What is Keto “Constipation” and How Can it be Prevented?

Keto constipation is one of the possible side effects associated with the Keto Diet.  You may have heard the phrase “The Keto Flu”.  The Keto Flu is not an actual strain of any flu virus, but instead is a phrase commonly used to describe possible systems some may experience when going on or maintaining a Keto Lifestyle.

Other common “symptoms” associated with the Keto Flu are the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Irritability

While these symptoms can affect both men and women, some of the products suggested in this article are specific to women.  You may experience some, or all of these symptoms and some folks may have none.  We’ll primarily address constipation as it seems to be one of more common issues.  We’ll also discuss how to combat this unpleasant side effect.  Note, some of what you can do to fight constipation from the Keto Diet may also help with other symptoms.

Typically, most will experience these symptoms when first starting the Keto Diet.  However, if not addressed, they can linger; or you may find other symptoms coming in waves. Keep in mind, everyone is different and there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to Keto Flu symptoms.

While there are products that can help with this, there are also other remedies you can try that do not require purchasing product.  We’ll discuss both below.

Here are several ways to help prevent Keto Constipation:

  • Always drink plenty of water. This is important on any healthy diet.
  • Consider adding MCT Oil into your diet. There are a number of products that contain MCT Oil. You may want to evaluate different brands and/or products that are specific to MCT Oil OR, that may contain MCT Oil. For example, MoJabba Plant therapy offers several products that contain or are specific to MCT that are also Keto Friendly.
  • Another supplement option is magnesium, such as magnesium citrate. This can help to move the bowels.
  • You can include chia or flax seeds into your diet.
  • You may also want to take prebiotics and/or probiotics. Be sure you check the quality of the product as there are many “subpar” ones out there. Things to look for are the following:
    • Made in the US
    • Made in a manufacturing plant that adheres to strict cGMP certified facility that follows all FDA guidelines.
    • Ensure ALL ingredients are listed and made transparent.
  • Check out about MoJabba Plant Therapy’s strict manufacturing processes here.
  • MoJabba Plant Therapy’s also provides a variety of both pro and prebiotics. Here is a list of them below:
  • 50 Billion CFU Probiotic
  • Probiotic Advantage
  • Pre and Probiotic

While all these products can provide much more benefit than just combating the Keto Flu and constipation, they also may serve many other health benefits such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Improvement of mental health
  • Maintain Oral Health
  • Promote Weight Loss
  • Boost the Immune System
  • Protect Vaginal Health
  • Help with Eczema
  • Reduce Allergies
  • Balance Cholesterol Levels

If you are on a budget and seeking other simple remedies without the aid of other products, you might also try the following:

  • Drink coffee or tea. Both are known to stimulate the bowels.  Mixing Keto Collagen, chocolate flavored, with your coffee or tea is a great way to also incorporate MCT Oil and collagen into your diet.
  • Avoid nuts in your diet as these are also known to cause constipation in some people.
  • Take a daily brisk walk as moving around helps to get things “flowing” as opposed to being sedentary.
  • Chew food thoroughly and avoid eating “on the go”.
  • Eat foods rich in fiber and less starch, especially vegetables, may also help. You may consider a fiber supplement as well. Check out MoJabba’s Fiber Gummies.
  • Chew food thoroughly and avoid eating “on the go”.

Many of these remedies offer other health benefits.  As a reminder, be sure to check the quality of any supplements you purchase and always look at all the ingredients.  And, don’t forget to check out MoJabba’s newest Keto for Women Over 40 System!

 

 

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