A lot of folks discussing ketogenic diets on the internet have some doubts as to the safety of such diets. However, when followed properly, ketogenic diets have been shown to be both safe and effective in aiding in rapid weight loss. Additionally, ketogenic diets may offer other health benefits including better plasma glucose control, a decrease in systemic inflammation and better triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein levels. However, it is important to consider that in order to achieve and maintain ketosis, this diet must be a long-term lifestyle change followed by a very specific, detailed eating regimen to maintain weight loss over time.
Ketogenic diets are good for almost anyone looking to lose weight rapidly, increase mental focus, feel more energized and desiring to better control hunger. There is some evidence ketogenic diets may be useful in mitigating the negative effects of epilepsy, acne, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and other inflammatory states. However, much more research is needed into these topics and no diet should substitute for the advice and medical treatment of a physician or other health care provider.
Bruce Kneller, principal at Giant Sports International, is one of the sports nutrition industry’s most successful formulators and ingredient inventors. With four patents awarded via the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, one patent awarded via the Canadian Patent Office, and several more awarded through the World Intellectual Property Organization, Kneller’s inventions, intellectual property (IP) and formulations can be traced directly and indirectly to more than $2.5 billion in sales globally in the sports nutrition industry alone.