. . Did your skin get itchy after starting keto? Here’s how to handle itching on keto.
0:00 Itchy skin on keto
0:10 What causes itchy skin on keto
1:40 Itching on keto remedy
In this video, we’re going to talk about why after starting keto, you might have itchy skin and what you could do about it.
Sudden skin itchiness after starting keto can be caused by bile salts that back up from the liver into the skin. This can happen because the person has something called cholestasis.
Cholestasis is a situation where the person has a decreased flow of bile either because there is an obstruction in one of the ducts, or there is sludge (a higher level of cholesterol and low bile).
Bile is a detergent, and it can be very toxic if it’s in the wrong place, like the skin. A person with cholestasis may also experience a full sensation underneath the right ribcage.
This may have started because you introduced more fat into the diet, and you didn’t have enough bile to handle the fat because your body hasn’t adapted yet.
Remedies for itchiness on keto:
1. Take purified bile salts (TUDCA)
2. Take choline