Keto Chow Nutrition

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What are the differences between Keto chow version 1.5 and 2.0?

There are several key differences between 1.5 (the most recent version you can make yourself by buying the ingredients) and 2.0. Some are also differences from 1.5 to 1.9.

  • 1.9 and 2.0 use a custom made vitamin and mineral pre-mix. This replaces several ingredients (the vitamin pill, Calcium Phosphate, Vitamin K, Choline L-Bitartrate, Calcium/Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3) there’s also more Magnesium. Other vitamins and minerals have also been adjusted up above minimum levels to optimal levels along with optimal forms for bioavailability.
  • 2.0 adds additional Potassium to comply with the new US dietary requirements.
  • 2.0 uses Whey Protein Isolate which has significantly lower carbohydrates compared to the concentrate/isolate/hydrolyzed protein blend used in 0.7-1.9. Most flavors are only 0.56g net carbs before adding any heavy cream.
  • 2.0 uses custom made flavors – earlier versions used off-the-shelf protein powder with flavoring, using our own makes the flavors more stable and lowers the cost.
  • 2.0 eliminates 2 sweeteners: AceK and Stevia
  • 2.0 is mixed and packaged in a different facility – all of the flavors except Chocolate Peanut Butter are now completely peanut free and safe for people with peanut allergies.
By | 2017-04-19T10:33:47+00:00 April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Does Keto Chow contain all the Essential Amino Acids?

Version 1.9 uses Dymatize Elite 100% whey, here’s the amino acid profile for that

The upcoming 2.0 uses pure whey protein isolate, the amino acid profile for that can be found here.

Only 9 of the amino acids are “essential” meaning they can’t be synthesized in the body: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine. All 9 are in both versions of Keto Chow.

More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid

By | 2017-04-04T04:27:14+00:00 April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Do women need to add or subtracting any of the ingredients when making keto chow in order to lose weight?

Generally, women have a lower Base Metabolic Rate compared to men. If you’re using the keto calculator then you should already have a pretty good idea of how many calories to target. That should be the only change you would need to make. There are some other considerations to look out for on a ketogenic diet as a woman (all those fun monthly cycles and stuff can make progress… weird?). The ladies over at https://www.reddit.com/r/xxketo/ have some really good resources and are super nice and helpful. There’s also https://www.reddit.com/r/KetoBabies/ for pregnant and new mothers doing keto.

By | 2017-02-20T10:13:06+00:00 February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Should I be concerned if I have peanut allergy?

Keto Chow versions before 2.0 (1.0, 1.04, 1.5, 1.9) are mixed on the same machine that we use for mixing the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor – we thoroughly clean the machine after mixing and in particular after mixing peanuts but if you are severely allergic to peanuts then you may be at risk of residue causing complications.

Keto Chow 2.0 and on is mixed in a peanut-free facility. We actually have to mix and package the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor in a different plant several miles away to avoid contamination. Any version above and including 2.0 should be fine for peanut allergy sufferers (except for the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor).

By | 2017-02-01T09:59:09+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Are there any alternatives to fish oil?

You just need to find a suitable source for 1300mg of Omega 3 fatty acids. Most fish oil pills will advertise boldly how much fish oil they have and you have to look close to find the amount of EPA and DHA. With typical fish oil pills you need 5 a day to get 1300mg. If you want to use a different source of Omega 3 (algal oil, krill oil etc…), look close at the label and do some math.

By | 2017-02-01T09:44:40+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Is Keto Chow soy free?

Soy is a funny thing. There’s a lot of “well I heard it from a dude at the gym that soy gives you cancer” information running around. There is very, very little scientific information based on studies to back up the concerns about phytoestrogens in soy protein causing problems in vivo with humans. Regardless: Keto Chow does not use any soy protein (which is the problem-child and what people can be allergic to). It does contain soy lecithin that is used as part of the whey protein concentration process. It’s unavoidable if you use whey protein. I’d prefer NOT to have it included just so I could avoid having to answer the inevitable questions/complaints about soy. Regardless, to quote the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Soy lecithin, extracted from soy-bean oil, is often used in numerous foods, like chocolate, to help keep ingredients emulsified. Many food labels will list a soy-based emulsifier like lecithin. The amounts are generally minute and don’t contribute a substantial level of phytoestrogens. Products with soy lecithin do not need to be avoided because they have such minor amounts.

By | 2017-02-01T09:38:54+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments