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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 >>

Ketonix Review

Ketonix Review

I picked up the Ketonix Acetone Breathalyzer a little over a month ago and have been playing with it ever since. I wanted to know how accurate it was in detecting ketosis compared to the current gold standard, which are blood levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA). I purchased this device directly from the source at www.ketonix.com based out of Sweden. The system I use to test my blood levels of BHOB is the Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and Ketone Meter (if you want to find out where to pick up strips for this you can check out this post). The way the ketonix works is very simple. You just have to blow into the mouth piece. That’s it! Then the machine displays a certain colored LED light which corresponds to a certain breath acetone range. The device itself is about the size of a large marker. The USB cord is attached at the base. The cord itself is about 3 feet in length, giving plenty of slack when testing. The mouthpiece is detachable which makes it easy to wash, especially since the portion containing the electronics is not supposed to come into contact with water. It’s important to know that when reattaching the mouthpiece, there are tiny round cutouts in the plastic that need to be lined up in order to release the air the you blow into it. If these aren’t lined up, the air will have no where to go, and it will feel like you’re blowing into a closed system. I’m a little embarrassed to say that it took me a few tries of blowing into it with the air not moving anywhere to figure this out… Here are the official instructions on the label affixed to the device: Connect to USB port Wait until LED turns blue Blow gently into mouthpiece for 10-20 seconds Read color after 30 seconds This is what each different colored LED represents: Blue = 0 – 150 nmol/L Green Continue reading >>

Akers Introduces New Rapid Breath Tests

Akers Introduces New Rapid Breath Tests

For immediate release: 12 May 2015 Akers Biosciences Introduces New Rapid Breath Ketone and Oxidative Stress Tests to the Health and Wellness Industry Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) (AIM: AKR.L), ("Akers Bio" or the "Company"), a medical device company focused on reducing the cost of healthcare through faster, easier diagnostics, introduced two new breath tests to the U.S. market from the Company's Akers Wellness division at the World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Hollywood, Florida, USA last week. BreathScan® OxiChekTM ("OxiChek™") and BreathScan® KetoChekTM ("KetoChek™"), together with the Bluetooth®-enabled reading device, BreathScan LyncTM - which synchs via an app on any mobile device - will enable users to monitor trends in critical metabolic processes. The products will provide healthcare professionals, suppliers of nutritional supplements and weight loss plans, as well as health coaches, the ability to more effectively demonstrate, monitor and adjust the efficacy of their products and the progress of their clients. These products may also provide such customers with an opportunity for significant revenue enhancement through distribution for in-office and at-home use of the devices. OxiChek™ is the first disposable breath test to rapidly determine levels of oxidative stress (free radicals) in the body. OxiChek™ measures the most abundant free radicals, including superoxides, hydrogen peroxide and aldehydes - unlike some pre-existing devices which measure only one. Frequent use of OxiChek™ may help users comply with and adhere to their regimen of nutritional supplementation for management of oxidative stress, which is implicated in many diseases including cardiac, cancer and arthritic diseases. KetoChek™ is a second generation enhanceme Continue reading >>

Disposable Breath Ketone Test - Ketosis Analyzer For Fat Burning, Diets & Weight Loss - No Testing Strips & No Blood Or Urine Samples Required - Best Easy-to-use Ketogenic Monitor By Metron - 10 Pack

Disposable Breath Ketone Test - Ketosis Analyzer For Fat Burning, Diets & Weight Loss - No Testing Strips & No Blood Or Urine Samples Required - Best Easy-to-use Ketogenic Monitor By Metron - 10 Pack

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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 >>

