If one of your goals this year is to stick to a keto diet, there is a lot to consider to make sure you are on track to being your healthiest self. Are you getting all the nutrients you need? Are you stocked up with the right supplements? It’s a lot to take in, but we’ll walk you through it!
Potential Nutritional Gaps
On the keto diet, you are restricting carbohydrates to help with fat utilization. Because of this, you may need to supplement key nutrients that are usually found in carbs. It is recommended to take supplements in tablet or powder form to minimize your carb intake.
What Are Keto-Friendly Supplements?
There are supplements available designed specifically to support your keto lifestyle and help fill potential nutritional gaps.
Oils have a very high fat content without the carbs, so be sure to grab supplements like fish oil, MCT oil and coconut oil.
Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a naturally occurring metabolite formed during fat digestion and metabolism, known as a ketone body. BHB can act as a fuel source for the brain, heart and muscles when carbohydrates are not available. KetoLogic? BHB is one example of a dietary supplement designed specifically with the keto dieter in mind.
Multivitamins with calcium and vitamin D help support muscular and nerve function as well as protecting your bones.
Iron supports energy utilization and muscle function.
Probiotics help support digestive and immune system support.
Digestive Enzymes help ease digestion, release vital nutrients and support healthy digestive function.
EPA/DHA is great for cardiovascular system support and helping staying proactive with joint health.
Carnitine supports many bodily functions including, but not limited to, helping use fatty acids as energy and fueling exercise and muscle recovery.
Be sure to consult with your doctor to ensure you are taking the right supplements for your health needs.