Ketone Test Strips Ketosis Urine Dipstick Tests x 100

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  • 100 Test Strip in Tub
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When fat is broken down for energy, the body makes substances called ketones (or ketone bodies). These are passed in the urine. Large amounts of ketones in the urine may mean a very serious condition, diabetic ketoacidosis, is present. A diet low in sugars and starches (carbohydrates), starvation, or severe vomiting may also cause ketones to be in the urine.

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Measure your state of ketosis in seconds

These professional grade test strips are used by those following a ketogenic diet to determine when in ketosis. When your body switches from burning carbohydrates as fuel to burning fat (ketosis), ketones will become detectable in your urine. Use these test strips to test your urine, wait 40 seconds and compare the colour to the chart – the darker the purple colour the more ketones identified in the sample.

What Is Ketosis?

On a low-carb diet such as the Atkins Diet, you must aim for a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when your body stops burning carbohydrates for energy and switches to burning fat. You should go into this state during the first few days of the plan, as soon as you begin depriving your body of carbohydrates and supplying it with mainly fat and protein. During ketosis, your body produces ketones.

Why do I need these tests?

These tests detect ketones in the urine and so will give an indication on whether you are in a state of ketosis or not. The tests will have at least 6 months to expiry.

But is the presence of ketones a sign of diabetes?

Yes it can be. Usually our body will turn the food we eat into sugar (glucose) and this is used for energy. But if you have diabetes, you may not have enough insulin for the sugar in your bloodstream to be used for fuel. As a result the body will use fat instead and as the fat is broken down, ketones are produced. This is known as Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and can be very dangerous.

Most cases of diabetic ketoacidosis occur in people with type 1 diabetes, although it can also be a complication of type 2 diabetes.

How do I know if my positive ketones result indicates ketosis or ketoacidosis?

If you have any of the below symptoms alongside a positive ketones result then this is indicates you may have ketoacidosis and should seek medical assistance:

  • passing large amounts of urine
  • feeling very thirsty
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain

How do I perform the test?

Dip the strip into the urine up to the test area, ensuring all reagent pads are fully immersed. Dip for no more than two seconds and then draw the edge of the strip along the brim of the cup to remove excess urine. Compare the colours of the reagent pads after 60 seconds with the enclosed colour chart under good light.

How do I read the results?

No colour change indicates no ketosis detected. Any shade of pink/purple indicates some level of ketones in the urine.

What if the sticks don’t change colour?

A negative result does not always mean you’re not in ketosis. Ketones will spill into the urine only when there is more in the blood than is being used as fuel by the body at that particular moment. If you’re keeping your carbs below a certain level, you’re probably in ketosis. Some people just use their ketones more efficiently, and indeed make fewer of them, hence their lack of “spill” into the urine. In addition, if you exercised a few hours previously, your muscles would have used up the ketones as fuel, thus there will be no excess. Or if you have had a lot to drink, the urine will be more diluted which may gave an inaccurate result.

  • There are 100 strips in this pack and each strip tests for ketones.
  • CE Marked and FDA Cleared
  • Accurate results in the privacy of your own home
  • Simple, easy-to-use system
  • We will package the test in discreet, unmarked packaging

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Jules

    Great value ketone test strips. They work really well. The result I expected appeared on the tests so I am happy that they are accurate.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Tests arrived one day after I ordered them and were well packaged, which was a pleasing start. As for the product, these test strips do everything you would expect. I’ve been using them for a few days now and they have been great for showing if I am in Ketosis or not.

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