Feeling Thirsty on the Ketogenic Diet?

Ketogenic diet effects 

As you transition to ketosis you are going to feel thirsty. This is because your body processes minerals differently once you are in ketosis. As your body is detoxing, you rapidly eliminate sodium, which also lowers your potassium and magnesium levels. This means that you absolutely must replenish your electrolytes : sodium, magnesium and potassium.


When you are in ketosis, you will notice that you need to go to the toilet more often–even at regular intervals throughout the night.  This diuretic effect is due in part to your glycogen stores being emptied as your body eliminates the “water weight” and fluid retention. This water weight is linked to carbohydrate intake: One gram of glycogen necessitates around 3 to 4 grams of water in storage. This mass exodus of surplus fluids can cause dry mouth and increased thirst.

So What’s the Solution ?

We strongly recommend this hydrating electrolyte mixture :

  • 1/3 teaspoon of celtic sea salt or himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered magnesium or an ampoule of quinton minerals and electrolytes.
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Large glass of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon xylitol, stevia or erithritol for those with a sweet tooth!

Just stir up with ice and enjoy!

Why Magnesium?

Magnesium is critical for energy production, metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission and bone mineralisation. It contributes to muscle recovery and overall relaxation! Which makes this the perfect post-workout keto friendly drink! Add Collagen to increase your muscular & cellular repair.

You can easily transform this recipe into a phenomenal pre-workout drink by adding one scoop of exogenous ketones  and a serving of MCT oil  for that extra ketone energy boost !

Exogenous Ketones also contain sodium, potassium and magnesium which help you to keep hydrated and avoid keto flu.

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