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Take Control of Your Keto Diet with life2O Ketone Urine Test Strips
Keto Diet & Testing: The Science Behind Ketosis
The body converts carbohydrates to sugar (glucose) which is used for fuel, left-over fuel is stored as fat. If carbs are restricted by a low-carb diet, fasting, or even prolonged exercise, blood sugar will fall and the body will begin to burn stored fat as a means of fuel. This physiological state is called Ketosis.
During ketosis, fatty acids are released from fat deposits and circulated through the bloodstream. When they enter the liver they are converted into ketones. The ketones are then delivered to tissues and organs by the bloodstream where they are metabolized for energy.
Certain types of ketones are captured by the kidneys and discharged from the body through urine. Ketone urine test strips can be used to detect ketone levels. If the levels are above 1.0 mmol/l, the body is in ketosis and burning fat.
Expect Urine Ketone Levels to Drop After Keto Adaptation
Keto-adaptation is the process the body goes through as it changes from using primarily glucose for energy to using fat.Once sugar becomes depleted, organs begin the process of adapting to using ketones as its main fuel. This transition may cause a period of fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness, “brain fog,” headaches, irritability, muscle cramps, and nausea. After 4-5 weeks the body will adapt to the new fuel source and become keto-adapted.
Ketone Urine Test Strips only measure the acetoacetate type of ketones and are primarily used by diabetics and low-carb dieters. This type of ketone is not readily usable by the body so it is dumped out through urine. Those just starting on the keto diet will see a higher level of urine ketones compared to once the body keto-adapts. This is because fewer ketones are discarded as they will be used for fuel.
Don’t be discouraged when this happens, you are still in ketosis. However, you will see faint lower values and more faint shades of pink/purple on the urine test strips. If you drop out of ketosis and re-enter you will see an increase in ketone levels for a period, just like when the diet was first started.
3 Things That You May Not Know About the Keto Diet
1. The Keto Diet Wasn’t Originally Developed for Weight Loss. In the 1920s, the Keto Diet was developed to treat epilepsy. Since then, it’s been used for medical treatments on and off, including for diabetes.
2. This Diet is Extra Low Carb Compared to Other Options. For the keto diet to work, your body has to be deprived of carbs so that it will burn fat for fuel. That means this diet restricts you to 50 grams of carbohydrates (including fruits and veggies) a day, which is less than most other low-carb diets.
3. Keto Flu is One of the Diet’s Possible Side Effects. Although it’s not really the flu, the “keto flu” is a side effect of ketosis that makes some people feel sick for the first week of the diet.
Range: 0 – 16 mmol / l
Expected Results: Neg. – Trace
Ketosis: Low – Moderate
High Levels are Dangerous
Time to Read: 40 seconds
Active Ingredient: 7.1% W/W Sodium Nitroprusside
Falling Out of Ketosis?
Easily find out which foods are kicking you out of ketosis, test yourself 3-5 hours after eating.
Manage Your Keto Diet
Optimal Ketone Values
Lighter colors indicate negative to trace amounts of ketosis while darker colors indicate higher levels of ketosis. However, this does not mean that dark levels are a desirable state. A low-to-moderate level is often linked to a better overall diet.
Best Time to Test
Ketone levels in urine do not necessarily match with ketone levels in blood. Ketone urine concentration changes depending on hydration levels. You should test yourself 3 times a day when starting out on the keto diet (morning, afternoon & night) with the most important test being in the morning when you wake up.
Keep Your Product Fresh & Accurate by Following These Tips
2 Year / 90 Day Shelf-life
An unopened bottle has a shelf life of 2 years. Once the bottle is opened the shelf life is 90 days.
Store at Room Temperature
The test strips should be stored in an environment that is not too cold or too hot. Room temperature is the best.
Store in the Dark
The test strips should be kept away from sunlight and should be stored in the dark.
Close Cap Quickly
Close the bottle cap quickly right after taking out the test strips. Strips should have minimal contact with air.
Ketone Urine Test Strips Easy to Use Directions
Immerse Strip Into Urine
You can simply urinate on the test strip or urinate into a urine sample cup and then immerse the strip into the collected urine. Please make sure that the test strip does not contact urine for more than 2 seconds.
Hold Horizontal for 40 Seconds
Once the test strip has contacted urine you must hold it horizontal so that the color pads do not bleed on to each other and skew results. Wait for 40 seconds for the reactions on the color pads to take place.
Read the Results
Hold the urine test strip against the color chart on the product bottle to read the results. Make sure to record your results and see a healthcare professional if necessary.
KISS THAT WEIGHT GOODBYE – life2O Ketone Strips support ketone adaptation for both women and men, an essential part of the detox, paleo and other low-carb weight-loss diets. Know when your body enters nutritional ketosis. Dieters should test 2 times a day, others should test more often.
GET YOUR MOJO BACK – If your blood sugar levels are important and you want to know if you are in ketoacidosis, our prime dip-sticks are easier to use than glucose measurement meters (glucometer) which needs a lancet or ketone breath analyzers.
EASY TO USE AT HOME – Simple first time starter instructions with a color chart and true results within 40 seconds that are as precise as overpriced lab equipment. You can directly pee on the strip or use a urine sample cup.
ARE YOUR KETO SUPPLEMENTS WORKING? – Know if your chow, meals, keto snacks plus other keto friendly food products such as pretzels, buns, powder, ketchup mayonnaise, bars, gum, pizza crust, ice cream, shakes and bread are kicking you out of ketosis.