12/29/2014

#128 Are there carbs in nail polish?

Full question: Are there carbs in nail polish?  Should we be concerned with limiting this item?  Thanks!

Reply: Nail polish and nail polish remover are safe to use with the ketogenic diet in terms of them not getting absorbed through nails  and affecting ketosis. Note that nail polish remover is acetone which is also the compound in the urine that indicates ketosis (which comes from the break down of ketones in the blood).