Our Standards

It is not enough to simply look at a nutrition label and determine whether or not a product is truly ketogenic. Blood measurements are the gold standard and necessary to determine the effects of a product on your body. Furthermore, blood glucose or ketone responses after product consumption should not be compared to fasted levels. Factors such as food consumption, exercising, or even just walking around can cause fluctuations in these measurements. Collectively with over 200 published papers and abstracts, our laboratory understands these factors that play into food digestion kinetics. We strive to be the gold standard for testing to ensure that both the label matches the testing in order to provide the end consumer a trustworthy, reliable product.

3-Step Process

1 Application and Label Review
2 Ingredient Analysis
3 Product Testing

Ketogenic Certified™ (N.A.S.)

In order for a product to be considered Ketogenic Certified (N.A.S.) it must not contain any artificial sweeteners including but not limited to sucralose, acesulfame potassium (ace-K), aspartame, and saccharin. The total added sugar content may not exceed 2g and the sugar alcohol content cannot exceed 15g. There is minimum 1:1 macronutrient ratio (1 gram of fat for every 1 gram of protein and carbohydrates) requirement. Furthermore, use of vegetable oil is prohibited. The acceptable testing range is 10% of the control condition.

Ketogenic Certified™

In order for a product to be considered Ketogenic Certified, it must not contain any sugar alcohols that have been to have a metabolic impact including but not limited maltitol and sorbitol. Sugar alcohols such as erythritol is acceptable (up to 15 grams). The total added sugar content may not exceed 2g. There is minimum 1:1 macronutrient ratio (1 gram of fat for every 1 gram of protein and carbohydrates) requirement. Furthermore, use of vegetable oil is prohibited. The acceptable testing range is 10% of the control condition.

Ketogenic Friendly

In order for a product to be considered Ketogenic Friendly, the total added sugar content may not exceed 4g and sugar alcohol content may not exceed 20 grams. The acceptable testing range is 20% of control condition.

Exogenous Ketones

Exogenous ketones are permitted in the Ketogenic Certified and Ketogenic Friendly program, provided the beta-hydroxybutyrate content is 5g or greater for Ketogenic Certified™ and Ketogenic Certified (NAS), 3g or greater for Ketogenic Friendly, and they meet all other standards outlined. Companies using “proprietary blends” will be forced to disclose the actual amount to ensure the blend contains minimum requirements of BHB. Please note, that we do not require a minimum 1:1 ratio (fat: net carbs+protein) for ketogenic certified exogenous ketones.