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Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer

Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer

Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer

The Quantified Body. …3 Oct 2017 The BEST non-intrusive way to measure Ketosis. 4,970,172. The creator of the Ketonix breathalyzer, Michel Lundell, also runs a website to help and support people who use the device for measuring their ketone levels. Before I give you a review, if you just want to buy the Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyser you can get the Ketonix here from the creators. Sverige/Internationella1) shopen, köp i - Ketonix Webshop eller på CDON. The KETONIX SOFTWARE enables the user to store their breath acetone results along with other additional data such as Mar 03, 2015 · Click here to grab one for yourself at Amazon: by KETONIX. KETONIX is a non-invasive; FDA registered Class I Medical Device, for the detection of Monitoring. However, having compared it to the cheap breathalyzers, I'd recommend buying the cheap breathalyzers. jenslabs. Ketones are formed by breaking down fatty acids by your liver and are used metabolically as a source of energy instead of carbohydrates (glucose). Just added a new tool to my arsenal. and in breath (acetone) and the differing accuracy, Ketonix 07350078460255 Breath Ketone Analyser, USB with Battery, Red: Amazon. LEVLhome. False positive on breathalyzer The short answer is yes. com FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders METRON® Breath Ketone Test is a rapid and convenient way to accurately measure ketones to determine if you are in a state of nutritional ketosis. The Ketonix is obviously the best choice for clinical KETONIX is a non-invasive; FDA registered Class I Medical Device, for the detection of ketone production and usage by measuring exhaled breath. It measures acetone The Ketonix breath ketone monitor is a reusable breath ketone analyzer that allows you I have used the article on the ketonix web site on measuring breat Continue reading >>

The First Disposable Breath Ketone Test Has Arrived

The First Disposable Breath Ketone Test Has Arrived

Do you want a simple way to check for ketosis, without a urine or blood test? It’s also possible to check you breath for ketones (acetone). This has already been possible for some time with the Ketonix reusable breath analyser (costing $149). Now the Ketonix is joined by the just-launched disposable test Metron, which can be ordered via Amazon ($28 for 10 tests). Metron is cheaper if you only want to do a few tests (up to 50 tests), but the reusable Ketonix is cheaper if you want to do more tests than that – testing is free once you have one. At some point we may do a test of Ketonix vs. Metron. Would you find that interesting? Or do you already have your own experience comparing these two devices? Please leave a comment. Earlier Continue reading >>

Don’t Fall Victim To Ketone Envy.

Don’t Fall Victim To Ketone Envy.

Ever wanted to know what it means to have more or less ketones, and how should we measure them? A common misconception of ketones, since they are produced from fat, is that more ketones = more fat burning. This sadly is not the case. Let’s explore some entry level biochemistry. So the image below is about the most simple one that I like and we can use for our purposes. With carb reduction, fats first enter lipolysis (about 50-150g of carbs/day). Yes, someone can maintain this level of carb reduction and not be in ketosis yes still use free fatty acids (FFAs) for a lot of their energy. However, their brain is still getting it’s energy from glucose, as the brain cannot utilize FFAs. Upon reducing carbs low enough that GNG from protein and fats cannot keep up to provide the brain with energy the body decides ketones would be a better option to fit the bill. Blood Ketones So, now that we are in ketosis, our liver is producing all these ketones. Where do they go? They circulate in the blood. Blood ketone testing is considered the most accurate way of testing ketosis levels because this is the “fuel tank” for ketone usage. I’ll come back to why this still is an inaccurate way of measuring ketone “use” or keto-adaptation. Urine Ketones Urine ketones are considered the most common way but tell you literally nothing about how many ketones you used. The equivalent is looking at how many carbon deposits an engine has trying and to figure out the gas mileage; all you are seeing is the residual byproduct that varies from situation to situation based on many factors. Urine ketones only show the excess and unused ketones that were circulating. Also, as you see in the picture above, only acetone is excreted through urine. Thanks to /u/fury420 from Reddit, it has been brou Continue reading >>

