RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

SUPPLEMENTS

Keto supplements and non-keto supplements.

As the name implies but is often forgotten… supplements are just that. They “supplement” a good diet and training lifestyle.

Focus first on getting good wholesome nutrition through food, a sustainable and enjoyable workout routine, managing sleep and stress, then worry about incorporating supplements. There are NO quick fixes or magic pills in a bottle. 

Being in the fitness and health lifestyle for over 15+ years we’ve tried them all and found most of them unnecessary, These are the supplements that show very promising results and/or are evidence-based to actually be safe AND effective.

These are also the brands that we highly recommend after extensive research for their quality of ingredients, taste, and purity.

Not all brands and supplements are created equal.

PROTEIN POWDER (GRASS-FED WHEY)

HORMONE FREE GRASS-FED WHEY ISOLATE.

For those who want a little higher quality whey. For the more health-conscious. For the quality consumer…. this one is for you. Rated the top protein in terms of purity and value. 

PROTEIN POWDER (WHEY ISOLATE)

Dymatize Nutrition ISO 100 Whey Protein

Our favorite whey protein for quality and flavor. While not necessary if you are intaking adequate protein through food (.8-1.2g/LBM) it doesn't hurt if you want to supplement additional protein, especially for active individuals. 25g before or after your workout should be plenty.

CELTIC SEA SALT

Being on a low carb or ketogenic diet can lower insulin levels which cause the kidneys to excrete excess sodium from the body. We recommend 5-7g spread throughout the day. You can do this by liberally salting your foods and supplement as necessary. Celtic salt contains other beneficial minerals and elements that other salts do not contain due to its geography and harvesting methods.

ELECTROLYTE POWDER

Dr. Bergs electrolyte powder for those of you who want a flavored all-in-one electrolyte supplement.

MULTI - VITAMIN (GENERAL)

A general everyday multi-vitamin from a company who uses quality ingredients.

PROTEIN POWDER (BUDGET)

OPTIMUM NUTRITION 100% WHEY

POTASSIUM

Potassium is an electrolyte that you can find in green, leafy vegetables and especially in avocados. We recommend buying in powder form as pills are limited to a maximum of 99mg and we recommend an intake of 2-5g whether through food or supplement.

CREATINE MONOHYDRATE

Creatine is one of… if not the most studied supplements that has been proven to be beneficial. Not only has creatine been shown to help improve athletic performance, but there are potential health and cognitive benefits as well. We recommend 3-5g daily (time does not matter)

MULTIVITAMIN (SPORT)

A daily AM and PM multi-vitamin from a company who uses quality ingredients with the athlete in mind.

MCT OIL POWDER

If you want to get the benefits of MCT Oil without the oily mess, we recommend the MCT Oil powder from Quest Nutrition.

PURE C8 OIL

Research has shown that caprylic acid (C8) ingestion increases ketone body production significantly. MCT Oil is about 50% C8 and in coconut oil it's even less <10%

PROTEIN POWDER (VEGAN)

VEGA SPORT PERFORMANCE PROTEIN

MAGNESIUM

An electrolyte, most people are deficient and may not even realize. Anything from stress to your regular workout routine will deplete magnesium. We recommend 300-500mg minimum.

FISH OIL

Two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish oil has been shown to have a myriad of health benefits including a reduction of triglycerides and lower blood pressure. We recommend 1-3g per day.

MCT OIL

We believe in simplicity at The Art of Keto, so it goes to show this is one of the keto books we would definitely recommend. 

EXOGENOUS KETONES

Ketone bodies are the energy source we rely on when in a ketogenic state. While it's best for us to create and use our own, sometimes it may be beneficial to take in exogenous ketones during certain times such as times of low energy, pre-workout, or even when first adapting to the ketogenic diet.

THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS?

What are some of your favorite supplements and brands that you take?