In this article, I’ll go over my top 5 for the best keto supplements. These are the supplements I wish I’d had available when I first plunged. The pillars of fat-for-fuel success, these are the five keto supplements that belong in every fat kid’s walk-in supplement pantry. 

Most people understand the traditional macronutrient percentages they want to target for getting keto-adapted, and have a general knowledge about what types of foods are best on keto. They know that their eating will be different now than before. 

Where many keto-ers go wrong is failing to address that it’s not just their food that changes. To achieve the best results with keto, supplementation needs to be changed as well.  

Why Supplement on Keto?

Keto is a restrictive diet. Plain and simple. Many foods are off the table. 

Supplementation with certain nutrients can help potential deficiencies.

Also, some supplements can aid with what’s commonly known as the keto flu. This happens often to beginners but can also hit veterans too. Falling off the wagon into a field of donuts and pizza for a week can have some adverse side effects, but the right supplements can help you pick yourself back up.

Then there are cravings. Having something to satiate those cravings is clutch when it’s late at night and nothing sounds better than one of those “protein bars. Most protein bars are sugar with whey concentrate thrown in. 

Even the keto-friendly ones are often over-processed and filled with suboptimal ingredients. Be prepared with the right way to satiate that sweet tooth. 

Supplementation for Keto Success

What’s needed: A protein powder specifically designed for keto macros, a nootropic pre-workout to drive you through even the most grueling of workouts, MCTs and ketones for instant and fatty energy, and the ultimate gut support system. 

KETO PROTEIN: 

fit guy keto protein

Whey protein powder aids muscle recovery without kicking you out of ketosis. With an optimal macronutrient profile — 68% Fat, 25% Protein, 7% Carbs (2g net carbs) —  Keto Protein can aid muscle recovery and protein synthesis, WITHOUT kicking you out of ketosis. 

There’s more to just quantity of fats to consider though. While several companies overlook that and add in cheap fillers for their fats, we refused. We use the highest quality coconut oil powder so you know you’re getting all your fats from healthy sources. We also added in the ideal digestive enzymes so nothing goes to waste. 

MCT OIL POWDER: 

Also known as Medium Chain Triglycerides, MCT oils’ fatty acids have a shorter chain length, which means your body can absorb them faster for a quick supply of long-lasting energy. 

MCT oils can help promote brain health since a large percentage of our brains are comprised of fatty acids — and MCT oil is considered one of the best fatty acids. It’s also believed that MCT oil can aid in the production of endogenous ketones, which can improve fat loss. 

Unlike most companies who skimp, our MCT Oil Powder is derived purely from coconut oil. It has zero sweeteners, zero fillers, zero net carbs, and because it’s unflavored, our MCT Oil Powder goes great with your favorite beverage — *cough* buttery coffee *cough* —  for some instant fatty energy.

BAMF (NOOTROPIC PRE-WORKOUT): 

Ketosis has been shown to improve cognitive function; shouldn’t your pre-workout compliment that benefit? Not only is BAMF keto-friendly, but it’s also friendly to anyone who fasts. It has zero calories, and zero blood-spiking sweeteners. 

Since we’re proud of our clinically dosed ingredients, we don’t use proprietary blends. You always know what you get; energy, pump, endurance, and best of all…our BAMF pre-workout has nootropics for HYPER FOCUS. 

  • Caffeine: The second most abused drug in America, you know what it does
  • Citrulline Malate 2:1: Blood Flow
  • Beta-Alanine: Endurance
  • Huperzine A: Memory, cognition
  • Hordenine: focus, mood, tunnel vision

A pre-workout geared toward ultimate focus is critical during the transition into ketosis when the brain is overwhelmed by fog. 

It’s important long after the transition too. You do keto for its known cognitive benefits. Shouldn’t your pre-workout complement that decision? 

EXOGENOUS KETONES: 

Everyone has heard the term “lifehacks” by now. Lifehacks are tricks to “hack” the system. 

Exogenous Ketones might not be a life-hack, but they are absolutely a keto-hack. By driving oxygen to the brain, they can help get you through that ugly brain-fog associated with the transition from carbs to keto. 

They have the ability to create a feedback loop — trick the system into running off ketones as opposed to liver glycogen. What this means for you: Exogenous Ketones can speed up the process of getting back into ketosis after what those doing cyclical keto call a refeed — and what the rest of us call “Buck-my-life” binges.

 

Perhaps the coolest of all, ketones can help prevent muscle wasting. When your body runs off exogenous ketones it pulls from those before it pulls from your muscle glycogen stores. 

The reason this is beneficial is that when your glycogen stores are depleted, your body pulls from amino acids, the building blocks of protein. When protein is broken down for energy it can’t be used to repair and build muscles. 

KETO ROOT: 

A blend of enzyme, prebiotics, and bile, Keto Root can help with nutrient absorption so you make the most out of your nutrients. It helps your gallbladder produce bile to break down foods. 

Then there’s the prebiotics. Prebiotics are the support characters in any good story. They strengthen the good bacteria in the gut, aiding the gut to defeat bad bacteria. If your goal is to be the best keto version of yourself, then supplying your body with Keto Root is of critical importance. 

When to Take Each:

Ever read a blog where they suggest a bunch of supplements, but provide no advice on timing? It’s irritating. Here’s what an ideal day of utilizing these five supplements might look like.

Morning

MCT Oil Powder with morning beverage: Can’t go wrong with coffee.

Mid-Morning Snack

KETO PROTEIN: Put down that donut!

Lunch

Keto ROOT: Aid digestion

Mid-Afternoon (around 3:00)

½ serving Exogenous Ketones: skip the afternoon slump. Deliver oxygen to the brain and get a pick me up.

Pre-Workout (around 5:30)

BAMF: Hyper focus, pump, energy. All the good stuff.


½ serving Exogenous Ketones: The reason to put ketones here is their ability to preserve muscle mass. 

Post-Workout

Keto Protein: This goes for those of you who really want muscle recovery. For those whose primary focus is fat loss, I suggest waiting until dinner to eat.

Dinner

Keto Root: Aid Digestion

Bedtime Snack

Feeling something sweet? Try these fat bombs. 

  • 1-2 servings Chocolate Keto Protein
  • 1 serving MCT Oil Powder
  • 1 serving Collagen
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 4 tbsp Almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • ½ cup almond flour or coconut flour

Mix them all together, roll into little balls, then freeze. Confession: the measurements may need to alter according to your taste preferences.

 

Keep Keto Supplementation Simple

Five simple supplements. And just like that, an effective keto diet just became super effective. Better yet, we hate feeling like we need to shop around to find everything on a grocery list. Which is why we compiled every one of these supplements and gave them their own stack. Learn what goes into the beginner’s stack.

>>>>  Head on over to the site and grab yours now.  <<<<

Logan Peterson

Logan Peterson is an avid writer and an unprofessional, non-competitive bodybuilder. Logan has several degrees, all of which he made up to sound more credible (for obvious reasons, Legal said he can’t list them). In truth, he simply has an insatiable curiosity. After eleven years of obsessive research, he knows too much about fitness, nutrition, and supplementation for his own good. Despite all appearances, he’s fiercely nerdy. Outside of fitness, his passions are reading and writing; his genre interests run the gamut from litrpg to satire. Due to ADHD, he’s currently working on several novels, and will likely publish all of them at once. And yes, he wrote his own bio...in third person.

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