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Tracking ketones for weight loss

Using KETOSCAN can help you measure your ketones and fat burning rate, allowing you to optimise your diet and bio-hack your way to weight loss

Losing weight and tracking ketones

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.



In a study by Vienna University to determine the accuracy of body fat loss velocity by acetone concentration, results showed that the body fat loss tested by KETOSCAN Mini and the actual body fat loss (g/hour) are relatively consistent.

Clinically Proven

How does a keto diet help you to lose weight?

A number of myths surround the keto diet – particularly when it comes to what you can eat, how you will feel and why it works. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so it’s important that those thinking about trying a keto diet do their research, and speak to their doctor before beginning their keto journey.

The keto diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. It’s recommended that those following a keto meal plan eat 5-10% carbohydrates, along with 70-80% fat and 10-20% protein.

By lowering carbohydrate (including sugar) intake to less than 20g per day or less, the body switches fuel systems and enters ketosis – a state that means it is using fat as its fuel source.

Starting a keto diet can help to kick start weight loss, with many people seeing results in a short amount of time.

A keto diet is also referred to as LCHF (low carb, high fat) diet.

An emphasis on healthy fats is the cornerstone of the keto diet, so keto eaters can enjoy plenty of avocados, fatty fish, fatty meats, olive oil and eggs.

With unrivalled breath sensor technology cumulating from 10 years of research, KETOSCAN offers precise ketone level measurement, detecting ketones (acetone gas) in breath and giving an instant test result in ppm (parts per million).

KETOSCAN Mini is the original cartridge-based, portable ketone analyser, with bluetooth connectivity to the Ketoscan app, and an ultra precise electrochemical sensor.


Why should I start a keto diet?

Many people start the keto diet with the intention of kick starting weight loss (or body fat percentage) but discover additional benefits too.

As well as burning body fat, a keto diet can also:

  • Rebalance the body for an improved and more stable mood
  • Reset insulin levels for greater and more consistent energy levels
  • Reduce appetite and food cravings
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Improve cognitive processes and mental stability

“KETOSCAN Mini is the most accurate ketone analyser on the market, owing to its replaceable electrochemical cartridge. With Bluetooth connectivity to the KETOSCAN App, you can track readings instantly, add notes and upload photos of meals.”