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Is CBD Oil Keto Friendly?

Is CBD Oil Keto Friendly?

A worthy question!

For the most part, yes, though this varies heavily on who makes the CBD tincture in question. We can’t speak for other manufacturers, but we’ll give you the general overview and then tell you about our CBD products and where they fit into the scheme of things.

The ketogenic diet, in case you aren’t familiar with it, is a macronutrient nutrition regimen that calls for the elimination of carbohydrates (down to trace amounts), along with moderate protein a very high intake of dietary fats. What this does is trigger the body’s natural capacity to use fat as its fuel, in essence mimicking the state of the body in starvation (depleting fat reserves) but while still taking in adequate calories, a state called “ketosis.”

The Ketogenic Diet And CBD Products

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Ketogenic Diet

People on a ketogenic diet have to be very, very careful about their intake of carbohydrates, so they should absolutely be checking the ingredients of their CBD supplements.

The classic keto diet (which was originally designed as a treatment regimen for severe epilepsy) allows for 5% of a person’s total macronutrient intake to be carbohydrates, along with 15% protein and 80% fat. Less-strict variations allow for a 10/20/70 ratio of carbs to protein to fats.

For a typical 2,000 calorie-per-day diet, that means 100 calories per day from carbohydrates, which is usually about 20 grams or approximately the carbohydrate content of 1 slice of bread.

How do TribeTokes CBD products fit into this picture? CBD products, especially anything you ingest such as tinctures, edibles or capsules, contain some calories.

Given that oils are used, obviously some of those calories are from fats and, in the case that any sweeteners are added, possibly some carbohydrates. TribeTokes does not add any sweeteners and only uses MCT oil as a base, which is high in lipids (fats) which helps CBD absorb more efficiently into your bloodstream.

Read The Label To See If CBD Products Are Keto-Friendly

To see if a CBD product, such as a CBD tinctures are keto-friendly, make sure to read the label. Any calories from fats are perfectly fine. If you’re on the keto diet or any other carb-restricted eating plan, fats aren’t a problem – but you should look for any added sweeteners.

Look for flavored tinctures or edibles made with zero-carb sweeteners. Stevia, for instance, has trace carbohydrates; a single-serve packet has about 1 gram of carbs, so the amount that would be in 2 droppers of a CBD tincture is so low that it is almost nonexistent / negligible in any calorie intake calculations.

Edibles such as CBD gummies, however, are a bit trickier. Unless made with a non-nutritive sweetener, such as xylitol, stevia, erythritol or monk fruit extract, it’s not going to be keto-friendly. You’re probably better off avoiding edibles altogether, as gummies using these ingredient are not going to taste great anyways.

Okay, so what about OUR CBD products?

As we mentioned earlier, our tinctures do not contain sugar. We also offer an unsweetened lemon flavored tincture. This is flavored with pure organic lemon extract, and not sugars or artificial flavors. One full dropper contains roughly 9 calories, all of which are from fat, which is in the form organic cold-pressed MCT oil, which is a natural fat source and therefore quite healthy for you. So, our CBD tinctures (both lemon and flavorless) are definitely keto friendly.

Our CBD gummies on the other hand do contain organic cane sugar, so anyone following a keto diet should opt for our CBD vape pens or our tinctures instead.

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