Most vitamins you purchase in a pill form should be safe for ketosis, but you should still be mindful and double-check the ingredients and fillers. Closely look at vitamin drinks, gummies, and multivitamins, which might have more sugars than other supplements containing only one or two nutrients.
Remember, it isn’t just about the carbs but also the quality. Some supplement companies use genetically modified and highly processed ingredients or ineffective forms of nutrients, such as forms of magnesium and vitamin C that aren’t readily absorbed.
Supplementing the Keto Diet
Vitamins and supplements should be an addition to support your well-formulated, balanced ketogenic diet. They shouldn’t make up for a poor diet lacking in nutrients; rather, they should optimize a proper diet. Supplementation can provide you with necessary and beneficial nutrients.
Before buying a vitamin, be sure to read the label, check the ingredients, and make sure you’re sourcing quality supplements from a reputable company that’s been tested by a third party, such as NSF International. Some supplement companies use ineffective forms of nutrients, such as genetically modified and highly processed ingredients.
It’s best to discuss supplements with your healthcare provider. Some mineral or vitamin supplements (particularly fat-soluble vitamins that are stored by the body) can be toxic when taken in excess, so be mindful that you’re taking appropriate doses.
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