What Do Ketosis Strips Measure

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A Quick Primer On The Ketone Test Strips...

A Quick primer on the Ketone Test Strips... Questions about ketones, ketosis, KetoStix, and its implications and misconceptions have always been one of the most common querries at Low Carb Luxury. We'll try and clear up some of those mysteries here. So... what are they? You'll hear them referred to as KetoStix (the original brand name), Urine Test Strips, Reagent Strips, Ketone Testing Strips, and Lipolysis Test Strips. Depending on the plan you follow and whether you are new to this way of life, or an old timer from the 70's, you'll be referring to them as one name or another if your plan calls for being in Ketosis. Please note, we're not here to debate the merits of Ketogenic vs non-Ketogenic diets here, so don't send me mail of disagreement. For me personally, being in Ketosis is my ideal state and keeps my body's systems at their best. The Ketosis we're talking about here is what Dr. Atkins refers to as "Benign Dietary Ketosis" (or BDK), and should never be confused with Acidosis — a dangerous state for diabetics and those in advanced starvation where acetone builds in the blood and tissues. People will sometimes tell you that producing ketones is dangerous for the body. This Continue reading >>

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  1. spacistacey

    I keep hearing the mention of the ketone strip, are they something I need to purchace? what exactly do they do? And where can I get them?


    You only have one life, live it well!!

  2. MsJulieRae

    Hi Stacey
    You purchase them over the counter at a drug store. They are a little expensive. It measures how many ketones are in your urine. There is a color chart on the side of the bottle and the darker the color (purple) means you are burning fat.
    Hope that helps...Enjoy your Sunday! Julie

  3. sweetthing

    Hey there...
    I get the strips and cut them in half.....saves money..

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