frequently asked questions
What’s in Koia
The fiber in Koia is chicory root fiber, which comes from the chicory plant.
Koia contains just 4g of sugar per bottle, unlike a lot of the protein drinks out there. We use a small amount of organic cane sugar and monkfruit to achieve a balanced flavor without too much sugar.
No, Koia doesn’t contain any of these! Our protein comes from pea, chickpea and brown rice.
Koia’s mission is to bring delicious, plant-based protein to as many people as possible. We knew that the ketogenic diet can be pretty heavily weighted towards animal proteins, and overall not offer many plant-based options, so we wanted to create a product that let you stay in Ketosis while enjoying a sweeter, plant-based option.
Koia Keto was created as an indulgent solution for those who struggle to find desserts/ guilt free treats while on the keto diet. Our original line is already a guilt-free protein solution for those wanting a healthy snack or to find other ways to implement protein into their diet. Creating a keto line was an expansion of this same vision targeted to those who follow this new diet trend.
The Keto diet is a method of eating where you eat a high percentage of fat and a low percentage of carbohydrates in every meal. This macronutrient ratio of high fats to low carbs can alter your metabolism to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar. This metabolic shift helps with body fat loss and greater satiety (less hunger).
The Ketogenic diet has been used for years to help with various health issues, but before starting any new diet plan it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor or a medical professional.
Head over to our store locator on drinkkoia.com to find the locations that sells Koia Keto. Also, Koia Keto is available for purchase directly on our website
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. There are many health benefits of MCT oil. MCT oil promotes weight loss and provides instant energy to your body and brain use.
The fat in Koia Keto is from coconut oil. Fat is used by your body to burn for fuel instead of sugar when you’re in ketosis, so getting enough fat is necessary to stay fueled.
There any many versions of the Ketogenic diet, so it depends on how many carbs you’re planning to eat a day. A standard keto diet will include less than 50 grams of net carbs per day (total carbs minus fiber). A very low keto diet will typically be less than 20 grams of net carbs per day. Koia Keto contains 5g net carbs while our regular drinks contain XXg net carbs
Koia Keto can be enjoyed any time of day. We’re a great alternative to breakfast or a delicious evening snack to help curb your sweet tooth! And because we’ve got more protein than a lot of the products on the market, some people enjoy this post workout.
Staying in Ketosis requires eating the right macronutrient balance and is not based on the flavor of the macronutrients. The Keto Diet invokes various levels of ketosis, much like a dial, rather than a switch. Providing the body with higher levels of fat and lower levels of carbohydrate can alter this metabolic dial to favor fat as a source of fuel over sugar. Following the principles of the keto diet can help the body remain in a constant state of mild-to-moderate ketosis.
Yes, all Koia Keto flavors are soy free
There are no “keto” ingredients per se, as the Keto diet is based on the proportion of macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates) which will vary based on which version of keto you are following. A standard keto diet will include less than 50 grams of net carbs per day (total carbs minus fiber). A very low keto diet will typically be less than 20 grams of net carbs per day.
Anytime you dramatically change your diet your digestive system is vulnerable. The keto diet is a dramatic shift from the typical diet. The gut microbiome must adjust to this new eating regimen which can present some stomach distress. However, the effect has been observed as temporary for most individuals. The absence of fiber in the keto diet is a factor, so look to introduce moderate fiber-containing foods such as almonds and seeds – foods that won’t interfere with your transition into ketosis and can add some fibers to the diet. Lack of hydration can also be a compounding factor. Enduring the consumption of primary electrolytes – potassium, sodium, magnesium – with liquids can help correct issues related to stomach distress. Ultimately the keto diet will benefit the gut microbiome by promoting the growth of good bacteria.
It is very normal to experience a change in bowel movements when starting the ketogenic diet. Diarrhea or loose stools may be results at the beginning stages and should improve after your body adjusts. If one is experiencing these issues one should, drink more water, increase electrolyte intake, add more fiber and fermented foods to your diet. If symptoms continue please consult your primary care doctor for further assistance.
If one does not regularly follow the ketogenic diet and consumes Koia Keto and experiences diarrhea or loose stools this may be because your body is not used to high fat content products or other keto specific benefits like MCT oils and coconut cream.