Searching for products that are low sugar and additive and artificial sweetener free can be a challenge! Here are the ideal vegan keto supplements that you can use to support your plant based ketogenic diet.
What’s more, ensuring that they are vegan can be even more difficult! Especially when dairy is often added to MCT powder, products and snacks.
To make your life easier, we have listed all of the supplements that are vegan. They are also artificial sweetener free (because artificial sweeteners are worse than sugar, read this blog post here). If you follow a dairy-free, ketogenic or low carb diet then this is a useful guide for all the supplements that you might want to try to support your keto lifestyle!
Supplements that are Vegan and Keto
Vegan Keto Supplements: MCT Oils and MCT Powders
The key thing to be careful with MCT Oils and powders is that sometimes, tiny amounts of dairy are added to products for increased ‘blendability’. Identifying these ingredients can require quite intense label examination!
The following MCT Powders and Oils are completely dairy-free and vegan-friendly as there are no animal derived ingredients:
- KetoSports Keto8 C8 Oil
- Nutiva Organic MCT Oil
- Hunter & Gather MCT Oil
Perfect Keto MCT Powders are all completely dairy free and vegan friendly. They are in fact the only dairy free MCT Oil Powders on the mainstream market. The Your Zooki, KetoSports and Quest MCT Oil Powders include dairy so be careful of these.
Vegan Friendly Exogenous Ketones (BHb Salts)
You would think that all BHB supplements should be vegan as they usually only include additional electrolytes (magnesium, potassium and sodium) to bind the bhb in powdered form.
However, many of them include small amounts of dairy – particularly the BHB salts that also include added MCT powder. And any BHB supplement that seems cheap probably has added dairy and other ‘below ideal’ ingredients.
- KetoSports: KetoForce and KetoSports KetoBlitz – these are very potent, alkaline and extremely fast acting BHB solutions.
- Ketologic: All flavours of Ketologic BHB are dairy-free! Ketologic is actually one of the cleanest brands in the sense that it has the fewest added ingredients, plus the bonus of anti-inflammatory turmeric and spirulina in some flavours.
- Pruvit Keto//OS: Maui Punch MAX, Raspberry Lemonade, Blue Ocean Amped, Chocolate Swirl. (Other flavours include dairy). These also include amino acids and taurine for increased energy.
Luckily, supplementing with electrolytes – which are the most vital supplements for a ketogenic diet, or any diet for that matter, are free from sweeteners and animal by products.
- Quinton Cellnutrition
- Magnesium Lifestream
- Prizmag Magnesium
- Perfect Keto Electrolytes
Suffering from Cramps?
If you happen to suffer from cramps, you can use a topical magnesium supplement, such as the magnesium gel at night time on the affected area (foot, calves, shoulders). This way, your body will instantly absorb the magnesium without you having to ingest anything.
You might be wondering why we would even need to supplement with electrolytes. But the fact of the matter is that even on a healthy, well formulated and organic diet–sadly, our soil is nutrient deficient. Nutrient deficient soil means nutrient deficient foods. The only way around this is to grow your own on well-nourished (manured, etc) soil! In an ideal world, we shouldn’t even need supplements, but we don’t live in an ideal world. Read this blog on the bare minimum supplementation.
Looking for Vegan Keto Snacks?
Check out this article (coming soon) that details all vegan and dairy free keto snacks and some delicious vegan recipes too!
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