PKD Tool Kit.

Nutrition & Lifestyle Tools To Help You Navigate Polycystic Kidney Disease and How KetoCitra can Help.

Find helpful education and other information about diet, chronic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), oxalates, plant-based diets, and other nutritional topics all in one place.


KetoCitra® is the FIRST and ONLY non-prescription product specifically designed for the dietary management of chronic kidney disease (including the genetic form polycystic kidney disease).

KetoCitra supports nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease by delivering the ketonebeta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) together with citrate in a beneficial blend of minerals. KetoCitra is formulated with kidney safety in mind. It is designed for stages 1-3, however KetoCitra® may still be appropriate for individuals with stages 4 or 5, but this should be determined by your health care practitioner.

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Ketocitra® Helps Your Kidneys To Maintain Their Natural Resilience.

Research From The Weimbs Lab At UCSB Has Shown The Potential Of Dietary Interventions That Promote Ketosis In Slowing Down Chronic Kidney Disease Progression.

Therapeutic Ketosis: BHB supports a state of therapeutic ketosis, shifting the body's metabolic preference from glucose to ketones, which can have a beneficial effect on kidney disease.

Alternative Energy Source: Kidney cysts thrive in the
presence of glucose, but BHB offers an alternative energy source, potentially
starving these cysts of the glucose they need to grow.

Mimic Fasting Benefits: The presence of BHB in KetoCitra® aims to replicate the positive
effects seen during fasting or when following a ketogenic diet, both of which can slow the progression of kidney disease.

Safe for Kidneys: While many over-the-counter BHB products contain sodium and
additives that may harm the kidneys, KetoCitra® is designed to be
kidney-friendly and sodium-free, ensuring a safe way to harness the benefits of

Evidence-Based: Research from the Weimbs Lab at UCSB has shown the potential of
dietary interventions that promote ketosis in slowing down chronic kidney
disease progression.

By Preventing The Formation Of Micro-Crystals And Kidney Stones, KetoCitra® Mayhelp In Slowing Down The Progression Of Kidney Disease

Urinary Balance: KetoCitra® contains citrate, which aids in normalizing urinary citrate levels, a common imbalance found in individuals with kidney disease.

Prevention of Micro-Crystals: By correcting low urinary citrate levels (hypocitraturia), KetoCitra® reduces the risk of micro-crystal formation which can lead to kidney damage and cyst development.

Reduced Risk of Stones: Normalizing urine citrate levels with KetoCitra® decreases the chances of developing kidney stones, a common complication for those with kidney disease.

Inhibition of Disease Progression: By preventing the formation of micro-crystals and kidney stones, KetoCitra® may help in slowing down the progression of kidney disease.

Targeted for Kidney Health: Individuals with kidney disease
often suffer from hypocitraturia; KetoCitra® is specifically designed to address this imbalance and its associated risks.

Research Indicates That Kidney Disease Sufferers Frequently Have An Overly Acidic Urine PH, Making Them More Susceptible To Kidney Issues. KetoCitra® Directly Addresses This Imbalance

pH Regulation: KetoCitra® delivers an alkaline base load designed to support the balancing of urine pH, ddressing the acidic imbalances often seen in kidney disease.

Electrolyte Composition: The product contains a specialized blend of kidney-friendly electrolytes, which can bind to both food-derived oxalate and inorganic phosphates, thus decreasing the absorption of harmful calcium oxalate and
calcium phosphate when consumed with meals.

Reduction in Micro-Crystals: By addressing and supporting a more balanced urine pH, KetoCitra® reduces the likelihood of micro-crystal formation in the kidneys, which can lead to kidney damage.

Protection against Kidney Stones: The risk of developing kidney stones, a result of an acidic urine pH, is diminished with the urine pH-balancing effects of KetoCitra®.

Mitigating Disease Progression: Prevention of micro-crystal formation and support of balanced urine pH with KetoCitra® may also help in slowing down the progression of kidney disease.

Evidence-Based Benefits: Research indicates that kidney disease sufferers frequently have an overly acidic urine pH, making them more susceptible to kidney issues. KetoCitra® directly ddresses this imbalance.

