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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 >>

A Breathalyzer That Knows When You’re Burning Fat

A Breathalyzer That Knows When You’re Burning Fat

Monitoring acetone in breath could tell dieters whether their efforts are paying off. Dieters don’t have convenient ways to quickly and accurately know if their diet and exercise efforts are burning off fat. People trying to lose weight may not always be able to tell whether a new diet or exercise regime is having the hoped-for fat-burning effects. Researchers at Japan’s NTT Docomo, the country’s largest mobile-phone provider, may have a solution—a smartphone-connected device that measures acetone in the breath as a sign of fat-burning. The exhaled breath of people who are burning fat contains comparatively high levels of the gas acetone. That’s because when fatty acids are broken down, one of the end products is acetone, which is released into the blood and through the lungs in breath. By monitoring acetone concentration, dieters could get a more accurate sense of whether their efforts are working. “Enabling users to monitor the state of fat-burning could play a pivotal role in daily diet management,” says NTT Docomo’s Tsuguyoshi Toyooka. Current methods of monitoring fat burn are not practical for home or outdoor use, says Toyooka. The portable device could help dieters adjust the conditions of their caloric intake and exercise load to maximize weight loss. In a study published in the Journal of Breath Research in July, Toyooka and colleagues report a palm-sized device that uses two types of semiconductor-based gas sensors to measure acetone in breath. The device hooks up to a smartphone through a wire or Bluetooth and gives users an answer to their (fat) burning question in 10 seconds. The researchers tested the device in 17 overweight adults. Over two weeks, around a third of the volunteers took on light daily exercise, another third exercised a simi 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 Know If You’re In Ketosis: A Guide To Testing Ketone Levels

How To Know If You’re In Ketosis: A Guide To Testing Ketone Levels

Ketosis can be a powerful way to use your metabolism for fat loss, mental output, physical performance as well as many other health benefits. But how do you know if you’re actually in ketosis? As the old adage goes “test, don’t guess” when it comes to your health. In this guide, we’ll show exactly how to test your ketone levels to know if you’re in ketosis so you can make sure you’re getting all of the benefits that ketosis has to offer. There are three primary forms of ketones in your body, acetone, acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutryate. Each of these compounds do different things in the metabolism of ketosis and can be tested individually with differing techniques. Not all measurement is created equally, however, and some can be better than others for different purposes or times. The three different ketone bodies can be measured when they spill over into three different areas of your body: your breath, urine or blood. The good news is that all of these ketone level measurements can be done at home, by yourself. You don’t have to go to any lab or use any fancy high tech equipment. Tracking diligently, at least when you’re getting used to ketosis based diets, is important so you know how much you react to different variables like exercise, type and amount of food, and amounts of exogenous ketone supplements. Also, the optimal level of ketones for specific goals can vary per person. Knowing the amount where you thrive in the goal you want to achieve (and consistently checking if you’re hitting that amount) is the fastest way to reach your goals. Testing levels of ketones with urine strips (acetoacetate) One of the ketone bodies, acetoacetate, can be measured directly in the urine if they are in excessive levels. The way metabolic substrates get into 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 >>

Low-carbers Beware The Breathalyzer

Low-carbers Beware The Breathalyzer

A recent article in the International Journal of Obesity should give low-carbers cause for a little alarm. Here is what happened to a man in Sweden on a low-carb diet: We report a case of a 59-year-old man, body mass index 26.6 kg/m2, who began a weight reduction program, partly because of knee pains but also because he was a glider pilot where weight is important. He used a Swedish textbook on obesity treatment written by S Rössner together with the commonly used Swedish VLCD [very low calorie diet] Nutrilett (Cederroths, Stockholm, Sweden), 5 packets/day for 3 weeks, which is an approved standard regimen. This treatment resulted in a weight loss of 7 kg. During dieting, the man discovered that an alcohol ignition interlock device, installed in an official company car, indicated that he had consumed alcohol and the vehicle failed to start. This was confusing because the man was a life-long teetotaller and was therefore both surprised and upset by the result. As he had been supervising private aviation he had access to a second breath-alcohol analyzer, which indicated a simultaneous BAC ranging from 0.01 to 0.02 g/100 ml. A VLCD diet (very-low-calorie diet, a protein-sparing modified fast) contains mainly protein along with a small amount of carbohydrate and very few calories, usually fewer than 1000 per day. Just about anyone going on one of these diets will soon be in producing ketone bodies at a pretty high rate. But the same goes for a more traditional low-carb diet as well. If carbs are kept at a low level, ketosis will occur. In fact, it’s desired. Ketone bodies are water-soluble products of fat metabolism. The body has three ways of dealing with ketones: it can burn them for energy (which it does with great success), it can release them in the urine (which is 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

First Reusable Breath Ketone Analyzer

First Reusable Breath Ketone Analyzer

Sweden/International1) shop, buy here in - Ketonix Webshop , Sverige/Internationella1) shopen, köp i - Ketonix Webshop eller på CDON.COM - www.cdon.se Nordens största varuhus! If you rather want to shop in your region and get the local support Here are the current distributors, authorized dealers and sales channels for Ketonix out in the world, check back here for updates. Australia and New Zealand - ketonix.com.au Germany - www.amazon.de ----------------------------- 1) Due to restrictions on the transport of batteries, we can only ship products with battery to some countries: Here is a list of countries we can send to from our international site: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain,United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Macedoni, Malaysia, Maldives, Martinique, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates,United States, Viet Nam Continue reading >>

Using Ketonix Breath Testing For Nutritional Ketosis Review

Using Ketonix Breath Testing For Nutritional Ketosis Review

If you have been a reader of the site before, you’ll know that I used the concepts from the Bulletproof diet and a lot Bulletproof coffee to help put me into nutritional ketosis and lose a bucket load of weight. That sent me down the should I be checking for ketones, but also thinking well if I’m eating (and drinking) so much saturated fat have I reached and maintained a level of nutritional ketosis? I really wanted to know too as nutritional ketosis (not diabetic ketosis!!) is meant to be the place where your brain is meant to work better. It is also the place where, if you do suffer epileptic seizures, that it helps to reduce the frequency of them. Now I don’t have epilepsy, but I do like the idea I am helping my central nervous system function at a better state. That is another reason why I experiment with and do take various supplements, like unfair advantage, adaptogenic herbs and nootropics for the brain. (more on those to come) Use “BIOHACKER” to get a discount at checkout – valid until the end of July 2017. Blood Vs Breath Ketones Testing I think a lot of people try guess when they have hit the magical place called nutritional ketosis. However, we learnt from ketone researcher Dr Brianna Stubbs interview that the three ways to measure ketone levels are using either blood strips, urine testing strips or breath acetone levels. Measuring acetone levels in your breath is the new kid on the block for testing ketone levels.. Now I think that is awesome not having to prick or finger all the time and also saving on not buying ketone strips from a pharmacy. Why Acetone Breath Levels Are Best Listen to Michel Lundell’s interview on episode 14 of the Biohackers Lab podcast. He explains from his tests why he feels measuring breath acetone levels is better than Continue reading >>

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