After years of research and development, Santa Barbara Nutrients has now launched its first product, the medical food KetoCitra, designed for the dietary management of individuals with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease). University of California professor Dr. Thomas Weimbs, a recognized leader in PKD research, and Dr. Jacob Torres, current Head Researcher of Santa Barbara Nutrients (SBN) discovered that a combination of two natural compounds, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and citric acid (citrate), can aid in the nutritional management of PKD by addressing the metabolic abnormalities that manifest during the progression of the disease.
Given the limited pharmacological offerings for PKD, Weimbs and Torres decided to apply their research findings to provide an approach to managing PKD through dietary interventions.
Dr. Thomas Weimbs, UC Santa Barbara molecular biologist, has directed a research laboratory for more than 20 years focusing on the molecular mechanisms that underlie PKD. Most recently, two significant discoveries emerged that pointed to dietary approaches in the management of PKD.