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Just tried my brand new Ketonix.


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Old 05-22-2014, 22:49   #1
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Default Just tried my brand new Ketonix.

I am excited about my new Ketonix. I plugged it into a USB charging battery and waited for the colors to stabilize. Then I rinsed my mouth out with water. Took the recommend breath and used a stop watch (iPhone) to measure a 20 second exhale. My last meal was 4 hours ago and I haven't had any alcohol.

The result is solid blue- which is good
Blue light: Zero to low production of ketones
Green light: Low production of ketones (~ 5 PPM)
Yellow light: Moderate production of ketones (~ 10 PPM)
Red light: High production of ketones (~ 20 PPM)

I have been averaging 36-38 grams of carbs a day the last 2 weeks. In a way I would have expected this result because of the Blood Sugars, weight and body fat changes I have seen.

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Now I'm confused. I thought the point was to be in green-yellow-red? It was my understanding that being in nutritional ketosis meant we should be seeing breath ketones?

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Actually, blue means no ketones at all. Which isn't good if your BG is low and you're low carbing it to lose weight. You want at least green.

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low/green is okay - low level of ketosis.
But moderate/amber is better
red/high is the best.

Greko - isn't it great when right away you see good results. Way to go.

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low/green is okay - low level of ketosis.
But moderate/amber is better
red/high is the best.

Greko - isn't it great when right away you see good results. Way to go.
Yes. Blue is great and I will take green also I have developed a knee problem and my weight/body fat/ blood sugar was inching up because I wasn't exercising LCHF really came through. I had been averaging about 80 grams of carbs a day, but it wasn't good enough. All my measurements seem to be in a good direction and I am feeling great!!

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From my limited two weeks' experience, if I maintain at least the moderate range, I am not gaining weight and am slowly losing. (I don't think blue means anything - the info on the device says "none to very slight trace of ketones".

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What we are trying to achieve is higher levels of ketones. 'None to very slight traces' aren't doing us much good - we're burning these for energy now, instead of glucose, so we need high levels.

It's only as regards DKA that high levels are bad, but that only happens when high ketones collide with high blood sugar.

LCHF keeps our blood sugar low and our ketones high - this is called nutritional ketosis. See what we're saying, Greg? High levels are good - low levels not so good.




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Well I only have a single data point. Two weeks is a long time, relatively. Because I log all my food etcetera it will be interesting to see how my measurements go. I simply have no idea what will happen!

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What we are trying to achieve is higher levels of ketones. 'None to very slight traces' aren't doing us much good - we're burning these for energy now, instead of glucose, so we need high levels.

It's only as regards DKA that high levels are bad, but that only happens when high ketones collide with high blood sugar.

LCHF keeps our blood sugar low and our ketones high - this is called nutritional ketosis. See what we're saying, Greg? High levels are good - low levels not so good.
Shanny, I am embarrassed because I have it exactly backwards. When I woke up this morning, before I saw your post, it occurred to me, I was mistaken. I think in my exuberance with my "new toy" had me not think.

Anyway I blew a yellow this morning and my BS was 90. Thanks for pointing out my error.

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