Application and label review
In order for a product to be considered Ketogenic Certified, it must not contain any sugar alcohols that are known to have a metabolic impact including but not limited to maltitol and sorbitol. Sugar alcohols such as erythritol are acceptable (up to 15 grams). The total added sugar content may not exceed 2g. There is a minimum 1:1 macronutrient ratio (1 gram of fat for every 1 gram of protein and carbohydrates) requirement. Furthermore, the use of highly inflammatory oils is prohibited. All vegetable oils must contain a minimum 2:1 ratio of omega 3’s + omega 9’s : omega 6’s. The acceptable testing range is 10% of the control condition.
In order for a product to be considered Ketogenic Certified Friendly, it must not contain an added sugar content that exceeds 4 g. Additionally, the sugar alcohol content may not exceed 20 g. While there is no minimum 1:1 ratio requirement for Ketogenic Certified Friendly, macronutrient ratios will be taken into consideration.
The use a vegetable oil must be minimal. All oils must contain a minimum 1:1 ratio of omega 3s + omega 9s : omega 6s. The acceptable testing range is 20% of the control condition.
Exogenous ketones are permitted in the Ketogenic Certified and Ketogenic Friendly program, provided the beta-hydroxybutyrate content is 5g or greater for Ketogenic Certified™ and Ketogenic Certified (NAS), 3g or greater for Ketogenic Friendly, and they meet all other standards outlined. Companies using “proprietary blends” will be forced to disclose the actual amount to ensure the blend contains minimum requirements of BHB. Please note, that we do not require a minimum 1:1 ratio (fat: net carbs+protein) for ketogenic certified exogenous ketones.