(electrolytes) 100 capsules
This crucial supplement helps balance your electrolyte levels, which are typically depleted as you restrict carbohydrates in your diet. Take this supplement to combat symptoms of the keto flu, dehydration, and to keep your body’s systems running like they should -- note: this supplement is highly recommended for anyone just starting the keto diet. This supplement is known to:
● Increase natural energy and improve sleep
● Balance depleted mineral levels caused by dehydration
● Decrease or eliminate “keto flu” symptoms at onset of ketosis
● Decrease headaches, muscle tension, and depression
Electrolytes on a Low-Carb Diet
The importance of an electrolyte supplement will probably become obvious in your first week of the keto diet. When your body stops depending on carbohydrates you might start to feel the effects of the “Keto Flu”--an unpleasant set of symptoms similar to the typical flu. These symptoms can look different for everyone, but they generally include a combination of nausea, headaches, mental fog, fatigue, and aching muscles. This “flu” is actually a result of inadequate electrolyte levels! Electrolyte supplements naturally combat these symptoms by replenishing your body with the vital minerals it loses during the initial stage of ketosis.
Like any significant diet change, the transition away from carbohydrates can throw your body’s nutrient levels off-balance. The keto diet is a natural diuretic, meaning it causes your kidneys to flush water and sodium at a rapid rate. It is critical that you help your body make this change as smoothly as possible by supplementing it with the nutrients it’s losing: sodium, potassium, and magnesium -- the minerals found in this electrolyte supplement.
Sodium is a mineral that is vital to your health. Low sodium levels mean low energy levels and increased chances of headaches, fatigue, and lack of sleep.When you cut out carbohydrates your body starts rapidly eliminating water, causing a decrease in your sodium levels and a decrease in blood cell size. The imbalance of sodium in your bloodstream also causes other mineral imbalances as your body adjusts.
In addition to taking an electrolyte supplement, you can maintain healthy sodium levels during ketosis by ingesting more high-quality sodium on a daily basis. niKETO members report improvements in their energy by drinking bone broth or adding a bullion cube to a hearty vegetable soup. Sprinkle a few Himalayan pink salt rocks on your tongue or dissolve a pinch into your morning coffee. Just make sure the salt you’re eating is high quality and contains plenty of sodium, as some mass-produced or lower-quality salts may be lacking in sodium levels.
An essential nutrient in the electrolyte triad, potassium is responsible for heart, muscle, organ, and cell function. Unbalanced potassium can cause serious health conditions, such as kidney failure, so always follow recommended dosing guides or a healthcare professional’s guidance when taking a potassium supplement.
Foods high in potassium include greens, pork, mushrooms, and avocados, but potassium leaches out during the cooking process, so eat it raw when possible. Parsley is an excellent source of potassium, so consider adding some freshly minced parsley to your home-cooked meals.
Magnesium is responsible for several of your bodily functions, including systems that regulate blood sugar, keep anxiety at healthy levels, and preserve healthy muscle tissue. If you want to feel good while you lose weight you need to keep your magnesium levels from becoming depleted through dehydration, which can happen as your body flushes toxins and excess water weight during ketosis. A high-quality electrolyte formula (such as this one) supplements your body with the magnesium you need to keep your body moving, especially during the keto diet.
Magnesium is particularly “keto”-appropriate because it helps regulate glucose levels in the blood. It also helps blood pressure regulation, muscle and nerve function, and protein synthesis. The recommended daily intake for a healthy adult is 310-420 mg, most of which you should be getting through your diet from organically-grown dark leafy greens, spinach, salmon, almonds, and avocados.
It is hard to medically determine whether you have a magnesium deficiency because 99% of magnesium is stored in your bones, and accurate magnesium readings are hard to obtain in most blood panels. Some health issues linked to a magnesium deficiency include:
● Muscle cramping, spasms, & weakness
● Lethargy, fatigue, lack of energy
● Irritability, anxiety, & depression
● Osteoporosis, migraines, impaired coordination
● Constipation (especially when on the keto diet!)
● Diabetes, heart attacks, fibromyalgia, & vertigo
Also found in this supplement:
● Vitamin D: associated with healthy bones, positive mental health, and immune system support
● Calcium: associated with strong bones, heart & muscle health, and healthy blood pressure
● Phosophorus: associated with strong bones, improved digestion, and whole-body detoxification
niKETO tip: to avoid feeling sick as you begin to restrict carbohydrates, increase your intake of healthy salt. We suggest sprinkling a few Himalayan pink salt rocks on your tongue or dissolve a pinch into your morning coffee. Just make sure the salt you’re eating is high quality and contains plenty of sodium, as some mass-produced or lower-quality salts may be lacking in sodium levels and won’t replenish your electrolytes.