KetoScan Mini Ketone Breath Meter - Ketone Analyser with Mobile App
The KetoScan Mini is a smart and portable ketone breath meter that measures the acetone levels in your breath to more accurately inform you of your body's state of ketosis, or fat burning. Paired with the KetoScan mobile app, you are able to track your ketone test results and synchronise to iOS Health, Samsung Health, and Google Fit to better reach your fitness goals.
The more fat is metabolised into energy, the higher the levels of breath ketones there are. With the KetoScan Mini, you can monitor and track your progress in actual numbers and make improvements on fat loss. FDA-approved as well, the KetoScan Mini is the best ketone meter choice for anyone on a Paleo, Ketogenic or Low Carb diet wanting to monitor their fat burning progress with quantitative data!
3-Second Breath Ketone Analyser
To use the KetoScan, simply take a breath, then breathe out into the device. The result is displayed after blowing into the ketone breath analyser for just 3 seconds. The KetoScan's highly sensitive flow-rate sensor ensures accurate results.
Highly Sensitive Ketone Sensor The highly precise acetone sensor of the Ketoscan Mini is unique to other breath sensors in that it is 10 times more sensitive to ethanol, and 50 times more sensitive to hydrogen (generated in the intestines) than other sensors are. It is designed to detect acetone, and ignore other gasses that could contaminate the results.
Measures Up to 99PPM Accurately measures breath acetone concentration at 100 resolutions (0.0~99) using a PPM (Part Per Million) measurement. The KetoScan provides you with 13 levels of ketone test results that are simple and easy to understand. Check out the Ketone Levels Chart at the bottom of this page.
Smart Self-Diagnosis The highly sensitive acetone sensor in the KetoScan is protected with self-diagnostics for sustainable, long term use. To maintain itself as an accurate ketone meter, the KetoScan Mini also notifies you when a calibration is required (after 300 tests - the device will lock after 320 tests) to prevent itself from providing inaccurate results.
What are Ketones & Ketosis?
Ketones, also known as 'ketone bodies', are byproducts of the body breaking down fat for energy.
Ketones and ketoacids are alternative fuels for the body that are made when glucose is in short supply. They are made in the liver from the breakdown of fats. Ketones are formed when there is not enough sugar or glucose to supply the body's fuel needs. This occurs overnight, and during dieting or fasting.
For a person without diabetes, this process of ketosis doesn’t become an issue. In fact, ketosis is beneficial for those wanting to lose weight as if effectively helps to burn fat for energy. However, when you have diabetes, you can build up too many ketones in your blood -- and ketone levels that are too high can become life-threatening (a condition called ketoacidosis).
How Do You Measure Ketones?
Ketone bodies are composed of 3 ingredients: acetone, β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetic acid.
There are three ways to measure ketones in your body:
1. Urine sticks – measures the levels of Acetoacetic acid - cheap and easy to use, but not very accurate.
2. Breath meters – measures the levels of acetone in breath - more accurate than urine sticks and affordable.
3. Blood ketone meter – measures β-hydroxybutyrate through blood - the most accurate method available but very invasive & expensive over time.
What are Breath Ketones?
Breath ketones are a helpful indicator of your body's level of ketosis.
When you are in ketosis or body fat lipolysis, acetone is released as a by-product and is detectable in your breath. As body fat lipolysis progresses faster, the amounts of ketone in your body increases. This allows us to find out how fast body fat lipolysis is occuring by measuring the amount of ketone bodies produced by our body. In the case of ketone breath meters, the amount of acetone in breath is measured.
Unlike other methods such as urine strips or blood tests, breath ketone levels do not depend on fluid logistics, minerals or vitamins. The more fat is metabolised into energy, the more breath ketones there are.