{"id":604601975090,"title":"Keto Chow Review: The Best Keto Brand?","created_at":"2023-01-12T23:27:14-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Keto Chow Review: The Best Keto Brand?\",\n \"keywords\": \"keto chow, keto chow review, keto chow reviews, keto chow electrolyte drops, keto chow shakes, what is keto chow\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Keto Chow shakes and Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops based on medical studies to give our take on whether the products are likely to be effective or if they're a waste of money. 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The brand suggests their products can help support a healthy weight, describing their shakes as “Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut can Keto Chow’s shakes actually cause weight loss or is this just a marketing claim? What’s actually in Keto Chow and is it healthy? Does it have any questionable additive ingredients? And how do real users rate the taste and describe the effects of Keto Chow?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Keto Chow shakes and Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops based on medical studies to give our take on whether the products are likely to be effective or if they’re a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of Keto Chow that include taste tests.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eKeto Chow Shake Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Keto_Chow_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1673583880\" alt=\"Keto Chow shake ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients list above is from Keto Chow’s “Mocha” flavored shake.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMilk protein isolate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the ingredient which provides most of the protein and calories. The shake contains 26 grams (g) of protein, which is an effective dose for maximizing muscle gain post-workout according to a 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23765352\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e26 g of protein is also a high enough dose to provide satiation and reduce food cravings, and the 5 g of fiber in the form of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eacacia gum\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e will help with that as well.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe majority of ingredients in this shake are a blend of vitamins and minerals such as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003epotassium chloride\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003evitamin B2\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. As we mentioned in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/vitapod-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVitapod\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, we haven’t come across any medical evidence that taking supplemental vitamins and minerals is beneficial for people without a deficiency in those vitamins and minerals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnd taking so many fortified vitamins and minerals may even have negative health consequences.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn 2022, a separate supplement company had to recall their products from the market \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.cbc.ca\/news\/canada\/british-columbia\/wellness-milkshakes-chronic-vitamin-overdose-1.6363562\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eaccording to the CBC\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e because some consumers were experiencing toxicity from the high levels of supplemental vitamins.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSucralose\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an artificial sweetener that Keto Chow describes as a “healthy sweetener,” which is a descriptor we haven’t seen used for artificial sweeteners before.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis compound has been shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7155288\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNutrition Journal\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have negative effects on blood sugar and insulin levels in healthy adults.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we don’t recommend Keto Chow due to the vitamin and mineral blend and the use of an artificial sweetener.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers seeking a protein-rich meal replacement shake, we recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Like Keto Chow, it provides an effective protein dose for muscle-building and satiation (20 g). Bulletproof’s collagen contains 0 carbs, so it’s even more appropriate for a keto diet than Keto Chow which contains 7 g of carbs. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe main difference is that Bulletproof Collagen is entirely free of questionable additive ingredients. The only ingredient is collagen protein sourced from grass-fed animals.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the brand’s official website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Shelby677” reviewed Keto Chow in a video including an unboxing, a taste test of the various flavors, and descriptions of how the shakes make her feel:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/UBVICdR5A34\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes the Keto Diet Cause Weight Loss?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome of the marketing for Keto Chow suggests that the shakes can help cause weight loss, and many consumers are curious if a keto diet generally can cause weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7269727\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that ketogenic (keto) diets can be effective for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study authors reviewed many clinical trials on the topic, and found that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecarbohydrate restriction is more effective than fat restriction for treating obesity.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile the keto diet may be favorable for overweight and obese patients, we haven’t come across much evidence that it’s better than a Mediterranean-style diet for healthy adults. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we referenced in our review of another keto supplement called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/pruvit-ketones-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePruvit\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, we can’t find any clinical trials comparing the keto diet to other healthy diets to test its effect on healthy individuals. There are many high-carb foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes and oats which can form the base of a healthy, whole foods diet, and we consider it illogical to cut those foods out of the diet without any specific reason to.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eKeto Chow Electrolyte Drops Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Keto_Chow_Electrolyte_Drops_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1673583922\" alt=\"Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKeto Chow sells a liquid electrolyte supplement that can be added to water or other beverages with a dropper.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis product may be beneficial to individuals following a keto diet, because this type of diet can cause electrolyte imbalances as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7082414\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003edocumented\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e by medical research.