Why use a ketone meter?
Your goal is to reach and maintain ketosis:
Whether you are on a ketogenic diet and/or supplementing with exogenous ketones (Pruvit Keto//OS), it is helpful to know that you are in ketosis and what level of BHB you have in your blood stream.
Blood meters are the most reliable:
Keto Mojo blood/ketone monitoring is the best way to measure the ketone levels in your blood stream.
Urine test strips are not known for reliability. Primarily used as a type I diabetic tool, they measure excess ketones in the urine, but for someone who is utilizing ketone energy well, excess ketones may not be excreted and may not show up in strip testing.
Breath meters measure acetone levels, which is a reflection of acetoacetate dysfunction, not of BHB levels in the blood.
What is GKI?
The Glucose Ketone Index, is a simple formula that tracks the ratio of blood glucose to ketones]. But more important, it’s a biomarker for tracking your metabolic health as well as your level of ketosis, and it’s easily tracked if you have a blood glucose and ketones testing meter like Keto-Mojo.
Why GKI is Important for You?
On their own, glucose or ketone readings give you a snapshot of where you are at this exact moment, which means they can be independently influenced by immediate variables, such as stress (which heightens blood glucose) or a fat-rich meal (which heightens ketones). The GKI gives you a better overall view on your metabolic status and state of ketosis because its calculation takes into account the variables and thus normalizes them, resulting in a more accurate, stable picture of your status.
TESTING for BIO-INDIVIDUALITY
And Food Sensitivities on a Keto Diet
it’s an important factor in your keto plan because the key to ketosis is not only eating the right types of food in the right portions, it’s also learning which specific foods adversely affect you and then avoiding them.
If you’re following a clean keto diet and staying in ketosis, you may not have to worry about trigger foods. But if you find you’re not getting in ketosis, you’re getting kicked out of ketosis, or you would like to be in a higher state of ketosis for therapeutic benefits, then consider testing some of the foods you’re eating to see if they are suppressing your ketone levels.
There are lots of foods that can trigger ketone dips or glucose spikes for some people, but not others. Following are common ones:
• Dairy • Alternative sweeteners • Alcohol • Prepackaged foods
How to Identify Your Trigger Foods
The only way to tell if you’re reacting to any specific food is to test your ketones and glucose before and after you eat the food in question. It’s a three-test process, but it’s worth the effort because once you know which food(s) are getting in your way, you can eliminate them from your diet.
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