How To Use The Ketonix Breathalyzer

How To Use The Ketonix Breathalyzer

A few months ago, I received my first keto breathalyzer and would like to share my thoughts on this device. The creator of the Ketonix breathalyzer, Michel Lundell, also runs a website to help and support people who use the device for measuring their ketone levels. The price of Ketonix is $ 149 (or $ 169 with the battery). You can buy the Ketonix breathalyzer at Ketonix.com. I was given this device free of charge and I'm not affiliated with Ketonix. The opinions expressed and photos in this post are my own. Measuring Ketones in a Nutshell Before I get to details of how to use the Ketonix breathalyzer, I'd like to start with some basic facts. There are 4 ways to measure your ketone levels: Ketostix. It measures urinary ketones (acetoacetate), is inexpensive but inaccurate because it only measures "wasted" ketones in your urine. In fact, once you get keto-adapted, you may not be able to measure any. Blood Ketone Meter. It measures beta-bydroxybutryate (BHB) and is the most accurate method of measuring ketones (although BHB is not technically a ketone). The drawback is that the strips are fairly expensive, especially if you measure frequently. Observation and following a healthy ketogenic diet. In my opinion, if you don't follow a keto diet for therapeutic purposes (or for performance enhancement), you don't need to measure your ketone levels. In fact, you don't need to follow a very low-carb diet to lose weight. What matters is finding your personal carb intake and also consider other factors that I explained here. Breathalyzer (Ketonix). It measures acetone (acetone is made from a break down of acetoacetate). It's great value for money as it's a one-off payment, there is no need to buy expensive strips and it's accurate enough to tell you whether or not you are in nutrit Continue reading >>

Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer – Best Way To Measure Ketones

Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer – Best Way To Measure Ketones

Before I give you a review, if you just want to buy the Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyser you can get the Ketonix here from the creators. Review of the Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer Ketonix is the most convenient, accurate and up to date technology around for measuring ketosis today without having to draw blood. The Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer is an FDA reviewed and approved medical instrument for detecting and measuring ketosis. The Ketonix measures acetone on the breath, acetone is produced when people on low-carb, ketogenic diets are in ketosis and are producing ketone bodies. Producing acetone via your breath It is a natural process and is an indication that your body is burning fat as fuel. Why you should buy the Ketonix Breathalyser You want an instrument to measure ketosis that can be used thousands of times without further outlay. Starting a ketogenic diet and want to review your success while you adapt and learn what foods are having an impact on your state of ketosis. Buy a Ketonix if you have been on a keto diet for some time and want a more convenient, non-invasive way to measure ketone levels. You’re a serious sports person who needs a way of measuring ketone levels ASAP to review what you’re eating on the on the fly. You’re tired of or don’t want to prick your finger with lancets to get an accurate reading. You want a device that does not require purchasing more expensive, test strips or lancets every time you run out. The Ketonix comes in three versions you can buy The Ketonix Bluetooth version The Ketonix Bluetooth version is the most recent addition and connects to your IOS (iPhone) or Android device. (make sure your device has Bluetooth 4.0). It will record ketones onto your mobile devices without cables. The Ketonix Bluetooth charges via USB and Continue reading >>

Breath Ketone Analyser Ketonix

Breath Ketone Analyser Ketonix

What do you think about breath ketone analyser Ketonix? Is it useful when trying to get into and stay in nutritional ketosis? Discussions: And some science: Book by Volek a Phinney: "There are also devices in development that will test the concentration of acetone in breath; which in turn has been shown to correlate well with blood ketones[69]. This breath test is better than urine ketones because the lungs don???t filter the acetone. In all likelihood, one or more breath ketone analyzers will be commercially available soon." Continue reading >>

How To Measure Your Breath Ketones Without Spending Hundreds Of £ In A Ketonix And Getting As Accurate A Reading As Blood Keto Strips, Forgetting The Evil Urine Ketosticks

How To Measure Your Breath Ketones Without Spending Hundreds Of £ In A Ketonix And Getting As Accurate A Reading As Blood Keto Strips, Forgetting The Evil Urine Ketosticks

