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Is CBD a Good Companion For The Keto Diet?

Have you ever wondered if cannabidiol (CBD) would be a good companion for the keto diet? Millions of people around the world use CBD as part of their daily lifestyle routine. These people are looking for relief from life-altering symptoms and more. These impede someone's ability to live a healthy lifestyle. Diet and exercise can become difficult with any of these symptoms.

Dieting is more than a trend. According to Time Magazine an estimated "39% of the global population" suffers from obesity. That's an estimated 3.12 billion people. This is part of the reason why dieting is more than a trend.

There are all kinds of diets out there. Many of them don't work, but some of them do. One diet that keeps circling around and has gained a lot of support is the keto diet. Let's explore the keto diet and CBD and see if they are good companions for one another.

The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic (keto) diet has gained a lot of traction over the last few decades. While this diet may seem like a new one, it’s been utilized since the 1920s. When it was first introduced, the ketogenic diet was used as a treatment for epilepsy. Medical professionals around the world still utilise therapeutic ketogenic eating patterns for clinical applications. The keto diet is when the body is forced to burn fats instead of sugars for fuel.

This is done by increasing the fat intake and almost completely removing all foods rich in sugars and carbohydrates. The keto diet encourages the consumption of seafood, meat, seeds, non-starchy vegetables, oils, eggs, cheese, butter, berries, avocados, and even high-cocoa chocolate. The keto diet doesn't come without cost. Some people experience negative effects such as insomnia, low bone density, constipation, and others.

It is suggested that you maintain the keto diet for an estimated six months before reintroducing carbs back into your diet. If you suffer from diabetes or other ailments where food or drink intake can impact your health, speak with your Doctor or healthcare professional first.


CBD is a non-psychedelic cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is found in medical/recreational cannabis but is found in abundance in industrial hemp. CBD does not produce a high or a buzz like THC. For example, a few puffs of THC liquid from a THC vape pen can leave you almost instantly intoxicated. CBD vape pens can have other cannabinoids such as CBDa, CBG, and more depending on the variety of CBD you purchase. CBD isolate is 99+% pure CBD. Broad-spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids minus THC. full spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids including trace amounts of THC.

The keto diet may not leave room for products like CBD gummies, CBD cakes, or CBD cookies but luckily there’s a plethora of CBD products that are keto-friendly. Be mindful not to consume too much CBD as it could result in unwanted side effects. Side effects like constipation, diahorrhea, nausea, agitation, etc. The last thing you want to do while on the keto diet is encourage any of these side effects. The FSA suggests healthy adults only consume no more than 70mg of CBD in a 24-hour period. A 100mg 1ml CBD vape pen every 1.5-2 days will keep you within this recommendation.

CBD and the Ketogenic Diet

CBD can be a great companion for someone on a ketogenic diet. Some of the negative effects of the keto diet could possibly be counteracted by CBD. Consumer reports and some studies suggest that CBD may help improve bone density. Irritability, fatigue, and nausea are some of the other areas where CBD may be able to help someone on the keto diet. You will probably be better off with broad or full-spectrum CBD as they contain terpenes that have further health and wellness benefits. 

Products like CBD oral oil and CBD tincture are a great way to add CBD to your routine while on the keto diet. When consuming CBD, it's a good idea to only purchase products from reputable sources (like us). Also, it is wise to only purchase products with certified lab test results verifying their authenticity. If you're on the ketogenic diet, CBD may just be the perfect companion for you.
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This article is authored by Dr Casey Abrahamsmen. Dr Abrahamsmen is a board certified physician with over 13 years of experience in internal medicine and pain management. He practises Palliative care at a hospital in Venezuela and is a strong advocate for CBD and believes CBD has a major role to play towards healthy non addictive pain management habits. You can read more about Dr Abrahamsmen here.

This article was peer-reviewed by Dr M Mansoor Siddique (PhD). Dr Siddique has over eight years of experience working with CBD and CBD products.

Disclaimer: All of our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. It is recommended to check with doctor before starting a new dietary supplement program. All CBD products sold have less than 0.2% THC content and abide by both EU an UK law.



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