My Top 3 Biohacks for Keto Flu

Biohacking when needed

Understanding Ketosis

Are you struggling to get into ketosis and reap the healing benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle? Ketosis is a metabolic state, a chemistry shift, not dirty diet. A chemistry shift in which your body utilizes ketones as its primary source of energy, ketones which are made from the breakdown fats in the liver. Achieving and maintaining ketosis can be challenging, especially in the early stages or if you have major metabolic damage. In this blog post, I will share my top three biohacks that have helped me on my journey to ketosis, and I am sure will help you as well. Keeping a well-stocked Keto Toolbox is vital to help you through struggles of ketosis and will help you succeed at rebuilding health. These top 3 biohacks include using Dr. Boz's MCT Capsules, Dr. Boz's Pucker Up ketones, and incorporating Redmond's Real Salt into my diet.

Biohack 1: Dr. Boz Pucker Up Ketones

Supplementing Ketones with Dr. Boz Pucker Up

pucker up bhb dr boz Dr. Boz Pucker Up Ketones has been a valuable tool in my quest for ketosis and metabolic health.  These ketones are the first line of defense when you need help.  This is the quickest and easiest way to get ketones in circulation when you need them quickly. These exogenous ketones provide an instant source of ketones to the body, helping to kickstart ketosis or provide a boost when needed. The deeper the metabolic damage in your body, the harder it is to stay in ketosis, and head off the "Keto Flu."

These Exogenous ketones can be especially helpful during the initial stages of transitioning into a ketogenic diet when your body is still adapting to using ketones as fuel. When you need the help of some instant energy or need to give your liver a boost to remember to make ketones, Pucker Up is what I reach for.  This is another staple in my Keto Toolbox.

How I use Pucker Up.

  • I mix Pucker Up and water in my favorite 32oz Takeya insulated water bottle first thing in the morning.  I drink about half of the bottle rather quickly, then refill with more water.  I repeat this process throughout the day. Drink half, refill. Drink half, refill. This dilutes them throughout the day but keeps a slow steady stream of them in my body.  By the evening, I am down to just water making it perfect to wind down for bed.  
  • If you happen to have an event or weekend that you "overindulged" and consumed too many carbs, or maybe enjoyed your favorite alcoholic beverage, Pucker Up is your tool to use to get you back in the game.  Sipping on these ketones will not only help your liver begin to make more ketones, but they will also help you with the morning-after carb or alcohol overload.

Not all Ketones are the same:

Most exogenous ketones on the market have some form of sweetener in them.  Even the ones that have "no sugar" or use stevia, monk fruit, or other natural sweeteners, will give some of us a glucose response.  Dr. Boz's Pucker Up Ketones are just that, KETONES.  Nothing else. No artificial flavors. No sweetener of any kind.  Which is perfect for those with sensitive chemistry.   They come in a convenient single-serve vial making them easy to mix into water or other beverages. I really enjoy the tart taste in my water and appreciate they do not stimulate my sweet addiction. Thus, helping my brain break the addiction to sweetness and heal.  By supplementing with exogenous ketones, you can elevate your ketone levels and accelerate the process of entering ketosis.

Benefits of Pucker Up:

  • Instant energy is always a plus.  This is not a jittery or nervous energy, just a good steady "let's get stuff done" kind of energy.
  • Ketones in circulation help with mental clarity and brain health.  These have also replaced my need for Adderall for my A.D.D.  Brain health is a major goal for me.  Ketones in circulation will help me reach that goal. 
  • NO SWEETENER added.  Makes them perfect even when you are fasting.  Whether you are intermittent fasting, trying to tighten your eating window, or going for a 72-hour clean fast. Pucker Up is the tool to reach for.
  • KETO-RITA for the WIN!  Make a glass of fizzy water in your Soda Stream, or your bottled Perrier Water, Salt the rim of your glass with your Redmond's Real Salt, add ice, pour in your fizzy water, add 1/2 vial of Pucker up, top with a twist of lime,  Pucker Up and enjoy!Keto Margarita

Biohack 2: Dr. Boz MCT Capsules

Boosting Ketone Production with MCT Capsules

This is the next tool in my personal toolbox and the one I recommend to my clients for the next level of defense.  Dr. Boz MCT C8:C10 capsules have been a game-changer in my journey toward ketosis. MCT stands for Medium-Chain Triglycerides, which are a type of healthy fat found in coconut oil. Very few MCT oils have C8 and C10.  This combination helps with ketones and brain health. 

Not all MCTs are the same.