This breathalyser cost me 15£ and as you can see definitely registers acetone as isopropanol. Consider I don’t drink, so that is literally just ketones. To put it to a test both my fiance (carbophagus) and I (ketoer) breathed in. While he was a pure zero, you can see I am basically over the legal limit for “drunk driving”, all due to being in a state of ketosis, burning dietary and body fat for energy (lost another 2lbs this week!). Link to get it from Amazon Basically one of the pathways for acetone (a ketone) metabolism is the conversion to isopropanol. The ‘ol’ at the end of isopropanol identifies it as an alcohol. The isopropanol in the breath is what the breathalyzer picks up. At this stage of breathalyzer development, the machines can’t differentiate between various alcohols and so registers them all as ethanol, the alcohol in booze. read more here: Continue reading >>

Testing For Ketones

Testing For Ketones

Testing for Ketones 3 Types of Ketones How to go about testing for Ketones? There are 3 types of ketone bodies. Acetone, Acetoacetate and Beta-Hydroxybutryate (BHB, though technically not really a ketone body) The body (the liver) converts long and medium chain fatty acids into BHB and Acetoacetate. BHB and Acetoacetate live in reversible equilibrium (they can transform back and forth). Acetoacetate can also be turned into acetone. After converted to acetone, it can not be converted back. Acetone is typically excreted through the urine or breath. If your body has been in ketosis for a while, you will see a reduction in acetoacetate. Muscles begin to use acetoacetate and turn it into Beta-Hydroxybutryate for fuel, so less is present in urine as you get more keto-adapted. This is the flaw of the urine test. It only tests for acetoacetate so it will go down as your body gets more efficient at using ketones for fuel. 3 Methods for Testing Ketones Urine strips only test acetoacetate. Ketonix only tests acetone in breath. Blood Strips test for Beta-Hydroxybutryate (BHB), what your body uses for fuel. 1. Urine Test Strips Pros: Cheap. Cons: Very inaccurate in testing level of ketosis. Our bodies excrete excess ketones in two ways. Through the urine or through the breath. When you are testing for ketones in urine you will typically see higher levels in early stages of a ketogenic diet because your body isn’t using ketones for fuel yet. After you are fully Keto-Adapted (2-4 weeks or so), you will see less and less ketones in your urine because your body in now using more ketones for fuel instead of excreting them through the urine or breath. The urine test strip is also very susceptible to changes based on your state of hydration. The more hydrated you are (and we should all b Continue reading >>

Breath Acetone Meters

Breath Acetone Meters

Acetone is produced when your body is burning fat, and this can be measured in your breath. There are now a growing number of options for measuring your breath acetone. The devices vary wildly in price, and I've found some of the cheaper options can be quite effective. In all cases, how you breathe when taking a measurement is critical to getting a consistent and accurate reading. Overall, I found that measuring breath acetone to be far more convenient, and far more useful than measuring blood ketone levels. Measuring breath acetone is vastly cheaper than blood tests, and obviously less painful. This allowed me to check my ketone levels throughout the day, enabling me to find more detailed information about how my body reacts to food and exercise. The Ketonix is an FDA approved device that is designed specifically as a breath acetone meter. This is the only device that will give you an acetone reading in Parts Per Million, but is expensive and I found it to be cumbersome to use and I've experienced more erroneous readings than with cheaper devices. A cheap breathalyzer can be used as an improvised breath acetone meter. While these devices are intended to measure alcohol intoxication through breast measurement, the cheaper devices also detect acetone. This means you have to get a cheap, low quality breathalyzer, as the better devices will filter out any acetone. (I like the Greenwon AT6000, (Price Not Available)). There's another dedicated breath acetone meter called Ketometer. It's cheaper than the Ketonix, but more expensive than a cheap breathalyzer. LEVL is a remarkably expensive device for measuring breath acetone, and it requires an ongoing subscription. At the time of writing, it's$699 + $49/month, which is too expensive for me to consider. One interesting note is Continue reading >>

Ketonix Review: How Amazing Is The Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer?

Ketonix Review: How Amazing Is The Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer?