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe keto diet has a diuretic effect, and the body excretes more electrolytes through urine than on a higher-carb diet, so supplementing with electrolytes can be beneficial.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider this formulation to be better than the meal replacement formulation. Most of the ingredients are essential electrolytes such as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esodium\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003epotassium\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the only questionable ingredient, as this compound has been shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eToxicology Reports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to cause whole-body inflammation in a small subset of individuals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe electrolyte product we recommend is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3V1vdTH\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLMNT Unflavored Electrolyte Powder Packets\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. This product has a clean formulation. The only ingredients included are the electrolytes sodium, potassium and magnesium. There are no questionable additives like citric acid. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out LMNT Unflavored Electrolyte Powder Packets \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3V1vdTH\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the product’s official Amazon listing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Keto Chow for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKeto Chow is sold both on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s a price comparison for some of their most popular products:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eElectrolyte Drops (8 ounce version)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $27.50\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$24.15\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3ZAdqFO\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eChocolate Meal Replacement Powder (21 servings)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $103.50\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$90\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ketochow.xyz\/products\/keto-chow-chocolate?al_pg_id=0b83f664-2c78-410c-b2b2-200862bc854b\u0026amp;variant=34279123026052\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe reviewed a number of different Keto Chow products and in general the electrolyte products seem cheaper on Amazon and the meal replacement products seem cheaper on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eQuestionable Recommendations on Keto Chow Website\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Supplement Facts label for Keto Chow, shown above, has different serving suggestions. One is using the product alone, and one of the others is with adding a half-stick of salted butter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’re not sure that eating a half-stick of salted butter daily, especially if this product is used multiple times per day, is the best health decision.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eButter can increase cholesterol levels including LDL-C levels, which is associated in some \u003c\/b\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/34060615\/\"\u003e\u003cb\u003emedical research\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cb\u003e with worse cardiovascular outcomes.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5855206\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBMJ Open\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal compared the effects of butter, coconut oil and olive oil on cholesterol levels in healthy adults. The researchers found that butter caused LDL-C levels to increase more than consumption of the other two oils.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe understand that the keto diet requires a high intake of fats, but individuals on this diet may benefit from speaking with their doctor about different fat sources than butter, including olive oil, coconut oil, and especially whole food fat sources like nuts and avocados.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customer Reviews of Keto Chow\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Amazon to be a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKeto Chow’s most-reviewed product on Amazon is their Electrolyte Drops, which have been reviewed over 7,000 times. The product has an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Crystal Long” who claims the product has relieved their leg cramps:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“Someone recommended these in the Carnivore for Beginners Facebook group for leg cramps. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSo far, I have used every morning and have not had cramps of any type. I highly recommend them, especially if you are doing the carnivore way of life.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I mix with warm water and drink straight down.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from an anonymous Amazon Customer who claims the product tastes bad:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“received mine, dropped some into my water, took a sip and I immediately spit my drink out so fast. It felt like those pranks where you get a up of water that someone poured a bunch of salt into while everything else is normal water.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Super frustrated I believed all these \"reviews\" saying its tasteless, flavorless, etc. and also the fact it's non-returnable AND I paid $20 for it.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKeto Chow’s shakes are primarily formulated with a protein isolate and a blend of vitamins and minerals. While this product may help with weight loss, because protein and fiber can reduce satiation, we don’t recommend it because of the added vitamin blend and because of an artificial sweetener.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKeto Chow’s electrolyte drops contain effective doses of electrolytes, but we don’t recommend the product due to the inclusion of citric acid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing from Keto Chow, the best prices for the shakes are on the brand’s website and the best prices for the electrolyte products are on Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe keto diet may be worth trying for overweight and obese individuals, because there is some medical evidence that the diet is effective for weight loss, at least for short durations of time. For individuals at a healthy weight, we haven’t come across any medical evidence that the keto diet is a better option than diets like the Mediterranean Diet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-12T23:34:00-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-12T23:34:33-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Keto Chow shakes and Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops based on medical studies to give our take on whether the products are likely to be effective or if they're a waste of money. We share our concerns about some of Keto Chow's nutrition recommendations.","template_suffix":"","handle":"keto-chow-review","tags":"_related:keto, _related:nutrition"}