Japanese Researchers Create Smartphone Ketone Meter

Japanese Researchers Create Smartphone Ketone Meter

Researchers at Japan’s giant telecom, NTT Docomo, recently created a smartphone ketone (acetone) reader that may help low carb and ketogenic dieters stay aware of how their food choices affect their nutritional ketosis. Currently, the best approach for doing this is quite expensive: serum ketone monitoring. With ketone test strips running between $2-$5 USD a strip, measuring even once or twice a day with a device like the Abbot Laboratories Precision Xtra Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System can be a costly proposition. The alternative, of course, is cheaper but less meaningful ketostix that measure one type of ketone that is secreted in the urine, to varying degrees. (For additional background on ketosis and measuring ketones, see Why You Need To Stop Worrying About The Color Of Your Ketostix.) But if the researchers at NTT Docomo have their way, the cruel economics of ketone testing may change for the better: Acetone contained in our exhaled breath is a metabolic product of the breakdown of body fat and is expected to be a good indicator of fat-burning. Typically, gas chromatography or mass spectrometry are used to measure low-concentration compounds in breath but such large instruments are not suitable for daily use by diet-conscious people. Here, we prototype a portable breath acetone analyzer that has two types of semiconductor-based gas sensors with different sensitivity characteristics, enabling the acetone concentration to be calculated while taking into account the presence of ethanol, hydrogen, and humidity (source). Finally, the prospect of ketone measurements that won’t break the bank. The paper is an interesting read. Mind you, while this is encouraging news, we’re a long way from having consumer devices available for us to use. In fact, it may be tha Continue reading >>

Akers Biosciences Launches Metron® – The First And Only Disposable Breath Ketone Test

Akers Biosciences Launches Metron® – The First And Only Disposable Breath Ketone Test

THOROFARE, N.J., Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKER) (AIM:AKR.L), ("Akers Bio" or the "Company"), a medical device company focused on reducing the cost of healthcare through faster, easier diagnostics, announces that sales of the Company's consumer-focused METRON® Breath Ketone Test - the first and only disposable breath ketone test - have commenced through the Amazon Marketplace and via the Company's online sales portal www.metron.akersbio.com. This marks the first of a number of channels through which the Company intends to commercialize its transformative line of health and wellness products based on its proprietary MPC® Biosensor technology for evaluating exhaled breath. The METRON® Breath Ketone Test, part of the Akers Wellness line, is the only disposable breath-based diagnostic device that rapidly determines if the subject is in ketosis. Ketosis is a fat-burning state where the body breaks down body fat for energy. Not only is ketosis a desirable state for the millions of people interested in weight loss, it is also important to fitness enthusiasts as a means of monitoring an efficient metabolism for training and sporting events. Studies have also suggested that it is beneficial for many other health-related concerns. Ketosis can be affected by several factors, thus it is important to evaluate your ketogenic state regularly if fat loss or a fat burning metabolism is your goal. While there are competitive tests currently available, each has significant drawbacks which hinder their effectiveness. For example, although urinary dipstick ketone tests are inexpensive, the results of these tests are not necessarily related to physiological levels of ketones, and may not even be indicative of the presence or absence of ketosis over Continue reading >>

The Best Ketone Meters To Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

The Best Ketone Meters To Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

The goal of a high-fat, low-carb diet is to get into a state called Ketosis where the body burns fat as fuel rather than using glucose as its source of energy. Types of Ketone Meters There are several types of ketone meters available that monitor ketosis in vastly different ways, some more accurate than others and some more convenient others. We’ll discuss 3 types of Ketone Meters available starting with the best on the market today in 2017. Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer The Ketonix breath analyser doesn’t use any blood glucose test or test strip, it works by analysing acetone on your breath that your body produces when you’re in a state of ketosis. The Ketonix is slightly less accurate as blood ketone and glucose meters are per test. But they are more convenient With the Ketonix, you can test yourself an unlimited amount of times, hourly if you like. Which is ideal if you want to see how various foods effect ketosis after you’ve eaten them or even the effects exercise has. The Ketonix is affordable when you take into account the price of test strips for blood monitors. (Many companies give away cheap versions of blood monitors but make their money on testing strips). The Ketonix has no test strips and requires no further outlay. Ketonix also comes with software that will keep a log and also calibrates the device to the optimal settings for your goals. If you’re trying to monitor ketones under conditions such as athletic performance, weight loss, diabetes, alzheimer’s or epilepsy. The Ketonix adjusts its settings to test whether you’re in the ideal range for that condition. The Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer is a one-off payment you can read more & check them out here. Blood Ketone Meter One of the best & most precise ways of monitoring ketosis is with a Continue reading >>

Disposable Breath Ketone Test - Ketosis Analyzer For Fat Burning, Diets & Weight Loss - No Testing Strips & No Blood Or Urine Samples Required - Best Easy-to-use Ketogenic Monitor By Metron - 10 Pack

Disposable Breath Ketone Test - Ketosis Analyzer For Fat Burning, Diets & Weight Loss - No Testing Strips & No Blood Or Urine Samples Required - Best Easy-to-use Ketogenic Monitor By Metron - 10 Pack

