Supplements for Non-Ketogenic Low-Carb Diets

You can lose weight on a low-carb diet without ketosis. Your body can swap between glucose and fat for fuel. Typically, this occurs in the range between 40g-100g of carbs a day.

You will not get the same metabolic advantages as people on ketogenic diets. But you will enjoy a greater variety of food. This type of diet is easier to follow.

Popular non-ketogenic low-carb diets are Zone, South Beach and Atkins Phase 3.

Recommended supplements for non-ketogenic low-carb diets

  • Nutri-Align Multivit – 1-2 tablets a day
    Extra-strong multivitamin/multimineral (with L-Carnitine and chromium) to cover any vitamin deficiencies
  • Nutri-Align Co-Enzyme Q10 – 1 capsule a day
    Co-Enzyme Q10 works together with chromium and L-carnitine to mobilise fat-burning
  • Nutri-Align Psyllium Husk – 2-3 capsules a day
    Psyllium husks top up your fibre intake to ensure healthy, trouble-free digestion
  • Nutri-Align Triple Omega – 1 capsule a day
    Omega oils can protect your heart, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce metabolic resistance

Multivitamin/multimineral

Your carb limit is more generous than that on ketogenic diets, so you can enjoy berries, fruit and nuts. Grains are usually still off-limits.

Although you will get some vitamins with your food, take a daily multivitamin as an insurance against any deficiencies. Vitamins benefit your health over the long term, for example, reduce oxidative stress and support energy-yielding metabolism.

Research shows that dieters who take a daily multivitamin are more likely to stick to their diet, and feel better overall while they are losing weight.

Co-enzyme Q10

Co-Enzyme Q10 helps to mobilise fat and reduce metabolic resistance. Metabolic resistance can stall your weight loss.

Psyllium Husk

Recommended fibre intake is 18g a day. Dietary fibre comes mostly from fruit, vegetables and grains. If you are not getting enough for trouble-free digestion, take a fibre supplement such as Psyllium Husk.

Triple Omega

If your doctor is concerned about your heart health on a high-fat diet, omega oils supplementation may be recommended. It can also help to reduce metabolic resistance.