Citric Acid and Ketosis

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    Citric Acid and Ketosis


    Hello Guys

    I read some articles about ketosis and found this:

    Citric acid and aspertame

    In all likelihood, problems with diet soda relate to one of these two compounds, both of which are used as artifical sweeteners in diet producs. Citric acid may inhibit ketosis and diet sodas containing citric acid or apertame are not allowed for epileptic children on a ketogenic diet(14). However, there is some debate over this point(15). Possibly citric acid might affect ketosis by effecting liver motabolism, primarily the Krebs cycle. Some individuals report that citric acid prevents them from entering ketosis but does not affect ketosis once it has been established. One study, examining very low-calorie diets, found that the consumption of citric acid inhibited ketosis and increased appetite in many individuals(16). Ultimately, individuals will have to determine for themselves whether citric acid or aspertame has any effect on ketosis, appetite or fatloss on a ketogenic diet.

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    14. Gash At. Use of the traditional ketogenic diet for treatment of intractable epilepsy. JAm Diet Assoc (1990) 90:1433-1434.

    15. Brunett A. Should diet soft driniks be restricted on a ketogenic diet[Letter]. J Am Diet Assoc (1991) 91:776.

    16. Krietman S. Factors influencing body composition during very low-calorie diets. Am J Clin Nutr (1992) 56 (suppl):217S-223S.


    but for 2 months i on no carb diet and feels super good!!!! i using my "Metamucil Sugar Free" but i decides use a "Generic Brand" (more serving and cheap) i see the nutritional panel and seems the sames ingredients. but i feel somenthing is wrong with this.

    so Is true or not this article is old so maybe is updated?


    Metamucil Sugar Free

    Active Ingredients
    Psyllium Husk - 3.4 gFiber Laxative

    Inactive Ingredients
    Aspartame , Citric Acid , FD&C Yellow No. 6 , Natural and Artificial Orange Flavor , Psyllium Husk


    Generic Pharmacy Brand

    Active Ingredients
    Psyllium Husk - 3.4 gFiber Laxative

    Inactive Ingredients
    Citric Acid , FD&C Yellow 6 , Natural & Artificial Orange Flavor , Silica , Sucrose , Sucrose , Psyllium Husk
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    Good article!
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    Yesterday i decided not use my "fiber drink" i will obtain some fiber from nuts and vegies maybe not is 30g a day but this will help me anyway i will update the results later but if someone has similar experience please put here.

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    Maybe just go with ground Flax seed. It's a good one for fiber. You can get in bulk, and doesn't seem to break the bank too much.
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    Thanks for posting this up!
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    I found the trouble instead of using a "tablespoon" like instructions says i was using a scoop of another product and this double the dose and i use (3 scoops is 6 times the dose) but now i will use a simple tablespoon so is true guys to much of this will out of Ketosis in 1,2,3...
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    The generic pharmacy brand has sucrose which is regular table sugar..I would not use it at all on a no carb diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubya31 View Post
    The generic pharmacy brand has sucrose which is regular table sugar..I would not use it at all on a no carb diet.
    so is better take plain fiber and add stevia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAxximal View Post
    so is better take plain fiber and add stevia?
    Throw some Flax Seed into a low-cab protein shake. One brand I use of protein doesn't put sugar in at all they use Stevia to sweeten.
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