Welcome to Santa Barbara Nutrients

We are a “Benefit Corporation” headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Our focus is on developing science-backed products that enhance kidney health and resilience against disease using patented and patent-pending technology established at the University of California Santa Barbara. Our first product, for polycystic kidney disease, was launched in November 2021.

Science breakthroughs require time, commitment, and dedication, but we are motivated to develop solutions for problems that matter.

Santa Barbara Nutrients was founded by experienced kidney researchers and many industry professionals including team members affected by kidney disease who bring in a unique perspective.

The FIRST non-prescription product specifically designed for polycystic kidney disease (PKD), KetoCitra®, has been launched!

KetoCitra® is a medical food for the nutritional management of polycystic kidney disease (PKD)

A mission is one thing – a purpose is another

Santa Barbara Nutrients is more than a business. It’s a team effort to advocate for patients with kidney disease, which is personal to many on our team.

We are committed to:

  1. Supporting kidney health through innovation, research, and development.
  2. Working together with our community to raise awareness about  PKD and kidney health.
  3. Creating useful products that improve the health and well-being of people affected by or at risk for kidney disease.
  4. Empowering people to advocate for their health and raising awareness for those living with kidney disease.

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This year, Santa Barbara Nutrients will be sponsoring 8 PKD Walks.

During each Walk you can:

  • Meet members of our team
  • Learn about Santa Barbara Nutrients
  • Learn more about KetoCitra
  • Receive exclusive offers and educational handouts
  • Ask us any questions!

(Hint: there may be a discount on KetoCitra for new subscribers!)

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Santa Barbara Nutrients was a sponsor at the Polycystic Kidney Disease Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference focused on hurdles and advances in molecular mechanisms and therapies for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Santa Barbara Nutrients Founder and President, Dr. Thomas Weimbs, spoke at the conference on a very important subject to PKD patients, Flushing Crystals to Prevent Cysts.


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Ketosis and ketoacidosis have very different meanings and should not be confused.

Nutritional ketosis is generally safe and is the result of a ketogenic diet.

Ketoacidosis is a direct result of high blood sugars that occur in those with uncontrolled diabetes and can be potentially dangerous.

Ketosis and ketoacidosis have very different meanings and should not be confused.

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