INTERPRETATION

How to interpret the values (in the Ketonix App).

Here is a description of how values could be interpreted by a healthy normal person.

If you get values in the green range, you are in nutritional ketosis. This means you eat low carb and use fat as fuel (for some this nutritional ketosis also cause weight loss). This range indicates maintenance ketogenic lifestyle.

Values in the yellow range commonly is associated with caloric deficit combined with a ketogenic diet. The caloric deficit could be caused by exercise or intermittent fasting (or a combination thereof). Having values in this range (or above) is likely causing weight-loss. Getting into this range normally requires you to lower your glycogen stores. Depending on your tool to do this (exercise or fasting or both) and your current glycogen storage, it could take more or less time. 

Values in the red range (and above) indicates very high ketosis. People without diabetes or other metabolic disease will reach this range occasionally. If you have diabetes of any type, you should definitely check your blood glucose. People having diabetes should regularly check their blood sugar.

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Testing when not using a low carb/ketogenic diet

If you follow a high carb diet and want to track your ketones, we suggest you track them in the morning before breakfast. High Carb meals could for some cause a reactive / postparandial hypoglycemia. This is when your pancreas produce a to high insulin response and your glucose and insulin levels become very low. To protect your brain, ketogenesis will supply your brain with energy, hence the ketone response. A high carb meal could also for some create methane gas from bacterias breaking down carbs. Testing in the morning before breakfast would have the least effect on your breath ketones. A large glas of cold water before testing is adviced.

Examples of different tests and responses

Ketone Response to Exercise

During a workout of type weight lifting, spinning, HIIT, aerobics etc which is < hour, your body will try to increase glucose to fuel your muscles. Doing this your ketosis will decrease.

Right after the workout insulin rise and normalize your bloodsugar. A increase in insulin will result in a decrease of ketosis. It takes about an hour or two for the insulin effect to do it's work and then your body will start to recover.

During the actual exercise, energy will mostly come from stored glycogen and fat in your muscles. The effect of burning off the fat around the waist comes in the recovery phase after the exercise stops and insulin normalized glucose in your blood.

So, measuring during and right after an exercise (<1-2hrs) will show little or no ketones. The often wanted fatburning effect comes 1-2hrs after the exercise ends. The effect may last hours after the exercise and depends on post exercise feeding.


Ketogenic Meal Ketone Response

When measuring ketone responses for meals, it is important to note the level of ketosis before the meal, it has effects on how your body reacts to the food. 

It is also important to measure a few times with a fixed interval as there are different phases when body digest foods.

An egg-timer is handy to remind one to test.

Carb Meal Ketone Response

When carbohydrates are metabolized into glucose, insulin rise and ketosis decrease. Depending on the food composition and amount the response will look different. 

We recommend to always record the level of ketosis before any test. Responses from both exercise and food could be quite different depending on your baseline ketosis.

High Carb Meal with Reactive/Postparandial Hypoglycemia

Some experience a high ketone response after a high-carb meal. This could be explained by something called "Responsive/Postparandial Hypoglycemia". It means your pancreas produce more insulin than needed and glucose and insulin will decrease below normal levels. To protect your brain to be out of energy ketosis produce ketones as alternative fuel.

This is not a normal response and could have a variety of reasons. We recommend you to talk with your physician/doctor.

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The founder of Ketonix have epilepsy and needed a tool to manage his ketosis. We who work here use a low-carb diet for health and stay focused, the Ketonix device enables us to tweak our lifestyle and optimize our performance.

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Our MISSON

Our mission is to provide a simple, cost effective and painless method to know if your body is in ketosis and the strength of it. With the insight of your level of ketosis you could adjust your actions to increase/maintain your ketosis.

Ketosis is when your insulin levels are low and your liver starts to metabolize fat into ketone energy. When ketones fuel our brain we sense a high mental clarity and energy boost. Without the ability to get into ketosis when glucose and glycogen is low the human man kind would not exist.

Ketosis is not the the same condition as Ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is is a complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. It's a life-threatening condition resulting from dangerously high levels of ketones and blood sugar

 

Ketonix® analyze your breath for the ketone named Acetone. Acetone is spontaneously released from the liver when ketone energy is formed.

The more fat that is mobilized into energy, the more Acetone in your breath.

Don't mixup breath ketones with blood ketones. Blood ketones are formed from excess ketone energy and could be converted back into energy at any time. In some situations one could say that they correlate, higher breath ketone level and you might find more blood ketones. Then add that your body could have issues both creating them and use them for energy, these factors makes it harder to interpret blood ketones. This is one of the reasons Ketonix® was invented, to indicate the strength of ketosis.


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