Keto-Lytes™ Electrolyte and Keto Flu Support

Keto-Lytes™ Electrolyte and Keto Flu Support

Keto-Lytes™ is one of the most useful supplements for those on a ketogenic diet or those who do extended fasts during intermittent fasting.

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Keto-Lytes™ is most commonly used by low-carb dieters to combat the symptoms if keto flu such as dizziness, headaches, nausea brain fog, fatigue, muscle weakness or cramps and diarrhea.

In the beginning of a Ketogenic Diet some people may experience something that is known as “keto flu” where they may feel somewhat lightheaded, nauseous, fatigue and maybe even headaches. These flu-type symptoms usually only happen in the beginning stages of the diet while the body is switching over from burning glucose to ketones it can also be symptoms of withdrawal from carbohydrates. It can take the body sometime to adapt to this process and for the keto flu to subsided.

Electrolytes (sodium, magnesium and potassium) are often lacking on a ketogenic or low carb diets. Low carb, ketogenic expert and researcher Dr. Jeff Volek has stated that mineral and electrolyte management is the key to avoiding side effects typically associated with a ketogenic or low carb diet. Lack of electrolytes (sodium, magnesium and potassium) seems to be the major cause of the “keto flu”.

Some remedies include upping your fat intake as well as adding salt to your meals. Most people find the easiest and most effective solution is to boost their electrolyte intake with full spectrum electrolyte supplement. This is where Keto-Lytes™ comes in so handy.

Each capsule contains:

202mg Sodium
99mg Potassium
25mg Calcium
50mg Magnesium
400 IU Vitamin D to help the body absorb and utilize calcium.
37mg Phosphorous
271mg Chloride (sodium/potassium chloride)
500mcg Boron
5mg BioPerine® (for enhanced absorption)

In addition to keto flu symptoms, Keto-Lytes™ can also help support essential electrolyte levels when taken prior to exercise.  It can support sports performance, replace minerals lost through sweating, people working in high temperatures, and anyone expecting to experience high levels of fluid loss.

Most users find 2-3 capsules prior to exercise, especially if they exercise/workout/run in a fasted state to help support electrolyte levels.

Those looking to combat the dreaded “keto flu” symptoms during the first 1-2 weeks of a low carb, ketogenic diet may find 2-3 caps with meals helpful. Not to exceed 10 caps per day. Then reduce to a maintenance dose to 2-3 caps a day as needed or just prior to strenuous activity, exercise etc.

For athletes such as runners, cyclists, weightlifting and cross fit looking to support electrolyte levels take 1-2 capsules with water prior to and during prolonged exercise. For extended events take 1 capsule every 30-60 minutes as needed. An additional 1-2 capsules after a bout of strenuous exercise to help replenish lost electrolytes.

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Supplements when on a PSMF diet

Recommended supplements for a PSMF diet

As mentioned in a previous blog post, a PSMF is such an extreme diet that drastically restrict BOTH fat and carbs, there could the risk of nutrient deficiency. Because of that there are specific supplements that are not only recommended but required when following a PSMF.

Some pretty basic but much needed supplements while following a PSMF are:

Fish Oil
Multivitamin
Electrolyte supplement
Fiber
ECA stack (optional)
Protein powder (optional)

Fish Oil – The PSMF Diet lacks in essential fatty acids(also know as EFA’s), so a supplement will be needed. Most recommend up to 10,000mg/day which on average is 10 softgels a day. KetoGenics Mega EPA/DHA is a triple strength fish oil product and a great price.

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A Multivitamin/Multi-mineral supplement: The lack of fruit combined with limited vegetables could lead to vitamin deficiencies especially the longer you are on the diet. Play it safe and take a multivitamin/mineral supplement when following a PSMF. Keto Multi-Vit would be a good choice in this regard. https://www.ketoshop.com/products/keto-multi-vit

Electrolytes: Sodium/Potassium/Magnesium should be added to any ketogenic or low-carb diet and even more so on a PSMF. Most “keto flu” symptoms come from proper electrolyte balance – typically it is recommended to supplement with 3-5 g of sodium, 1 g of potassium (most pills come in 99mg amounts), 500 mg of magnesium, this should help with fatigue. In addition 600-1000 mg/day of calcium is also recommended. An all in one like Keto-Lytes would fit in perfect here.

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Fiber: If you are not getting enough from eating fibrous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, etc) which is usually the case on a PSMF then adding in some Pysllium fiber is a great help. Sugar free Metamucil or Pysllium fiber capsules work wonders. Check out KetoGenics Pysllium fiber capsules. https://www.ketoshop.com/products/psyllium-fiber-capsules

ECA stack (Ephedrine, Caffeine, Aspirin) – optional but many find it can be essential for blunting hunger, giving you tons of energy and well lets be honest, the most researched “fat burner” in history

Protein Powder: Many have no issues with using them and find they are needed to hit their daily protein total but are not very satiating so if you want to use some then try to get micellar casein which will have a better chance of filling you up vs whey. For PSMF, casein is better than whey because it digests slowly and is more filling.

Interested in following a PSMF diet? Join the PSMF Facebook group and converse with others doing the same.

Ketogenic Diet and the Keto Flu

What is the Keto Flu?

In the beginning of a Ketogenic Diet some people may experience something that is known as keto flu where they may feel somewhat lightheaded, nauseous, fatigue and maybe even headaches. These flu-type symptoms usually only happen in the beginning stages of the diet while the body is switching over from burning glucose to ketones it can also be symptoms of withdrawal from carbohydrates. It can take the body sometime to adapt to this process and for the keto flu to subsided.

Lack of electrolytes (sodium, magnesium and potassium) seems to be the major cause of the keto flu.  Some remedies include upping your fat intake as well as adding salt to your meals.

Most people find the easiest and most effective solution is to boost their electrolyte intake with full spectrum electrolyte supplement. This is where Keto-Lytes™ comes in so handy.

Keto-Lytes™ is most commonly used by low-carb dieters to combat the symptoms if keto flu such as dizziness, headaches, nausea brain fog, fatigue, muscle weakness or cramps and diarrhea.

We also recommend a solid multi mineral supplement like KetoGenics Mega Mineral and of course a daily multi vitamin like Keto Mutli-Vit that has added electrolytes to support overall health.