Have you ever wondered what the level of ketones in your blood mean?
There are several easy ways to test if you are in ketosis: urine strips, blood meters, breath monitors. My personal favorite way to test is with a quick finger prick and a blood meter.
Why do we test?
It is important to test your ketone level because the different levels of ketosis mean different things. Sometimes certain foods can unexpectedly kick us out of ketosis. It is important to understand why you are feeling a certain way at different levels of ketosis.
Levels of Ketosis
0.5 and under: Trace amounts of ketones in your blood, typically no cognitive benefits.
1.0 to 3.0: Optimal levels of ketones, where one experiences lowered inflammation, heightened cognitive benefits, and weight loss.
A level of approximately 2.5 is generally associated with nutritional ketosis. Dangerous levels of ketosis start around 7.0 and above, commonly referred to as ketoacidosis. There is very little research to suggest that anything above 3.0 is beneficial.
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*Please consult your doctor before starting a keto diet and discuss the levels of ketosis with them, as every person may experience the same level of ketosis differently.