The Christmas Story behind Keto Supplements

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Did you ever want to know why we created Keto Supplements?

Over 5 years ago, Francisco started to have random seizures and was diagnosed with Epilepsy. The doctors and neurologists prescribed medication. And thinking that doctors are right, Francisco started taking it.

However, the medication had horrible side effects that included depression, fatigue and headaches. In addition, they didn’t prevent his seizures either. So Francisco was suffering through all of these side effects yet still having seizures!

Just over a year ago, we became interested in biohacking and found Dom D’Agostino’s work and a wealth of research on the ketogenic diet being used for preventing seizures in children in the 1920s. Francisco was inspired and immediately commenced the ketogenic diet. In support, I decided to join him in keto and we both experienced tremendous benefits. This includes higher energy levels and sharper focus—as well as getting to eat copious amounts of delicious fatty foods!

Since then, Francisco has not had any seizures and the positive side effects of the ketogenic diet have buffered the negative side effects of the medication!

It begs the question: Shouldn’t the ketogenic diet be the first recourse instead of medication?

Exogenous Ketones as a Christmas Present

This time last year, I wanted to get Francisco exogenous ketones as a Christmas present. Having watched the Dom D’Agostino talk on how exogenous ketones can prevent seizures in deep sea divers—it occurred to me that the ketones could be an incredible fall-back option for Francisco. Perhaps he could have carbs and treats on occasion but not worry too much about having a seizure. But they were hard to find in the UK. And in February this year, I had a light bulb moment whilst listening to a James Altucher podcast— and exclaimed to Francisco: ‘Let’s import exogenous ketones because we cannot be the only people in the UK looking for them!’ And so Keto Supplements was born.

Without you, we wouldn’t be here

And we are tremendously grateful to all of you, for your support, for reading our blogs and for joining us on this incredible journey. So, from the bottom of our hearts we Thank You.  

Listen to the Podcast

We are thrilled to have been featured on Tony Wrighton’s Zestology podcast recorded while at the London Biohacker meetup last Saturday. This was organised by the awesome Tim Gray, owner of London’s only Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic. If you are based in the UK and interested in Biohacking, joining the London Biohacker group is a must!

You can listen to the podcast below – We’re on from minute 13:25.


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Have you had a similar experience? We would love to hear your stories on how the ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones have helped you. Why did you try the ketogenic diet? How did you find out about it and how have you benefited? Let us know by commenting below if you’d like to get involved and be featured on our blog pages.

Thank you for reading!

Sara & Francisco

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