Ketosis refers to a metabolic state where the level of ketones in the bloodstream increases, and the body burns fat for energy.

People reach this state through a combination of intermittent fasting, endurance training, carbohydrate avoidance, increased fat consumption or ketone supplementation.  During ketosis, the body burns stored fat for energy.  This has positive health benefits because excess fat stored in the body may lead to reduced memory and impaired learning.

Ketosis can get the body back to an optimal state. Clinical studies have found that ketosis improves cognitive abilities like memory and reduces symptoms of Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Moreover, during ketosis, people report feeling less distracted once the body acclimates to the dietary changes) and more able to commit to the task that needs execution.

Nootropics

Nootropics are supplements which improve mental function, generally in regards to memory, learning, and focus. They can be pharmaceuticals, supplements, herbs, or microdoses of scheduled drugs. A perfect nootropic stack provides cognitive enhancement without stimulatory or sedative effects.

Best Nootropics for the Ketogenic Diet

1. L-theanine

L-theanine is a naturally occurring anxiolytic amino acid found in tea leaves. L-theanine and caffeine exist concurrently in the Camellia Sinensis plant. L-theanine is taken alone or combined with a caffeine source such as Kimera Coffee.

Summary

L-theanine is taken alone or combined with a caffeine source such as Kimera Coffee.

2. Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil

This oil has fatty acids that help induce a Ketogenic metabolic state and help optimize metabolism. These fatty acids boost focus by providing the brain with more readily available energy.

Summary

MCT Oil is a great supplement to help optimize metabolism.

3. L-carnitine

L-carnitine is an amino acid involved in metabolism for most mammals and found in beef, chicken, pork, and fish. L-carnitine facilitates the breaking down of fats into energy by the body and improves both physical and mental endurance.

Summary

L-carnitine facilitates the breaking down of fats into energy.

4. Gingko Biloba

Gingko Biloba is an essential ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often used to improve cognitive function. It’s available in Kimera Coffee.

Summary

Gingko Biloba is often used to improve cognitive function.

5. Alpha GPD (Choline Alfoscerate)

Alpha GPD is a natural choline donor and precursor needed for the production of acetylcholine. This nootropic is useful in OTC pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s disease. It is available in Kimera Coffee, a prepackaged blend of coffee grounds with implanted nootropics.

Summary

Alpha GPD nootropic is useful in OTC pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s disease.

    6. Lion’s Mane

    Lion’s Mane is a mushroom known for its ability to reduce cognitive decline and soothe anxiety. It’s available in Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Coffee and Lion’s Mane Elixir.

    Summary

    Lion’s Mane is a mushroom known for its ability to reduce cognitive decline and soothe anxiety.

      7. Exogenous Ketones

      These are a relatively new nootropic supplement designed to give the body those bite-sized fat molecules called ketones without being in the ketogenic metabolic state. Exogenous ketones suppress appetite and stimulate ketosis rapidly. It enhances cognition, and athletic performance and they are sold mostly as ketone salts in KetoCaNa and KetoForce.

      Summary

      Exogenous ketones suppress appetite and stimulate ketosis rapidly.

        8. Caffeine

        The most popular nootropic on this list.  Caffeine is the most universally available nootropic and the most consumed stimulant. It is readily available in Kimera Coffee (or any caffeinated drink for that matter).

        Summary

        Caffeine is the most universally available nootropic and the most consumed stimulant.