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Are there any dairy-free options? Can Keto Chow be dairy-free?

Most of our Keto Chow (all of the sweet flavors) uses milk protein isolate. Three of our Savory Soups (Creamy Tomato Basil, Taco Soup Base, and Beef Soup Base) use beef protein and beef bone broth. These are completely dairy-free and suitable for people with milk protein allergies.

If you’re lactose intolerant, we have some customers who can tolerate the milk protein-based flavors when they use these mixing options.

We do also offer our base powder here. It contains all of the vitamins and minerals in Keto Chow minus the protein powder, flavor, and sweetener. That way you can tailor it to your needs.

By |2020-03-25T11:24:12-06:00March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Does Keto Chow have a low-sodium option? Is that much sodium bad for you?

Keto Chow is designed to provide 1/3 of what your body needs in every serving, including sodium. Unless you have a rare, specific medical condition, it will not negatively affect you.

Interestingly enough, the recommendation that people limit their salt intake isn’t based on good science. New data and studies show that you’re more likely to encounter problems from consuming too little salt! There’s a lot more data about all of this on these sites:

  • https://www.dietdoctor.com/the-truth-about-salt
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809202057.htm
  • https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30467-6/fulltext
  • https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/08/10/spoonful-salt-makes-blood-pressure-go-down-13289
  • http://2ketodudes.com/show.aspx?episode=71
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lpH06ely7E

Above all, on a keto diet, you need a LOT of sodium. Failure to get sufficient salt will leave you with an electrolyte deficiency commonly referred to as “keto flu.” Many find they feel their best by adding sodium above and beyond what Keto Chow has.

By |2020-03-30T13:58:45-06:00March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Can I drink Keto Chow immediately after preparing it? Why do I have to refrigerate it?

We recommend you allow your Keto Chow shake to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight. Allowing it to sit removes a harsh vitamin/metallic taste (30-45 minutes), and eliminates a lot of the saltiness (2-3 hours). As a result, you improve taste and texture.

Drinking immediately after mixing doesn’t hurt you, or cause you to lose health benefits.

By |2020-03-26T15:53:57-06:00March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Does Keto Chow contain nickel or boron?

In May 2018, we removed Nickel and Boron from the vitamin/mineral formulation of Keto Chow. You’ll find this change on the Keto Chow Change Log where we publicly list what we’ve changed in each revision of Keto Chow.

Nickel and Boron both *might* be necessary for good health (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK222322/#ddd00690), but there are no clear results that can be looked at for absolute certainty.

Why do Nickel and Boron remain on the ingredients list? There is still a chance people could get one of the old bags. We would rather lose a potential customer than expose the allergic to nickel, making them ill. We’ll list it on until ALL of the product we have on-hand has switched to version 2.1.2 or newer.

By |2020-03-25T13:20:44-06:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Does Keto Chow contain caffeine?

Currently, Mocha is the only flavor of Keto Chow with added caffeine (95mg). It also contains instant coffee powder and cocoa powder. In total, Mocha contains approximately 110mg of caffeine per serving.

Here is a breakdown of the other Keto Chow flavors that contain trace amounts of caffeine:

No other flavors of Keto Chow contain ingredients with caffeine (Chocolate Toffee does not contain any cocoa powder).

By |2020-03-25T13:20:20-06:00April 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Can I give Keto Chow to my child?

Kids, along with pregnant/nursing mothers are a touchy subject. Speaking legally, children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women should not use Keto Chow. Is it still OK for those groups to use?

The Bair kids (along with many of the kids of our employees, friends, and customers) routinely drink Keto Chow. We find it a bit silly that many people think nothing of feeding their children Mac & Cheese, Doritos, or dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets slathered in sugary ketchup. Somehow, a product painstakingly engineered for nutrition is the one that’s suspect.

I give it to my kids. If you have any reservations at all, show the nutrition and ingredients to your doctor.

By |2020-03-27T08:06:27-06:00October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

What does “Fat of Your Choice” mean? Which fat source should I use?

We have a short video that explains what fats you can use.

I actually did a 100-day experiment where I didn’t eat anything BUT Keto Chow and different kinds of fats. The short version is: I like to use butter the best, then heavy cream. You can also use avocado oil, a little MCT oil, even coconut oil if you mix it the same as butter.

So, based on all that, it’s entirely up to you!

By |2020-03-26T11:08:50-06:00October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

If you need to lose fat you already have stored, why do you need to add fat to Keto Chow?

It’s a bit of an involved subject, but here’s the short version.

We don’t recommend having a caloric deficit higher than 15% off your BMR. For example, if you need 1875 calories a day, you need at least 85% of that from food (1593 calories). If you go lower than that, you risk crashing your metabolism and going into starvation mode. This will stall ketosis, and it’s subsequent fat. Our bodies are smart and know to reduce output when faced with too large of a deficit.

If you dive deeper into the science of it, you’ll also run into issues of high fasting insulin that keeps fat cells from releasing energy, even with low glucose levels. Thus you end up with no glucose, no fat, and no ketones to run your cells and everything slows down.

By |2020-03-26T11:32:32-06:00October 5th, 2018|0 Comments