#8. A Beta-Alanine/BCAA Supplement
There are several workout-specific keto supplements that athletes swear by. Beta-alanine and BCAA supplements can be two of the most powerful.
Let's look at beta-alanine first.
Beta-alanine helps your body produce carnosine, which allows you to work out longer before feeling "burned out."
When you're just starting out on a keto diet, increased workout potential can help you burn through your glycogen stores faster. Once you're well into a keto diet, you'll find that a beta-alanine supplement can help you continue working out to your fullest potential.
As for BCAAs, that abbreviation stands for "Branched-Chain Amino Acids."
A BCAA powder can help you maintain muscle tissue while on a keto diet. As you start a keto diet, which will inevitably involve some experimentation to find what works best for you, you may find that your muscle mass growth starts to slow because you're eating a lot less protein than usual.
The great thing about ketosis is that it is a protein-preserving process, meaning that whatever protein you do consume will go a long way. As you get started, however, supplementing muscle-building amino acids into your diet in the form of a BCAA powder can ease the transition.
Another good keto supplement to include in your exercise routine is a ketogenic energy drink.
Ketogenic energy drinks differ from other types of energy drinks in that they contain very little sugar and carbs. Ketogenic energy drinks also contain MCTs, amino acids and L-carnitine, which give you a physical boost and also help you maintain ketosis!