Are you following the keto diet, contemplating getting started, or just curious what it’s all about? Well, we have good news for you! Dr Tobias has a range of products that can help you reach and stay in ketosis.
If you’re just getting started or simply curious about keto, we’ll break it down for you. If you’re well versed on the topic, feel free to skip along to Our Best Supplements to Maximize your Keto Diet.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy. Instead, it burns fat and makes substances called ketones, which it can use for fuel.
Ketones are responsible for putting your body into the ketosis state. They are produced by the liver, from fat, for energy in the absence of readily available glucose. In these cases, it becomes the primary energy source for your mind and body.
Ketosis has gained a lot of recognition over the years. Several recent studies have shown that when you reach a state of ketosis, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for both your body and brain.
What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It involves reducing your carbohydrate intake and replacing it with high-fat foods such as avocado.
The reduction in carbohydrates puts your body into ketosis; the metabolic state we mentioned above. Some studies have found that this diet helps you burn fat, maintain muscle, and helps you feel less hungry.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get right into it!
Our Best Supplements to Maximize your Keto Diet
1. Keto Energy (Exogenous Ketone Complex)
As if the name doesn’t give it away… Keto Energy comes in at number one for a reason.
Keto Energy is an advanced formula designed to help you increase the number of ketones in your body. It contains 3,000 mg of our advanced exogenous ketone complex. It’s a combination of beta-hydroxybutyrate bound to calcium, magnesium, and sodium which work together to boost ketones and increase energy levels in both your body and brain.
2. Omega 3 Fish Oil
Our Omega 3 Fish Oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and is ideal for those following the keto diet. Fish oil helps you maintain a healthy Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio when consuming a diet high in fat. It’s also been shown to reduce inflammation which can be triggered when eating a high-fat diet.
*To learn more about the benefits of fish oil, check out our post on Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
3. Digestive Enzymes
Switching to a high-fat diet can shock the system and take a toll on your digestive tract. Some people experience side effects such as an upset stomach or bloating. To alleviate these problems, we recommend adding Digestive Enzymes to your daily routine. Our Digestive Enzymes contain the lipase enzyme, which specifically helps you digest lipids (fats).
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is a rich and natural source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCT fats are easily digestible (unlike most other fats) and are used by your body for a quick source of energy. MCTs are then converted in the liver to ketones, which are responsible for putting you into a state of ketosis.
5. Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black Cumin Seed Oil is a great vegan alternative to our Omega 3 Fish Oil. It contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and thymoquinone. This oil is well known for its ability to help detoxify the body and aid in digestion. Two essentials for a high-fat diet!