Product Highlights Test Your Ketogenic State The Easy Way - METRON is the first and only disposable breath test that monitors nutritional ketosis (fat burning) in the body. Within minutes, this easy-to-use ketone analyzer will provide accurate and dependable results. No Blood or Urine Samples Necessary - Unlike test sticks or strips, METRON Breath Ketone Test doesn't require blood draws or inconvenient urine samples to measure whether you are in a state of ketosis to support your weight loss goals. Here's How it Works: METRON uses patented Micro Particle Catalyzed (MPC) Biosensor technology to provide accurate, on-the-fly ketosis analysis in less than three minutes. Simply blow into your disposable METRON tube for 30 seconds and follow a few easy steps to get your color-coded ketone analysis. For Fast & Frequent Testing - Comes as 10 individually wrapped METRON® test tubes for ultimate convenience when frequent testing is needed. Simply put, this advanced ketone testing method will help you determine your metabolic fat-burning state anytime you need it. Get the Reliable Results You Need - Urine ketone tests simply aren't as pleasant, convenient or as reliable to use when compared to METRON Breath Ketone Test, which has been shown to be a dependable and highly accurate predictor of ketones for anyone on a ketogenic diet. If you are trying to achieve a fat-burning, ketogenic state, then METRON is a critical tool to assess if you have reached, and continue to stay at, your goal. For a rapid and convenient way to accurately measure ketones to determine if you are in a state of nutritional ketosis, choose the METRON Breath Ketone Test METRON does not require blood draws or inconvenient urine samples, just your breath! And since breath acetone is highly correlated with the k Continue reading >>

Breath Ketone Meters

Breath Ketone Meters

I heard Jimmy Moore mention that he is getting a breath ketone meter. I'd like to stop pricking my fingers so much, so I'm interested. Do these work? Anyone out there have one? And how do you get one? Or are they just insanely expensive and not an option for most? 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 >>

Akers Biosciences Launches Metron(r) - The First And Only Disposable Breath Ketone Test

Akers Biosciences Launches Metron(r) - The First And Only Disposable Breath Ketone Test

THOROFARE, N.J., Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKER) (AIM:AKR.L), ("Akers Bio" or the "Company"), a medical device company focused on reducing the cost of healthcare through faster, easier diagnostics, announces that sales of the Company's consumer-focused METRON® Breath Ketone Test - the first and only disposable breath ketone test - have commenced through the Amazon Marketplace and via the Company's online sales portal www.metron.akersbio.com. This marks the first of a number of channels through which the Company intends to commercialize its transformative line of health and wellness products based on its proprietary MPC® Biosensor technology for evaluating exhaled breath. The METRON® Breath Ketone Test, part of the Akers Wellness line, is the only disposable breath-based diagnostic device that rapidly determines if the subject is in ketosis. Ketosis is a fat-burning state where the body breaks down body fat for energy. Not only is ketosis a desirable state for the millions of people interested in weight loss, it is also important to fitness enthusiasts as a means of monitoring an efficient metabolism for training and sporting events. Studies have also suggested that it is beneficial for many other health-related concerns. Ketosis can be affected by several factors, thus it is important to evaluate your ketogenic state regularly if fat loss or a fat burning metabolism is your goal. While there are competitive tests currently available, each has significant drawbacks which hinder their effectiveness. For example, although urinary dipstick ketone tests are inexpensive, the results of these tests are not necessarily related to physiological levels of ketones, and may not even be indicative of the presence or absence of ketosis over Continue reading >>

