June 29, 2022

#116 HVMN and Ketone IQ: Next-Level Metabolic Health with Ketones for the U.S. Navy SEALs and The Rest of Us | Michael Brandt, Co-Founder & CEO

#116 HVMN and Ketone IQ: Next-Level Metabolic Health with Ketones for the U.S. Navy SEALs and The Rest of Us | Michael Brandt, Co-Founder & CEO

In Episode #116, we explore metabolic health with ketones. We’re joined by Michael Brandt, HVMN’ and Ketone IQs Co-Founder and CEO. We cover the basics of ketones, iterating on product, and the company’s $6 million contract with Navy SEALs.


In Episode #116, we explore metabolic health with ketones. We’re joined by Michael Brandt, HVMN and Ketone IQ’s Co-Founder and CEO. We cover the basics of ketones, iterating on product, and the company’s $6 million contract with Navy SEALs.

“Your human body is the most advanced piece of technology you'll ever own.” – Michael Brandt

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to metabolic health with ketones. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:03:02) – Marathon running and the origin of HVMN
  • (00:08:47) – Health via modern nutrition
  • (00:10:51) – Ketones as a metabolic substrate
  • (00:15:32) – Energy from ketones vs. energy from glucose
  • (00:20:52) – How substrates work in the body
  • (00:29:08) – Operation Metabolic Dominance
  • (00:31:56) – HVMN’s $6 million contract with the Navy Seals
  • (00:36:08) – How ketones can improve performance in endurance sports
  • (00:49:07) – Iterating on the product and moving from petrochemicals to biochemicals
  • (00:59:00) – Ketones as an alcohol replacement in cocktails and more
  • (01:05:17) – Educating consumers is step one for growth


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ABOUT HVMN

Michael Brandt is Co-founder and CEO of HVMN, which makes the world's first drinkable ketones. HVMN stands for Health via Modern Nutrition, and in 2017, they launched version 1.0 of their drinkable ketones product. After landing a $6 million contract with the US Department of Defense to study how ketones could improve the performance of our special forces warriors, they launched version 2.0, called Ketone-IQ, in November 2021.

In this episode, we cover ketosis and ketones 101, including what ketones are, how they work, and why they're so helpful for boosting cognitive and physical performance. We compare and contrast ketones with sugar, covering everything from how ketones pass the blood brain barrier to why they provide energy with less oxidative stress. We dive into how drinkable ketones are used by the Navy SEALs and Operation Metabolic Dominance. And we discuss all the work that HVMN has done around bioengineering, manufacturing, and testing to produce their latest product, Ketone-IQ.

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