Note: We recommend discussing your health goals with a healthcare professional. They can best provide you with the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and assist you in deciding whether a dietary supplement will be a helpful addition to your regime.
What is the Keto Diet?
The ketogenic, or keto diet, is a high-fat, low-carb diet that is meant to get your body into ketosis – a state in which the body burns fat instead of glucose for energy.
Glucose is the sugar found in carbohydrates that your body usually turns to for energy. When you’re consuming fewer carbs, you’re also consuming less glucose. With less glucose to burn for energy, your body begins to burn stored fat. This allows you to enter ketosis, aiding your body in shedding unwanted weight.
Collagen & Keto
Collagen is an amazing protein to include in a ketogenic diet. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein found in the skin, bones and cartilage. People following a keto diet will usually opt to include the skin, bones and cartilage in their meat sources, and they often drink bone broth – a rich source of collagen. This makes collagen a natural component of a ketogenic diet.
However, you can also add collagen into your ketogenic diet in the form of collagen peptides. Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides are sourced from Brazilian bovine. Other products in Vital Proteins’ line-up include Beef Gelatin, which can be used to create thick, delicious soups and stews, and Marine Collagen, which is suitable for those following a pescatarian-friendly diet.