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Ketosis is a natural bodily function that happens in extreme measures when the body is starving. On a keto diet, the body is essentially being starved of carbohydrates, which conditions it to turn to fat for its fuel. This is of course not true starvation. As the body becomes fat adapted it will prefer using fat for energy and turn into a fat-burning machine. By checking ketone levels frequently it is possible to determine whether a state of ketosis has been reached and maintained. Keto levels can be checked by using a blood glucose testing device or taking a urine test, but the most accurate is a blood test.

Ketogenic dieting, or the “keto” diet, is a popular choice for those who want to lose weight and become healthier. Going on a keto diet is a way to lose weight now, but also is a lifestyle change that ensures you remain healthier moving forward.

Why Keto?

In the most basic sense, a keto diet is one that is low in carbohydrates while being high in protein and fat. This type of diet encourages your body to burn stored fat and use dietary fat for energy, instead of using the carbohydrates from your diet and storing excess carbs and fat as body fat. 

What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, making up three-fourths of the dry weight of the skin and one-third of the total protein in the body. Collagen helps make up tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles, among other things. You can think of collagen as the glue that holds the body together. 

To date, 28 different types of collagen that have been identified, but you will mostly hear about the three to five types most commonly used in supplementation.  Without getting too deep in the weeds, here is the scoop on each:

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