{"id":605099557170,"title":"Keto Gummies Review: Why They're Disappointing","created_at":"2023-03-18T23:45:56-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Keto Gummies Review: Why They're Disappointing\",\n \"keywords\": \"keto gummies, keto gummy, keto gummies review, keto gummies reviews, acv keto gummies, keto luxe gummies, keto acv gummies, keto gummies shark tank\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team shares our concerns about keto gummies. We analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular keto gummies brands (ACV Keto Gummies and Keto Luxe) and highlight some questionable additive ingredients.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/keto-gummies-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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Keto gummies often promise all sorts of health benefits like weight loss and enhanced immunity.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut are keto gummies actually healthy or are they a waste of money? Do they actually fit into a keto diet or do they contain too many carbs? Do keto gummies contain any unhealthy additives? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of keto gummies?\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 analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular keto gummies brands (ACV keto gummies and Keto Luxe gummies) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether they’re actually healthy or not.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll share the carb content of the gummies to see if they can fit into a healthy diet, and also feature real, unsponsored keto gummy user reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eACV Keto Gummies Ingredient Analysis\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\/ACV_Keto_Gummies_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1679197279\" alt=\"ACV Keto Gummies 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 in ACV Keto Gummies are shown above. This is one of the most popular keto gummy brands on Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne serving of gummies provides 4 grams (g) of carbohydrates, so this product can fit in a keto diet which typically allows for 20 to 50 g of carbs per day according to a 2022 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/books\/NBK499830\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on keto diets.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut just because a gummy product contains low enough carbs to fit in a keto diet doesn’t make it a healthy choice. You could also eat 4 g worth of table sugar in a keto diet which would be unhealthy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eACV Keto Gummies contain several additive ingredients that are questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGlucose syrup\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a high-glycemic form of added sugar, and a 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31246081\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e details how added sugar in excess can contribute to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Americans already get too much refined sugar from their diet, so we recommend avoiding it in supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a preservative and flavor enhancer that can cause whole-body inflammation according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ereview\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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a broad categorical descriptor that fails to document the specific chemical compound(s) used. As we referenced in our review of a gummy vitamin brand called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/olly-vitamins-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOlly vitamins\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, a medical review found that some natural flavoring agents and their metabolites may be toxic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend this supplement due to the additive ingredients, but what about Keto Luxe, another top keto gummy brand? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eKeto Luxe Ingredient Analysis\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_Luxe_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1679197338\" alt=\"Keto Luxe 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 in Keto Luxe are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFrom a ketosis perspective, this product is a worse option than ACV Keto Gummies because it contains 5 g of carbs rather than 4.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnd like ACV Keto Gummies, it’s filled with a bunch of questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorn syrup\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the least healthy sweeteners in our opinion. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20516261\/\"\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 the American College of Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that high-fructose corn syrup was associated with increased obesity risk. While high-fructose corn syrup is slightly different than corn syrup, it seems logical to avoid all processed sweeteners.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAdipic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a flavor enhancer shown in a 2002 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12024802\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be toxic to some animals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis supplement also contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003enatural flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e like the other gummies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend Keto Luxe due to its additive ingredients, and consider it a worse choice than ACV Keto Gummies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut our main issue with keto gummies aren’t the additive ingredients. It’s the lack of of clear purpose or health benefit to the supplements, which we’ll discuss in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy Most Keto Gummies Don’t Make Sense\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKetosis is a nutritional state induced by carb restriction. Other than taking exogenous ketones, there is no supplement that “enhances” or benefits the state of ketosis.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSo for the most part, we don’t understand the point of any keto gummy supplements and most brands fail to prove any specific benefits.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSomeone on a keto diet can eat anything that contains carbs so long as the carbs are below the threshold, but a food or supplement isn’t “keto” just because it contains a low dose of carbs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMost of these gummies are almost pure sugar, and just as we would not consider eating 5 g of table sugar to be a “keto” snack, we would not consider almost any keto gummy brand on the market to be a “keto snack,” because they’re nutrient-poor and carb-rich. It’s an illogical class of supplements.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe active ingredients in these “keto” gummies will not provide any health benefits in our opinion either.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eConsider the main active ingredient in both of the keto gummies analyzed in the previous sections: 500 milligrams (mg) of apple cider vinegar. As we documented in our article on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/apple-cider-vinegar-gummies-benefits\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eACV gummies benefits\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, the effective dose of ACV appears to be around 15,000 mg, or 33x the amount in either of the gummy brands referenced above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere’s nothing wrong with eating a small amount of carbs on a keto diet, but we would not recommend using up the small carb allotment on processed gummies that contain a number of unhealthy additives like refined sugar and flavoring agents.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from a doctor named Brian Yeung explains in more detail why most keto gummies are a waste of money:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/EDqA9JzEDa0\" 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\u003eAre Most Keto Gummies a Scam?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Jordan Liles alleges that many keto gummy brands are scamming (or at least deceptively marketing) by associating their brands with Shark Tank, while none of the brands appear to have been featured on Shark Tank:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/PCgm5hlptvQ\" 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\u003eReal, Unsponsored Keto Gummies User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Jersey Sharp tried a keto gummy brand and claims in the comments that they caused weight gain:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@jerseysharp\/video\/7143427716254158122\" data-video-id=\"7143427716254158122\" style=\"max-width: 375px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@jerseysharp\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@jerseysharp?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@jerseysharp\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"goketogummies\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/goketogummies?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#goketogummies\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ Aesthetic - Devonte Mayo\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/Aesthetic-6801406368763873281?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ Aesthetic - Devonte Mayo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Morgan shared her favorite keto gummy product based on taste:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@makingmorgan\/video\/7056788841679850798\" data-video-id=\"7056788841679850798\" style=\"max-width: 375px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@makingmorgan\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@makingmorgan?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@makingmorgan\u003c\/a\u003e Definitely recommend trying them! \u003ca title=\"keto\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/keto?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#keto\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"lowcarb\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lowcarb?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#lowcarb\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"kissmyketo\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/kissmyketo?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#kissmyketo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"ketosnacks\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/ketosnacks?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#ketosnacks\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"ketoconvenience\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/ketoconvenience?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#ketoconvenience\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"ketocandy\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/ketocandy?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#ketocandy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"lowcarbcandy\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lowcarbcandy?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#lowcarbcandy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"lifestyle\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lifestyle?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#lifestyle\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca title=\"weightloss\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/weightloss?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#weightloss\u003c\/a\u003e @kissmyketo_ \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ follow me for support and motivation - nicole🦋\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/follow-me-for-support-and-motivation-6912844040945896198?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ follow me for support and motivation - nicole🦋\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor the most part, we think that keto gummies are a waste of money and a product category that doesn’t really make sense.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere’s nothing more “keto” about a gummy containing 5 g of sugar than eating 5 g of sugar alone.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAny food or supplement can technically fit into a keto diet so long as it doesn’t push daily carb intake above the 50 g threshold, but the most popular keto gummy brands provide zero proof that their products enhance ketosis or have any other health benefits. Most of these brands provide 500 mg of apple cider vinegar as an active ingredient, which is significantly underdosed for weight loss based on our review of clinical trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere’s nothing wrong with eating a gummy snack while on a keto diet, but we’d recommend choosing a brand that is free of unhealthy additives like refined sugar and citric acid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-03-18T23:53:22-04:00","updated_at":"2023-06-04T18:58:03-04:00","summary_html":"We share our concerns about keto gummies. We analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular keto gummies brands (ACV Keto Gummies and Keto Luxe) and highlight some questionable additive ingredients.","template_suffix":"","handle":"keto-gummies-review","tags":"_related:gummies, _related:keto"}

