Ketone Test Strips
LipoStix are a new scientific breakthrough to help you determine if you are burning fat. The LipoStix test strips will clearly show if your diet and/or exercise program is working and if you are burning fat. With the results from the test, you will be able to make adjustments (if needed) to your diet and/or exercise program to get rid of unwanted fat.
Vitamin C is extremely important for the body, but it is contained in a lot of fruit and vegetables that are forbidden during the keto diet, due to high concentration of carbohydrates. This make it important to know your vitamin C levels.
The Keto dieat can also leave you dehydrated, as well as depleted of the key electrolytes.In addition to this, incorrect hydration can lead to unreliable results for keto test strips. This is because your level of hydration effects the levels of ketones in the urine. Dehydration may lead to a false positive - this means you think you are in ketosis but you are actually just dehydrated. So, to be sure your readings are accurate, you need to know your hydration levels.
The objective of the Keto diet (also know as the ketogenic diet) is to achieve a state called ketosis. This is where your body switches from burning carbohydrates for energy to burning fats for energy.
When your body burns this fat (more technically it metabolizes the fat or breaks this fat down for energy) it generates molecules called ketones. As your pursue the keto diet, you burn more fat and your body produces more ketons.
It depends on a few factors (such as prior nutrition and your bodys metabolism) but on average it can take anywhere between 2 - 7 days of following the low-carb high fat keto diet before achieving ketosis.
Are you in Ketosis?
How can you tell if your low-carb diet is working and you burning fat in a state of ketosis?
An accurate way to check for ketosis is to asses your urine with a Lipostix test strip. These are the worlds leading keto tests strips and have been designed specifically for people following a low-carb diet. They are easy to use and provide accurate and reliable results.
We also provide a handy chart to log your results on so you can keep track of your results.
To use them, simply pass them through your urine for 1-2 seconds or dip the test strip briefly into a container/cup filled with urine for 1-2 seconds. Shake off the excess and wait 30 seconds to compare the colours on the dipstick to the colour chart on the plastic tube. If you are in ketosis you will see the colour change.
While burming fat is great, the keto diet does have some side effects.
This is why it is important to know your levels of Vitamin C because the lack of it could lead to increased production of bad cholesterol, accelerated cell oxidation, and poor muscle nourishment.
In addition to ketosis and hydration the Lipostix also test for Vitamin C levels. If the tests show your Viamin C level is low you should adjust your diet to correct this.
Fortunately, there are a lot of low-carb foods that abound in healthy vitamins. When it comes to vitamin C, citrus fruirs (which are high carb) are not the only food which can supply the body with it. Broccoli, spinach, and Brussel sprouts are perfect alternatives that will fill the gaps for this vitamin, without making you to increase your intake of carbohydrates.
With a ketogenic diet, the body tends to release more water at a higher rate and can leave you dehydrated, as well as depleted of the key electrolytes needed for the proper functioning of your body. You may start to experience the negative keto flu symptoms so drinking plenty of water is highly recommended.
Another issue with incorrect hydration is it can lead to unreliable results for keto test strips. This is because your level of hydration effects the levels of ketones in the urine. Dehydration may lead to a false positive - this means you think you are in ketosis but you are actually just dehydrated.
It is therefore important to monitor your hydration levels when following the keto diet. The Lipostix fat burning test strips do just this. So at the same time as monitoring your ketosis status, you can keep track and ensure you maintain the correct hydration level.