KetoCitra Testimonials

See how KetoCitra has been working for others with polycystic kidney disease. Here is a selection of our many reviews and testimonials. Newest on top. More are added as we receive them, so stop back again.

PS: These are, of course, real testimonials from actual KetoCitra users.

"Myself as well as my mom was in this program the last go around. My mom was a little more advanced and is now in stage 5. Although this program along with the ketocitra and diet has kept her off dialysis for a year now. She's due to get a kidney transplant soon this year. I just wanted to say how thankful I am for this program. My mom wouldn't be here without it. At least now she has a fighting chance."

Jennifer, Ren-Nu participant and KetoCitra user, January 2023

"I’ve been using KetoCitra for 3 months now and love it. I look forward to my “special drink” twice a day! Combined with a keto diet and IF, I feel great. I’m so appreciative of you and your team and the remarkable insights you’re adding to the world’s understanding of this horrible disease. Thank you, and best of luck with the research."

Susan, KetoCitra use, December, 2022

"Just wanted to take a moment today to say how incredibly grateful I am for this product. It has given me my life back. Thank you so much for your work!"

B. (KetoCitra user), December 2022

"My eGFR has risen (had been running around 80 but after a few weeks on KetoCitra and the Ren.Nu Program, I've been testing around 100). Also, I've been on Tolvaptan for 1.5 years and was struggling with osmolality getting a bit too low...sometimes it was around 50-60, and I was having some associated symptoms. On KetoCitra it's been running at 100 daily."

(KetoCitra user), September 2022

"I'll get an extra 2L of water a day with KetoCitra and it's so easy to drink, I love it!!!!

Sharon, (KetoCitra user), September 2022

Dwight, KetoCitra user, November 2022

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"About three years ago, I found out to my surprise that my kidney function was down to 40% and the nephrologist began talking to me about taking Tolvaptan and possibly getting mentally ready for dialysis.  I was on a pretty healthy diet, but I knew that wasn’t helping as much as I was hoping.  A friend who also has PKD sent me an article about Dr. Weimbs research using the keto diet.  I found as much information as I could on my own and started doing keto on my own.  I ended up finding a contact email for Dr. Weimbs and he told me that they were about to start a beta study, and that I might be able to get into it.  At first, it was full, but then I was allowed to start with the first group and had Diana Bruen-Cruz as our nutritionist.  During the study, my kidney function went to 47%.  I was faithfully doing keto and faithfully taking KetoCitra.  For a short time, they didn’t have enough supply, so for about 2-3 months I tried a different product.  During that time, my kidney function went to 48%.  I was a little disappointed that it hadn’t been better.  I then got back on KetoCitra and after 6 more months, my kidney function shot up to 60%.  My nephrologist, who is very skeptical about what I am doing with the keto diet and KetoCitra, told me “whatever you are doing, keep doing it.” 

James (KetoCitra user), November 2022

Nercy, Registered Dietitian and KetoCitra user, November 2022

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"I have been taking KetoCitra for 6 months now and I also follow a low carb, mostly plant based Keto diet, although I am not overly strict about it. I am 46 and I have never felt better in my life.
I exercise daily, but have found my strength and endurance has sky rocketed without extra effort. My physical appearance has changed and l am lean and strong, to the degree that people are constantly commenting and complimenting the obvious change.
I wake up at 5:30am now and I was never a morning person. I can ski or mountain bike all day and still have energy left over and I don't get sore muscles. I sleep better and just feel younger!
I could not be happier with the results I am seeing and feeling! I am at the early stages of PKD, but have actually seen a steady improvement in Kidney function and overall health in the past 10 years."

Natasha, KetoCitra user, September, 2022

"Dr. Weimbs helped develop a 3 month program called Ren-Nu that goes through all the facets of this plant focused, moderate protein, high fat keto diet for PKD. The online program is taught by experienced Renal RDs and there are weekly live sessions for questions and info exchange. I completed it in August. My kidney function has improved with each blood test. A number of other benefits experienced by myself and others in my group; lower blood pressure, better sleep, etc. We also used KetoCitra daily. The program offers lots of recipes helping you to find what you like and lots of other support. Really allows you to jump in and go. I have continued with the plan totally."

