Why Test For Ketones?
Ketones are produced by the body as an alternative source of energy to glucose or we drink Pure Therapeutic Ketones. People like to measure to see if they are in Ketosis or how deep into ketosis they are. Measuring is not needed in most cases. If you feel good, you are in a good mood, you have better energy, clarity and focus, it is likely the ketones... But there are so many benefits that you cant feel, so some people like to measure.
There are 3 ways to test:
Test Ketones in Urine With Test Strips: As you begin producing more ketone bodies, your body will need to get rid of the excess, which is excreted in your urine. Instead of being stored back as fat, the excess ketones spill over in your urine and high ketones in urine are measured with the test strip. These are not as accurate as Blood Tests, but more convenient and affordable.
Test Ketone Levels With a Blood Meter: Measuring ketone levels in your bloodstream provides the most reliable test results because it removes factors that can distort the results, such as how drinking water can dilute urine results. Your blood composition is highly regulated and shouldn’t be affected by factors such as hydration, food consumption or becoming keto-adapted when you’ve been in ketosis for an extended period of time.
Here is the one that was recommended to us: Freestyle Optimum Neo. (Image in post)
Measure Ketosis With Breath Testing: Acetone is measured through your breath with a device by breath acetone. Typically, the more acetone detected in your breath, the further you are into ketosis. You can measure acetone on your breath using breath monitor, such as a Ketonix meter, which measures how much of the ketone is exhaled on your breath. again, not as accurate as blood testing, but cheaper than buying blood swabs all the time long term an super convenient to give you an idea of when your achieving ketosis.