Keto Gummies Review: Why They're Disappointing

Keto Gummies Review: Why They're Disappointing


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Nutritional gummies of all types have become popular in recent years because consumers love the candy-like taste and brands tout health benefits. Keto gummies often promise all sorts of health benefits like weight loss and enhanced immunity.

But are keto gummies actually healthy or are they a waste of money? Do they actually fit into a keto diet or do they contain too many carbs? Do keto gummies contain any unhealthy additives? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of keto gummies?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular keto gummies brands (ACV keto gummies and Keto Luxe gummies) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether they’re actually healthy or not.

We’ll share the carb content of the gummies to see if they can fit into a healthy diet, and also feature real, unsponsored keto gummy user reviews.

ACV Keto Gummies Ingredient Analysis

ACV Keto Gummies ingredients

The ingredients in ACV Keto Gummies are shown above. This is one of the most popular keto gummy brands on Amazon.

One serving of gummies provides 4 grams (g) of carbohydrates, so this product can fit in a keto diet which typically allows for 20 to 50 g of carbs per day according to a 2022 medical review on keto diets.

But just because a gummy product contains low enough carbs to fit in a keto diet doesn’t make it a healthy choice. You could also eat 4 g worth of table sugar in a keto diet which would be unhealthy.

ACV Keto Gummies contain several additive ingredients that are questionable from a health perspective.

