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E88 | Anthony Almada Talks Ketosis

Episode 88: Anthony Almada Talks About The Ketogenic Diet 

What Is the Ketogenic Diet and should you be doing it?  


Anthony L. Almada started in the natural products industry in 1975, working in retail health food stores. He has a BSc in Physiology (Cal State U, Long Beach) and performed his Masters thesis research in Nutritional/Exercise Biochemistry at UC Berkeley. In 1990 he created the “thermogenic” category of dietary supplements. In 1992 he co-founded EAS, which pioneered creatine monohydrate and evidence-based sport nutrition in most of the world, and was the first company to introduce Vitargo® outside of Scandinavia (in 1997). He has collaborated on over 50 university-based clinical trials (nutrition intervention, in health and disease), is a co-author on over 30 peer reviewed scientific journal articles. He is a frequently sought out nutrition business, science, and intellectual property expert, having been quoted in the New York Times, Business Week, and Forbes. He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is a member of the editorial advisory board of Nutrition Business Journal. He is a co-founder and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). He is the Founder and CEO of Vitargo Global Sciences, Inc.


Episode at a Glance

In Episode 88 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Coach Joe sits down to chat with Vitargo supplements owner Anthony Almada about the Ketogenic Diet. The conversation kicks off with Anthony educating us on what Ketosis is and how to achieve it. Then the conversation moves into a discussion on study of athletes who were on the Keto diet by Ohio State University. Anthony makes a pretty legit case that Keto can’t be something that is carte blanche and every person needs to be measured by blood work in order to understand if they should be a Keto athlete. From


Quick Show Guide




The Catch-Up: Coach Joe and Anthony catch-up on surfing, cold weather exposure and more.


What are Ketones and how do you get into a state of Ketosis?


Joe & Anthony get into a discussion on the benefits of a Ketogenic diet for Athletes.


Should high intensity athletes be trying to achieve a state of Ketosis?


Are there any benefits to being Ketogenic other than fat burning?


How can the listeners of this podcast safely experiment with Keto?


What would Anthony’s prescription for starting in on a Ketogenic diet and what would the benchmarks be to see if it’s working?


Anthony answers 3 supplement questions from our listeners.


Closing remarks

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Anthony’s supplement company vitargos2.com


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