What You Should Know
Ketosis Strips are small strips that have a very small pad on the end for absorption. They are also known as Ketone Strips. This strip contains chemicals that will change color when they detect ketones in your urine. Ketones work as a very efficient fuel for your body and give it needed energy. Ketones are created in the liver from various fatty acids and this occurs when there isn’t any glucose in your body so fat is broken down instead.
Most diets focus on restricting your daily caloric intake which should help you lose weight but in addition to losing fat, you may lose lean muscle tissue. Lean muscle helps speed up your metabolism so when you lose it, your metabolism slows and it may be much harder to lose weight and keep it off. When your liver breaks down fat into ketones, it’s a one way process so the fat can’t ever return and is passed in your urine. The strip is held in the flow of urine and the strips should change colors to show you the level of ketones being passed. The container usually has a color coded scale on the label for comparison after a certain time lapse. The chemical substance used is very sensitive to moisture of any kind so you will have to make sure to keep your container closed all the time. You should also avoid keeping these strips in the medicine cabinet. Ketosis strips do have an expiration date so you will have to keep an eye on it if you buy in bulk.
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Ketosis strips are sold at most pharmacies and should be around the diabetic testing equipment. You won’t need a prescription to purchase these but occasionally you might have to ask the pharmacist to get some for you.
- You can purchase ketosis strips at any pharmacy.
- Ketosis strips are pretty cheap. You can get a box of 500 for less than $30.00.
- Ketosis strips may only appeal to dieters following a low carb diet.
- You will have to use ketosis strips on a regular basis to monitor loss of ketones.
- Some brands of ketosis strips may work differently than others so you will have to remember to only use one brand for the duration of your diet.
You will have to use ketosis strips on a regular basis but if you are on a low carb diet, they may be very useful as a way to see how you are doing while on your diet. You will be responsible for choosing what foods to eat on your diet and sticking to an exercise regimen.