If you are on a keto diet, a new, smart and portable meter can measure your ketone level with just a three second breath.
The KetoScan Mini is an electronic tester that works with a mobile app so that all ketone test results can be tracked from a smartphone.
The KetoScan Mini eliminates the need for invasive and unpleasant urine and blood tests, measuring breath acetone concentration up to 99 parts per million.
The simple test can be done at home, in the gym, after a swim or jog or anywhere a fat loss result is required.
There are several versions of the ketogenic diet, with the most common being a very low-carb, high-fat diet that involves reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This diet allows the body to start burning fat instead of glucose and can help people lose weight. This reduction in carbs puts a body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
It is recommended that anyone undertaking a keto diet first seeks advice from their GP.
The highly accurate KetoScan Mini from Andatech is 10 times more sensitive to ethanol and 50 times more sensitive to hydrogen than other sensors. It is designed to detect acetone (ketone) concentration and ignore other gasses that can contaminate the results.
The more fat that is metabolised into energy, the higher the levels of ketone in the breath. A Ketone Levels Chart is provided with the device that shows 13 ketosis levels along with an acetone reading, which is an indication of body fat lipolysis and ketone generation.
Email and share results
With people who are on an exercise program or being coached on their dietary intake, ketone test results can be emailed to the coach, personal trainer or even physician.
Results can also be shared with diet and fitness buddies with the KetoScan app displaying weekly rankings between two and more people, which can help motivate everyone to reach their goals.
In monitoring all results, the device and app keeps all historical quantitative data on measuring ketosis and fat loss.
Pairing with the KetoScan mobile app allows users to synchronise to iOS Health, Samsung Health and Google Fit, which can help users better reach their fitness and weight loss goals.
The ability for self-diagnosis of ketosis is easy with the KetoScan Mini and app. To maintain its accuracy, it notifies the user when calibration is required, which is needed after 300 tests. The device will lock after 320 tests to prevent it from providing inaccurate results.
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