What’s a Keto diet? “Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet (like Atkins). The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat, and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread. Easy right? …not so much.
When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. Some will say this typically takes 3 to 4 days... but without any aids, this really can take weeks in order to obtain full-on ketosis (A Ketogenic Diet - How Do I Know I'm In Ketosis?) where you’ll then start to break down protein and fat for energy; nobody got time for that!
This is where Equinox Ketogenic Energy Blend comes into play. Containing only the best quality, natural ingredients, with zero artificial sweeteners or additives -these delicious exogenous ketones contain zero carbs, fillers, sugar, and are sweetened with zero-calorie monk fruit and stevia -neither of which raise blood sugar or insulin levels.
Extrinsic ketones aid in repressing cravings and hunger, reinforce your workouts, and increase energy -even on your busiest days. Formulated from the highest-quality beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), Ketogenic Energy Blend creates a level platform for you to easily obtain full ketosis. Extrinsic ketones can help by offering energy and focus without the crash.
Did you know there’s more benefits in a ketogenic diet than just losing weight? A range of medical conditions are aided while applying this diet: epilepsy, heart disease, certain brain diseases, and even acne. Talk with your doctor first to find out if it’s safe for you to try a ketogenic diet, especially if you have type 1 diabetes.
Low-carb diets have been proven to lower blood sugar, which in turn causes your body to burn fat for energy, creating compounds called ketones. Although, for the diabetic, particularly type 1, high levels of ketones in your blood can be very dangerous; it is essential to discuss these diet changes with your doctor.
Insulin is a hormone that allows your body to use or store sugar as fuel. A ketogenic diet will cause you to burn through this fuel quickly, meaning you won’t store it. So, your body needs and makes less insulin. These lower levels may aid in your protection against certain types of cancer or even sedate the growth of cancer cells. Also treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: this is when a woman’s ovaries grow larger than normal and small fluid-filled sacs form around the eggs.
Ketogenic diets have also helped control many nervous system disorders: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, and seizures caused by Epilepsy. Scientists can’t give an exact reason but presume the ketones your body makes when breaking down fat for energy- protect your brain cells from damage.
You may say that it is strange a diet that calls for more fat can raise “good” cholesterol and lower “bad” cholesterol, but ketogenic diets are linked to just that. Most likely because the lower levels of insulin result in your body making less cholesterol. Meaning your chances of high blood pressure, hardened arteries, heart failure, and other heart conditions- decreases.
On the ‘beauty’ side of things, carbohydrates have been linked to acne, so cutting down on them may help as well as the lower intake of insulin (Insulin can bring on other hormones that cause outbreaks).
One other highly valued positive when following a ketogenic diet is the muscle-to-fat ratio when training as an endurance athlete. Over time, it raises the amount of oxygen your body can use when working hard.
Common side effects aren’t usually serious: you might have constipation, mild low blood sugar, or indigestion. Other side effects can include bad breath, fatigue, and the “keto flu,” which may cause headache, weakness, and irritability. Our Ketogenic Energy Blend aids in preventing these repercussions -all while increasing the benefits. Much less often, low-carb diets can lead to kidney stones or high levels of acid in your body (acidosis).
When your body burns its stores of fat, it can be hard on your kidneys. Meaning when starting a ketogenic diet -or going back to a normal diet afterward- it can be tricky because of other health issues like diabetes, a heart condition, or high blood pressure. If you have any of these conditions, make diet changes slowly and only with the guidance of your doctor.