Ketoanalogues and Kidney Disease: How This Medical Food Can Keep Kidney Function

Episode 179: Ketoanalogues are an increasingly fascinating part of the renal diet. Ketoanalogues have been studied for many years to determine the benefits of including this supplement for those with kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) published nutrition updates in 2020 to include evidenced-based practices of the renal diet. Learn about ketoanalogues and a low protein diet in this discussion with renal dietitian Jen Hernandez of Plant-Powered Kidneys (

Renal Dietitian Jen Hernadez Covers:
The Low and Very-Low Protein Diet
Who should be on a low protein diet?
What are ketoanalogues?
Essential Amino Acids
Non-essential Amino Acids
How are ketoanalogues different from amino acids?
When should you take ketoanalogues?
-Stage 3 CKD
-Stages 4 and 5 CKD
-Dialysis with Residual Renal Function
When Should You Not Take Ketoanalogues?
Potential benefits of Ketoanalogues
Where Ketoanalogues Have Not Been Proven to Help
Types of Ketoanalogues Available
Labs to Track
Does health insurance cover ketoanalogues?
How are ketoanalogues different from branched-chain amino acids?
Liquid aminos?
Are ketoanalogues related to the keto diet?
Are there side effects with ketoanalogues?
How long does someone need to take ketoanalogues for?

► Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's "Ketoanalogues: How This Medical Food Can Keep Kidney Function" blog

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