Akers Biosciences Issued European Patent Protection For Breath Ketone Detector

Akers Biosciences Issued European Patent Protection For Breath Ketone Detector

THOROFARE, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) - Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) (AIM: AKR), ("Akers Bio" or the "Company"), a developer of rapid health information technologies, announces that the European Patent Office has issued a patent covering the Company's Breath Ketone Detector (EP 2684025) (the "Patent"), the Company's single-use, non-invasive, breath device to rapidly monitor ketone levels. Akers Bio was granted U.S. patent protection covering the same technology in 2014. The Patent protects both the methods and devices related to the Breath Ketone Detector. The Breath Ketone Detector was developed utilizing Akers Bio's proprietary MPC Biosensor Technology platform which facilitates the rapid identification of medical or metabolic conditions through biomarkers in exhaled breath condensate. Ketones are acids which have the potential to build up in the body causing a condition referred to as ketosis. An extreme form of this condition is a life-threatening medical emergency called ketoacidosis. At-risk populations for this severe form of ketosis include those with diabetes, and people who subscribe to restrictive ketogenic diets for epilepsy management or to obtain aggressive weight loss results. The Company's Breath Ketone Detector technology is a first-in-class device that detects the presence of ketones in a person's breath condensate. Ketones are present in the blood and breath before they can be detected in urine, making this a highly desirable screening method -- both in terms of cost and comfort -- when compared to invasive blood tests. Akers Bio has developed three applications to date for the Breath Ketone Detector which will be marketed as BreathScan® DKA -- for real-time monitoring and diagnostic use by diabetics (subject to regulatory clearance); Continue reading >>

Akers Biosciences Introduces New Rapid Breath Ketone And Oxidative Stress Tests To The Health And Wellness Industry

Akers Biosciences Introduces New Rapid Breath Ketone And Oxidative Stress Tests To The Health And Wellness Industry

Akers Biosciences, Inc., a medical device company focused on reducing the cost of healthcare through faster, easier diagnostics, introduced two new breath tests to the U.S. market from the Company's Akers Wellness division at the World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Hollywood, Florida, USA last week. BreathScan(R) OxiChek(TM) ("OxiChek(TM)") and BreathScan(R) KetoChek(TM) ("KetoChek(TM)"), together with the Bluetooth(R)-enabled reading device, BreathScan Lync(TM) - which synchs via an app on any mobile device - will enable users to monitor trends in critical metabolic processes. The products will provide healthcare professionals, suppliers of nutritional supplements and weight loss plans, as well as health coaches, the ability to more effectively demonstrate, monitor and adjust the efficacy of their products and the progress of their clients. These products may also provide such customers with an opportunity for significant revenue enhancement through distribution for in-office and at-home use of the devices. OxiChek(TM) is the first disposable breath test to rapidly determine levels of oxidative stress (free radicals) in the body. OxiChek(TM) measures the most abundant free radicals, including superoxides, hydrogen peroxide and aldehydes - unlike some pre-existing devices which measure only one. Frequent use of OxiChek(TM) may help users comply with and adhere to their regimen of nutritional supplementation for management of oxidative stress, which is implicated in many diseases including cardiac, cancer and arthritic diseases. KetoChek(TM) is a second generation enhancement of the Company's METRON(R) breath ketone test. KetoChek(TM), to our knowledge, is the only disposable breath-based diagnostic device that provides rapid, quantitative assessment of the presence Continue reading >>

The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment – Can You Go Low-carb And Be A Fast Endurance Athlete Without Destroying Your Body?

The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment – Can You Go Low-carb And Be A Fast Endurance Athlete Without Destroying Your Body?

For the next 12 weeks, I am going into self-experimental, bio-hacking guinea pig mode in preparation for Ironman Canada in Whistler on August 25. It’s called the “Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment”, and in just a moment, I’m going to spill all the beans for you. I’ll show you a sample ketogenic training diet, a sample minimalist training week using time-saving underground training techniques, and reveal the secret weapons I’m going to use to enhance my fat-burning and training results. But first…why the heck would YOU even want to try a low-carb, ketogenic diet for something like an Ironman triathlon? Or a marathon, Crossfit training routine, hard swim workouts, multi-day cycling stage race, or anything else that is energetically demanding and requires moderate doses of endurance? There are three main reasons for using a low-carb, ketogenic diet. 1) Metabolic superiority of using fats as a fuel. Peter Attia really gets into this in the excellent blog post on “Ketosis – Advantaged or Misunderstood State?“, in which he explains how being in a ketogenic state vastly enhances your lipolysis (fat burning efficicency), your aerobic capacity and your muscular endurance, including significant increases in aerobic power and efficiency in several groups of elite athletes (e.g., Olympians) across multiple physical tasks maximally stressing the aerobic system. Go read his post to dig into this stuff. For this very reason, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been investigating ketogenesis as a secret weapon for boosting soldiers’ mental and physical performance under battlefield conditions. Why? Because as a soldier’s blood glucose drops, they became confused and sometimes ended up shooting their own side. So they tested a highly Continue reading >>

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