Supplements for the ketogenic diet
The ketogenic diet is a severe regime, and is very different to a normal diet. It may be necessary to provide supplements for nutrients that do not occur in the diet, and to provide supplements to facilitate the metabolism of the very high fat content. The range of supplements includes vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes and metabolic enzymes.
Carnitine is a protein that is essential to the metabolisation of fat. It is an important supplement for the ketogenic diet, although there are as yet no substantive medical studies to demonstrate the validity of this. We believe carnitine should be an integral part of any ketogenic diet.
MCT oil is a potentially valuable addition to the ketogenic diet although its use is often misunderstood.
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