Measures ketones with breath Easy to use Reusable 30 day money-back guarantee charge it at your office, home, car More accurate than urine testing One time investment painless Measuring ketosis is a crucial factor to know how you are progressing and whether or not you are in ketosis. If you’re looking for the easiest way to do it then we have you covered with the Ketonix Breath Ketone Test Monitor. Breathe testing is a great way to know if you are in a fat burning ketosis state. We give it 3.5/5 as it’s easy to use and reusable. The Ketonix breathalyzer uses your breathe to measure the amount of acetone present and give you a reading. The product uses 4 Flashing colors to tell you what “level” you are on: Blue – no acetone. Green – small amount of acetone. Yellow – moderate amount of acetone. Red – high levels of acetone The Ketonix comes with easily cleaned mouth pieces. Each mouth piece has 3 different resistance settings. It comes with simple, easy to use software that allows different profiles on the same Ketonix device. The software is Mac and PC friendly. Product Review Accuracy: 3.5/5 This product tries to analyze ketosis via the breath. It does this via measuring the amount of acetone in the breath. Blood analysis is more accurate but doesn’t measure the actual amount of ketones in the blood either, it measures beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Price: 3/5 From an upfront perspective, this is the most expensive way to measure ketosis. However, it’s a once off price so you need to consider how often you will measure your level of ketosis. If you are going to be measure once or twice a week for only a few months then you will want to go with a different option. If you want to measure often or want to measure more than one person, you should consider t Continue reading >>

Review: Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer – Initial Impressions

Review: Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer – Initial Impressions

Review: Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer – Initial Impressions Just added a new tool to my arsenal. This new toy was the reason I started looking into the whole ketosis and false positive on alcohol breathalyzer things in the first place. I first came across this as I was wandering around the reddit/keto page where some folks were discussing this contraption. The general idea behind why the ketonix would be helpful is this: When entering ketosis, we are encouraging the body to utilize fat as fuel rather than carbohydrate (glycogen and glucose) Fat is broken down into three main ketone bodies which the body then uses for energy Beta-hydroxybutyrate: This is what is detected with blood ketone strips Acetoacetate – This is what is detected with the urine ketone strips Acetone – A break down product of acetoacetate which the body gets rid of via exhalation. Acetone is what the ketonix is detecting and quantifying. At the time of this writing there still isn’t much information out there about the ketonix, but I figured what the hell… in the spirit of n=1, if this device truly does what it says and accurately measures breath acetone levels which in turn reflects the state of ketosis, then it could end up saving a lot of money and pain from using blood ketone strips, which I am definitely in favor of. I ordered the device from www.ketonix.com which is based out of Sweden. Now I wasn’t entirely sure this wasn’t a scam, but I decided to take a leap of faith after reading through some of the forums and entered my credit card info. The total came out to $88.07 US Dollars including shipping. I received it within two weeks nicely packed in a box that included a leather pouch. The instructions are pretty simple. Connect to USB port Wait until LED turns blue Blow gently into Continue reading >>

The Ketonix

The Ketonix

The Swedish made KETONIX is a compass to help you navigate to a lifestyle that achieves ketosis and monitors your daily ketone levels. KETONIX is the first reusable breath ketone analyzer. It is a non-invasive device that detects the level of ketones in your breath indicating the strength of your ketosis. The KETONIX Software enables the user to store their breath acetone results along with other additional data including meals, exercise, body measurements and blood tests. By measuring often and observing what and how different factors affect your ketosis you can learn what food, fasting and activity triggers a raise or fall in your level of ketosis. Continue reading >>