Keto Chow Review: The Best Keto Brand?

Keto Chow Review: The Best Keto Brand?


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Keto Chow is a wellness brand that makes a variety of dietary supplements, but their most popular are their meal replacement shakes and their electrolyte drops. The brand suggests their products can help support a healthy weight, describing their shakes as “Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss.”

But can Keto Chow’s shakes actually cause weight loss or is this just a marketing claim? What’s actually in Keto Chow and is it healthy? Does it have any questionable additive ingredients? And how do real users rate the taste and describe the effects of Keto Chow?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Keto Chow shakes and Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops based on medical studies to give our take on whether the products are likely to be effective or if they’re a waste of money.

We’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of Keto Chow that include taste tests.

Keto Chow Shake Review

Keto Chow shake ingredients

The ingredients list above is from Keto Chow’s “Mocha” flavored shake.

Milk protein isolate is the ingredient which provides most of the protein and calories. The shake contains 26 grams (g) of protein, which is an effective dose for maximizing muscle gain post-workout according to a 2013 clinical trial.

26 g of protein is also a high enough dose to provide satiation and reduce food cravings, and the 5 g of fiber in the form of acacia gum will help with that as well.

The majority of ingredients in this shake are a blend of vitamins and minerals such as potassium chloride and vitamin B2. As we mentioned in our review of Vitapod, we haven’t come across any medical evidence that taking supplemental vitamins and minerals is beneficial for people without a deficiency in those vitamins and minerals.

And taking so many fortified vitamins and minerals may even have negative health consequences.

In 2022, a separate supplement company had to recall their products from the market according to the CBC because some consumers were experiencing toxicity from the high levels of supplemental vitamins.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that Keto Chow describes as a “healthy sweetener,” which is a descriptor we haven’t seen used for artificial sweeteners before.

This compound has been shown in a clinical trial published in the Nutrition Journal to have negative effects on blood sugar and insulin levels in healthy adults.

Overall we don’t recommend Keto Chow due to the vitamin and mineral blend and the use of an artificial sweetener.

For consumers seeking a protein-rich meal replacement shake, we recommend Bulletproof Collagen Powder. Like Keto Chow, it provides an effective protein dose for muscle-building and satiation (20 g). Bulletproof’s collagen contains 0 carbs, so it’s even more appropriate for a keto diet than Keto Chow which contains 7 g of carbs. The main difference is that Bulletproof Collagen is entirely free of questionable additive ingredients. The only ingredient is collagen protein sourced from grass-fed animals.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder at this link to the brand’s official website.

A YouTube creator named “Shelby677” reviewed Keto Chow in a video including an unboxing, a taste test of the various flavors, and descriptions of how the shakes make her feel:

Does the Keto Diet Cause Weight Loss?

Some of the marketing for Keto Chow suggests that the shakes can help cause weight loss, and many consumers are curious if a keto diet generally can cause weight loss.

A medical review published in the Journal of Nutrition found that ketogenic (keto) diets can be effective for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study authors reviewed many clinical trials on the topic, and found that carbohydrate restriction is more effective than fat restriction for treating obesity.

While the keto diet may be favorable for overweight and obese patients, we haven’t come across much evidence that it’s better than a Mediterranean-style diet for healthy adults. 

As we referenced in our review of another keto supplement called Pruvit, we can’t find any clinical trials comparing the keto diet to other healthy diets to test its effect on healthy individuals. There are many high-carb foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes and oats which can form the base of a healthy, whole foods diet, and we consider it illogical to cut those foods out of the diet without any specific reason to.

Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops Review

Keto Chow Electrolyte Drops ingredients

Keto Chow sells a liquid electrolyte supplement that can be added to water or other beverages with a dropper.

This product may be beneficial to individuals following a keto diet, because this type of diet can cause electrolyte imbalances as documented by medical research.

The keto diet has a diuretic effect, and the body excretes more electrolytes through urine than on a higher-carb diet, so supplementing with electrolytes can be beneficial.

We consider this formulation to be better than the meal replacement formulation. Most of the ingredients are essential electrolytes such as sodium and potassium.

Citric acid is the only questionable ingredient, as this compound has been shown in a medical review published in the Toxicology Reports journal to cause whole-body inflammation in a small subset of individuals.

The electrolyte product we recommend is LMNT Unflavored Electrolyte Powder Packets. This product has a clean formulation. The only ingredients included are the electrolytes sodium, potassium and magnesium. There are no questionable additives like citric acid. 

Interested consumers can check out LMNT Unflavored Electrolyte Powder Packets at this link to the product’s official Amazon listing.

Where to Buy Keto Chow for the Best Price

Keto Chow is sold both on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s a price comparison for some of their most popular products:

Electrolyte Drops (8 ounce version)

Brand website: $27.50

Amazon: $24.15 (link to official Amazon listing)

Chocolate Meal Replacement Powder (21 servings)

Amazon: $103.50

Brand website: $90 (link)

We reviewed a number of different Keto Chow products and in general the electrolyte products seem cheaper on Amazon and the meal replacement products seem cheaper on the brand’s website.

Questionable Recommendations on Keto Chow Website

The Supplement Facts label for Keto Chow, shown above, has different serving suggestions. One is using the product alone, and one of the others is with adding a half-stick of salted butter.

We’re not sure that eating a half-stick of salted butter daily, especially if this product is used multiple times per day, is the best health decision.

Butter can increase cholesterol levels including LDL-C levels, which is associated in some medical research with worse cardiovascular outcomes.

A clinical trial published in the BMJ Open journal compared the effects of butter, coconut oil and olive oil on cholesterol levels in healthy adults. The researchers found that butter caused LDL-C levels to increase more than consumption of the other two oils.

We understand that the keto diet requires a high intake of fats, but individuals on this diet may benefit from speaking with their doctor about different fat sources than butter, including olive oil, coconut oil, and especially whole food fat sources like nuts and avocados.

Real Customer Reviews of Keto Chow

We consider Amazon to be a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website.

Keto Chow’s most-reviewed product on Amazon is their Electrolyte Drops, which have been reviewed over 7,000 times. The product has an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Crystal Long” who claims the product has relieved their leg cramps:

“Someone recommended these in the Carnivore for Beginners Facebook group for leg cramps. So far, I have used every morning and have not had cramps of any type. I highly recommend them, especially if you are doing the carnivore way of life. I mix with warm water and drink straight down.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from an anonymous Amazon Customer who claims the product tastes bad:

“received mine, dropped some into my water, took a sip and I immediately spit my drink out so fast. It felt like those pranks where you get a up of water that someone poured a bunch of salt into while everything else is normal water. Super frustrated I believed all these "reviews" saying its tasteless, flavorless, etc. and also the fact it's non-returnable AND I paid $20 for it.”

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Conclusion

Keto Chow’s shakes are primarily formulated with a protein isolate and a blend of vitamins and minerals. While this product may help with weight loss, because protein and fiber can reduce satiation, we don’t recommend it because of the added vitamin blend and because of an artificial sweetener.

Keto Chow’s electrolyte drops contain effective doses of electrolytes, but we don’t recommend the product due to the inclusion of citric acid.

For consumers intent on purchasing from Keto Chow, the best prices for the shakes are on the brand’s website and the best prices for the electrolyte products are on Amazon.

The keto diet may be worth trying for overweight and obese individuals, because there is some medical evidence that the diet is effective for weight loss, at least for short durations of time. For individuals at a healthy weight, we haven’t come across any medical evidence that the keto diet is a better option than diets like the Mediterranean Diet.




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