What determines a product's certification level is as much about what is not in the product as what is.
Basic nutrient and macronutrient needs can be met with just about any food sourced from whole ingredients. Instead, Certified Ketogenic focuses on those questionable additives and ingredients that are not compliant with the hormone-controlling aspects of a well-formed ketogenic diet and lifestyle. Specifically we are looking at ingredients that are proven to affect inflammation, insulin, and blood sugar.
All products must be free of: Agave, Brown Rice, Brown Rice Syrup, Brown Sugar, Cane Juice, Cane Sugar, Cassava, Cassava Flour, Coconut Palm Sugar, Coconut Sugar, Corn, Corn Oil, Corn Syrup, Date Sugar, Dextrin, Dextrose, Fructose, Glucose, Maltodextrin, Maltitol, Rice Syrup, Sucrose, Oats, Potato, Rice, Soy, Sugar, Tagatose, Tapioca Flour, Wheat, Wheat Flour
For more information on some of the controversial ingredients, please see the Ingredients category of our blog.