Many other MCT's only have one or the other, or even have a cheaper filler oil in them.Dr. Boz MCT Capsules Some of us have a hard time getting our bodies to make ketones, which are the primary fuel in ketosis.  When we need extra help, I turn to these MCTs that are quickly absorbed by the body and can be converted into ketones, providing a readily available source of energy. Taking Dr. Boz's MCT C8-C10 capsules helps to increase the level of ketones in the blood, making it easier to enter and sustain ketosis. When you have this boost in ketones, you will in turn have a boost in physical energy and mental clarity.  When you feel good and think good, you are more likely to stick to the goal of ketosis. When you are able to stay consistent, you are more likely to reach your long-term health goals.

How I use Dr. Boz's MCT C8-C10

  • I have a continuously full dish right on my desk as I work all day for easy access.
  • I keep a constant supply going in me, one capsule at a time, as my body can tolerate them.  As your gut health improves, you become more fat-adapted and your body will tolerate more capsules. This takes time and patience. Do not rush this process.
  • I carry them with me for easy access.  These capsules travel well and can be in your pocket/purse to help with cravings or hunger.
  • I bite down on these capsules and allow the oil to be swallowed without swallowing the capsule itself.  Letting the benefits of this magic oil get to work as quickly as possible helping my body through a struggle.  This is what these tools are best used for to help you through the tough times.
  • Word of Caution:  You must take these slowly, one capsule at a time, or you will be running straight to the bathroom.  You can only take these as fast as your personal body chemistry will allow.  If you rush it, you will regret it.  

Using this biohack is something I recommend to my clients when they are struggling toRedmonds Rocks, Michael Stanley, Mct capsules make ketones.  The biggest caution is that these need to be taken very slowly (one capsule at a time) until you see how your body tolerates them.   These convenient capsules are a great addition to a ketogenic diet, supporting energy levels and overall ketone production.

The benefits of Dr. Boz's MCT C8-C10:

  • They help your body begin to make ketones.
  • They go straight to the liver to make ketones.
  • Brain health is optimized for healing.
  • They keep digestion "moving along".
  • Boost energy and mental clarity.
  • Help you when you have "fallen off the keto wagon".

Biohack 3: Redmond's Real Salt

Electrolyte Support with Redmond's Real Salt

Salt is not the bad guy here. One often-overlooked aspect of getting into ketosis isRedmonds Real Salt Bucket   maintaining proper electrolyte balance. When you follow a   ketogenic diet, your body excretes more water and electrolytes,   leading to potential imbalances and the symptoms of the keto   flu. Thus, keeping you from staying focused on your keto   journey and distracting you from reaching your health goals.   Redmond's Real Salt is a high-quality, mineral-rich salt that can   help replenish electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and   magnesium.

Since sodium is a part of every cell of your body, and the chemical reaction (sodium-potassium pump) that is required to make a muscle contract, high-quality sodium, such as Redmond's Real Salt, is a pillar to building health.  Sodium is required for a muscle to contract, your heart is a muscle, and this mineral is vital.

Unlike the common processed table salt, this salt is actually encouraged to restore the minerals lost through the ketogenic lifestyle.  Adding Redmond's Real Salt to your meals or using it to make an electrolyte drink can support hydration and prevent theRedmonds Real Salt to-go symptoms of the keto flu, such as fatigue and muscle cramps when minerals are too low. Ensuring adequate electrolyte intake is crucial for a smooth transition into ketosis and overall well-being. Just a side note:  I will not use processed table salt even for one little "shake-shake" in a restaurant.  I carry Redmond's travel size with me at all times.  Or I go without.  The "bad guy" or girl in this process is the chemically processed umbrella girl salt, not Redmond's Real Salt our body needs.

The Many uses for Redmond's Real Salt 

  • Salt will help you through a craving.  This will buy you some time to decide if you are truly hungry or just having an emotional craving.  A dash of Redmond's Real Salt on your tongue is all it takes.
  • If you are low on energy or have brain fog or a headache, many times it is dehydration and low minerals.
  • If you are craving that salty crunch, a few of the course salt granules of salt to crunch on will usually help the craving pass.
  • When you are fasting, and you begin to struggle, emotionally or truly hungry, I turn to Redmond's Salt Rocks to suck on.  This will get me through a struggle better than anything.  #sucktherock


In conclusion, these three biohacks have been instrumental in my journey toward achieving and maintaining ketosis and they will be for you as well.  Dr. Boz MCT Capsules provide a boost to ketone production, Pucker Up Ketones offer instant ketone supplementation, and Redmond's Real Salt helps maintain proper electrolyte balance. By keeping these items stocked in your Keto Toolbox and incorporating them into your ketogenic lifestyle, you can enhance your chances of getting into ketosis and experiencing the numerous benefits it has to offer. Remember to consult with your healthcare provider before introducing any new supplements into your routine.


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