Best form of potassium for a ketogenic diet

Best form of potassium for a ketogenic diet

Potassium Chloride vs Potassium Citrate for the ketogenic diet

Did you know that an electrolyte imbalance is common when eating keto? In addition to sodium (which seems to be the most important mineral to take when on a ketogenic diet)  Potassium is a mineral needed by the body which often runs low on a keto diet.

According to WebMD, symptoms of low potassium include:

  • Weakness, tiredness, and cramping in arm or leg muscles, sometimes severe enough to cause inability to move arms or legs due to weakness (much like a paralysis)
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping, bloating
  • Constipation
  • Palpitations (feeling your heart beat irregularly)
  • Passing large amounts of urine or feeling very thirsty most of the time
  • Fainting due to low blood pressure
  • Abnormal psychological behavior –  depression, psychosis, delirium, confusion, or hallucinations.

A lot of electrolyte products contain the wrong form of potassium which could cause serious problems for the ketogenic dieter. The form of potassium that many products contain is potassium citrate, probably because it is very inexpensive but it is not the best form to take for a ketogenic diet.

Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid. Many ketogenic dieters report that citric acid prevents them from entering ketosis.  There was a study, examining very-low-calorie diets and found that the consumption of citric acid inhibited ketosis and increased appetite in many individuals.

Potassium citrate is an alkalizing agent. It is used when your urine is too acidic, Potassium citrate is used in the treatment of kidney stones.

One of the preferred forms of potassium for a ketogenic diet would be Potassium CHLORIDE. Potassium chloride is a form of potassium for people who have low levels of potassium which is the preferred form to use on a ketogenic diet. The best electrolyte products use potassium chloride. This is why we formulated our Keto-Lytes product to contain the preferred form of potassium, potassium chloride.

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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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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.