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