Fat Loss or Weight Loss?
Studies have shown that overweight or obesity may be one of the main causes of many chronic diseases and some cancers. Overweight and obesity are defined by the World Health Organization as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may damage health. In order to improve the health problems caused by fat accumulation, many people adopt different methods (such as fasting, ketogenic diet, or intake of ketogenic supplements) to induce the body into ketosis.
Since ketosis could be affected by the individual's gender, age, weight, physical fitness, body function, health status, nutrient absorption, stress, quality and length of sleep, etc., the degree of ketosis in the treatment and improvement of various diseases is different. A reliable measurement of ketosis (3-80ppm) can let you know your body's ketone status and assist your doctors and nutritionists to set up/adjust the optimal low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet therapy for you in time to achieve your healthy plan.
Range of Ketosis
Different from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), ketosis is a natural metabolic state of healthy people. Under ketosis, the fat metabolism mechanism in liver is activated, which converts body fat tissue and dietary fat into a kind of bioenergy called ketone body, and then burns the ketone body to obtain energy. As a result, the body begins to consume fats which not only helps to lose weight, but also improves the body's fat metabolism function to achieve lifespan.
Over the past two decades, clinical studies suggested that maintaining the state of “therapeutic ketosis” could effectively improve a series of chronic diseases such as obesity, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, etc. There are also many positive reports for other applications such as treatment of acne, cancer, cognitive impairment (brain degeneration), non-alcoholic fatty liver, rare metabolic diseases, etc.
Breath Ketone is an irreversible final product of fat metabolism (ketosis). It can be used as an indicator for fat burn.
How KetoMetrics Works
Different from conventional metal-oxide based meters, our ketosis indicator analyzer is highly selective to breath ketone without any interactions with other volatile organic compounds (VOC) gases including ethanol and methanol.
Thus the consumption of alcohol and high-carb food (e.g. rice & bread) does not affect the accuracy of the measurement.