Bringing you the latest advancements in keto supplements to support your ketogenic lifestyle.
Why we began our keto journey
Last Christmas, I wanted to buy my husband exogenous ketones—as he had been diagnosed with Epilepsy. Yet they were so hard to find here in the UK, either shipped from Europe or the US and if they were on sale on a UK site they were out of stock.
Because of the difficulty in finding ketogenic supplements we decided to set up this website and source products from the US (mainly) so that people with an interest in low carb, no carb, paleo and ketogenic living could find all the supplements they need in one place.
Ultimate Physical Endurance
We have been living keto for some time now and noticed some incredible benefits. I personally have developed unbelievable endurance for running—I love sprinting and it’s phenomenal how much more power I now have—I just feel invincible. Before, when my body relied purely on glucose for energy, I would burn out so much faster.
This has also meant that my body has not been breaking down muscle to provide energy. I have always been wary of diets that promote quick weight loss—when much of that loss is actually muscle tissue. There is nothing worse than exercising hard, eating healthily and losing all your hard earned muscle!
Improved Mental Focus and Clarity
I used to struggle to focus and feel famished all the time and constantly snack—food was always at the forefront of my thoughts—so distracting! Now, my focus has been switched back on. I see and think so much more clearly—ketones have certainly dispelled my brain fog! Furthermore, I can go hours without feeling hungry; I feel satisfied after meals and do not overeat anymore.
I was a self-professed sugar addict and now I have no more sugar cravings—I never thought that would be possible! The ketogenic supplements and diet really has amazing and unexpected benefits—from the physical to the mental!
Catalyse Fat Burning with the Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet involves consuming lots of healthy fats, moderate protein and very, very little carbohydrates. Forget the meat and two veg story that we’ve been told and we really don’t need to eat fruit!
By restricting sugar intake, your body achieves ketosis, this occurs when your metabolic system shifts to burning ketones from fat based sources (consumed fat and stored body fat) instead of glucose. This metabolic state is also referred to as ‘Fat’ or ‘Keto’ Adapted. Ketosis increases fat oxidation and catalyses the break down of fats in the body, i.e. you burn fat quicker! Ben Greenfield brilliantly details how ketones are superior to glucose:
‘Our bodies were meant to burn ketones. We have a parallel system within us designed to use ketones as an energy source. Ketones are faster and more efficient than the way our bodies use glucose. Ketones give you 38% more energy than you can get from glucose. We as a society are following a deceptive food pyramid. We’re operating in a high carb world where food is abundant and it is destroying our brains and bodies. And that’s dumb.’
Once you are Fat Adapted, a high-fat diet trains your body to burn even more fat during exercise as ketones are produced and released faster from your body’s own fat stores and these are transported more quickly into your muscles and mitochondria that can have long lasting effects:
‘A high-fat diet can cause a shift in the gene expression that codes for specific proteins that increase fat metabolism – and create very similar adaptations to exercise itself. So the mere act of shifting primary fuel intake from carbohydrates to fat begins to make you more “fit”, even if you’re not exercising’. Read more
and Preserve Muscle Mass
Crucially, when your body becomes ‘Fat Adapted’ or ‘Keto Adapted’ it relies on ketones for fuel and does not deplete muscle tissue for energy (gluconeogenesis). Dr David Perlmutter explains this in ‘Grain Brain: A Whole Life Plan:
‘One ketone in particular plays a starring role: beta-hydroxybutate (beta-HBA) serves as an exceptional fuel source for the brain…it helps reduce our dependence on gluconeogenesis and, therefore, preserves our muscle mass…we can avoid the breakdown of muscle mass for fuel and instead utilize our fat stores with the help of ketones like beta-HBA’.
There is a reason why there are plenty of essential fats and no essential carbohydrates! By cutting your intake of carbohydrates and sugars, your body will go into ketosis after 2-3 weeks, or you can cheat by consuming beta-HBA, exogenous ketones (in stock), MCT Oil and C8 Oil to catalyse your transformation into a healthier, more focused and energetic version of yourself!
What’s not to love about the ketogenic diet? Healthy high fat and delicious foods, phenomenal focus, increased energy and endurance, quicker fat metabolism…find out about more of the benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle here.
And if you have any queries or questions at all about transitioning to the ketogenic diet or about any of the products listed on Keto Supplements, we would love to hear from you!
Enjoy your keto journey!
Sara & Francisco