What is the Keto Flu?
In the beginning of a Ketogenic Diet some people may experience something that is known as keto flu where they may feel somewhat lightheaded, nauseous, fatigue and maybe even headaches. These flu-type symptoms usually only happen in the beginning stages of the diet while the body is switching over from burning glucose to ketones it can also be symptoms of withdrawal from carbohydrates. It can take the body sometime to adapt to this process and for the keto flu to subsided.
Lack of electrolytes (sodium, magnesium and potassium) seems to be the major cause of the keto flu. Some remedies include upping your fat intake as well as adding salt to your meals. Most people find the easiest solution is to supplement with a multi mineral and/or multi vitamin to help with replenishing vital electrolytes and minerals.
We recommend a solid multi mineral supplement like KetoGenics Mega Mineral and of course a daily multi vitamin like Keto Mutli-Vit that has added electrolytes to help with the symptoms of keto flu or prevent them altogether.