The ketogenic diet, or “keto” for short, is almost as popular as the vegan diet.

Despite popular belief, these diets do have a few things in common. You’ll be cutting out a lot of food groups on either path. Therefore, many people choose to take supplements on their keto journey. 

Ketogenic diets are named after ketones or ketosis. 

Ketosis is when your body uses fat as its primary fuel source rather than glucose. This is appealing for people trying to lose weight. 

You can quickly put your body in ketosis by taking exogenous ketones. These are supplements supplied through an external source. Endogenous ketones are ketones naturally made by your body during ketogenesis.

An easy way to remember this is EXogenous, which are EXternally produced and consumed via the diet. 

Many athletes choose to go keto to boost athletic performance, while others prefer the keto lifestyle to lose weight. 

What keto-friendly supplements to take – and when to take them – are big questions, and ones we intend to answer in this article.