The “Keto Flu”
During the induction phase of a Ketogenic Diet, or even a Low-carb, Paleo Diet, some people may experience “flu” like symptoms (tiredness, lethargy, shortness of breath, even arrhythmia) that often makes one believe that what they are doing is not right for their bodies. Your body is trying to say “hey, you there…where did the sugar and carbs go?” Don’t stop your progress by listening to this inner demon trying to wreck your weight loss.
This “flu” is a manifestation of both mental and physical dependence on carbohydrates as the body is essentially going through a phase where it has to learn (or better said, re-learn) to use fats as fuel.
Many times when we cut carbs like on Elite Keto Program, Paleo or low carb, we end up cutting out salt, one of our electrolytes. When you cut back on carbohydrates, you don’t experience blood sugar spikes every time you eat and digests food, because well, one is hardly eating any sugar (all carbohydrates end up as sugars in the body). As a result, the body does not need to elevate circulating insulin levels to keep blood sugar at normal levels. Under “normal” conditions, the kidneys tend to store and reuse a lot of sodium.
When your insulin levels are very low and stable, the kidneys through various hormonal mechanisms go into a diuretic type mode, excreting lots of sodium, potassium and water. The net effect is, IF ONE DOES NOT REPLACE SODIUM, to experience low blood pressure. Symptoms of low blood pressure include, dizziness, weakness and fatigue. Muscle cramping is also common, dry mouth and constipation, headaches, muscle twitching.
Keto flu can be treated by replenishing electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium and Magnesium
………….but Keto Reset doesn’t stop there. This is much more then an electrolyte product.
Oh my achy stomach! Sound familiar?
We now know 70% of our immune system is located in our gut ecosystem, and these gut bacteria have connections to our nervous system that can initiate cravings as if they were telling us to feed them with certain food. This is called Gut Dysbiosis and is part of the reason a low carb, whole food approach to diet can be so beneficial for auto-immune disorders. By using Keto Reset you are helping to restore normal function of your gut. Many people who have flare ups with gluten (wheat or wheat gluten), or Celiac’s disease benefit from this low carb diet plan approach.
When you consume food, all the nutrients in are broken down into their respective parts such as carbs (glucose), proteins (amino acids), fats (fatty acids) and fiber.
When you consume fats, various pancreatic enzymes and bile salts from the liver and gallbladder all work to break down the fats/lipids down into cholesterol, triglycerides and other components. It takes time for the liver, gall-bladder and pancreas to up-regulate the production of bile/enzymes in order to accommodate a larger amount of fat that may be typical when switching to a Keto-like diet.
If you ingest a large amount of fat and the liver or pancreas don’t produce or have enough bile stores to break the fat down, you can get nauseated from this undigested fat. Many people without a gallbladder doing the Keto diet have this issue because your gallbladder is your holding tank for your enzymes. Without that tank, your system just dumps them as their produced and not enough is stored for when food is consumed. This often leads to undigested foods sitting in the gut, slow digestion/ constipation, bloating, gas, pain, and a toxic colon which can lead to your colon leaking or “Leaky gut syndrome”.
To assist in easing your digestion issues; help to break down foods and cleanse the liver, we have included Licorice root, Milk Thistle, Betaine Anhydrous, Digestive Enzymes, and Papaya Fruit.
If your not familiar, the Papaya fruit contains papain, which can be used as a meat tenderizer. It also contains water, fiber and digestive enzymes to assist in relieving constipation and promote regularity. Betaine anhydrous helps in the metabolism of homocysteine, a chemical involved in the normal function of many different parts of the body, including blood, bones, eyes, heart, nerves, and the brain. Betaine anhydrous prevents the buildup of homocysteine seen in people who have problems with its metabolism frim birth. Centuries ago, licorice root was used in Greece, China, and Egypt for stomach inflammation and upper respiratory problems. Licorice root also has been used as a sweetener. Today, people use licorice root as a dietary supplement for digestive problems, menopausal symptoms, cough, and bacterial and viral infections.
Milk thistle, is a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is commonly used to detoxify the body, especially the liver, as well as help liver diseases and gallbladder problems. Milk thistle (which has the scientific name Silybum marianum) grows mostly in California, although it can be grown in many parts of the world with a warm climate. In fact, milk thistle, or silymarin, is the most common natural supplement for liver disorders in the U.S. due to its many health benefits.
As an herb that’s considered a “hepatic, galactogogue, demulcent and cholagogue,” milk thistle benefits are thought to include being able to promote healthy digestive function by promoting enzyme formation, increasing bile production, decreasing inflammation and soothing the mucous membranes throughout the body.
Does Keto Diet deplete vitamin levels?
Well, yes it can, if you are eliminating too many sources of vitamins.
We have included a few main vitamins in Keto Reset such as, Vit C Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Picolinate, B12 Methylcobalamin to help with your energy levels and focus and boost your immune system.
Why do I need Calcium Carbonate?
Calcium Carbonate is the carbonic salt of calcium (CaCO3). Calcium carbonate is used therapeutically as a phosphate buffer in hemodialysis, as an antacid in gastric hyperacidity for temporary relief of indigestion and heartburn, and as a calcium supplement for preventing and treating osteoporosis. Calcium is needed by the body for healthy bones, muscles, nervous system, and heart. It is also used to treat symptoms of extra gas such as bloating and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the stomach/gut. Calcium carbonate is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. Therefore, we have included Calcium carbonate in Elite Weight Loss Keto Reset to assist with easing digestive discomforts.
STOP ! TIME TO HIT THE KETO RESET BUTTON!
This product contains 60 capsules per bottle, 2 capsules per dose is recommended, 1,144mg, 30 servings per bottle.