KETOSCAN helps you customise your ketogenic, keto, LCHF or paleo diet for optimum weight loss.
The human body produces ketones as by-product when burning body fat (lipolysis) – this state is called ‘ketosis’. As the lipolysis rate increases, the amount of ketones produced increases. KETOSCAN measures how fast body fat lipolysis is occurring by measuring the amount of ketones in your breath.
A ketone is composed of 3 ingredients: acetone, β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetic acid. Acetoacetic acid is measured using urine testing (strips) and β-hydroxybutyrate is measured by testing blood (glycosuria).
Acetone has strong volatility and is emitted in your breath, so it can be measured by testing a sample of breath – this is the method by which KETOSCAN detects ketone levels.