beat the keto flu

Many who start following a ketogenic diet or even low-carb diet, can experience what’s referred to in fitness circles as the Keto Flu in the first few days or (for some) weeks. Essentially, your body is going through withdrawal (of carbohydrates) leaving you with undesired symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, mental fogginess and low energy. In other words, it feels like you’re coming down with something, and for those with a stronger version of these side effects, it feels like a full-blown flu.

Why do you get the keto flu?

Some people don’t experience any of these flu-like symptoms and don’t go through any carb withdrawal while their bodies get keto-adapted. So why does the body react with a keto flu? The simple answer is that your body is used to burning glucose (sugar) for energy, but when you’re on a ketogenic diet your body switches to burning fat for energy (instead of carbs). It’s that specific transition, when your body is trying to get in a metabolic state called ketosis, that cause the flu-like symptoms. Becoming fully keto adapted means your body is easily converting the fatty acids from your ketogenic diet into ketones, so you may feel some of the keto flu side effects as your body builds up the reserves to run on fat, turning into a fat-burning machine.

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How Can You Lessen the Flu-Like Symptoms?

BPI Sports’ Keto Aminos™ recovery formula can help to not only support your fat-burning efforts, but also help lessen the symptoms of the keto flu due to electrolytes imbalance. Besides getting you “keto-adapted”, the aminos sports supplement is designed for accelerated fat loss, lean muscle building and optimal recovery.

Keto Aminos™ features a stimulant-free blend of ketogenic Beta-Hydroxybutrate (BHB) salts, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and aminos that allows your body to utilize fat as an energy source for more weight loss success. The BHB salts help with replenishing the loss of potassium, magnesium and sodium that you may have lost due to frequent urination. Plus, it even helps you get more out of your workouts, while consuming less oxygen, for greater results in the gym.

Citrulline and Glutamine are also part of the amino profile of Keto Aminos™ helping your body preserve lean muscle mass and minimize muscle breakdown. Furthermore, the Citrulline assists in increasing nitric oxide levels in the blood to provide you with increased muscle pumps.

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Oligopeptide-Enzymatic Technology

BPI Sports’ Keto Aminos™ features oligopeptide-enzymatic technology, helping to bind amino acids together, for easier transport into the muscle, optimizing absorption and maximizing benefits. The branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) help you build more lean muscle by increasing protein synthesis. Just mix two scoops of Keto Aminos™ into 12 oz. of water either before or during your workout. On non-training days, you can take it first thing in the morning or on an empty stomach to reap the recovery benefits.

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water when keto dieting, even more than the typical eight glasses of water, since you’re urinating more frequently.