*please note that the link to the Council on Renal nutrition is used under their permission but is not an endorsement of Ketorena, any dietary counseling needs to be determined by a patients physician and dietitian.
Converting to Ketorena from tableted keto-analogues.
A single scoop of Ketorena contains 2100 mg or 2.1g of keto/amino acids. Most, but not all tableted keto-analogues contain 600mg of keto/amino acids per tablet.
Ketorena can be taken 2-3 times per day depending on the converted dose.
A typical dose conversion may look like: 600mg tablets x 10 per day = 6000mg or 6g total daily dose
1 scoop of Ketorena: 2100 mg or 2.1g x 3 = 6300mg or 6.3g total daily dose or 1 scoop 3 times per day.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Currently Ketorena is available to purchase directly from us on this site or by calling 1-844-980-9933. A canister of Ketorena costs $98.54. We do offer a quantity discount and free shipping for purchases of 3 or more canisters.
When purchasing 3 canisters a two month supply the per canister cost is $66.50. At 3 doses/scoops per day the monthly cost is $99.75. While this is expensive, other foreign sourced keto-analogues cost between $250-$450 per month.
Medical Foods like Ketorena, when recommended by a Health Care Provider, are often a qualified tax deductible medical expense.
Medical Foods like Ketorena may also be purchased under a Health Saving Account (HSA). More information can be found by
Clicking HERE to read the IRS guidance on this.
A: The definition of low and very low protein diets for those with CKD vary, but generally most health care providers consider a low protein diet to consist of 0.6g protein/Kg of body weight/day. A very low protein diet typically consists of 0.3g protein/Kg of body weight/day. The US RDA recommends 0.8g protein/Kg body weight/day for those without CKD. The typical American diet is high in protein and consists of 1.0g or more of protein/Kg body weight/day.
For someone weighing 150 lbs (68 kg), the daily protein intake for a low protein diet would be 0.6g x 68 = 40.8g
For someone weighing 150lbs (68 kg), the daily protein intake for a very low protein diet would be 0.3g x 68 = 20.4g
A: Unlike supplements, Medical Foods are regulated under the FDA Orphan Drug Act. They are for the management of specific diseases and are used and dosed under the supervision of a health care provider.