A common announcement among my friends right now is “I’m going Keto”, well I’m here to tell you a bit more about what going Keto looks and that there are some great supplements out there that support being on a Keto diet.
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body uses fat as its key fuel. This optimally occurs when there is limited glucose or blood sugar in our body, as sugar is the preferred fuel source for many cells in our body. On a keto diet we are encouraging Ketosis by consuming a low-carb and therefore low sugar diet. It is through this low-carb diet that fatty acids are released from our body fat stores, these fatty acids are turned into ketones by our liver and provide our energy resource for our cells. During this metabolic state, ketones (fat) become the main sources of energy for the body and brain (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-ketosis)
Ketosis can then become an essential process when it comes to stripping fat and building muscle. There are so many resources out there providing amazing for body building recipes and meal plans for Keto, but there are also a couple of supplements that help boost performance, counteract strength loss and help you increase strength and muscle as you adapt to the ketogenic diet. Such as Creatine, Beta-Alanine (found in pre-workouts) and Keto Switch. One of my favourite supplement ranges at the moment is the Switch range and Keto Switch is no exception.
Keto Switch is a Vegan Ketogenic product containing goBHB™ (Beta Hydroxybutyrate) which helps your body ‘switch on’ Ketosis. Keto Switch is a gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free and dairy-free 100% formula that uses a combination of ingredients to deliver into your body the ketone goBHB. This ready-to-use carbohydrate free ketone can enhance energy and performance without using sugar-based carbohydrate sources. Additionally, Keto Switch also combines a precise blend of ketogenic amino acids, such as L-Leucine and L-Lysine, C-8 MCT Oil, Acetyl L-Carnitine, and critical co-factors to help your energy, performance and fat metabolisation (https://switchnutrition.com.au/products/keto-switch-bhb-ketones)
It is also essential while on a Keto diet to consume the appropriate amount of protein for your body, check out our amazing range of proteins here https://baguiosports.com/collections/whey-protein.
So, when your body is in a state of ketosis it activates processes that support your workout performance and muscle recovery. From aiding in weight loss and supporting brain function to reducing exercise fatigue and decreasing inflammation, following a keto lifestyle can offer various potential health benefits!
Cheers, Hannah x