Currently, there is no standard certification for products that are being marketed as “ketogenic.” We know from previous research, that despite products claiming “ketogenic” or “low carb” on their label, these products may actually spike insulin and glucose. Thus, we have developed a certification program that not only does an extensive ingredient and label review but also utilizes our state-of-the-art research laboratory to test these products/ingredients, ensuring the end consumer can trust them. Companies, influencers, and consumers need an authoritative source to trust and ensure these products meet their desired objectives.
What is Ketogenic Certified?
Ketogenic Certified is the gold standard certification for ketogenic products, supplements, and ingredients. By providing rigorous testing and analysis, our certification program will provide a high level of trust for the company and end consumers that their product rightfully belongs in the ketogenic category.
It is comprised of two different options:
- Ketogenic Certified
- Ketogenic Certified Friendly
There are different criteria needed to be met and maintained at each level.
Products that are Ketogenic Certified have been tested and shown to only elevate blood glucose and ketone levels within a range acceptable for frequent use on a ketogenic diet with specific criteria.
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.
Ketogenic Certified Friendly
Products that are Ketogenic Certified Friendly have been tested and shown to only elevate blood glucose and ketone levels within a range acceptable for moderate use on a ketogenic diet. These products may be consumed without being kicked out of ketosis, but should still be limited.
In order for a product to be considered Ketogenic Certified Friendly, the total added sugar content may not exceed 4g and the sugar alcohol content may not exceed 20 grams. The acceptable testing range is 20% of the control condition.
For more information regarding standards and criteria that must be met for each certification tier, or to find out if your product qualifies, please contact email@example.com.