Is Collagen Good for Someone on a Keto Diet? | “Ask the Doc” with Dr. Daniel Nuzum
Jonathan Hunsaker: Are you on a ketogenic diet?
Should you be taking a collagen supplement with it?
Let’s go ask Doc to find out.
Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx.
Thanks again for watching.
Listen, the ketogenic diet is very popular right now.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions asking,
“Is it okay to take a collagen
supplement while on the ketogenic diet?”
Let’s go ask Doc for the answer.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Okay, so collagen and the
In the ketogenic diet, you’re looking at
your target should be around 60-70 percent
of your calories coming from fats,
so we get that ketosis going.
We want to get into that fat-burning metabolism.
That’s the point of the ketogenic diet.
Collagen is a protein.
And so, if you start consuming collagen,
you need to slow down your consumption of other
protein sources while you’re on the ketogenic diet.
Protein can be converted into carbohydrates.
If the body is not getting a lot of
carbohydrates from any source,
it can take protein and convert it into carbohydrates.
It can break down the amino acids and turn
those amino acids into sugars.
And so, if you’re on the ketogenic diet,
the last thing you want to have is more sugar,
because sugar will take you out of ketosis.
Carbohydrates will pull you out of that ketosis,
that fat-burning metabolism.
So, adding too much protein into your system,
getting your calories, too many calories from protein,
could cause them to be converted into sugar.
So, if you add collagen or a collagen supplement
into your diet, you need to slow down your
consumption of other protein sources.
You need to keep those fat calories real high,
those carbohydrate calories real low,
and those protein calories at a very moderate level.
So, collagen being such a pure source of protein
is really easy to work that into the ketogenic diet,
because you don’t have to factor in
other things that would be in the protein.
So, like if you’re eating beef, or chicken,
or fish, or those types of things,
you also have to factor
in the amount of fat that’s in those meats.
And with eggs, you wouldn’t have to worry
about the yolks versus the whites
and those types of things.
If you have the pure protein from collagen,
it’s straight protein.
It’s nothing else.
There’s no fat, there’s no carbohydrate in it.
And so, it’s pretty easy to
calculate your amount of protein
that you’re consuming if you’re using collagen.
Jonathan Hunsaker: Thank you, Doc, as always.
Listen, I myself follow the ketogenic diet
from time to time,
because my body really responds well to it.
And I love taking collagen when I’m on the keto diet.
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