Ask Angela about Keto Supplements
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In this episode of #AskAng on YouTube, Angela answers the question “What keto supplements do you take on your ketogenic way of eating?” Angela goes through what she supplements on her current keto diet as well as what she supplemented during years of eating a primal diet. She has provided affiliate links to most of the keto supplements after the video. As always, the content of the #AskAng video is summarized after the video.
Whole Food as a Keto Supplement
I prefer to get as much of my nutrition needs from food sources as possible. It’s entirely possible to eat ketogenic without supplements.
That being said, some people find supplementation on the Keto Diet to be helpful and supportive.
I am one of those people!
Some supplements ensure optimal levels of nutrients, some encourage a healthy gut microbiome, and some can help encourage ketone production.
With my focus on whole nutritious food, you’ll see that even my keto supplements are largely food based.
My Keto Supplements
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Pink Himalayan Salt – Replaces sodium lost through diuretic action of ketosis. In addition, the Pink Himalayan Salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements from the ancient sea beds that it’s mined from. It’s good salt, probably the best. I use liberally on food, in cooking, and sometimes even a dash in my water, if needed.
Magnesium – Another electrolyte that can get low on Keto. I notice muscle cramps if I don’t supplement magnesium. I use Concentrace Trace Mineral drops in my water throughout the day.
Potassium – I don’t actually supplement potassium but many on Keto do. It is very well absorbed from food (avocado and dark leafy greens are two good ones). If you need more, Morton Lite Salt is a good way to add some without taking too much.
Cod Liver Oil – High in fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, along with omega-3 fatty acids. Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend is what we’ve used for years. Cinnamon Tingle is our favorite or it’s also available in capsules.
Powdered Collagen – In addition to drinking and cooking with my own home-made bone broth, I supplement extra collagen. Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate stirs into coffee, tea, smoothies and much more.
Kelp Seasoning – Sea vegetables are high in iodine, which I don’t get from iodized salt since I use pink sea salt. Iodine is important for thyroid health, and kelp is easy to shake in and has other nutrients, as well.
Other popular Keto Supplements
MCT Oil or Coconut Oil – Great for fuel and ketone production, medium chain triglycerides can be great for ketogenic diets. Coconut oil doesn’t agree with me, unfortunately, so I don’t use MCT.
Exogenous Ketones – Supplemental ketones are still fairly new. Some people swear by these for intermittent fasting, as they provide a source of ketones for fuel without food. They can also be helpful for some people when first starting Keto, to help jumpstart the process and get through the transition into ketosis.