How do I measure my ketone levels?

Updated 5 months ago by Taylor

There are three ways to measure ketone levels:

  1. Blood Ketone Test
    • Pros: The most accurate measurement available.
    • Cons: Requires a handheld device (i.e., FreeStyle or Keto Mojo) and test strips, which can be expensive. You have to take a finger-prick blood sample.
  2. Urine Ketone Test Strips
    • Pros: Cheap, available in many pharmacies, and non-invasive.
    • Cons: Less accurate than blood. Over time, the body adapts to excrete fewer ketones in the urine.
  3. Breath Acetone Meter
    • Pros: Once you buy the device, it’s free each time you test.
    • Cons: Requires a handheld device (i.e. Ketonix). Breath tests are less accurate than blood.

When taking ketone supplements or following a keto diet, you should check your ketone levels on a regular basis. Testing can help you determine if your method is effective.

Learn more here: Top 3 Ways To Test For Ketosis


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