The ketogenic diet without a doubt is a nutritionally complete diet.
However, for those looking to Ease Carbohydrate Withdrawal or simply perform at 110%, there are some supplements that you can take.
So what supplements should I take on a ketogenic diet you ask?
Kettle & Fire makes some amazing bone broth.
I say amazing because bone broth is loaded with nutrients like electrolytes.
One cup gives you:
- 250mg of Sodium
- 110mg of Potassium
- 7g of Collagen
They also use 20+ hour simmer times to make their bone broth!
This ensures you extract all the nutrients from the bones and into the broth.
Electrolytes are very important, especially in the beginning stages of the ketogenic diet.
Electrolytes assist in a variety of functions:
- Muscle Contraction
- Nerve Impulses
Electrolytes to your body is like oil to a car.
It keeps your engine running smoothly.
The MCT in MCT oil stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides.
If you know anything about the ketogenic diet, you know that the whole premise is to burn fat for energy.
This is what MCT oil allows you to do.
MCT oil is special though.
You see, unlike longer chain fatty acids, medium chain triglycerides go straight to your liver where they are metabolized into ketones.
In short, MCT oil is absorbed and metabolized for energy much more rapidly than other fats.
If you’re looking to perform at peak cognitive and physical performance, MCT oil will help you achieve this goal.
Magnesium is another important electrolyte that we don’t get enough of.
It is estimated that 50% of Americans are magnesium deficient.
In fact, I was one of them.
I became Mighty With Magnesium after supplementing it.
It completely abolished my anxiety, sluggishness and gave me a feeling of serenity.
Magnesium is imperative for:
- Muscle Function
- Blood Pressure
- Energy Production
- Quality Sleep
Don’t pass this one up.
Magnesium can make a big difference in your life like it did for me.
Omega 3 fatty acids aid in a variety of functions including growing a big brain.
One reason I love my omega 3’s is because of the reduction in inflammation they provide.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
- Reduce Inflammation
- Prevent Cognitive Decline
- Protect Your Heart
Of course, instead of supplementing, you could always cook yourself some salmon or eat some sardines.
An important thing to note here is that it is the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio that counts.
You want to have the proper balance between the two.
The perfect ratio is debated between omega 6 and omega 3.
However, it is recommended that the ratio is 4 to 1 or less.
The standard American diet ratio lies somewhere between 10 to 1 and 50 to 1. (Which is extremely inflammatory)
5.) Horbaach Ox Bile
Attention those without a gallbladder!
This is your lifesaver right here.
The gallbladder stores and releases bile for the digestion of fats.
If you don’t have a gallbladder, you will have a harder time digesting fats.
Likewise, if you are just starting out on the ketogenic diet, your body will have to get used to digesting fat.
This supplement takes care of that flawlessly.
Ox bile not only ensures that you digest the fats, but that you also extract all the vital nutrients from the food you eat.
Most of the vitamins you will receive through this diet are fat soluble and need to be broken down with bile to be assessed.
And that is all my friends!
Enjoy and let me know if any of the above supplements have helped you.
Until Next Time,