Glucose syrup is a high-glycemic form of added sugar, and a 2019 meta-study details how added sugar in excess can contribute to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Americans already get too much refined sugar from their diet, so we recommend avoiding it in supplements.

Citric acid is a preservative and flavor enhancer that can cause whole-body inflammation according to a review published in the Toxicology Reports journal.

Natural flavor is a broad categorical descriptor that fails to document the specific chemical compound(s) used. As we referenced in our review of a gummy vitamin brand called Olly vitamins, a medical review found that some natural flavoring agents and their metabolites may be toxic.

We do not recommend this supplement due to the additive ingredients, but what about Keto Luxe, another top keto gummy brand? We’ll review in the next section.

Keto Luxe Ingredient Analysis

Keto Luxe ingredients

The ingredients in Keto Luxe are shown above.

From a ketosis perspective, this product is a worse option than ACV Keto Gummies because it contains 5 g of carbs rather than 4.

And like ACV Keto Gummies, it’s filled with a bunch of questionable additive ingredients.

Corn syrup is one of the least healthy sweeteners in our opinion. A medical review published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that high-fructose corn syrup was associated with increased obesity risk. While high-fructose corn syrup is slightly different than corn syrup, it seems logical to avoid all processed sweeteners.

Adipic acid is a flavor enhancer shown in a 2002 medical review to be toxic to some animals.

This supplement also contains citric acid and natural flavor like the other gummies.

We do not recommend Keto Luxe due to its additive ingredients, and consider it a worse choice than ACV Keto Gummies.

But our main issue with keto gummies aren’t the additive ingredients. It’s the lack of of clear purpose or health benefit to the supplements, which we’ll discuss in the next section.

Why Most Keto Gummies Don’t Make Sense

Ketosis is a nutritional state induced by carb restriction. Other than taking exogenous ketones, there is no supplement that “enhances” or benefits the state of ketosis.

So for the most part, we don’t understand the point of any keto gummy supplements and most brands fail to prove any specific benefits.

Someone on a keto diet can eat anything that contains carbs so long as the carbs are below the threshold, but a food or supplement isn’t “keto” just because it contains a low dose of carbs.

Most of these gummies are almost pure sugar, and just as we would not consider eating 5 g of table sugar to be a “keto” snack, we would not consider almost any keto gummy brand on the market to be a “keto snack,” because they’re nutrient-poor and carb-rich. It’s an illogical class of supplements.

The active ingredients in these “keto” gummies will not provide any health benefits in our opinion either.

Consider the main active ingredient in both of the keto gummies analyzed in the previous sections: 500 milligrams (mg) of apple cider vinegar. As we documented in our article on ACV gummies benefits, the effective dose of ACV appears to be around 15,000 mg, or 33x the amount in either of the gummy brands referenced above.

There’s nothing wrong with eating a small amount of carbs on a keto diet, but we would not recommend using up the small carb allotment on processed gummies that contain a number of unhealthy additives like refined sugar and flavoring agents.

A YouTube video from a doctor named Brian Yeung explains in more detail why most keto gummies are a waste of money:

Are Most Keto Gummies a Scam?

A YouTube creator named Jordan Liles alleges that many keto gummy brands are scamming (or at least deceptively marketing) by associating their brands with Shark Tank, while none of the brands appear to have been featured on Shark Tank:

Real, Unsponsored Keto Gummies User Reviews

A TikTok user named Jersey Sharp tried a keto gummy brand and claims in the comments that they caused weight gain:

@jerseysharp #goketogummies ♬ Aesthetic - Devonte Mayo

A TikTok user named Morgan shared her favorite keto gummy product based on taste:

@makingmorgan Definitely recommend trying them! #keto#lowcarb#kissmyketo#ketosnacks#ketoconvenience#ketocandy#lowcarbcandy#lifestyle#weightloss @kissmyketo_ ♬ follow me for support and motivation - nicole🦋
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Conclusion

For the most part, we think that keto gummies are a waste of money and a product category that doesn’t really make sense.

There’s nothing more “keto” about a gummy containing 5 g of sugar than eating 5 g of sugar alone.

Any food or supplement can technically fit into a keto diet so long as it doesn’t push daily carb intake above the 50 g threshold, but the most popular keto gummy brands provide zero proof that their products enhance ketosis or have any other health benefits. Most of these brands provide 500 mg of apple cider vinegar as an active ingredient, which is significantly underdosed for weight loss based on our review of clinical trials.

There’s nothing wrong with eating a gummy snack while on a keto diet, but we’d recommend choosing a brand that is free of unhealthy additives like refined sugar and citric acid.