation needed to achieve ketosis will vary between people, with larger people needing to supplement more.
2) Misleading Sales-Pitch - The sales pitch leads one to believe that this is the absolute holy grail of keto supplements. It leads us to think that there is not a chance it WON'T work and that anyone who supplements this is pretty much guaranteed to lose weight, improve cognitive skills, etc... but much of what is told is misleading hype.
... and of course much of what is told is a lie. The entire background story is likely made up as I went over, there are unproven claims made, and let's not forget the fake images they show us.
3) Lack of Company Information - The company behind this product is called Phytage Labs, which I am somewhat familiar with because I've reviewed other supplements by them such as Gluco Type 2 and Internal 911.
But I'm not familiar with this place in a good way. Their other supplements are promoted in the same scammy ways and the company itself isn't one that I trust all that much.
The big problem I have here is that there is a severe lack of company information.
If you go to the phytagelaboratories.com website you will find an 'About Us' page but it doesn't really say much. It's just a bunch of fluff without talking about when the company started, who runs the company, or anything important really.
This brings me back to the question of whether or not the ingredients are good quality. If you don't know much about the company how can you trust that you are getting the best quality ingredients?
Ingredient quality can make all the difference and unfortunately this company doesn't give me any good reason to believe their supplements are as good as they say.
4) Difficulty With Returns - A good company makes it easy for customers to return items, whereas a bad company tries to use every trick in the book to make the process as difficult as possible. Phytage Labs seems to be making it more difficult than it should be, such as by making the customer go through the process of getting a RMA #.
When you have complaints like that shown below... it's not a good sign...
5) Spam - If you end up giving this place your email you will likely soon regret it. Your email inbox is pretty much guaranteed to be bombarded with email promotions.
I know this personally and I have also seen a few complaints from others about it.
6) Being Overcharged - The last complaint I want to go over here is that some people have been overcharged by the company. There are multiple people who have filed complaints with the BBB about this.
Pros v Cons
- Can potentially achieve ketosis without all the hard work
- Health benefits include weight loss, improved cognitive skills, more steady energy, and more
- They claim people are losing tons of weight with this supplement
- Misleading sales pitch
- Not all that much science proving the effectiveness of keto supplements
- Not that trustworthy of a company producing Keto T-911
Conclusion - Scam or Not?
So is Keto-T911 a scam?
I definitely would NOT call this supplement a scam by any means. It is marketed in a deceptive and misleading fashion, but the supplement itself is no scam. And if we were to call it a scam then we would have to call just about every keto supplement a scam (well, some people actually do!).
That said, if you really do want to buy a keto supplement there are probably better and more trustworthy choices out there. But if you want to purchase KetoT-911 you can buy it on the official website here.
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