By Binding To And Neutralizing Harmful Dietary Components Before They Can Be Absorbed, KetoCitra® Alleviates Potential Stress On The Kidneys.

Dietary Neutralization: KetoCitra® contains calcium and magnesium, which work to neutralize harmful oxalate and phosphate from the diet, reducing potential kidney stress.

Protection against Micro-Crystals: The calcium and magnesium in KetoCitra® decrease the risk of micro-crystal formation in the kidneys, which can lead to kidney damage.

Kidney Stone Prevention: By binding and neutralizing oxalate and phosphate, KetoCitra® helps prevent the formation of kidney stones, a common complication for those with kidney disease.

Disease Progression Control: Reducing the formation of micro-crystals and aiding in the neutralization of harmful dietary components may help in slowing down the progression of kidney disease with KetoCitra®.

Dietary Oxalate & Phosphate: KetoCitra®, when taken with meals, targets harmful substances from foods, especially oxalate from natural sources and phosphate from processed foods, supporting healthier kidney function.

Reduced Kidney Stress: By binding to and neutralizing harmful dietary components before they can be absorbed, KetoCitra® alleviates potential stress on the kidneys.

KetoCitra® Is Sodium-Free & Sugar-Free And Formulated To Be Kidney-Safe When Used As Directed.

Healthcare practitioners and patients should carefully read the latest package insert for directions for use, warnings and contraindications prior to using this product. KetoCitra® is not intended for individuals with advanced (PKD stages 4-5), hyperkalemia (high potassium levels), or those with severely impaired renal function or impaired electrolyteomeostasis. Prior to using KetoCitra® for the first time the blood electrolyte status of the patient should be checked.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Toolkit with Top 8 Diet & Lifestyle Changes for CKD

Top 8 Diet & Lifestyle Changes for Polycystic Kidney Disease

We’ve come up with 8 dietary and lifestyle changes you can make if you have polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Along with KetoCitra®, these changes could improve your life. We recommend working with an experienced dietitian to help you implement these changes and an appropriate PKD diet.

Every person is different and some people need to modify their diet in a specific way depending on their level of kidney function or other medal conditions they may have.

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Spinach - Oxalates in Diet and Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness

What Are Oxalates & What Do They Have to Do With Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Oxalates, or oxalic acids, are compounds found in many plant foods like spinach, beet greens, nuts, chocolate, wheat bran, and tea. While not a nutrient, these tiny molecules can form crystals when combined with minerals in your body. When their concentration is too high, these crystals might accumulate in the kidneys, leading to kidney stones.

When managing Polycystic Kidney Disease, understanding your dietary needs is vital. You might be seeking guidance on what foods to avoid , or more specifically, how oxalates figure into a kidney disease diet.

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What is a Plant-Focused Ketogenic Diet?

Plant-focused, ketogenic diets can be a powerful change for people with polycystic kidney disease and people in general.

Learn more in this short video where Santa Barbara Nutrients interviews Jessianna Saville, a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR).

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How To Monitor Urine PH?

Urinary pH is important to monitor for those who have kidney disease. The urine pH can vary considerably depending on the kind of foods we eat and depending on certain health conditions.

In this video, Santa Barbara Nutrients President and UCSB Professor Thomas Weimbs, PhD, discusses how to measure urinary pH, why it’s important for individuals with kidney disease to monitor their urinary pH, and the effects of diet on urinary pH.

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Doctor advising patient on kidney-friendly diet

Minerals & Polycystic Kidney Disease

In kidney disease, it's important to monitor certain minerals in your diet. Potassium is one of them, and it's important for your body. We'll talk about foods that are high in potassium and why it matters for kidney disease.

Sodium is another mineral to be mindful of in the context of kidney disease. We'll explain why you need to keep an eye on your sodium intake and what foods have a lot of sodium.

Finally, phosphorus is a mineral that can build up in your body if you have kidney disease. We'll discuss why you should pay attention to phosphorus and what kinds of phosphorus you need to watch out for. These tips can help you take care of your health if you have kidney disease.

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