Generally, a keto diet follows a macronutrient breakdown of high fat, low carbohydrate and moderate protein.
The reason behind such a dramatic reduction in carbohydrate intake is ketosis. The whole keto diet in centred around the process of ketosis and trying to get the body into it. This major reduction in carbohydrates forces the body into ketosis, a metabolic state.
Ketosis occurs when your daily carbohydrate intake is 50-grams or less. Ketosis is a natural state in which the body converts fat into ketones, which are then used for energy instead of carbohydrates. Over time the body becomes very efficient at burning fat and supplies the body and brain with the energy it needs.
When following a keto diet fats are your friend. Our Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are the perfect addition to a keto diet. MCTs are fats that are easily digested by the body which makes them a more readily available energy source.
Transitioning into ketosis can be a tough experience with many people experiencing headaches, nausea and fatigue. This is where electrolytes like magnesium and potassium come in handy try our Electrolyte Blend or BCAA Recovery both of which are carb free.
Adding Acetyl Carnitine to your stack may also be of benefit for keto dieters. This amino acid has been shown to help the body use fat more effectively for energy.