My Experience Testing Blood Vs. Breath

My Experience Testing Blood Vs. Breath

I’ve been testing my blood for about 4 months now. After learning of a breath testing analyzer available for sale through Ketonix, I took the leap and ordered one for myself all the way from Sweden. I ordered the sport version, which is red. You can read about the difference on the Ketonix website as they explain it far better than I could! I have continued to test my blood, then use the Ketonix immediately after to see whether the two are consistent. The breath analyzer does not provide a numbered result, but instead flashes different colors to tell you whether you are have little to no acetone in your breath (blue), a small amount (green), moderate amount (yellow), or high levels (red). When my ketone levels as measured by my blood are hovering around 1.0 – 1.4 mmol, the breath analyzer flashes yellow. Yesterday I had a 3.9 mmol result from testing my blood (my highest ever and I’m still not sure why), the breath analyzer registered red, signaling a high level of acetone in my breath. For me, the correlation is good enough between breath and blood. They are measuring different things (beta hydroxybutyrate vs. acetone in your breath) so the results aren’t going to be exactly the same – it’s like comparing apples to oranges. The best part is how easy it is to use. You simply exhale into the analyzer and wait for a color to register. I’ll probably continue to test my blood periodically as that is one way I gauge how different foods affect my ketone levels, but the Ketonix will be my daily tester. Aside from the high up front cost ($149 plus shipping), you will save a lot of money in the long run as compared to purchasing ketone blood testing strips that cost close to $5/piece and are very sensitive to error (I’ve ruined about $50 worth inadvertently over Continue reading >>

5 Ways To Measure Your Ketones

5 Ways To Measure Your Ketones

5 Ways to Measure Your Ketones A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. A ketogenic diet trains the individual’s metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This is called fat adapted, when the body has adapted to run off of fatty acids/ketones at rest. Research has demonstrated that this nutrition plan improves insulin sensitivity and reduces inflammation throughout the body. This leads to greater fat metabolism and muscle development as well as a reduced risk of chronic disease. (1, 2). I get asked all the time how to measure the state of ketosis. There are several major ways and we will discuss those in this article. Measuring Your Ketones There are three types of ketone bodies: Acetone, Acetoacetate and Beta-Hydroxybutryate (BHB). Each of these three can be tested as acetone is a ketone released through the breath, acetoacetate is a ketone released through urine and BHB is (although not technically a ketone it acts like a ketone) in the blood stream and used by the cells for energy. 1. Blood Ketone Meter This measures BHB and is considered to be the most accurate way to measure ketone bodies. These have the ability to determine the ketone level in your blood precisely but they are also pricey and invasive. Personally, I freak out every time I have to prick my finger!! The Precision Xtra blood glucose and ketone meter is a good buy at $28-$30. The expensive part is the ketone test strips here which can cost $4 each. If you are looking at testing yourself every day it is going to cost you $120 a month and the $30 meter. Here is a starter kit you can get on Amazon Most people will enter into a light nutritional ketosis (between 0.5-1.0 mmol/L on the meter) within two or three days. It typically takes Continue reading >>

My Ketonix Has Arrived (updated)

My Ketonix Has Arrived (updated)

Last updated on April 14th, 2017 Unboxing of my Ketonix 2015 I opened the mailbox today to find that my Ketonix 2015 Blue had arrived from Sweden. The arrival of a new gadget is always a cause for celebration. In this case, I was also relieved. I ordered the Ketonix via the company’s website on April 23, selecting the regular “letter” type shipping, so I figured it would take a while to get here. But as the days, and then the weeks, went by, I started to wonder. It’s a long way from Sweden to Michigan (as my great great grandparents discovered). Anything could happen to a little box. But the Ketonix 2015 got here in one piece and in working order. Yes, I took a chance ordering it to be shipped by regular mail, as Anita casually pointed out a couple of times, but it all worked out. Just call me Lucky Jim! I have no commercial interest in the company, nor any affiliate relationship, and paid the full retail price, which is $149 for the Ketonix 2015 model. The regular (lowest cost) shipping was another $10. The Ketonix is more expensive than a blood ketone monitor, but unlike the blood monitors, you can use the Ketonix repeatedly without the need for pricey test strips. Also, you don’t have to keep pricking a finger to draw blood. Initial Impression The Ketonix measures acetone in your breath. A high acetone level is an indicator that your body is using ketones for fuel, which means it is, or could be, burning body fat. Set up is easy. You download a small program to your computer, create a simple profile, plug the Ketonix into a USB port, give it a few minutes to initialize, click “start,” and then blow (exhale) into the unit. My first blow indicated a high acetone level (color-code red), which correlates with a state of ketosis. Anita tried it, and blew a m Continue reading >>

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