Meryl (KetoCitra user), September 2022

"I want to thank Dr. Weimbs and his team for their commitment to improving the health and lives of PKD patients. I have PKD and PLD since I was 30. I am now 63. My kidney size increased significantly over the last year so my nephrologist recommended I take Tolvaptan. I was not keen to start this medication so I was very excited when the PKD Foundation of Canada hosted a webinar about Dr. Weimb's research and the development of KetoCitra. I began taking KetoCitra in May of 2022.

It is now September, and I have just enrolled in the Ren.Nu Program where I will continue to take KetoCitra while eating a plant-based diet and learning about intermittent fasting. I have found it very easy to incorporate KetoCitra into my daily routines, and I love the taste. It is especially refreshing in the summer when on ice. I am looking forward to positive changes so I can progress with the program and continue to take KetoCitra.

Christine (KetoCitra user), September 2022


"It's been a year since I started keto diet + KetoCitra. What a ride! From the almost impossible first days/weeks to the simple normality of today. I'm strongest and fittest now than before this life-changing decision, at the peak of my CrossFit group, and my mind is really fast, active and creative. I'm paying an incredible level of attention to detail...I'm really impressed. I feel GREAT!"

Abraham (KetoCitra user), September 2022

"...One of the benefits I am reaping is reduced blood pressure. I have been able to reduce my dose and still have a lower blood pressure than before. Now at 120/80 and struggled to keep it below 140/85 prior to KetoCitra."

Therese (KetoCitra user), September 2022

"I am so grateful for Santa Barbara Nutrients for creating a medical food based on research specifically for PKD. I have been following them and waiting for KetoCitra to be released since they first announced it and am so excited it's here! I have been taking it for 3 months and I love it. It tastes amazing, it dissolves easily in water. I feel great on it, it has helped with my restless legs and muscle aches. Check out Dr. Weimbs research on all of the benefits of KetoCitra!"

Emily (KetoCitra user), September 2022

"One of the only companies in the world taking the research from the lab quickly to the patients who need it most. Great customer service and they are dedicated to their mission to help people with kidney disease live long and healthy lives. Great customer service too, and responsive! I cannot recommend them enough!"

Traber (KetoCitra user), September 2022

"I am extremely grateful for your research! The pain in my liver is completely gone (I also have PLD). Combination of Jynarque, water, KetoCitra, and intermittent fasting (thanks to your research).

Anne (KetoCitra user), September 2022

Glenn, KetoCitra user, August 2022

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"I am doing well on KetoCitra and feel great! To have a team dedicated to PKD research and products for people with PKD really hits close to home, and I couldn't be more grateful for the abundance of information I have learned from Santa Barbara Nutrients."

Jenny (KetoCitra user), August 2022

"I’ve been taking it for a couple of months. I’ve also been careful about staying away from gluten and on a keto diet. I used to look down and not be able to see the stomach area below my belly button, only the upper area because my liver was so large, and now I can see the lower part of my stomach. I know that doesn’t sound scientific but it’s a huge deal for me"

Kimberly, KetoCitra user, August, 2022

"I've always wanted to take steps towards dietary management of my PKD instead of medication. I was happy to discover KetoCitra after a friend told me about it. I've been using it for several months now and have enjoyed everything about it. I appreciate everything SBN has been doing for individuals with PKD."

Pavan (KetoCitra user), April 2022

KetoCitra, the first medical food for the daily dietary management of polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

"I love everything about Ketocitra so far. I've followed the research since the discoveries were made regarding ketones and PKD. I'm anticipating good results from this even though I'm only 2 months into this new product. Previously I was using something off the shelf that had a significant amount of sodium. My GFR went from 62 to 68 using the sodium-based product. I'm confident this extremely low sodium product with the addition of citrate will produce even better GFR numbers and slow the expansion and volume of the cystic load I currently have."

Dave (KetoCitra user), March 2022

Joe, KetoCitra user, December 2021

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