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The Importance of Magnesium for the Keto Diet

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

If you pay attention to the ever changing health and wellness scene, you’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet, or more likely you’ve heard of the shortened term, “the keto diet.” This method of eating focuses on limiting carb intake in favor of consuming more fat. The end goal is to shift your body from using carbohydrates as energy to using fat as fuel. (1) 


But, one of the downsides that many keto dieters experience is the initial adjustment period. Minimizing carb intake can cause a sort of withdrawal in the body, known as the “keto flu.”


Some of the unwanted “keto flu” symptoms result from a drop in magnesium intake that results from cutting carbs. In fact, low magnesium levels can directly contribute to the common keto flu symptoms like headaches, muscle cramps, insomnia, irritability, and low blood sugar. (2)


The solution? Supplementing with topical magnesium can help restore your body’s magnesium levels and help remedy the unwanted side effects.


Most people have a difficult time getting enough magnesium in their diet in general, even without a limited eating plan. Unfortunately, it can be even more difficult for people on the keto diet to get enough magnesium through their diet. That’s because continuing on the keto diet means cutting out magnesium-rich foods like beans, grains, and fruits because of their high carb load. (3) If you decide to pursue a ketogenic diet in the long term, it’s important to continue to provide your body with adequate magnesium (even once the symptoms of the keto flu have passed).


If you are trying the keto diet, it’s also likely that you’ll be exercising to reach your health goals. Magnesium also plays a crucial role in working out, both for performance at the gym and recovery at home. In fact, exercisers need every MORE magnesium that non-exercisers.


Fortunately, our topical magnesium supplements provide a whopping 18 mg of elemental magnesium with every spray (no carb intake required.) It’s a 100% natural option for supporting your body’s health.


1. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/a19434332/what-is-the-keto-diet/

2. https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/complete-guide-to-magnesium-supplementation

3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-keto-supplements#section1

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