Recently attention has been paid to the question of whether you should supplement low-carbohydrate diets (or in our case low-carbohydrate diets) with any specific vitamins or nutrients.
Most trials conducted have not used additional vitamin supplementation, and none have assessed the overall micronutrient impact of these diets.
One trial in an adolescent population placed all patients on a regular multivitamin and a potassium chloride salt substitute.
One trial in an adult population added an Atkins recommended vitamin/nutrient complex to the low-carbohydrate group.
The Atkins diet recommends the concurrent use of a specially formulated multi-vitamin/nutrient treatment regimen. This product contains higher than the standard recommended daily allowance of several vitamins.
The vitamin portion includes, in addition to the regular assortment of vitamins and trace minerals, a variety of dietary supplements; including green tea extract, garlic, licorice, and some other products. Also there are few of my favorite and the best ketogenic supplements to help with weight loss that I recently adopted into my diet. Those exogenous ketones may help, just make sure you do not over consume the carbohydrates at the same time.
An essential oil component contains flaxseed oil, borage seed oil, fish oil, and additional vitamin E. The third element of the regimen includes a diet formula containing a variety of dietary supplements and amino acids and extra B vitamins.
Since many of the components in this regimen contain nutritional supplements which are not regulated in the same way as conventional medications and may contain products of dubious quality, it is difficult to determine the absolute quality of some of these products.
It is not known if low-carbohydrate diets deplete any particular nutrients, or require supplementation with specific nutrients.
The American Heart Association has issued a statement indicating concern that high-protein diets may “restrict healthful foods that provide essential nutrients and do not provide the variety of foods needed to meet nutritional needs adequately.”
Studies need to be performed focusing specifically on the vitamin and mineral intake associated with these diets to identify specific deficiencies and needed supplementation.
The effect on some nutrients has been assessed in small …