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Author Topic: Nutritional ketosis and measuring ketones  (Read 345 times)

Offline Shanny

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Re: Nutritional ketosis and measuring ketones
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 12:36:35 PM »
I'd love to get a keto monitor but the price of strips!! And I thought BG strips were expensive WOW
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Re: Nutritional ketosis and measuring ketones
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 12:52:15 PM »
I think Walkerwally1 has the ketonix breath analyzer, which is pretty pricey at the outset, but is a one-time only expense. Maybe he'll stop by this thread & post more & better information! How about it, Wally?  ;D

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Re: Nutritional ketosis and measuring ketones
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 06:13:46 PM »
I'd love to get a keto monitor but the price of strips!! And I thought BG strips were expensive WOW

I have the Precision X-tra monitor that can measure both blood glucose and ketones.  The place where I found the best price on the ketone strips was eBay.  A national chain drugstore charged me more than three times what I paid at eBay.  Since I use insulin having the ketone strips on hand is a good thing.
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Re: Nutritional ketosis and measuring ketones
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 08:37:34 PM »
I have the Ketonix breathalyser. But I haven't used it for nearly 3 months now. Because I know that I've been bad & mostly out of Ketosis. Besides, I don't think that the ketonix is a ver accurate or reliable system. The blood ketones are a better measure any day. I also use the urine strips which are a cheap handy (not very accurate) way to know.
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Re: Nutritional ketosis and measuring ketones
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 12:01:21 PM »
I do have the Ketonix and it works quite well.  I think the new model is $150 but you can check at ketonix.com.  When I first started LCHF I got the Precision Xtra blood ketone meter and I agree the cost of strips are way high.  I have also found better buys on ebay but it seems hip or miss.  I bought the Ketonix a bit over a year ago and when they came out with the new model I sent mine for an upgrade.  The thing I like about the new model is that it sends a results to the website and you can log in and print it out.  On the other side I don't use it much anymore because I don't have any surprises anymore.  I keep my diet and bg quite constant and I am always in ketosis so I don't really see a need to check it anymore.  When first starting out on a ketogenic diet it can rally be useful to check your status and I checked often.
The Ketonix measures Acetone which is one of the three ketones.  The blood ketone meters measure ╬▓HOB which is the ketone found in the blood.  Using both of them will give you a different percentage of ketones but there is a reason for that and while they don't match it still is a good way to test for the state of ketosis.  A trip to the Ketonix website should be helpful in answering many questions.
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