AMPLE K Ketogenic Formula [2019 Review] A Deep Look Into It

AMPLE K Ketogenic Formula Review
Everything That You Need to Know

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The Ample K Ketogenic Formula meal has been around since 2017. It’s produced by Ample Foods, a San Francisco-based, keto-oriented startup and supplier of nutritional products. It is intended to help those on the low-carb lifestyle fill the void when they lack either the ability or the energy to cook for themselves. It’s fast, simple, easy to tote about in a backpack and provides just what the keto dieter needs to get through their hectic day. To create their meal in a bottle, Ample reached out to renowned researcher Dr. Dominic D’Agostino. The result is a keto-friendly shake-type drink that is low in cholesterol and rich in both healthy fats and probiotics. It’s a snack with the nutritional value of a meal that will help you stay the course no matter where you are or what time it is.

Who Should Use the Ample K Ketogenic Formula?

Ample K is not a one-trick pony that will only find favor with workout fanatics. Instead, it is a well-rounded ketogenic-oriented nutrition that is perfect for keto adherents who:

  • ​Don’t have the time to prepare their own snacks.
  • ​Don’t have access to their normal store of keto-friendly foodstuffs.
  • ​Are traveling and need an energy boost.
  • ​Don't want another carb-heavy meal from the cafeteria.
  • ​Are getting ready to run a road race.
  • ​Are getting ready to head to the gym.
  • ​Just don’t have the energy to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner.

​​​​​​​Like we said it’s not just for those who want to get more from their workouts, but it does an outstanding job at that as well. Indulging in one of these keto-style liquid lunches will provide the energy you need to bust through performance barriers and achieve new personal bests.

What’s Inside The Product?

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As we mentioned above, Ample K reached out to noted diet specialist Dr. Dominic D'Agostino for help in formulating their meal in a bottle, and the results speak for themselves. There are no artificial sweeteners that can often be a source of hidden carbs, no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), no soy and no gluten. Ample K comes in its own bottle, but when you get it, it's still in powder form. As such, all you have to do is decide what liquid to mix it with, add that liquid to the bottle, shake vigorously and enjoy.

As of this writing, it's only available in a single flavor. But that flavor (vanilla) is nice and creamy and goes down easily you'll probably find yourself hankering for seconds.

The Breakdown:

From a nutritional standpoint each Ample K shake is composed of:

  • ​73% healthy fats including macadamia, coconut and sunflower oils.
  • ​14% grass-fed whey protein with bits of egg white and pea protein as well.
  • ​7% fiber prebiotics from chicory, tapioca, and acacia.
  • ​6% wheat grass, barley grass, and organic greens.

​​​Each shake contains up to 40 billion CFUs (colony forming units) that spread throughout your digestive system, pushing out the bad bacteria and laying the groundwork for a more efficient and effective absorption of nutrients. You have a choice of either a 400 or 600-calorie meal with each one in their own ready-to-mix bottle that's made of BPA-free, recycled plastic. It's the kind of nutritional supplement that simply wasn't available to keto-diet pioneers, and we're glad it's here now to make life for today's keto dieter simpler and far more convenient.

Do Supplements Like This Have Real Value?

A lot of people trying to adhere to the keto diet find themselves bombarded with products that claim to be keto-friendly. They look good and have plenty of slick marketing behind them, but they're actually loaded with hidden carbs in the form of artificial sweeteners intended to bring the taste more in line with what Westerners have come to expect. Those with blood sugar issues need to be particularly vigilant since many producers mask their actual sugar content behind ingredients like fructose, which is just a fancy name for fruit sugar.

Many alleged low-carb snacks are also loaded with salt, which is another ingredient used to make a product more palatable to Western tastes. Certainly, snacks like that are of little or no real use to anyone wishing to stick to their keto guns.

The Ample K Difference...

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A product like Ample K though is based on sound scientific research and provides only the things you’ll need to enable you to get through the day while being keto-compliant and with energy to spare.

It does none of the fancy footwork around the periphery of ketogenics that some do and instead seeks ways to enable and enhance your low-carb lifestyle by building on advances in nutrition pioneered by people like Dr. D’Agostino.

The Bottom Line: Should You Buy It?

We found Ample K to be extremely convenient. The bottles can be easily stuffed into a backpack for a day out hiking or frolicking at the beach. They also provided what felt like a noticeable boost in energy levels during the latter stages of workouts as advertised, although it's difficult to quantify if the effect was genuinely physiological or primarily wishful thinking. The high-fat, low-carb combination of natural ingredients and prebiotics left us feeling light, clean and ready for just about anything. The vanilla flavor, however, while by no means bad, was not as tasty as we had hoped and seemed to lean a bit heavily on cinnamon. But that's nitpicking.

All in all, Ample K from Ample Foods is the kind of handy and effective keto supplement that can make a real difference in your ability to adhere to the keto diet and lifestyle. The fact that it also helps send your workouts to another level is pure gravy, and it’s very tasty gravy indeed. At the end of the day, this is an easy “recommend” we'll be using ourselves.