Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX
Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-16-2014 09:50 AM


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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PEOPLE DESIRING KETOSIS!

Introducing to all my low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic dieters out there the debut of the world's first commercially available reusable breath ketone analyzer called KETONIX. You can use this device you blow into for 15 seconds to get a reading of the acetone in your breath THOUSANDS of times at a fraction of the cost of blood ketone testing. It's the future of ketone testing and it's NOW AVAILABLE!

I've personally been using KETONIX meters for the past six months testing, prodding, comparing to blood ketones, and seeing whether it would be an alternative way to see how I am doing in my pursuit of nutritional ketosis. So far, it's been REMARKABLE how close this thing is to matching up with the beta-hydroxybutyrate (blood ketone) levels without the finger prick or expense of the blood ketone testing.

A full blog post review of both the standard and Sport edition of KETONIX is coming soon, but I wanted you to be the first to know that you can get one right now from Amazon.com if you want to try it out for yourself and see how it works for you: http://www.amazon.com/Ketonix/dp/B00IK2X...vidalow-20

ENJOY and let me know what color change you are seeing!

Jimmy Moore, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Discussion" forum owner
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RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-16-2014 10:35 PM


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I'm looking forward to your report, Jimmy. I've been using a regular Ketonix for about a month, but I don't have blood ketone test strips to compare it to. So I have no clue how blood ketones correlate to the breath meter readings.

It does seem to show trends. I seem to move into a deeper level of ketosis (from green to yellow or red) as the day progresses. It correlates pretty well to showing red when I've been careful about my diet or had extra fat. I've been doing some experiments with resistant starches that don't seem to affect my ketosis levels, which has been interesting to see.

I'm also curious about "interrater reliability"--that is--if it shows red on the regular Ketonix when Jimmy Moore's blood ketones show 2.0 or above, will that be the same for some other person at 2.0 or above? If anyone else is using a Ketonix and blood ketone meter, I'm interested to hear their findings, too.
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-21-2014 05:52 PM


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I have this - can't get it to register over yellow, but it seems to work fine. My main complaints - you need to connect via USB port and it really takes forever to reach ready once plugged in. I bought the standard version.
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-22-2014 03:15 PM


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I have collected a bunch of USB outlet connections over the years--little 1" cubes you can buy for a few dollars. Carry it with your ketonix and you can plug it in anywhere. Some people are buying little USB battery packs for theirs.
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-24-2014 02:53 AM


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Good idea. On another note, I registered red tonight for the first time! I was so excited!
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-24-2014 08:01 PM


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That's awesome! Sometimes I get really excited to see red, and then realize that I had some wine with dinner--I try to only drink wine one night a week, but I'm married to a winemaker, and sometimes he wants me to taste something. Alcohol will cause the ketonix to turn red for up to 24 hours, depending on how much you drink.

I do get to red on my own, too, but I have to make sure I don't get too excited about it if I did some sipping.

And it does point to something all use ketogenic dieters should be aware of--we can test positive on a police breathalyzer because we are ketogenic, even if we don't ingest alcohol. So if you get pulled over, I think in most states you can request a blood test. You should know the law in your state--sometimes if you fail the breathalyzer that's it--they won't confirm with a blood test if you ask after the fact.
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-25-2014 12:23 AM


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No wine, but thanks for the tip-off!
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-25-2014 12:08 PM


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Thanks for the heads up on Ketonix and alcohol. I just cancelled my order. Will have to stick with the blood test. Also wondering if a breathalyzer would accomplish the same thing as the ketonix. They go for about 1/3 the price.
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-25-2014 01:55 PM


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I've used a breathalyzer, but it takes VERY high levels of ketones to make it change. Definitely +2.0 mmol on the blood ketone meter before it will even make a blip.

Jimmy Moore, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Discussion" forum owner
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RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-25-2014 05:06 PM


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That seems to be the consensus on the reddit thread I read--the cheapie breathalyzers might be useful for a diabetic to detect ketoacidosis, but not much use for the casual NK dieter unless you go for really deep ketosis.

I'd knocked myself out of ketosis over the weekend, so I've been working hard to get back in (it usually is easier than this). Last night I not only got back to red, but it turned red almost immediately. I count 1-15 while I'm blowing--it turned red after just 7 seconds. I'm thinking that's an indicator of pretty deep ketosis. Sometimes it doesn't turn red until the very last second.

But Jimmy, have you found that levels of hydration affect it at all? I admit to being a little on the "dry" side yesterday.
RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , 06-26-2014 11:35 AM


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A couple of thoughts, Jan. If you're turning red within 7 seconds using the standard Ketonix, it may be time to upgrade to the Sport version. That one is VERY difficult to turn red because it measures for higher levels of ketosis. Congrats on getting to this point, by the way. As for hydration, I find that drinking can kill some of the ketones on the meter, so I wait at least an hour or so after drinking before testing. If I have been drinking a lot of water during the day, it will show up less on the breath meter.

Jimmy Moore, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Discussion" forum owner
CHOLESTEROL CLARITY BOOK: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936608...vidalow-20
2009 BOOK:
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TWITTER: http://twitter.com/livinlowcarbman
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RE: Introducing the world's first breath ketone meter called KETONIX , Yesterday 05:11 PM


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You're right, Jimmy, I'm thinking of it, but the funny thing is I'm loathe to give up having the meter for the weeks it will take to do the upgrade ;o)

This morning, for the first time ever, I was RED in the morning. I had a really good night's sleep for a change, not sure if that helped. And I ate a fairly fatty snack late last evening.

But . . . It's really not translating to weight loss for me, I'm plateaued for a long time. Still I find it useful and motivating to stay in ketosis, I feel great. And I'm at least maintaining my 70+ lb. weight loss in menopause, that alone is a good thing.